Published at Friday, May 12th 2017. by Auda Gaudin in Design.
Kitchen table, while largely replaced by a kitchen island or peninsula, still has its place in the room. Considering the fact that many kitchens combine cooking and dining, a table must be the second most important furnishing in the cook room.
Time to swap out your boring kitchen island with one that is far more efficient and undoubtedly eye-catching! Marble island countertops coupled with a block of wood that can either serve as prep area or even the breakfast bar is a trendy choice indeed. Another nifty way to blend wood and marble is with an island that has a complete marble countertop but a wooden base and storage units with wooden doors. Matching bar stools and pendant lighting can complete a delightful kitchen that turns heads instantly.
Storage options also abound in the world of kitchen islands! Not only do islands provide a culinary space with more surface area, they increase stashing possibilities. Take the large island below, complete with a plethora of drawers, as well as room for a microwave. Designed by Eddie Lee, this kitchen clearly makes the most of its space.
The beauty of adding wooden surfaces to the modern kitchen goes beyond mere textural contrast. It allows you to blend two different styles and add a hint of rustic, farmhouse, traditional or even industrial panache to the stylish, contemporary kitchen. While wood does a great job of lending that natural, rustic appeal, marble acts as a balancing element by elevating the ‘sophistication’ of the kitchen with its polished finish.
Of course, if you love the look of a white kitchen but wanted to stray juuuust a little from the trending all-white kitchen, there are ways to do that with subtle color. Maintain the white feel with unadorned windows, marble countertop and backsplash, and a white farmhouse sink. Throw a pale grey-green color onto the cabinets, then accent with metallic hardware, fixtures, and accessories. The result is a kitchen that feels almost ethereal…without being completely white.
This rich, color-infused combination is warm, cozy, and welcoming. It works best with a natural light source, because the colors themselves lean toward the darker end of the spectrum. This updated kitchen is from the slightly post-mid-century modern era (70s), but it couldn’t be more relevant to today’s popular aesthetic.