'Kitchen Island Designs We Love: Statement-Piece Kitchen Island', via Better Homes and Gardens. An antique buffet repurposed as an island imbues one-of-a-kind charm in this kitchen. Install a stone countertop for easier cooking and cleaning.
A warm-as-toast raised hearth and an extra-large firebox bring views of a roaring fire to the dining area. The fireplace's sculptural limestone surround complements a pale terra-cotta tile floor, off-white walls, and dark-stained antique English table.