NFL's Jason and Kylie Kelce top their 'perennial favorite' kitchen feature with this luxurious material

Style meets durability in the Philadelphia Eagles star's kitchen – and his design choices are eternally on-trend

Kylie and Jason Kelce
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The functionality of a kitchen island (arguably the most sought-after modern home must-have) is no secret. Described as a 'perennial favorite' by designers, this feature is as practical as it is good-looking – but how can we accentuate its beauty (and durability) further? The answer is found in Kylie and Jason Kelce's kitchen. 

The Philadelphia Eagles center and his wife Kylie topped their kitchen island with veined marble, one of the most luxurious materials of all, and it's a choice that makes a powerful statement in their otherwise all-white ktichen

Alongside their island, the couple used the marble on their countertops – adding just the right amount of interest to their neutral space. It's a choice that hasn't gone unnoticed by designers, including Tom Howley, who reassures that marble islands are a timeless choice.

'Kitchen islands are a perennial favorite and tend to be highly sought out by potential buyers as they provide extra worktop, storage, and entertaining space,' he says.

As Tom suggests, installing an island is one way to create a more interesting and practical kitchen (while also appealing to potential buyers if we so wish). However, decorating with marble only makes this feature more attractive. 

Jonathan Stanley, the VP of marketing at Caesarstone, notes that, in a high-traffic area, durability, alongside beauty, is a must – making marble a worthy investment. 

'It’s essential to choose practical yet aesthetically pleasing materials that you’ll love for years to come. Invest in a reliable, hardwearing worktop, as kitchens are busy places, and the surface, more than any other part, really takes the brunt of this,' he explains


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When installing statement marble, it's also important to consider our cabinetry color choices. In Kylie and Jason Kelce's kitchen, the subtle white cabinets allow the marble island and countertops to take center stage while allowing the space to breathe. Pairing a dramatic marble with brighter colors could overwhelm the kitchen, so if we're following suit, we should look toward similar hues for an airy, well-balanced space. 

'Lighter wood finishes and paint colors work well to expand the perceived space of your kitchen,' Tom adds. 'Pair light tones with light-colored countertops, and your kitchen will look spacious and airy.'

Tom Howley
Tom Howley

Tom Howley founded the luxury British kitchen brand in 2004. With showrooms across the country, Tom Howley specializes in fitting beautiful, bespoke kitchen designs crafted from the finest materials.

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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.