Shop the Look: Barstools at The District, Plan 2
Doesn’t the above kitchen within Plan 2 at The District have an inviting, farm-to-table vibe? Conceived and styled by our designer Roseli Kim, this space bridges the gap between rustic and modern in the most charming way!
To nurture that naturally warm atmosphere, Roseli specified that handsome wood floor and paneled counter base. These design details complement one another, as well as the contemporary Shaker cabinets within the kitchen. Similarly, in the adjoining living room, the sisal area rug and live edge coffee tables harmonize with modern furnishings such as the sofa and floor lamp. Sitting pretty between it all are those indispensable hewn wood counter stools. Their handmade look and clean lines define the kitchen as a separate area while also maintaining visual continuity with the great room.
Clearly, the right stools can completely pull together an open living space! Capture the above look in your home with one of the similar rustic stool styles we’ve gathered below.
1. Trent Austin Design Bar Stool | 2. Kosas Home Counter Stools | 3. Wainscott Stool | 4. Style N Living Bar Stool | 5. Soho Concept Stool | 6. Miles & May Stool | 7. Louise Counter Stool | 8. Indian Sheesham Wood Stool
If Roseli’s pick seems best suited to your space, we’d suggest the Trent Austin Design or Kosas Home bar stools. They’re almost exactly like those used in the kitchen at The District, but with one difference – the Trent Austin Design is bar height while the Kosas Home stool fits perfectly beneath a counter. Be sure to measure carefully!
Offering a similar artisan appeal but a slightly more polished package are CB2’s Wainscott stools. Their darker finish, lower backs, and tapered legs have a timeless, mid-century air. Likewise, the sleek lines of the Style N Living Bar Stool have Rat Pack panache. We particularly like the contrast of this piece’s seat and legs. The Soho Concept stool introduces metal in its base, a detail that will blend beautifully with a contemporary decor. If you have kids, this stool’s higher back makes it a great choice since it’ll help keep little tooshes in place.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, backless counter stools offer a lot of versatility. For example, the classic wood stool by Miles & May would look great in an outdoor living space or before a vanity. It also happens to be the perfect height to sit on while practicing guitar. As comfortable as it is attractive, the Louise Counter Stool’s teak fabrication and metal footrest mean it can weather active family meals and cocktail parties with equal aplomb. A beautiful Indian Sheesham wood stool such as the one by !nspire delivers dimension via its unusual pattern. We love its handcrafted appearance, and, as an added bonus, it’s made with sustainable wood!