You would think choosing the perfect stool for your kitchen would be an easy task. However, after moving into my new home and having the chance to try new styles, I’m finding it more challenging than I originally thought.
My old barstools were beautiful, but very traditional, and I’ve had them for over 12 years. I’ve painted them twice, and had them reupholstered twice, and I can honestly say they’ve had a great run. While I loved them, I’m ready for a whole new look.
Something is happening to me. I’m no longer looking for the comforts of traditional styles, and instead I find myself being more adventurous. I’m in a minimalist mode, and find comfort from the more contemporary and cleaner designs. There is something refreshing about trying new things, especially with interior design.
Some of my favorite stores, like West Elm, All Modern, and CB2 carry many of the new styles I am leaning toward. With my kitchen being open to most areas of the house, it’s important for me to keep things simple. My island is curved and I would like to accent the beautiful feature rather than block the edge like my other stools did. Think: Clean lines, Scandanavian in style, and even acrylic or metals. I’m open to all and I am finalizing my decision as we speak.
Below I’ve listed 10 of my favorite stool designs that I am deciding between. Do you have a favorite? I think I know mine. As soon as it arrives I will let all of you know!
I love the elegant curve on the back of this stool. It looks cozy & comfy, yet feminine.
This stool while classic, still has a contemporary vibe.
This brass stool reminds me of a piece of art that belongs in a museum.
I love everything about this stool. The combination of materials makes it interesting and beautiful.
Delicate is what I think of when I see the Kennedy. While it’s simple, it’s still extremely high-end looking.
Modern & contemporary, yet the gold makes these stools look glamorous and regal. They remind me of jewelry.
This is one of my top favorites. After not having any stools surrounding my island for the past week, I’m appreciating ghost chairs and stools more and more.
This woven counter stool is one of the most popular stools in interior design. Everyone loves it for a variety of reasons but I just think it’s gorgeous.
Streamlined and graceful, the Aaron barstool would accent the curve of my island beautifully.
I love the shape of the Clements barstool and the seat shape and design is what I was originally looking for. If I purchase this, I would probably want to get this reupholstered in a soft grey or blush fabric/faux leather.
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