< Back To Main

Laurel Loves 7: Kitchen Islands

By: Casey Gerber

July 28, 2015

If you don’t have a ton of counter space in your kitchen, adding an island can make a huge impact on your life (and your meals!). Added storage, counter space, and seating are just some of the benefits of installing an island in your kitchen, and they don’t have to be boring or blocky to get the job done! Check out our 7 favorite well designed kitchen islands below…


7. Rustic Country Kitchen Island

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

Totally open for storage below a raw wood counter top, this kitchen island is an excellent basic option for anyone looking to make the most of their space.


6. Farmhouse Inspired Pastel Island

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

Many designers will use the same materials on the kitchen island as they do on cabinetry so that your kitchen feels cohesive. We really like the farmhouse inspired wood on this one paired with the pastel green paint!


5. French Classic Island

via Home Editorial

via Home Editorial

Exposed metal? Marble topper? Tons of storage? This temporary kitchen island is on wheels so you can move it to wherever you need it most. It’s a beautiful addition to this green lacquered kitchen, reminiscent of a french restaurant.


4. Traditional Caesarstone and Wood 

via Better Homes

via Better Homes

Not for the faint of heart, this kitchen island will definitely take up a lot of square footage in your kitchen. But, the beautiful ceasarstone countertop paired with the whitewashed wood totally makes up for it!


3. Traditional Black and White Kitchen Island

via Architectural Digest

via Architectural Digest

You can’t really go wrong with the simplicity and design of an island like this! Loving the white on white and the optional seating, too.


2. Farm Table Kitchen Island

via Architectural Digest

via Architectural Digest

Is it a table, is it an island? You choose, but with the added benefit of an extra sink (see it now?) we’ll call this one of our favorite kitchen island options!


1. Wood and Slate Kitchen Island

via Alter Ego Diego

via Alter Ego Diego

Drooling. We love this warm, cherry wood kitchen island – the interesting cutouts for storage keep it from looking too blocky, and the finish brightens up the dark gray paint so well!


xoxo, Laurel & Wolf

Next Article
Related Posts