Round Up of Counter Stools Done Right


Round Up of Counter Stools Done Right

You’ve got a show stopping kitchen island that has that perfect quartz counter top (that you and your designer searched and searched for just the right look).

It is also either gigantic or curvy or multi-leveled or multi finished, but no matter how spectacular your kitchen island is, it is not complete without the right counter height stool.

Our projects have us selecting stools for kitchen islands all the time and there are many, many options. Unfortunately, I see over and over common mistakes made when you (and even designers) are selecting stools.

One mistake I often see people make is getting tiny stools that could never be comfortable (and not a butt will fit – ever) and are certainly not the right scale.

Another big mistake people make is getting the incorrect height. A counter-height stool will fit under a normal height counter of 36”, whereas a bar stool will fit under a counter that is 42” in height (like a bar!).

Here is a round up of some exceptional stools that are available only To-The-Trade, but I am giving you a link to shop for them exclusively.

See something you like, click on the image to be taken to my online store and a list of all the items in this post. You can purchase it directly. How wonderful is that?!   

Royal Klismos Counter Stools

A Klismos shape gives it classic appeal while its open metalwork design reflects a quatrefoil pattern. The faux shagreen upholstered seat adds style and comfort and swivels for convenience. From Caracole $1,280.00

Task Bar Counter Stool

Swivel while you swizzle. Soft grey canvas with pewter nailheads, a modern wing shape, and splayed nettle wood legs bring contemporary presence to the counter. From Four Hands $499.00


Ryley Counter Stool

Slender and sleek in brass metal and puffy cushion adds character to any dining space seeking a minimalist approach. From Noir Furniture $840


Dior Counter Stool

Black metal with studs – is so masculine. Perfect for the lounge bar. Noir Furniture $488.00


Edward Counter Stool

Featuring a hand-woven rattan back, and hand-cast brass sabots and arm caps this classic will enhance any kitchen island. From Bungalow 5 $894.00


Milan Counter Stool In Dover White And Misted Ash

When a counter stool is intriguing from any angle, you can’t go wrong. From Alder and Tweed $627.00


Shay Counter Stool

Bring in a touch of modernity to your kitchen island with unique sophistication. From Union Home $358.00


Orlando Bar Stool

Upholstered tub seat & back spaced nailhead detailing and I can quickly imagine this in your farmhouse style wine bar. From Theodore Alexander $1946.00


Salima Bar Stool

Black metal and rattan in a scoped seat brings in so much texture, interest and of course flair. From Dovetail $337.50


Tapestry Counter Stool

Interwoven rope pattern atop a X stretcher base is so interesting. And the little keyhole back is pretty cute. From Essentials for Living $684.69


Braided Matisse Counter Stool

Black metal base with grey faux leather and blue braided fabric feels relaxed, modern and sure to invoke a conversation. From LumiSource $315.00

As you finish up your wonderful kitchen remodel round out your design with one of these beauties.

Ready for a professional to help you design your dream kitchen? It’s our passion! Reach out to us and we’d be delighted to help.

Until next time,



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