A stainless-steel island adds a contemporary edge and provides plenty of shelf space for this kitchen. More kitchen island designs: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/island/kitchen-island-designs-we-love/?socsrc=bhgpin061213stainlesssteelisland=6
Old-world kitchens are having a renaissance of sorts as we long to bring the character, patina, and hardiness of European style into our homes. Stone countertops, open shelves supported with carved corbels, and walls of shapely white tile, work with an exposed-plank ceiling to hearken back to the old country, but the details are just as beautiful and authentic here and now.
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