A Unique Small Space Kitchen Island

(Image credit: Tara Striano for House Beautiful)

When you don’t have a lot of room in your studio apartment, but really want an island in your kitchen, what are your options? Well, if you’re working with designers Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo (remember them?), then this uniquely-shaped, all-wood island is one possibility!

The island, made from fallen oak and a hand-carved and painted cherry log, achieves a lot of things at once: it’s both a breakfast island (with room for two people on stools, their legs swinging in the open space underneath the counter) and a cooking and prep area. The open design of the island also keeps the flow — a solid block of wood would have been too heavy and incongruous with the airy, beachy look of the rest of the kitchen.

What do you think? Do you love the design, or is it a pass for you?