The kitchen's unusual shape prevented both an eating area and a working island, so Cheryl opted to combine the two. The white marble island top gets a sunny lift from French bar stools painted in blue and yellow and cushioned with checks of yellow and white.
Cabinetry; range; refrigerator; backsplash; sink; faucet: Kitchen Encounters, 410/263-4900, kitchenencounters.biz.
Lighting above island ("Sloane Street Shop Light Ceiling Mount Fixture"/Antique Nickel #CHC5101AN); shades (linen): Visual Comfort & Co., 713/686-5999. Through Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323.
Counter stools ("Tuscan" #F0428, by Jane Keltner Designs): Brighton Pavilion, 800/487-8033, paintedfurniture.com.
Seat fabric ("Bay"/Yellow, White #1-2537-148): JAB, 212/486-1500, jab.us.
Cord trim on seat cushions ("Spring Lake Small Cord on Tape"/Buttercup #39091-303): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880.