The island was a roadside find made of cast iron and wood. The reclaimed pumpkin pine (a wood named for the orange hue that develops after a century or more of oxidation) on the floors also trims the Carrera marble countertops.
this could have gone in "home library love", but this area is so much more than that. the abundance of white, the beautiful wood, the curving staircase, the awesome loft/nook filled with books. (audible sigh)