Cool Kitchen Island: Wrapped in Wood and Movable Too

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Beach Style Kitchen by Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Photos by Julie Mannell Photography

Kitchen at a Glance
Who lives here: A busy family that loves to cook and entertain
Location: Puget Sound, Washington
Size: 510 square feet (47 square meters)

The backstory: The original U-shaped kitchen was designed for a very tall person, so the countertop height was not functional for the new owners. Designer Alinda Morris established a more open layout with multiple cooking and prep zones.

Cabinets: The European-style white oak cabinets were custom made locally and feature a custom stain. Upper cabinets flanking the range have semiopaque glass fronts with frameless hinges.

Beach Style Kitchen by Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Island: Reclaimed wood wraps the large island, which is topped with Neolith, a durable porcelain material that also covers the range hood. The island sits on casters so it can be moved around if needed.

Countertop: Iron Copper, Neolith

Beach Style  by Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Lighting: Slim-profile pendants offer unobstructed views to the outdoors.

Furnishings: The island stools (Adam Brown) are dark brown faux leather and iron. The dining chairs were custom made prior to Morris working on the project.

Floor: Morris and the homeowners kept the original concrete floor, which has radiant heat.

Beach Style Kitchen by Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Backsplash: Large porcelain tiles (6 by 48 inches) resemble wood planks. Morris set them in a straight pattern with one-eighth-inch grout lines and took them all the way to the ceiling for a dramatic effect.

Backsplash tile: Grigio color, Inessence collection, Pental Surfaces; more tile options

Beach Style Kitchen by Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Alinda Morris Interior Design LLC

Countertops: The perimeter countertops are sintered stone slabs by Lapitec.

The floating shelves are reclaimed wood.

Sink and faucet: Kraus; more sink and faucet options