If your kitchen is large enough to fit an island, make extra use of the space by picking one with drawers, shelves, and cabinets. Another idea: opt for an island with space for chairs so that it doubles as a kitchen table. Photo courtesy of Elle Decor
English Manor - Although this may look like a quaint cottage in the woods, this home is just over and sits right outside The Woodlands, Texas. A mix between stone and wood gives it a homey yet modern feel.
Southern Charm kitchen island- bottom colored with the top in hardwood that matches the flooring. I like the light too. Another idea: white kitchen and cream countertop with a turquoise or blue-grey island coupled with accents in that color.