Double Islands Are Having A Moment. Here’s Proof.

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Whether providing more counter space for meal prep, or allowing for extra elbow room for family gatherings, the kitchen island is no stranger to serving double duty. With form and function top of mind, these stunning culinary spaces embrace the multifunctional surface with not one island, but two.

BRIGHT IDEA

Open-format kitchen with skylight, a pair of islands, double ovens and four contemporary ceiling pendants

Photo: Chris Edwards

In this South Carolina kitchen, dual Wolf ranges from Jeff Lynch improve cooking efficiency. Designer Dustin Fowler was intimately involved in detailing the M&M Custom Woodworks cabinetry and selecting the Colorado Lincoln marble used for the countertops, vent hood and backsplash. The counter stools are by Lee Industries. Kelly Wearstler’s Cleo pendants for Visual Comfort & Co. frame the skylight above.


FOCAL POINT

contemporary kitchen white tile and cabinetry

Photo: Sam Frost

Starring in this California kitchen is a custom brass hood by PSS Cult Design above the Lacanche range. Complementing the room are Calacatta Gold marble countertops from TriStone & Tile, brass Waterworks faucets, Rocky Mountain Hardware knobs and pulls and Mosaic House tile from Mission Tile West on the backsplash. Apparatus fixtures light the dual islands. The counter chairs are by Thomas Hayes Studio.


THE RIGHT STUFF

traditional kitchen neutral white cabinetry gold lanterns

Photo: David Papazian

The lanterns suspended from a coffered ceiling and a pair of sconces in the kitchen are from The Urban Electric Co.; the two islands are topped with silver travertine from Alpha StoneWorks. The Ashley Norton cabinetry hardware and Waterworks faucet are from Chown Hardware, and the sink is Rohl. Ann Sacks tile on the backsplash behind the Viking range injects subtle pattern.


POLISHED UP

In this Los Angeles kitchen collaboration by Cooper Pacific Kitchens and Pauline Moghavem Interiors, the brick barrel-vault ceiling brings an old-world feel to the mix of otherwise contemporary finishes, from the stainless steel of the Miele wall ovens and the polished-nickel hardware to the Black Phantom leathered-stone countertops and the custom-finished cherry islands.

Photo: Meghan Beierle-O’Brien

In this Los Angeles kitchen collaboration by Cooper Pacific Kitchens and Pauline Moghavem Interiors, the brick barrel-vault ceiling brings an old-world feel to the mix of otherwise contemporary finishes, from the stainless steel of the Miele wall ovens and the polished-nickel hardware to the Black Phantom leathered-stone countertops and the custom-finished cherry islands.


SITTING PRETTY

wood white kitchen quartzite island

Photo: Buff Strickland

Two Luce di Luna quartzite kitchen islands from AG&M Architectural Granite & Marble along with Gabby counter stools accommodate gatherings with family and friends. Hudson Valley’s Travis pendants and Visual Comfort & Co. wall lights from Taylors light the space.


GATHER ‘ROUND

The kitchen features two islands to accommodate the many parties the homeowners throw.

Photo: Richard Powers

The homeowners are consummate entertainers, and having two islands in the kitchen improves the flow of guests when they’re hosting a crowd. Gothic iron lanterns from Holly Hunt and art from the clients’ collection keep the vibe sophisticated.


KEEPING IT CLEAN

kitchen with tbrick backsplash and two islands

Photo: Haris Kenjar

Honed Calacatta Borghini marble from Crocodile Rocks dresses the kitchen countertops. Muuto counter chairs from Inform Interiors pull up to one of two islands, which is inset with a Kallista faucet from Ferguson. Jonathan Pauls fabricated the rift-sawn white-oak cabinetry. Clé backsplash tile references the home’s original brick fireplace.


PULL UP A SEAT

Photo: Ryann Ford

Natalie Page pendants light two kitchen islands: one with a butcher block top by Brooks Custom in Mount Kisco, New York, and the other capped with quartzite from Architectural Tile & Stone and lined with Caste counter stools from Holly Hunt. The Smallbone cabinetry is fashioned from pickled crown-cut white oak.


ISLAND TIME

wood kitchen with two islands and chrome counter stools

Photo: Joe Fletcher

Polished-chrome counter stools by Allermuir pull up to one of the kitchen’s two islands. Inset into one is a Waterworks faucet. In the other, topped with stone from Walker Zanger, is a Wolf cooktop; behind is a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The draperies gathered at the window are in a Great Plains fabric from Holly Hunt.