Navy blue island installed (mostly)! 8 pix

Debbi BrankaApril 24, 2012

The navy blue island has been installed! It took the installer two 8-hour days, and he still has to finish up a few things. He said he way under-quoted our job. (Hate when that happens!) It is 10' long and 36" wide right now. There will be a 15" overhang on the end and on one of the sides (by the doorwall) for seating. The marble was templated yesterday; installation date is 5/14.

The island has 4 drawers that have glass fronts and the cabinet maker made them wrong, so they have been shipped back. Also, had to order more of the decorative panel along the bottom as installer ran out of that. After the marble is on, he will embellish the top of the 4 corner posts so they will look nicer. There is a warming drawer on the working side and the front of the drawer matches my island drawers (it has 2 pulls on it). The tall 12" cabinet will have inserts for baking sheets, platters, etc.

The lighting in most of the pictures makes the blue look really bright. It is actually very dark. Matches our walls. Sherwin Williams naval. I've attached a picture of both of my marble slabs too. Statuarietto marble, 3cm, honed, ogee edge.

There is 48" between the front of the stove and the island. Also 48" between the perimeter counter and the working side of the island. The other length (by the pantry and desk) have about 4' too. I'm attaching, as the last picture, a shot from the dining room after day 1 of work (no fancy bottoms, etc). The island didn't seem to "make my kitchen smaller" as I thought it would, but I think after the marble is installed it will seem smaller.

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CEFreeman

Fancy pantsy island! WOWOWOWOWOW!

I think it looks like more of a piece of furniture. I also think the placement, parallel to the counters, vs. across, blocking entry, makes it seem very open.

WOWOW.
Very, very pretty.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 11:36AM
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modern_mom35

Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 11:39AM
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blfenton

WOW! Stunning. You are going to post pics once the marble is on - right?!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 12:19PM
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dee850

Love!!! I'm planning dark blue base cabinets, myself, so this is thrilling to see :)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 12:23PM
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cat_mom

Looks really nice!!!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:03PM
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Poohpup

That island is stunning! Love the color and all the detail. It is going to look amazing with your counters. Looking forward to more pictures.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:07PM
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Debbi Branka

Thanks everyone! We started this with our designer in January so it's very exciting that it's finally coming along! I will post pix when the marble is in.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:16PM
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cardamon

Your island color is the prettiest blue color I have seen posted. I like it very much. It looks rich looking and will be even mor so when the marble is on it. Love your choices. Hope you post additional pics later!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:18PM
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library_girl

What a gorgeous shade of blue. It will look stunning with the marble. Well, it already looks stunning - but can't wait to see it with the marble. You must be dancing :)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:28PM
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clarygrace

Outstanding is the word! I am a blue girl and love that Navy!!!! IIndeed, with that marble it will be perfect!!!!

Enjoy!

I'm looking forward to the day (hopefully in a few weeks) to share some pics....floors are being installed and then cabinetry!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:35PM
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BalTra

Stunning !
I love the color and the placement.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:46PM
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deedles

Very, very pretty and unusual (in a good way)!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:52PM
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clg7067

Go Blue! Nice.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 3:52PM
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sweeby

Oh Yeah! (Theme from Ferris Buehler music...)

That looks wonderful! Please say you are including some blue & white china in your gorgeous kitchen?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 5:25PM
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beekeeperswife

Wowzer!!!!!

I can't wait to see it with the marble!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 6:07PM
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rhome410

Beautiful island!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 6:25PM
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shelayne

Wowzers!

That is STUNNING! I can't wait to see it with the marble!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 7:31PM
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dutty

Gorgeous!!! I'm going to echo sweeby and cue the Ferris Bueller music... "Oh Yeah... chicka chicka" :)

I positively love the color and furniture feel to it. I can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for posting!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 8:23PM
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NewSouthernBelle

It's beautiful. I, too, can't wait to see it with the marble installed.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 8:45PM
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AnnaA

What a wonderful color island with such cool details. I can already envision all sorts of ways to use the color to dress up whatever is served!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 8:56PM
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Mom23Es

Wow! That's really beautiful! I love how your island looks like a piece of furniture. :)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 9:05PM
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flwrs_n_co

Love the navy and white! Your cab hardware is jewelry against the rich dark blue. Can't wait to see the marble in place--it's going to be beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 9:25PM
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2LittleFishies

Beautiful! Im not a "navy" person but it looks GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see the marble installed! ; )

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 9:34PM
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peonybush

Beautiful, beautiful island.. Anxious to see the marble sitting on it.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 10:27PM
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annac54

That's a seriously gorgeous piece of cabinetry. I'm anxious to see it with the counter installed. Those are lovely slabs. Please post again when it's done.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 1:54AM
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breezygirl

Beautiful island. Love the color!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 4:47AM
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Lake_Girl

Wow Deb, that's beautiful! Just curious - with overhangs on long and short sides, how will you position the corbels underneath? Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 9:03AM
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Debbi Branka

Thanks everyone! I will post pix when the marble is installed.

LakeGirl, we're not using corbels. The will put 4 steel plates underneath the marble to support it. There is wood attached inside the top of the shorter cabinets to support and screw in the steel plates. Hope that makes sense!

Sweeby, my china is my gramma's blue willow. It's in the china cabinet in the dining room. We also have a lot of cobalt blue glass in the glass cabinet at the end of the perimeter counter. Most of our house is blue & white!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 9:33AM
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lynn_r_ct

MaMa wants!!! Love, love, love...

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 4:11PM
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beekeeperswife

hah, lookee there....I knew that your blue cabinet looked familiar in that other thread...the one about "approving the color".....because I saw it here!

I am truly losing my mind. Apologies. Well, you'd be losing yours too if everytime you went to your house it seems that the wrong thing is being installed. (wrong vanities today)

Your island still looks great!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 5:29PM
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oldbat2be

OMG that thing/those things, are GORGEOUS! To be honest, brutally honest, I am incredibly jealous (and considering stooping to stealing your colors). Finally, something which pops with the floors and perimeter cabinets! I love the pictures, please keep posting. Best, oldbat2be

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 7:22PM
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decordummy_gw

"my china is my gramma's blue willow" "We also have a lot of cobalt blue glass" "Most of our house is blue & white!"
OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE POST PICS.

I love your navy & white kitchen (& white appliances). The marble is going to look wonderful (but of course I need to see pics of that too).

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 7:58PM
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donnaw

Wow!i can't wait to see when the counter top is in place.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 9:28PM
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gsciencechick

Just gorgeous! Can't wait to see with the marble installed.

I love blue, too!

    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 9:35PM
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Debbi Branka

Thanks everyone! Bee, you're cracking me up!

Oldbat - steal my colors! I don't mind a bit. I'd love to see another navy and white kitchen to see more ideas :) Thank you for your compliments!

Decor - you want to see pix of the rest of the house? I have a zillon because we moved in 2.5 years ago and have changed almost everything, but not sure what you want to see!

Thanks everyone! You all make a girl's day!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 8:26AM
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decordummy_gw

Deb, I'd love to see gramma's blue willow, the cobalt blue glass, your LR, & anything else you would care to share (& the finished kitchen of course).

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 4:30PM
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caminnc

Gosh, sooo pretty! Can't wait to see the marble.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 6:00PM
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Debbi Branka

Ok Decor, I'll post the other pix in a separate thread, either Monday, or Tuesday (marble comes Monday morning). Here's a peek at our newest cobalt acquisition. It's an apothecary jar with a spigot. I plan to put it in the center of the lower marble slab (that slab is table-height and almost 5'x5'). I was so excited to find it!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 9:34AM
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kompy

That's crazy that it's SW Naval Blue. I just fell in love with a house that's painted with that color and now I plan to have my house painted in Naval as well. And I am NOT a blue person! Also many realtors say 'blue houses don't sell'! But I would beg to differ on THIS blue.

Here's my inspiration house in SW Naval Blue:

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 10:35AM
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Debbi Branka

Kompy! I love that house! My DH travels for work. Last week he was in Minnesota and sent me this house: I think it's the same color!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 10:49AM
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kompy

Here's a closer up view. Notice the shutters are not black, but a midnight blue.

I was showing this photo around to some friends and my friend's house is actually this color too! I had never been to her house so drove by and snapped a shot of her place as well. She went with the black shutters.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 12:46PM
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Debbi Branka

I love the close up view! I like it with the creamy white (pic my husband took), but I love it with the bright white. It really makes it POP!! Your friend's house is so pretty too! I liked blue just fine, but pink is my favorite color. My old house was very small and all the walls were white. When we looked at our current house, the DR and Kitchen were light blue (the rest of the house was mostly done in mochas). I never had thought of a blue kitchen, but I LOVED it! We repainted but the DR is still light blue - just a softer tone (as is the LR and the foyer and the hallway). The LR has one navy wall and the kitchen walls are all the same navy. Our BR is the same with one navy wall and the rest light, as is our master bath. My mom calls our house the "house of blues." It wasn't the plan, but I love it. It's peaceful and relaxing and calming and I like things to match or blend.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 12:56PM
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StoneTooling

What a beautiful color that is. It looks great with white.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 1:54PM
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decordummy_gw

Wow Deb that apothecary jar is awesome. I'm excited just to see it in pics. Thanks for posting it.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 1:59PM
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kksmama

Deb, I found this thread after you posted your corner sink on a current thread. Please tell me about your perimeter counters, and if you've posted a reveal? I'm considering bros blue granite on my white perimeter and grey island; I generally love blue but am now nervous about it - will it be too cold, clash with my wood floors, get tiresome, turn off a future buyer many years from now....any reassurance you can offer would be appreciated!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 11:12AM
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Debbi Branka

KKS, I don't have a reveal thread because the kitchen was done in steps, and the perimeter was done before I knew about GardenWeb. My perimeter counters are blue pearl granite. They are indestructible :) I don't think blue is cold at all. I think blue is calming and inviting. But then, I love blue! What color are you wood floors? I'm happy with all the color choices we made. The floor is very matte, and I think I would like it a bit shinier, but that's about the only thing I want to change. As far as tiresome - we bought our house almost 4 years ago. Most of the house (including the front door) is done in blue. Yesterday, while shopping for a bathing suit (the dreaded shopping trip!!), guess which ones jumped out at me? The navy and white. Yep, that's what I bought. I just love navy and white together, so nope, it doesn't get tiresome. Good luck and I look forward to seeing your kitchen!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 11:34AM
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kksmama

Thank you, Deb. I'm going to take cabinet, floor and even backsplash samples with me to visit the slabs. Standing in front of them, calming was definitely the best word - and I could use some calming!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 11:56AM
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lynn_r_ct

Loving it!!!! Saved it in my Favorites under Kitchen Islands - joining a very few other entries. I am fussy and this fits the bill for me.

I am also definitely making note of the color.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 4:42PM
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psyohe

Deb, what are the heights of your two islands with or without your countertops? Thanks, Peke

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 11:45AM
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Debbi Branka

Peke - The tall side is counter height (is that 36"?) and the short/table side is table height (which I think is 30"). I'm at work and can't measure, but I'm pretty sure those are the heights and I THINK that is before countertop, which are both 3cm.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 11:57AM
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psyohe

Thanks, deb

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 3:47PM
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