As I mentioned yesterday, we chose the bar stools for Meredith + Daniel’s kitchen. Although we arrived at an obvious and eternally perfect classic (Bertoia!), I looked at a lot of examples of bar & counter stools. Lucky you, they’re detailed below.
First though, let’s have a lesson.
What’s the difference between a bar stool & counter stool?
If you’ve ever shopped for kitchen stools, you’ve noticed that they come in two heights. The standard height for a bar stool is 30″, while the average height for a counter stool is about 26″.
How to choose the right height bar & counter stool?
You’ll want 8″ to 12″ of leg room between the stool and the bottom of your counter/table.
Consider the overhang.
You might find that counters with a very deep overhang call for a slightly shorter stool.
How much space should you allot between stools?
For stools 16″-18″ wide, allow about 22″ of space between them. For stools 19″-22″ wide, allow about 24″ of breathing room. Leave even more space for swivel stools and stools with arms.
I didn’t even realize that the stools I use in Boston and Cape Cod are
Last Minute bar stools by Patricia Urquiola.
S H O P P I N G
1 Vienna Barstool, $179 at Crate & Barrel.
2 Arteriors Wyndham Swivel Barstool, $553 at Zinc Door.
3 Real Good Barstool by BluDot, $319 at The Future Perfect.
4 BOSSE Bar Stool, $39.99 at IKEA.
5 Onda Barstool by Jesus Gasca for Stua, $386 at DWR.
6 Magis Steelwood by Ronan+Erwan Bouroullec, $479 at Smart Furniture.
7 Tolix Marais Barstool by Xavier Pauchard, $300 at DWR.
8 Arteriors Home Rochefort Stool, $480 at Clayton Gray.
9 P.A. Bar Stool by Soren Rose Studio, $895 at Matter.
10 Ulrik Bar Stool by Alex Hellum, $315 at The Future Perfect.
11 Hal Stool by Jasper Morrison, £213 at Haus London.
12 Modern Windsor Bar Stool, $149.99 at West Elm.
13 Little Tulip Stool by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, $1,670 at Unica.
14 Tractor Counter Stool by Craig Bassam, $1,195 at DWR.
15 Bay Counter Stool by Newport Furniture, $349 at Room & Board.
16 Restoration Warehouse Maxwell Stool, $266.25 at Candelabra.
17 Spoon Stool by Antonio Citterio for Kartell, $655 at Addo Novo.
18 Bertoia Counter Stool for Knoll, $848.30 at AllModern.
19 Felix Walnut Bentwood Barstools, $129 at Crate & Barrel.
20 Folio Leather Backless Counter stools, $269 at Crate & Barrel.
21 Industrial Stool, $179 at West Elm.
22 Upholstered Cherner Stool, $949 at Zinc Details.
23 OFFI Jim Barstool by Scott Laughton, $230 at 2Modern.
24 Deer Bar Stool by Autobahn for De La Espada, $1,885 at Matter.
25 Era Counter Stool by Michael Thonet, $225 at DWR.
26 Flint Counter Stool, $119 at CB2.
27 Emeco Navy Stool, $710 at Design Public.
28 Little Apollo by Patrick Norguet for Artifort, $1,339 at Hive.
29 1961 Pierre Jeanneret Stools, set of 4 at Galerie Half.
30 Jamie Young Americana Stool, $334 at Zinc Door.
31 Gigi Stool by Marco Mara for Knoll, $513 at Hive.
32 Collins Stools, $249 at Room & Board.
33 Bar Stool in Scrapwood by Piet Hein Eek, $766 at The Future Perfect.
34 Lucite Bar Stools, $3,675/pair, Sandra Oster, Decorator Tag Sale.
35 Model Six Stool by Jeff Covey, $420 at MoMA Store.
36 dCOR Design Gen Bar Stool, $239 at Wayfair.
37 Phoenix Swoon Barstool, $149 at CB2.
38 Milo Baughman Chrome Bar Stools, $8,000/six at Orions Objects.
39 Gubi Stool by Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen $695 at DWR.
40 Staach – Cain Kitchen Stool, $308 at 2Modern.
41 Kartell Charles Ghost Stool, $340 at Design Public.
42 Cosmo Bar Stool, £50 at Next.
43 Petite Barstools, $149 at CB2.
44 Ribbon Counter Stool, $179 at West Elm.
45 Arteriors Calvin Bar Stool, $2,016 at Zinc Door.
46 Crescent Bar Chair, $345/pair at Zinc Door.
47 Kubu Hand-Woven Barstool, $149.95 at Pier1.
48 Dandelion Stool by DesignK, £230 at DesignK.
49 Knicker Stool by Blu Dot, $299 at Addo Novo.
50 Facto Stools by Patrick Jouin for Fermob, $469 at Unica.
51 Deja-vu Stool by Naoto Fukasawa for Magis, $459 at Yliving.
52 Ribbon Stools by Nendo for Cappellini, $871 at Unica.
53 Counter Stool 1C by RoomB, $640 by Yliving.
54 Stitch Stool by Cappellini, $1,343 at Unica Home.
55 BCN Fixed Stools by Harry & Camilla for Kristalia, $471 at Unica.
56 Kant Stool by Karim Rashid for Casamania, $290 at Unica.
57 Graph Stool by Gus* Modern, $399 at Addo Novo.
58 Aalto High Chair K65 by Artek, 352€ at Scandinavia Design.
59 Reata Counter Stool, $198 at Anthropologie.
60 Hi Pad Stools by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini, $800 at Unica.
61 Perch Barstool, $348 at Anthropologie.
62 Lancaster Barstool by Michael Young for Emeco, $650 at Yliving.
63 Blu Dot Counterstool Counterstool, $199 at Addo Novo.
64 P Stool 2 by Lebello, $420 at Yliving.
65 One More Please by Philippe Starck for Kartell, £208 at Panik.
66 L’Eau Counter Stool by Calligaris, $240 at Yliving.
67 Church Stool by Gus*Modern, $250 at Yliving.
68 Last Minute Stool by Patricia Urquiola, $563 at Unica.
69 Florence Swivel Stool, $99.99 at Target.
70 Air Counter Stool by Calligaris, $229 at Yliving.
71 Perch Counter Stool, $440 at Yliving.
72 One More Bar Stool by Philippe Starck for Kartell, £208 at Panik.
73 Bungalow 5 Oslo Gray Limed Oak Barstool, $520 at Zinc Door.
74 Magis Stool One $392 at Zinc Details.
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