5 of the best bar stools

Over Christmas dinner, my dear cousin was lamenting her choice of bar stools for her recently-completed kitchen makeover. Individually, they look great and are super-comfy thanks to their generous seat-width, but she felt they looked clunky and cumbersome tucked under her gorgeous new kitchen island.

Thoughtful cousin that I am, I promised her I’d look into some sleeker, chicer alternatives. Here are five of my fave bar stools on the market this season:


West Elm bar stool

John Vogel bar stool, approximately $412, West Elm.
Photography courtesy of West Elm.

Restoration Hardware bar stool

 Vintage French round upholstered barstool, approx. $399, Restoration Hardware.
Photography courtesy of Restoration Hardware. 

Wicker Emporium bar stool

Westmount adjustable stool, $133, Wicker Emporium.
Photography courtesy of Wicker Emporium.

Crate and Barrel bar stool

Vienna Black 24-inch barstool, approx. $266, Crate and Barrel.
Photography courtesy of Crate and Barrel. 

 Flint Yellow barstool, $139, CB2.
Photography courtesy of CB2. 

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