Please show me your stools in context
I know we have a couple other threads going with good stools-at-counter pics (that is, the counters thread and the size-of-island thread). Still, it often results in tantalizing glimpses of stools that are just out of sight or seemingly removed from the photo to illustrate one of these other points!
So I'll start this new thread explicitly related to stools-at-your-counter. Could you please show me what you chose, and the context you chose it for: the counter, the cabinets and backsplash - in short, the gestalt to which you decided these particular stools contributed.
Because I've agonized about this a long while and in the end did nothing really. I just couldn't find anything I thought seemed right.
To be fair I feel hampered by a number of constraints that might not bother others. I don't like the indiscriminate use of rainforest hardwoods for cheap, poor-quality furniture, painted, often, even. Kinda hurts my heart to see beautiful mahogany slapped together with staples, kinda sorta joining and then painted to boot. All for way-too-cheap prices. That said, another constraint that really hampers me is cost, too. I'm blown away by how expensive stools are; expensive and too-cheap all at the same time.... see the problem? ;)
So, if it's not too much trouble, I thought maybe a gallery of inspiration pictures might help me and others as well. Please show me what you decided on and the context of why. And if you're willing to provide an approximate price-point and purchase location too that would be helpful (I suppose year of purchase would help too now that ancient GW threads can and are being resurrected).