I wrote in a previous post that I was worried that the island bench looked like it was too far to the right and the space looked unbalanced, but I took advice from h&b and took some photos from a different angle and I feel much better about it now.
The gaps between these panels were supposed to be 15mm but when they were put in they just looked to wide to me and indeedy they were...by 2mm (size does matter ;-P). To me they looked clunky and basically looked like a bit of a mistake. They were supposed to be a subtle difference. Anyway, to rectify, we've reduced them even further to 10mm. I'm happy with this outcome.