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Homework time just got a little happier! Cozy up along the counter in style with our top picks for kitchen barstools. Whether you're looking for upholstered linen, bright lacquered wood, or industrial iron, here are our picks for the most stylish stools to color your cook space.
These happy yellow stools will cheer up any kitchen. The Hollywood Regency-inspired design is a nod to vintage, south Florida style. The high-gloss citrus yellow paint keeps it current and fresh.
Lilly Pulitzer Yellow Barstools, $619; horchow.com
You'll be transported back in time to the days of chocolate malts, poodle skirts, and Elvis with these chrome and red vinyl-covered stools. Transform your kitchen into a soda fountain-worthy space by way of retro barstools. Then, round out the look with candy-colored, vintage-inspired appliances and tile.
Diner Stool, 30", $189; Williams-Sonoma.com
Elegant, tufted upholstery adds warmth and laid-back sophistication to a more formal kitchen. This seat is crafted for sharing, so it’s perfect for nights of homework and cooking with the kids. Its careful attention to detail in the nailhead trim and modern birch base enhances the overall design.
"Evelyn" Tufted Bar Bench, $799; horchow.com
This slightly industrial stool looks right at home in an airy loft with exposed brick, or it can make a bold statement in an all-white kitchen. The sleek iron legs and acacia wood seat and back give off a vibe that’s rugged yet refined.
Rustic Bar Stool, $398 for a set of two; westelm.com
Singing the Blues
This barstool has the clean simplicity of modern design without feeling too sterile. It's available in five juicy hues that are perfect for summer. Bonus: the brushed aluminum is 80 percent recycled and has an estimated lifespan of 150 years. Plus, the chairs are designed for stacking, freeing up extra space when they're not being used.
Nine-O Stacking Barstool, $580; dwr.com