"I lowered the counter on the island and gave it a walnut surface for a little more elegance," Gorrivan says of his custom dining solution. "This walnut-top island is a very special dining element -- fun and informal. With chairs pulled up, it's where the family will have breakfast and other meals every day, when they're not entertaining."
Chairs at counter ("Salt Chair''/Black #12592): Design Within Reach.
Refrigerator/freezer (#700TCI): Sub-Zero Inc.
Cabinetry and wall shelves (Original Handpainted Collection with Mandarin cornice detail; Light Pewter, satin impervo finish, with walnut accents); handles ("Whales Tales''): Smallbone of Devizes.
Countertops and backsplash (Taupe White Granite, polished finish): Innovative Stone.
Silver-and-white bowl on counter: Decorum Antiques & Accessories.
Wine carafes on shelf (#3522 861 and #3522 860 by Ole Palsby); glass tea lights on counter ("Loop'' by Holmbäck & Quaade #3586 482); bowl on shelf under counter ("Bloom Bowl'' #3586 274 by Helle Damkjaer): Georg Jensen.
Sink ("Poise'' K-3158-NA); faucet ("Simplice'' in Stainless #K649-VS): Kohler.