Both stylish and functional, kitchen islands are the foundation of any cooking space. See some of our favorite islands in kitchens of all styles.
A black and white kitchen in a contemporary Los Angeles home designed by Georgia Tapert Howe is complete with a gray marble island, a refrigerator by Sub-Zero, a range by Wolf, and a Rohl farmhouse sink with fittings by Waterworks. The stools are from Design Within Reach, the counters are in a gray marble, the Roman shades are of a C & C Milano sheer, and the pendants are by RH, Restoration Hardware.
In the kitchen of a stunning Alex Papachristidis-designed Manhattan apartment, the custom island is topped with brushed stainless steel. The range is by Wolf, the Saarinen table and chairs are from Knoll, and the Dandelion chandeliers by Tony Duquette are from Remains Lighting; the Roman shade is of a China Seas fabric with velvet trim from Duralee, and the floor tiles are by Paris Ceramics.
Girlboss CEO Sophia Amoruso's vibrant Los Angeles home features a kitchen with a large marble island, open shelving, and limestone flooring.
A white marble island adds contrast to a New York condo kitchen that's outfitted with black marble, black stools and cabinets.
In this Long Island beach house kitchen, the island is made of stainless steel and walnut, the sink is by Julien, the fittings are by Dornbracht, and the stool is by BDDW. Both the refrigerator and range are by Thermador, and the cabinetry is lacquered in a Ralph Lauren paint.
Double marble and Caesarstone-clad islands, which complement pendants by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort, are the highlight of an airy kitchen in Orem, Utah, family home designed by Alice Lane Home Collection.
Along with a marble and grey island, the kitchen of a Washington, Connecticut, farmhouse includes stools by York Street Studio, a Wolf range, Waterworks sink fittings, and walls painted in Benjamin Moore's White Dove.
In a Sonoma Valley lake house designed by Ken Fulk, the salvaged marble counters are from Exquisite Surfaces, the kitchen range is by La Cornue, the pendants and sconce are by the Urban Electric Co., and the stools are from Sonoma Country Antiques.
In a London townhouse, a wood island with grey cabinets adds character to the kitchen. The cabinetry by Plain English is painted in Pure Grey 6 by Papers and Paints, the 1955 pendant lights are by Serge Mouille, the wall tiles are by Neisha Crosland, and the floor is made of three varieties of limestone.
In an English country estate, a marble-topped island by Plain English adds character to the kitchen. The space is open to the living area, which includes a Victorian mahogany table, curtains of a Bennison Fabrics stripe, and walls painted in Tablecloth by Paint & Paper Library; the 2015 artwork above the mantel is by Fred Ingrams.
The sleek all-white kitchen in a Boston apartment designed by Erin Gates includes a white marble island and wire counter stools by .
The kitchen of Bobby Flay's Hamptons home features custom-made cabinets and an island painted in . The brass pendants are by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort, and the French bistro chairs are by Beaufurn.
In hairstylist John Barrett's downtown New York apartment, blond wood and black granite are sleek and sophisticated, without being cold—especially when paired with a vintage French steel chair.
Designer did a fantastic job of blending the modern with the vintage in this kitchen, combining a sleek and sophisticated brown island with a backsplash of 19th-century Portuguese tiles and a ceiling of antique wood.
This island may be big and bold, but it fits perfectly into this white-and-gray kitchen, designed by .
Fashion designer 's New York kitchen shows us how to do white right—especially the marble-topped island and cabinetry.
Event designer 's Manhattan kitchen features an pot rack hanging over a salvaged pine island.
Manhattan couple Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie's kitchen features open shelving and a stunning island.
This stunning 1920s Hollywood home belongs to actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, and the gray-topped white island—featuring cabinet supports inspired by hand-turned spindles spotted in an old bakery—meshes perfectly with the red-tiled floor.
Designer Darryl Carter's neutral, Washington, D.C. townhouse features an antique Italian étagère for some vertical style and storage.
In Kit and Tim Kemp's 1920s London townhouse, a squat rustic island sits underneath a light fixture.
In their English countryside home, artist Zara Chancellor and her husband, Charles McIntyre, paired a sturdy marble island with a 17th-century French table, Danish chairs from the '50s, and topped it all with pendants from .
In this California home, we adore this custom-made, marble-topped island, paired with hyper-modern chairs and topped by antique Belgian light fixtures.
This Kelly Wearstler-designed home in Mercer Island, Washington, combines a brass island with cerused oak cabinetry and marble countertops.
This blue-and-white kitchen designed by combines a cast concrete counter, blue paint and barstools from .
In this Hollywood Hills home, the kitchen features vintage pendants from Obsolete and stools from . The island and cabinets are painted in .
The kitchen at Emma Jane Pilkington's Connecticut home features a Diva de Provence range and antique wood floors from Baba. The circa-1700 Swedish table serves as the central island.
In this Hamptons kitchen, the crisp white kitchen cabinetry and matching island are custom made, the stools are by , and the pendant lights are by Louis Poulsen.
Pendants from a Czechoslovakian factory and 1940s stools by Warren McArthur accent the island in this NYC kitchen; the oven is by , the floor is lined with and the staircase is suspended from cable supports.
The kitchen island and counters in this New York penthouse are topped with a Caesarstone surface, the Bertoia barstools are by and the 1950s pendants are Italian.