This kitchen is great on many levels. First, the lamps are classic yet whimsical. I can't get enough of them. The antique butcher block second island adds charm and great storage for cookbooks and extra seating. The thick marble countertop main island is beautiful and offers incredible counter space. The chairs add my favorite woven texture.
I love the idea of the double islands - that way you can cook with company in the kitchen but not on top of you. Also, it gives you the added storage space for all your entertaining platters and items you don't use on a daily basis. How can you not love extra storage! Give me a double island any day of the week.
The colors were selected to complement the views of a South Carolina river where the house resides. The best interiors always take the location into account.
To sum it up, this kitchen is warm, cozy room - not just a functional kitchen. Wonderful.
Designer Deborah Van Plew