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Let’s Go Island Hopping Again (92 photos)

2. Just about everything in this cheerful and eclectic New York City kitchen is yellow, including the cabinets, countertops and appliances.

3. Pine-veneered birch plywood covers the walls, ceiling, island and cabinets in this Scottish kitchen that mixes rustic and modern to a T.

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4. With all of its appliances hidden behind custom dark-wood panels, the marble-topped island in this Australian kitchen garners lots of attention.

5. The designer of this white kitchen in the Hamptons, New York, created an airy look by forgoing a traditional island in favor of a wood table with four bar stools.

6. Hardware and light fixtures in brass add an edge to the white cabinets in this Salt Lake City kitchen, as does the French-blue island.

7. A counter-height bench for two is a clever seating choice for this English kitchen, which features a custom island made out of dark walnut.

8. The homeowners of this kitchen in England requested a white-and-gray color scheme. The island features a waterfall-edged wood breakfast bar that adds warmth to the space.

9. The designer of this white-and-wood Vancouver kitchen weaved brass accents found on the range hood, pendant lights and counter stool legs.

10. In this kitchen in Birmingham, Alabama, the design team used four lucite counter stools to let the brass hardware on the base of the island shine through.

11. A blackened-steel range hood and cabinets, combined with a wood island that has a built-in bookshelf, make this English kitchen stand out from the pack.

12. The blue veins on the marble-look quartz counters and backsplash combined with the rattan counter stools create a subtle coastal vibe in this kitchen in Newport Beach, California.

13. The sculptural wood-and-steel island in this Australian kitchen looks like a piece of art and also combines the stainless steel and wood elements used throughout the room.

14. This kitchen in the nation’s capital gives off a subtle patriotic spirit with its red, white and blue color palette.

15. This traditional kitchen in Georgia features cabinetry covered in distressed paint and decorative carvings that create a classic look. The pair of glass-front cabinet doors on the island are another great touch.

16. The monotone color palette of this London kitchen is balanced by the punch of teal from the trio of pendant lights and the whimsical sheepskin-covered counter stools.

17. The sculptural Kandulu bar stools from Uniqwa Furniture add a tropical flair to this beach house kitchen in Brisbane, Australia.

18. The large overhang on all four sides of the island allows up to eight guests to dine in this contemporary Phoenix kitchen.

19. Brass accents play a starring role in this kitchen in Washington, D.C. A trio of CB2 Vapor stools sits beneath a marble-topped island with brass legs and a pair of glass-and-brass pendants.

20. Four supple leather high-backed counter stools make for a comfortable and stylish perch in this San Diego kitchen.

21. This elegant New Orleans kitchen incorporates subtle touches of green from the sage accent wall and green-leather-topped counter stools.

22. The custom rift-sawn white oak cabinets and range hood make a sublime backdrop for this Dallas kitchen.

23. This kitchen in Sydney, Australia, is nearly a total whiteout, with cabinets, island, stools, countertops and backsplash all in white.

24. An open island made out of reclaimed wood makes a grand statement in this Brazilian kitchen. Six blue stools underneath give guests the option to sit at either side of the island.

25. This stylish kitchen in Nashville, Tennessee, features four triangle-shaped leather counter stools. A floating shelf runs along a back wall of windows without obstructing the views beyond.

26. The half-circle table extending out from the island in this English kitchen allows guests to interact better than a traditional island and frees up prep space.

27. This minimalist Australian kitchen includes pops of black from two bar stools and the kitchenware. But it’s the emerald green tiles covering the range wall that demand the most attention.

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28. Two salvaged wood beams bookend the curved island in this grand yet rustic Atlanta kitchen.

29. This recently remodeled kitchen in Palm Springs, California, features four classic Bertoia counter stools and a pair of midcentury-style brass pendants.

30. A custom island made out of marble and wood makes for a sculptural showpiece in the center of this minimalist Australian kitchen.

31. The kitchen in this rehabbed Victorian features an island and cabinets covered in Dollar Bill Green from Benjamin Moore.

32. This English countryside cottage features original wood beams and posts that the designers used to integrate the new kitchen island.

33. The design team embraced the exposed pipes in this condo in Brooklyn, New York, by painting them brass and then adding brass hardware, stools and pendants to the adjacent kitchen area.

34. This creative kitchen in Ireland features an island that transitions into a curved banquette at one end. The other side of the island has a built-in wine refrigerator.

35. The crisp white walls in this Australian kitchen provide a gallery-like backdrop for the sculptural black chandelier.

36. The zebra-striped wood cabinets and island in this Salt Lake City kitchen are complemented by six counter stools featuring similarly patterned wood.

37. The royal blue ceramic subway tiles covering the back wall of this Missouri kitchen paired with the painted teal island make for a bold combination.

38. A solitary stool looks right at home in this zen-like Japanese kitchen that features sliding wood doors that conceal the refrigerator.

40. This industrial farmhouse kitchen in Atlanta includes a custom zinc range hood and vintage pendant lights.

41. The design team took full advantage of the high ceilings in this Miami kitchen by adding a lighted ceiling cove that’s framed in black.

42. The trio of upholstered counter stools provides a cozy perch to eat breakfast around the wood-topped island in this Detroit kitchen.

43. Metal-painted subway tiles meant to mimic the look of stainless steel add an industrial touch to this Canadian kitchen.

44. A red refrigerator, four counter stools all in different colors and a whimsical wine rack add energy to this mostly white Seattle kitchen.

45. The homeowners of this eclectic Scottish kitchen decided to forgo counter stools at the island in favor of a stunning gold-lined display niche.

46. The brick walls, wood-covered range hood and cement tiles make for a stylish modern farmhouse kitchen in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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47. This serene English kitchen features light blue laminate cabinets with no hardware to create a streamlined look.

48. The solid marble slab backsplash and honed marble island in this Australian kitchen add heft to this light and airy space.

49. Notice how the shape of the counter stools in this kitchen in Nashville, Tennessee, complements the oversize brass-dome pendant above the island.

50. The island in this contemporary Madrid kitchen extends out to form a small eating area for two. Note how the flooring transitions from tile to wood.

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51. This New Orleans kitchen features built-in black stainless steel appliances, a porcelain-tiled backsplash wall and a hidden remote-controlled ceiling exhaust system.

52. The cement floor tiles at the base of the island in this minimalist kitchen in Madrid add an unexpected touch.

53. Recycled timber and black laminate were used in this Australian kitchen to create the custom island and built-in bookshelves.

54. The designer of this London kitchen took full advantage of its high ceilings by building cabinets all the way to the top and adding a sliding ladder to reach them.

55. This remodeled kitchen in Philadelphia has many trendy touches, including brass hardware, a navy blue island and a trio of industrial globe pendants.

56. A long steel-and-wood table placed in front of a tiled half-wall makes for a stylish and creative island in this Japanese kitchen.

57. This riverfront home in Jacksonville, Florida, plays up its water views in the kitchen with an island, counter stools and backsplash all in blue.

58. This contemporary kitchen in Cincinnati features a dramatic wood-paneled range wall, hood and ceiling overhang.

59. The design team created the custom concrete countertops for this London kitchen on-site. The island features built-in bookshelves on both ends.

60. A chunky slab of gray-washed wood forms an eating area at the end of the island in this contemporary English kitchen.

61. Built-in wine racks at both ends of the island in this English kitchen make it a great spot for entertaining friends and family.

62. The weathered gray cabinets form a beachy backdrop for this contemporary kitchen in Portland, Maine. The waterfall-edged island countertop and the backsplash are covered in Carrara marble.

63. This sleek German kitchen features an island with built-in storage niches, cabinets and a spot for two counter stools at the end of the gray quartz overhang.

64. Green-painted cabinets and an island featuring leather pulls, and a built-in glass display case delight in this English kitchen.

66. Soothing earth tones coming from the custom wood cabinetry, leather counter stools and woven window shade make this Washington, D.C., kitchen a delight.

67. The chic black-and-white color palette and glamorous gold hardware make for a posh Los Angeles kitchen.

68. A custom overhang made out of gray laminate wraps around two sides of the island in this Australian kitchen, creating a functional eating area.

69. The spindle-backed counter stools and black lantern-inspired pendants add some texture to this all-white Minnesota kitchen.

70. A wood table extending out from the island provides room for four standard dining chairs in this industrial Japanese kitchen.

71. There are many features to love in this stylish kitchen in Nashville, Tennessee, but note how the three slipcovered counter stools mirror the shape and color of the three globe pendant lights.

72. The three different-colored counter stools in this Canadian kitchen match the three colors found on the flower-shaped chandelier above the island.

73. To keep this Newport Beach, California, kitchen from feeling too cramped, the designer left a portion of the island open. This decision also made room for three counter stools underneath.

74. The wall of light-wood cabinets in this Australian kitchen wraps around the window, leaving the verdant views beyond unobstructed.

75. Elegant details like black casement windows and a custom blackened-steel and brass range hood take this Nashville, Tennessee, kitchen to the next level.

76. The island and cabinets in this stylish London kitchen are covered in Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe in a matte lacquer finish. The top of the island is covered in stainless steel, and the base of the island features sliding doors that conceal extra storage.

77. A pair of bright red lantern-inspired pendants and decorative carvings on the counter stools add energy to this Boston kitchen.

78. Dark-stained walnut wraps around one end of the island in this Michigan kitchen, creating a permanent built-in cutting board.

79. This countryside English kitchen is a mix of classic and contemporary design. The sleek stainless steel chandelier pairs well with the gray cabinets and the built-in banquette.

81. This chic Parisian kitchen features a high-contrast palette in black and white. The sleek island is large enough for four counter stools and four large drawers.

82. A large single slab of marble on the back wall of this Charleston, South Carolina, kitchen makes a dramatic statement while the custom wood island helps to warm up the space.

83. A grand island in blue and wood runs nearly the entire length of this Japanese kitchen, providing seating for four, storage and plenty of prep space.

84. This serene English kitchen features Shaker-style cabinets painted in French gray and an island with custom desk drawers.

85. This sophisticated New York City kitchen features wood cabinets edged with a metal trim. Note how the legs of the counter stools complement the cabinet trim.

86. Sculptural pendant lights made out of paper and a custom stainless steel range hood with rivets are among the highlights in this Chicago kitchen.

87. A slatted-wood overhang suspended from the ceiling adds a dramatic touch to this bespoke San Diego kitchen.

88. This Austin, Texas, kitchen features an island, refrigerator wall, upper cabinet insets and a range hood all painted in Benjamin Moore’s Onyx in satin lacquer.

89. This artistic kitchen in Moscow features log-covered walls, but it’s the whimsical pink-glass cabinet insets that truly steal the show.

90. A crisp white quartz countertop caps a gray-blue base for a clean look with a punch of personality.

91. Woven pendant shades and cane furniture set a coastal tone around the island in this South Carolina kitchen.

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