maybe this is the solution to the island/table issue? a combo piece that has both options? I like the lower height & that foot ledge is ingenious.
"snow white" cabinet door
kitchen from Southern Hospitality blog - love this lighting fixture and the two tone kitchen
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The dining room seating was given a mix-and-match approach in order to keep the space from feeling too stiff. Traditional lighting puts a spotlight on the home’s classic, tailored design. #HGTVDreamHome
Cozinha com mesa rústica Designer: Julie Hillman Fotógrafo: Manolo Yllera Fonte: AD Espanha Maio 2013
Medium Bowl, Teardrop, Round and Traditional by Curiousa and Curiousa (Mary Middleton blog).
Kitchen with bigger island. Open but still delineated from the living room. I would want the opening higher up or up to the ceiling.