Have you noticed that you can't stick any old bar stool at your kitchen island? They really do have to be customized to coordinate with your kitchen. I have received a few emails asking if your counter/bar stools or kitchen table and chairs should coordinate with your kitchen and the answer is, yes they absolutely should.
Here's the ones I bought for my kitchen. I have seen this bar stool from IKEA in lots of kitchens in magazines. What I loved about it is that it's comfortable, sturdy and has a low back. Depending on where your island is visually in your kitchen, maybe you don't want to constantly be looking at the backs of your bar stools.
They also come in black.
They are great for making pizza with my nephews!
Or craft projects!
Killy Scheer wrote a great article for Houzz on How to Choose the Perfect Bar Stool here.
Here's another tip that would never have occurred to me until I had a client who told me about it. She has adjustable counter stools with an island similar to this one (above) where you look at the stools every time you walk into the kitchen.
Well, if they have been adjusted by anyone sitting on them, they end up not looking perfectly straight, so she's constantly adjusting them so they look the same height all the way across.
It all depends on where your focal point is. The first thing you see when you walk into any room becomes very important and something as innocent as an adjustable bar stool can drive you nuts if that's what you're always looking at.
I'm off to pack for my Toronto Specify Colour with Confidence™ training next week!
Which bar stool is at your kitchen island? Do you love them or hate them?
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