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Both stylish and functional, kitchen islands are the foundation of any great kitchen

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Lori Bolon
July 14, 2022

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Both stylish and functional, kitchen islands are the foundation of any great kitchen design. In fact, the kitchen island is often the main feature of a home these days. Whether they are sleek and modern, rustic, industrial or oversized the island is that part of your home where your family and friends come together to share a meal or polish off that bottle of wine. It’s the centrepiece that commands a great deal of attention, and where most people get creative and splash out. Below we have rounded up some of our favourite islands from around the world.

Make a Statement with Stone

Toorak Interior Design Kitchen Island Ideas Portaire
Interiors by Flack Studio

The Bigger the Better

Portaire Oversized timber and marble industrial kitchen and island
Architecture by Cera Stribley Architects, Interiors by AV-ID

Add an Alternate Seating Table

Paris kitchen interior design island option rustic and black design Portaire
Architecture by Arthur Casas, Interiors by Marine Werfel

Go Half Way

Sydney Interior Design Travertine Kitchen Island Ideas Portaire
Interiors by Phoebe Nicol

Add an Angle

Giancarlo Valle Interior Design NYC kitchen island ideas Portaire
Interiors by Giancarlo Valle

Mix your Marbles

Fiona Lynch Marble Island Green and White ideas Portaire
Interiors by Fiona Lynch

Bold in Brass

Lionel Jado London Kitchen Island Idea Eclectic Brass Portaire
Interiors by Lionel Jado

Incorporate Open Shelving

Shoreditch Loft Kitchen Ideas Zoe Chan and Merlin Eayrs Best Kitchen Green Portaire
Interiors by Zoe Chan and Merlin Eayrs

Go for a Butcher Block Countertop

Studio Ezra Moroccan Rustic Kitchen Ideas with Timber Portairee
Interiors by Studio Ezra

Add Curves

Arent & Pyke Kitchen Island Green ad White with curves portaire
Interiors by Arent & Pyke

Keep is Classy

Keep it classy kitchen island walnut and marble portaire
Interiors by Alwil

Size Doesn't Always Matter

Amber Road Kitchen Island Idea Portaire
Interiors by Amber Road

Place Panelling Details

Athena Calderone Eyeswoon Kitchen Portaire
Interiors by Athena Calderone

Black is Best

Portaire Colin King Monique Gibson Black Marble Kitchen
Interiors by Monique Gibson

As you can see the kitchen island really is the centre of the home where everyone comes together daily. It's a great opportunity to get creative and we would love to know your favourite island design in the comments section below.