Great design. Exact same dilemma I'm facing right now with the TV and wanting it on that same side next to my windows. I never thought about the possibility of setting the bookshelves at an angle until now.
While the island is the mainstay of the modern-day, open-plan kitchen, the latest trend is for islands that have a more freestanding feel, often with tall legs and open shelving. Such pieces are long-serving additions in painted kitchens — think of all those stunning larder units. Here the lightness of the furniture allows for a dramatically dark colour scheme that is really elegant.