• Round kitchen islands

    by  • August 15, 2012 • Kitchen Ideas • 0 Comments

    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.

    The New Handpainted Kitchen from Smallbone of Devizes

    The Handpainted Kitchen from Smallbone of Devizes

    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.

    The island in the new Kelly Hoppen kitchen is a homage to Italian photographer Willy Rizzo

    While it’s been around for a little longer, the classic island in the Night & Day collection from Fired Earth is gently curved, too.

    Charlie Smallbone's Night & Day Collection from Fired Earth

    Charlie Smallbone’s Night & Day collection from Fired Earth

    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:

    Wow with this walnut and sycamore two-tone kitchen

    They can also be a solution in a rounded room. This unit sits in the middle of a kitchen by Quails in an oast house:

    We love this maple kitchen with a dark timber island

    Finally, rounded doesn’t have to mean compact – this island constitutes the majority of the kitchen:

    Pretty painted round island

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    Rachel

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