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Help with picking a counter stool

Posted by kamkar2006 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 5, 12 at 21:01

I am in desperate need of help in picking out a nice counter stool. Right now our kitchen nook has the RH madeline chair (so not wanting to do a stool with the cross back on the island). I would ideally like something kid friendly (no upholstery) and something that does not have a huge back (low back or not back or shorter style back) would be great.

I was initially looking at the dorchester counter stool in black at Ballard Designs, but then decided if the kids were sitting at the counter I should maybe get something with a back. I also like the RH Vintage French Counter stool with leather. (hope this link works)

Any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Help with picking a counter stool

Another view of the space

RE: Help with picking a counter stool

Have you looked at Crate and Barrel?

Also, I have to say, I LOVE your floors, are they pre-finished or site finished?

Here is a link that might be useful: Crate and Barrel bar stools

RE: Help with picking a counter stool

Call me crazy, but I love the idea of the Restoration Hardware Toledo Polished Chrome Stool. I also think one of my favorites (though extremely expensive) Kong Stool would be gorgeous.

RE: Help with picking a counter stool

OK no joke - I just bought 2 stools at Bed Bath and Beyond (hudson style). they were on sale for $20 each, something like that.

I bought them so I would have stools for template day (no laughing).

Turns out the seat fabric matches EXACTLY the ultra suede (whatever) I've selected from Pompanoosuc for my chairs. HOWEVER - in putting the stools together, I decided to take my chartreuse fabric pattern and staple gun it to the stools. They are goregous and so much fun! and I left the ultrasuede under!

They are bronze and match my light finishes. I hope they last b/c I really like them. but they will do for however long.....

They were totally meant to be temporary but I really hope to keep them!


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