Bar and Counter Stool Picks

Merry Christmas everyone!

Counter stools are the jewelery of your kitchen that is why you have to choose simple classics or change them every few years.  Much to my husbands chagrin, I like to change mine every few years and I am gearing up for some new ones. . . I am constantly looking for bar and counter stools for others, so I thought I would share some of my favorites:

1. Rattan.  This pick from McGuire Furniture was also on the Elle Decor top 10 barstool list, and it is easy to see why, this curved rattan baby is super chic.

Geometric Barstool by BassamFellows (also comes in Counter height)

37"h x 12.5"w; 18.25"d; seat height: 29.75";  price: $1,080 c.o.m.;mcguirefurniture.com

 2. Wishbone.  It seems that every Tom, Dick and Harry of the decorating world is churing out wishbone stools, but no matter I am still liking them. Here are hi lo options:

Bungalow 5 is always turning out well priced fun pieces and this wishbone counter stool is no exception.  I am liking the limey color.  

Bungalow 5 Oslo Limed Oak Barstool, (also comes in counter height). 31"h x 18.5"w; seat height 31"H; price: $520

Also liking the lines of this World Market  Natural Bowen Wishbone Barstool and quite the steal at $90 bucks (my guess is you can't have too large a fanny or these will probably not make it very long). 

World Market Natural Bowen Wishbone Barstool (one height only)
Height: 43.7";  witdth 22"W; depth 22.4"; Price: $89.99  Worldmarket.

3.  Rattan, again.  Red Egg is always a favorite.  These come in a wide range of colors, and if you have a fondness for all things Asian, rattan or trelliage these may fit the bill...

Indochine Bar Stool & Counter Stool
18w 47h 23d, 18w 42h 23d; $644 at Cottage and Bungalow


4. Bent wood cane.  A classic.  Two options, Crate and Barrel & Design With Reach.

Love this fun color from Crate and Barrel
Vienna Green 24" Barstool
16.5"Wx21"Dx37.5"H;  $169; Crate and Barrel 


Great lines from Design Within Reach -- they also have a nice red and turquoise if you are into color.
Thonet "ERA Counter Stool"

H: 39" W 16" D 20" Seat H: 24"; $225; DWR
5. Upholstered Stool.  Saw these two markets ago from Noir and still think they are good looking.  Noir Barstool (also in counter stool height)
32" high x 17.5" square; $820 at Clayton Grey Home

5. The Bistro Chair.  Bistro chairs have become quite popular again and here are two one from Williams Sonoma and the other from Palecek.

Williams Sonoma 
Parisian Bistro Woven Bar Stool $395
20” x 20” x 45” high.

 I just adore this Palecek Patio Paris Bar or Counter Stool.  $605.  Find it here.
 30" or 24" seat height

Here are Some Fab Options from 1stdibs:
Signed Karl Springer stools in chagrin finish:
 Milo Baughman Bar Stools with Brass Footrests

I am swooning over this Pair Ebonized Wood Grotto Bar Stools

Why is everything I adore at 1st dibs?  

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