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Great Ways to Update Your Kitchen Island

Country Living
At Home
January 28, 2013
Black-and-White Island
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Max Kim-Bee</div><div class="caption-title">Black-and-White Island</div>Dark-walnut floors, green soapstone counters, and custom stools (painted Benjamin Moore's Phelps Black) bring weight to the kitchen's white island in this <a href="http://www.countryliving.com/homes/house-tours/traditional-white-decorating-ideas?link=emb&dom=yah_life&src=syn&con=blog_countryliving&mag=clg" target="_blank">Washington, D.C., home</a>. <br> <b><br> Plus: <br> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.countryliving.com/homes/decor-ideas/kitchen-designs?link=rel&dom=yah_life&src=syn&con=blog_countryliving&mag=clg">The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Decorating »</a> <br> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.countryliving.com/homes/decor-ideas/bedroom-designs-gallery?link=rel&dom=yah_life&src=syn&con=blog_countryliving&mag=clg">100+ Bedroom Design Ideas You'll Love »</a></b> <br>

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