Huerta included a suite of surprising details to bring historical and personal relevance to the client's dream space. For example, the island topper was actually made from the client's former live-edge dining table — a piece that was too big to bring into her new home. Now it creates a cool contrast to the stainless bar stools.
A black island topper was the perfect choice for this transitional kitchen, as it complements the range hood and thoughtfully ties the whole space together. When they're not using the silvery barstools to eat at the counter, the owners and their kiddos can make use of the breakfast nook in the corner.
The kitchen blends industrial elements, like the stainless steel and clean-lined cabinets, with a rustic-meets-vintage vibe by way of items like the farmhouse chrome apron sink and the live-edge island topper. Meanwhile, a bright red kettle adds a pop of color.
This chef-style kitchen is laid out to maximize prep space for cooking; visually, the sense of immense space was heightened by using three different types of engineered stone for the backsplash, the countertop and the island topper. The neutral background is broken with a dash of bright orange in the light fixtures.
Instead of remodeling your whole kitchen, just refurbish your countertop to add a dramatic sweep of color, says Erika Woelfel, VP of color for Behr Paints. This neutral kitchen gets a pick-me-up from Behr’s Mountain Blueberry paint on the island topper (plus Marsh Grass on the upper row of cabinets). Woelfel recommends using a high-gloss or semi-gloss enamel for kitchen surfaces.
This residential kitchen boasts commercial flair. Functionally, the room was laid out to maximize prep space for cooking; visually, the sense of immense space was heightened by using three different types of engineered stone for the backsplash, the countertop and the island topper. The neutral background is broken with a dash of bright orange in the light fixtures — an easily changeable feature when you're in the mood for a different color. This impressive kitchen with was designed by Poggenpohl team Tedd McKee and Rosemary Porto in collaboration with architecture firm CUBE 3 Studio.
This chef's kitchen has everything the owners could possibly need: floor-to-ceiling cabinets, a stainless range, an island for meal prep and a peninsula with four acrylic barstools for guests. For the sake of cohesion, the designers used a marble peninsula topper to match the marble backsplash.