Send a subtle message. The pineapple, a symbol of hospitality & welcoming, was chosen by this kitchen's owner for the custom-made posts on the 4' x 8' island. The island top is Uba Tuba granite, complemented by walnut counters finished only with a food-safe wax called Good Stuff.
The counter-sitting cabinet has a teakettle on a rollout & houses a selection of tea bags in the cubbies. Display was important, so has 2 big glass-front cabinets towards back of room.