Raw steel is used for the backsplash and island in a loft's open kitchen. The backsplash is lit by LED lights for a halo-like effect, and the island has shelving on both sides in the black-and-white kitchen. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
From behind the island, one can see the rest of this outdoor kitchen's amenities, which include a working sink, a trash compactor and even a mini refrigerator. Thanks to its stone design, this feature also complements the gazebo's columns.
The classic Mediterranean style of this kitchen is carried into the adjoining dining and living areas. All the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen area have built-in compartments, so there's a place for everything, including silverware, china, dishes, pots and pans. A vaulted ceiling with rich wood beams cap off this kitchen's grandeur.
Form follows function in the HGTV Green Home 2010 kitchen, where a tower support column that bears 18,000 pounds of weight is incorporated into the kitchen design on top of the island's ruby red CaesarStone natural quartz countertop.
White columns frame the doorway to this craftsman kitchen creating a decorative entry. brown square floor tiles are matched by a subway tile backsplash in the same tone. Two lantern pendant lights hang over the small island with a pair of wood bar chairs forming a cozy eat in set up.
Inspired by the classic gourmet styling of the prestigious French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley, Calif., this kitchen features classic traditional elements such as the patterned tin ceiling, crown moldings and island column details. The hardwood floors and green granite countertops provide contrast against the beautiful white cabinetry.
A pair of columns flank this island, which serves as a room divider in this oceanfront beach house. Despite dividing up rooms, the island has a low profile that maintains the flow of the home's open floor plan.
A square wood-topped island centers this traditional white kitchen and offers contrast to the yellow mosaic tile backsplash and ivory glass-front cabinets. The brown-and-gold window valance and glass light pendant continue the traditional vibe.
Crisp, white cabinetry paired with black soapstone and Calcutta marble sets the tone for this elegant, multi-functional kitchen and living area. The space is equipped with a baking center, banquette seating and glass cabinets wrapping around a corner to further defining the space. The style and millwork of the home were continued in the columns flanking the apron sink and featured detailing on the built-in snack bar.
A long wall, that had separated the kitchen from the living space, was removed as well, creating the opportunity to add a large island that helps define the space. Corbels on either side of the columns adds an architectural touch that mimics that on the outdoor columns, and helps further delineate the space.
With large columns and painted siding, this idyllic farmhouse in Touisset Point, R.I. brings country charm to New England. Countless windows extend across the exterior to allow for plenty of natural light and views of the ocean.
As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott removed the wall between this kitchen and the adjacent living room, creating a more open and efficient space. The new island is outfitted with quartz countertops, maple cabinetry and a sink. The stainless steel pendant lights hanging over the island offer a contemporary take on a traditional style.
Commemorating its paper past, the lobby of New York's Paper Factory Hotel showcases a dramatic spiral staircase with a central column sheathed in hundreds of hardcover books, emanating sculptural appeal.
Designer Nancy Blandford calls this kitchen "party central." Designed around two support columns, the massive U-shaped island can be approached from six sides. One side is for seating, another acts as the bar and the other four sides are for meal prep and serving.