Stylish Kitchen Layout Centered Around A Mirrored Island

Designer Charlotte Raynaud and Menuiserie Hegenbart recently completed a very stylish kitchen for a home situated in Aix-en-Provence, France. The design follows the trend of spacious, open-plain kitchens typical for most modern and contemporary homes these days. It makes use of a special material called HI-MACS® which can be molded into any shape, thus making it possible to create these smooth soft lines and delicate curves that work really well with this kitchen.

The mirrored island base makes it look as it if the rest of the structure is floatingView in gallery
The mirrored island base makes it look as it if the rest of the structure is floating
The exhaust hood is neatly incorporated into the ceiling and looks very sleek and simpleView in gallery
The exhaust hood is neatly incorporated into the ceiling and looks very sleek and simple

The focal point here is the island which serves as a connector between the kitchen and the rest of the floor plan containing the dining room and living area. It has a unique design with a solid white top that continues all the way down to the floor on one side, like a waterfall. It wraps around the base which is mirrored and reflects the flooring and everything else around it. It’s this contrasting combination of surfaces and finishes that makes the island stand out. The rest of the kitchen is furnished with a full-height unit and a set of cupboards with bleached natural oak fronts. There are no upper wall cabinets which allows the kitchen to look and feel very open, spacious and inviting.

The island has six drawers on one side which mold perfectly around the curved edgesView in gallery
The island has six drawers on one side which mold perfectly around the curved edges
The tall white unit provides lots of storage and also incorporates built-in appliances at the center which gives it a symmetrical lookView in gallery
The tall white unit provides lots of storage and also incorporates built-in appliances at the center which gives it a symmetrical look
The kitchen island is the focal point of this area and a visual divider between the cooking space and the living roomView in gallery
The kitchen island is the focal point of this area and a visual divider between the cooking space and the living room
There are no wall-mounted cabinets, leaving plenty of room for a large window just above the backsplashView in gallery
There are no wall-mounted cabinets, leaving plenty of room for a large window just above the backsplash
The island, although fairly small, can also serve as a table for threeView in gallery
The island, although fairly small, can also serve as a table for three
The mirrored island reflects the wooden floors and adds a bright and airy feel to the entire roomView in gallery
The mirrored island reflects the wooden floors and adds a bright and airy feel to the entire room
The kitchen looks very warm and welcoming and encourages socialization through its open and modern designView in gallery
The kitchen looks very warm and welcoming and encourages socialization through its open and modern design