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11 Kitchen Islands Gone Glamorous

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 27, 2014 01:04 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Dec 26, 2014

Is "kitchen island" the least sexy term in home design? Even "kitchen table" is better (remember that scene in The Postman Always Rings Twice?). Here's a roundup of 11 rooms with style to spare. Above: An apartment in St. Germain des Pres, Paris, designed by Joseph Dirand features a pair of bronze Fingi suspension lights by Eric Schmitt and office armchairs by Pierre Jeanneret from Galerie 54 . Learn more in  Trend Alert: Pierre Jeanneret's Modern Classic Caned Teak Chair . Photograph by Adrien Dirand via Yatzer . Above: London designer Rose Uniacke's simple but luxurious kitchen is located in her restored 19th-century Georgian revival house. For similar pendant lights, consider the Dodecahedron Pendant Lanterns by Adolf Loos, available through Rose Uniacke. Photograph by Henry Bourne via the  New York Times . Above: An oxidized brass-clad kitchen island by Dimore Studio in Milan is lit from within by a fluorescent strip. Above: The San Francisco kitchen of stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman . Above: In this kitchen in Germany, designer Gisbert Poppler repurposed an antique farmhouse wardrobe as a kitchen cabinet. Above: A Scandinavian kitchen with a mirror-clad island. Photograph by Pia Ulin. Above: Stockholm architects Claessen Koivisto Rune added a dash of glamour to a streamlined, pure-white kitchen via a brass cube table.   Above: In a Boston brownstone kitchen, architects Katarina Edlund and Scott Slarsky of designLAB Architects  paired marble-topped workstations with a Poul Henningsen artichoke lamp suspended from an ornate plaster medallion. (Like the light? See High/Low: The Iconic Artichoke Lamp .) Above: A Mediterranean kitchen with concrete island and chandelier via Nosy Parker . Above: A minimalist kitchen in a Chelsea townhouse by Julian King of Julian King Architect , a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory. Above: A sleek white kitchen with a chandelier by Steininger Wohnhaus . For more inspiration, go to our Kitchen Island posts and see: 11 Great Italian Kitchen Designs 10 Stellar Scandinavian Kitchens 12 Favorite Kitchens in the UK The White Album: 13 Favorite US Kitchens N.B.: This post is an update. The original ran on March 10, 2014, as part of our Kitchen Composition issue. More Stories from Remodelista 12 German-Made Kitchen Essentials 5 Favorites: The Indispensable Grill Pan The World's Most Beautiful Dutch Oven (by Way of SF)






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