Drew Barrymore designed a 'kitchen island table' that's flexible enough to fit in almost every single kitchen

The latest launch in the Beautiful range invites us to bring our island beyond the kitchen – and it has reimagined storage as we know it

Beautiful by Drew Barrymore
(Image credit: Beautiful by Drew Barrymore)

Drew Barrymore launched her Beautiful range with a key ideology in mind: 'I like to create the things I want to see in the world… so we made it at Beautiful by Drew, and I'm beyond thrilled with how it turned out,' she shared when introducing her first pieces with the world. Nearly three years later, the same idea still stands – and the new 'kitchen island table' is here to prove that.

According to a release, this unconventional 'kitchen island' (officially labeled 'The Beautiful Wheeled Kitchen Cart') is a solution for 'those who want more storage, a place to sit, something to break up their kitchen or living room,' meaning that, despite its name, this piece is not limited to our cooking space. 

'The Kitchen Island has a butcher-block material on top, racks to store glassware, shelves for stocking products or cookbooks, and the best part is it’s on wheels, so you can move it around whenever necessary,' the Beautiful team explains. 

Wheeled Kitchen Cart

(Image credit: Beautiful by Drew Barrymore)

While this cart is not a traditional island, it offers similar kitchen storage qualities as its larger counterparts. And, in true Drew style, it combines beauty and functionality seamlessly. Complete with two lower shelves, the cart provides enough storage space for everyday essentials, allowing for organized and accessible storage that is easily transferable. 

The inclusion of wine glass holders under the table top similarly adds a sophisticated touch, turning the cart into a convenient mini-bar when entertaining guests. With al-fresco dinner and cocktail evenings only a few weeks away (we say, with hope), we'll be testing this function when the sun sets in our outdoor kitchens and on our terraces. 

Storage aside, the cart also offers room for food prep – because it offers all the features of an island, after all. The rubberwood table top offers a warm surface, perfect for preparation or serving dishes (perfect for when we roll the cart to our dining room). The mobility of the cart is also enhanced by four caster wheels, ensuring easy maneuverability around the kitchen and beyond. 

Its size also means this island is compact enough to fit in the smallest of kitchens while also serving larger spaces that may already have a built-in island. Because who are we to say no to more surface room and storage?

Island aside, we're revisiting some of our favorite Drew-designed pieces that deserve a place on our countertop. We continue to love her rosé-hued colorway, available below. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.