Create a centerpiece vignette for your island in your favorite style, whether it’s rustic, vintage or modern. Texas designer Janna Allbritton of Yellow Prairie Interior Design says if you’re going rustic, look in your garage with a fresh set of eyes for unexpected items to use on the island. An old picture frame or caddy, like on this island, could do the trick. Use one large piece to anchor the arrangement, then decorate around it, she says.
This unique kitchen uses offbeat angles to create interest in a simple, rectangular room. The range extends into the room in a freestanding manner, and the island echoes the shape of the counter extension. An accent wall painted green brings a vibrancy to the space.
Industrial lights are becoming more popular in styles and designs, which is bringing down the price point for new fixtures. “If you use authentic industrial lighting, it was meant to hang in factory. So you can find an old vintage light a lot of time and get it for a good deal,” says Stephanie Andrews, a designer for an Atlanta-based company, Balance Design.
The dark hardwood floors make the bright white walls, cabinets and ceiling pop in this contemporary kitchen. A mix of neutral tile on the backsplash adds movement and color, while a pair of orange pendant lights contributes a pop of bright orange. Two barstools allow for seating at the small kitchen island.
As the heart of the home, this kitchen needed space for meal-prepping and family-gathering. So the designers added four black barstools to the marble-topped island, creating a spot where the kiddos can do homework while their parents make dinner. Stainless steel pendants ensure that the room is well-lit into the evening.
Palecek barstools upholstered with Lee Joffa fabric line the custom walnut island in this remodeled transitional kitchen. The metallic pendant lights hanging overhead bring unique charm and add color to the neutral space.
When set against white walls, cabinets and a matching subway tile backsplash, the blue island and black barstools in this kitchen look even more dramatic. Two matte-black caged pendant lights complement the stools and so help tie the space together.
Red barstools add a pop of color against the large wood island with a gray marble countertop complementing the concrete flooring. Full wall cabinetry, a white subway tile backsplash and recessed lighting give the room a bright look.
In addition to stainless appliances, plenty of cabinets and a breakfast nook, the kitchen comes with an eat-in island. Four barstools provide comfortable seating and complement the black-and-pink color scheme.
Fresh and homey, here's an eat-in kitchen any chef -- and family! -- would adore. Crisp whites of the cabinets and kitchen island bring brightness, and are the perfect simple backdrop that lets the room's other design items --like the cherry red stools -- pop. Woven chairs and a butcher block table feel earthy, and an antique china cabinet displays colorful cups and accents.