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Lovely. Would you mind sharing where the counter stools are from? I see someone else asked that question as well.

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I love my 9 and a half foot island where I also have a view of my backyard. I much prefer working and cooking at my island than working on a counter facing a wall with upper cabinets in front of me. Whenever we entertain, the island is a magnet for our guests. I swear I could be handing out money in the living room but they'd still be gathered around the island!

The fridge is accessible without walking behind the island. And due to an error made by our semi-custom cabinet designer (me!) who forgot to allow an additional 3 inches above the upper cabinets for the substantial crown moulding, my cabinets are also only 15 inches above the counter but I love it! Those 3 inches make it easier to reach all of the cabinet shelves and I appreciate that. There's plenty of counter height for my coffee brewer and stand mixer. I don't like counter clutter and am very fortunate to have a pantry which houses all of my other not-so-small appliances including the pressure cooker and VERY tall blender.

The designer did a fabulous job on this kitchen! It would work perfectly for me.

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Don't know where the stools come from, but they resemble the 'No. 18 Barstool' by Thonet. Probably knock offs, since the backrest deviates from the original.

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