Two islands offer seating and storage. An overhead steel rack keeps pots and pans reachable but out of the way.Of course perfection can be a little bit off-putting, but a glimpse at Martha Stewart's kitchen is pretty enticing. Things we love: food and plants are the only things commanding attention with color; warm neutrals (wood and - gasp! - beige) and cool tones (grays) combine for a soothing simplicity; islands allow for cooking, eating, and great flow. More pics and the link to the full tour below:
I did not want the cupboards to look like ordinary built-ins, so we designed a pair of long counters with marble tops; on one of them are glass-sided cabinets. They look so light and keep the area very airy in appearance.
Here is a view of two of the islands and the ovens behinds them, looking into the kitchen from the servery. It's where I sometimes have breakfast.
All images and descriptions via Martha Stewart. Link to full kitchen tour here.