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Bar Stool Mania

While I love the bar stools I have at my house, even though they are shorter than they should be for the height of the kitchen counter, I’ve found myself zooming in on bar stools in images lately.

 Here are my stools.  Like I said, way too short for the counter, but not bad for a T.J.Maxx find.

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 I think my fascination may have something to do with the fact that I spend more time sitting on my bar stools than I do on my actual sofa.  It’s just so much easier to use a laptop, eat, and watch tv from the bar.  That and I feel like I’m giving up for the day if I get to comfortable on the couch.  Either way, I have to share with you some of the styles I’ve scoped out lately.

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I love anything that combines industrial and natural materials together and these bar stools do just that.

Great Neighborhood Homes transitional-home-bar

The Cliffs at Mountain Park: Private Residence rustic-kitchen

Robins Way contemporary-kitchen

Modern Farm House farmhouse-kitchen

Rustic Redux rustic-kitchen

I like that these stools can be used inside and outside and look great in both.  However, for $454 they better!

Lo-Hi Residence transitional-kitchen

Serota Home (For South Bay Magazine HOME Edition contemporary-deck

My Houzz: The Richards' Re-build contemporary-kitchen

As much as I use mine, I think I would like the higher back for comfort.

JAUREGUI Architecture mediterranean-kitchen

New Country French Cottage rustic-kitchen

ROMABIO Limewash used by Stanley Dixon and Betty Burgess in Atlanta Home transitional-kitchen

For the coastal side of me, I like the mix of wicker and wood too.

Jax Intracostal contemporary-home-bar

Kitchen Remodeling transitional-kitchen

But if you’re looking for something different, I think the barrel stools or cowhide really changes things up.

Coeur D’Alene Residence on Lake Coeur D’Alene contemporary-deck

Sag Harbor beach-style-kitchen

I can’t even tell you which ones are my favorite, because I want them all.  Actually, I could pass on the barrel stools.  Which ones do you like?  Click on any of the images for more information from Houzz on these designs.