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Multipurpose Island

A custom trestle table adds country charm.

This Niagara-on-the-Lake home was designed to maximize views, channel the style of the estate's original barn, and provide a cosy space for frequent entertaining. Homeowner and designer Brett Sherlock created the farmhouse-style glass-topped trestle table to add counter space and keep the kitchen casual. He and partner James Booty can pull up chairs for an informal dinner, arrange a breakfast buffet for guests, or display appetizers at a bustling cocktail party. The table is based on a design by Ralph Lauren and was custom-made by Peter Henley in nearby Vineland.

For more island inspiration, see our Kitchen Tables As Islands photo gallery.

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  • Photographer: Donna Griffith
  • Source: House & Home November 2008 issue
  • Products: Cabinetry, John Bambridge; knobs, Restoration Hardware; trestle table, custom by Peter Henley; wreaths, greenery, boughs, Mori Gardens.
  • Designer: Builder, Mark Holmes of Brock Builders

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