Wednesday, June 1, 2011

{the new traditional island}

I love the idea of having a stand-out kitchen island in an all white kitchen. Keeping the island natural or stained wood does just that! And I think this look fits in perfectly with the 'new traditional' trend that is so hot right now! I love an all white kitchen, but these islands would add the perfect layer of texture and color to an otherwise all white space:





What do you think? Do you like the look?

10 comments:

Blue Fruit said...

Fabulous examples. I like them all, but then I am a softie for a bit of timber mixed in with other finishes. The bench in the first one is especially lovely.

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LOVE ;)

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Oksana said...

Great idea. Spacious islands? Who would not like them?! I am trying to figure out what I think of the last one from Atlanta Home. 2 islands there? Interesting.

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christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I love love the first three and agree, these islands all bring a little bit of chic modernity to each space.

lisaroyhandbags said...

I agree- a big wood island really warms up an all white or modern kitchen. Great examples :)

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- gorgeous islands! The first two are my favorites. I love this idea of mixing up the finish in a kitchen. It adds a little extra to the space. :)

Brandi said...

Love love love! I've always dreamed of having an island made form an old piece of furniture or an industrial type vintage piece. Ahh someday...

Kathysue said...

Nancy I remember when this look came in. I did this look for several clients almost ten years ago. I love the look!! I think it is probably going to date itself but paint is cheap so why not go for what you love!!! I did one house with a black island and one with a dark green island, both with cream cupboards. It looked great when all done. Kathysue

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Adore timber islands!! The second image with the island with the drawers (and the copper pots over the stove) has me drooling!

theLENNOXX said...

Great observation! As a contrast to the glossy white cabinets, these natural wood islands kind of come off as a rustic element in these kitchens. How lovely!

xox Linda

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