Teak in the middle flanked by two slabs of Pietra Grigia stone, which resembles slate. Besides holding two sinks and providing an expansive work space, the island extends the kitchen's storage capacity with drawers and cupboards in the base.
I like the upper mantel idea. The dark floor, dark wooden coffee table top and dark stone in the fireplace pull this room together. White walls, white slanted beam ceiling and doors going to the outside make this a great looking room.