Butcher-block countertops are often associated with shabby chic rustic cottages. And for the past few years, stone—particularly marble—has dominated kitchen countertops. We love the sophisticated look of an all-white kitchen with Carrara marble countertops, but we’re noticing designers returning to tried-and-true butcher-block countertops to add textural interest and warmth to refined, modern, and eclectic spaces alike. Whether used throughout for the entire kitchen, or as an accent piece on an island, butcher block is a versatile alternative to costly and often high-maintenance stones. Read on to see our favorite kitchens with these enduring countertops.
Vietri Lastra White Dinner Plate ($44)
West Elm Globe Pendant ($79 and up)
Alfi Double Bowl Farmhouse Sink ($680)
Donny Osmond Drum Pendant ($160)
Chairish French Butcher Block Island ($4600)
Quorum International Matte Black Pendant ($43)
Schoolhouse Electric Factory Satellite 3 ($359 and up)
Are you ready to embrace this classic countertop? Tell us below.