Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Elbows on the Table

A few years ago my mother remodeled her kitchen.  She insisted on adding a counter with stools and I couldn't understand why, at the time.  Now years later, it is the spot where we have special meals and use daily.  It's a small space, so she has 2 rush seat backless stools tucked under the counter.  Below are some great ways to use stools to enhance or blend in with your kitchen decor.  If you're on the fence about adding a counter with stools to your kitchen, I say go for it.

Bar stools are available in all sorts of styles, colors, and materials. "Counter" height is typically 24-26" high and used at counters and tables that are 36" high (the same height as your sink and oven). "Bar" height stools are usually 30" high and placed at 42" high counters and bars.

Upholstered in black, contemporary stools with a pedestable chrome base and keep the look minimal.
  Surrounded by a white kitchen, a rustic and warm center island is the perfect place for sleek metal stools to stand out against.  image via: decor pad

Sleek, yet welcoming saddle stools in a warm wood tone look great with lavender blue colored walls.  image via:  decor pad

White beadboard paneling is the pefect backdrop for red schoolhouse style stools.  image via:  apartment therapy

Simple white round stools tucked under the counter blend seamlessly into a classic white kitchen.  image via:  decor pad
 Rush seat stools topped with green cushions add a splash of color to a creamy white and stainless steel kitchen.  image via:  HGTV Green Home

Find the best selection of stools at http://www.allbarstools.com/


  1. What a great post! I love bar stools at a kitchen island!

    Thanks too for dropping by my blog.


  2. Spacify offers some of the most elegant and stylish Bar Stools for your kitchen.

  3. Great post Erica! Bench stools are on my list of things to keep an eye out for a the moment. I reckon they can make or break a kitchen design. I will def give you a mention, just have to get this old computer to co-operate with me.


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