Kitchen schemes should always be well rounded but lately, designers have been taking that ethos to heart in a very big way.
The circular island has been popping up all over the place in different guises, so I thought I’d pick some of my favourites and share them with you.
Over at Smallbone, a couple of new kitchens have me in a spin. The first is its new Handpainted design, a medley of timber and painted furniture.
Never one to rest on its laurels, it has also just collaborated with designer Kelly Hoppen on a new kitchen featuring oak, gloss lacquer, chain mail, honed black granite and Bianco Carrara marble.
While it’s been around for a little longer, the classic island in the Night & Day collection from Fired Earth is gently curved, too.
Why are curvy islands so popular? I think it’s because they’re a simple way of making a statement, while easing the flow of traffic around the room. Check out this fab two-tone island:
Finally, rounded doesn’t have to mean compact – this island constitutes the majority of the kitchen: