As stylish as they are functional, the kitchen islands are a stunning anchor to any cooking space.
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 's classical San Francisco loft features a marble-and-wood kitchen island, complete with silver barstools.
White always looks great with dark wood. We love the chic rustic vibe of this Florida kitchen, decorated by and topped by a three-light chandelier by antiques.
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.
In the home of HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, the kitchen island was formerly was the communion table in an old church. "It is now the focal point and anchor for my kitchen," .
In the kitchen of this London home, the island is made from a 19th-century cast-iron stove and topped with Carrara marble; the pendant light is early-20th-century French, and the walls are lined with 19th- century Portuguese tiles.
The cabinets and island in this Beverly Hills cottage are painted a pale icy blue. Circa-1935 pendant lights and a Wolf range round out the space.
The centerpiece of architect and antiques dealer Carlos Aparicio's French-Scandinavian Miami kitchen is the elegant marble island, flanked by Swedish stools by .
A 1912 Dutch Colonial home in Philadelphia is an ode to French country chic. The marble-and-oak island is a replica of one at hotel in Avignon, and the vintage grape-collecting basket is from the Champagne valley.
A neglected 110-year-old barn on Long Island was given a handsome renovation with help from architect . Pendant lights by are installed above a marble-top island in the kitchen and a brick-clad fireplace looks crisp and contemporary thanks to a coat of white paint.
In the kitchen of an Idaho home decorated by Mary Lynn, Marie, and Emily Turner of , the island and vent hood in the kitchen are custom made, the range is by Viking, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, and the barstools are by BDDW.
Ralph Lauren's kitchen has ovens and a cooktop by , a custom-made vent hood, and cabinetry of white lacquer and stainless steel; the island is sheathed in Celador, and the Bertoia barstools are by .
In this railway depot turned home in upstate New York, the cabinetry and marble-top kitchen island are custom made, the nickel display case is 19th century and the pendants are by .