Thursday, March 12, 2009

Industrial Kitchen Stools For All Styles

It seems like industrial furniture is in every magazine -tables, cabinets, and lighting fixtures. But, some of my favorites are the counter stools. Lets look at some wonderful examples:
MS Living

Here is a great example of mixing the industrial style with a more rustic decor. I love the shiny surface of stools against the rough matte brick walls. This lab stool style is fairly common and easy to come by.Accurato

Here is another example that is a bit more modern from Offi.
Alimesh
We are seeing the square style in many homes. These are from Design Within Reach. Notice how great they look against the wood island and with the industrial pendant lights.
Martha Stewart
Here is another set of squared topped stools - these look wonderfully vintage - but what else could we expect from Martha?
Apartment Therapy
Look at these interesting spring stools I saw over at Apartment Therapy! Aren't they fun! They look so cool against the barn wood island and slate floor tiles.

House Beautiful

These are classic lab stools which can be purchased from many school or office supply sites. I love how modern they feel next the classic black island. Also notice the pendant lights and the interesting floor. This kitchen is one my favorites.
Country Living
How about a chocolate malt? These fifties vintage stools, complete with footrest rail, look wonderful in this kitchen filled with antiques. Notice the antique table paired with what looks like a copy of an aluminum Emeco chair. Schoolhouse pendants, antique signs and old lockers add charm.
Hutker
Though I love the look of stools, I much prefer them with backs for comfort. Here are some stools that are copies of Emeco stools. Notice the four bars in back versus Emeco's three. The style though, does look perfect in this more traditional style kitchen.
Emeco
Here is a photo of the true Emeco Navy stool, a classic is often copied - but isn't the orignial wonderful.
Desire to Inspire

Look at these vintage chairs - I really love them, and the kitchen cabinets and the center island in stainless steel. My only issue is the lights. They remind me of being in a dentist office. I would never open my mouth in this kitchen, but perhaps that's a good thing!
Seattle Times
These stools have more of a vintage look in this modern kitchen . I like the barrel backs. They look comfortable and hip.

Apartment Therapy

Here is an example of the Hudson Stool , also made my Emeco, available from Design Within Reach. These really add some bling to this New York Loft!

Giannetti Designs
Perhaps my favorite stools are the ones designer Brooke
Giannetti used in a recent project for a client. I love the size and scale. In her own home Brooke used these with a fabric seat cushion .
Cote de Texas
Designer Joni Webb, mentioned this kitchen in her famous blog on Kitchens 101-Elements to Copy. The chairs can be found at Beach Dwelling and are the same ones as in the
Giannetti designed kitchen. I love the interesting floors and the chandelier. Both kitchens have very different interiors, but they both work with these stools.


I hope they are comfortable because I think these are my favorite. Which ones do you prefer?
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49 comments:

  1. When I read the title of this post, my first thought was interesting, but the look is not for me. Then I read the post, and was fascinated to find that I actually like the look! Mixing industrial in a classic space (Brooke's being my favorite example) looks great; it kind of reminds me of mixing contemporary art in a traditional decor. I love the juxtaposition.

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  2. I dont know what I would do without mine. We live around our bar..its where the action is with our family. Nice treats to look at..thanks~

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  3. I prefer the stools with backs too..., and have two great ones waiting in the attic until the kitchen island is built (by my husband)..., some of the backless ones look fabulous though!

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  4. I am so torn between doing my kitchen cab's in cream or black....these pics are definately helping though! I love the one from house beautiful though. I just need to get out the paintbrush & go for it!
    Leslie
    lamaisonfou blog

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  5. Fantastic post topic! Love the vintage feel of the industrial stools - the perfect counterbalance to an otherwise glam kitchen!

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  6. Interesting. I have never thought of using Industrial Kitchen Stools. Have I told you how much I love your pantry. I just added you to my blog list, it took me awhile to get back to finding you again.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  7. ahhhh I just love industrial paired with antiques! That first photo sent my heart racing - I love the washed brick and the wooden floors - that mirror and the way it is hung is fabulous and all that stainless with it! YUM.
    My favorite stools are the spring ones :) How fun are those?!
    Loved this post, Gina
    xo Isa

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  8. Wonderful kitchens - I love those kind of industrial stools, they seem to work in all kitchens. xv.

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  9. Wow I love these! I especially love the bar stools with swivels!

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  10. I like them! Especially thinking about how trashed my bar stools get with young kids. These would be easy to wipe off and would withstand life at my home. Plus they are great looking.

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  11. It's really hard to decide without actually sitting in them. I LOVED the textures and finishes of the first kitchen. But, my favorite stools are the square ones in the Martha Stewart photo, I think. I would have to see how comfortable they would be compared to the fabulous ones with backs as in Brooke's kitchen. Great post!

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  12. Personally, I'm not a stool-girl! What can I say?! But I do love the cork screw stools! Way cool! Like many different design elements- I like them, but don't want to live with them!
    I think we were down in your 'neck of the woods' today (or at least passing by?)- we went to Westwood to a stone fabricator, and I think I saw your village name on a road sign! Happy Weekend to you!
    joan

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  13. The Tolix ones are always lovely. I have seen only one set of stools that I would be happy with that I had in a post a while back. They are cast pewter from an on French bar and just gorgeous.
    Ness xx

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  14. Thank you for the mention. The Hudson stools are from Emeco, however the other stools with the four bars in the back are terrible knock-offs. Desing Within Reach only sells the real Emeco stools.
    see www.emeco.net for more about knock-offs.
    Dan Fogelson
    VP Sales and Marketing
    Emeco
    dan@emeco.net

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  15. Dan,
    Thanks so much for the update on the stool! Your product is wonderful and we will make sure it is adequately represented! I will make the correction to my post and check out the great link!
    Thanks,
    Gina

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  16. Love the industrial look sooo much, that in my kitchen redo I'm using gladiator tool drawers and benches +metro chrome shelving and those great stools from Design Within Reach. Wacko? Who cares!

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  17. Another fascinating post Gina. MOTH would have those industrial spring stools in a heartbeat - he's got a very 'quirky' style! However, sense would prevail & Miss Millie would have 4 of those gorgeous authentic Emeco's installed in a flash!
    Millie ^_^

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  18. industrial

    r o c k s !

    my fave is the white washed exposed brick wall.

    xx

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  19. thanks for the shout out! hey - I bought some feed sacks on ebay and the woman found out who I was and was so excited! we're famous! haha - anyway - she really likes you. She is so sweet. I can't wait to get my package of sacks. thinking about retiring my zebra pillows for feed sacks. omg.

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  20. Oooooh I like soooo many of them! Lovely collection!

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  21. Thank you, Gina for including my client's home in your post. I love those bar stools. I actually had them in my own kitchen for a while, but now they are in the studio at work. I replaced them with the Emeco look-a-like stools with the four slats on the back. They actually work out better for my kitchen because the original ones swivel and were causing my very soft limestone counters to chip. The very soft limestone is another story that I won't get into now. Everyone makes mistakes. Thank goodness this one was in my own home and not a client's!

    xo
    Brooke

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  22. Such wonderful photos of kitchens!
    I love photo #1 - MS Living, of course!

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  23. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it!

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  24. Oh these are all such fun options. Love the ones with the curl q bases!

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  25. I love the classic mixed with the industrial stools - works well & they are very practical.

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  26. You have some gorgeous eye candy here! And to think they were all inspired by stools! I'm with you, I like the ones you chose!

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  27. Hi Gina,
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment about my blog and for all the beautiful inspiration in willow decor! kindest,
    christelle

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  28. what a great post! I loved all the kitchens, too. Fun, fun, fun!!!

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  29. I can't actually choose a favorite, lol! Wonderful post :-)

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  30. I love the Martha Stewart ones, and I think they are NOT vintage but some really well-priced new ones. See

    http://www.csnchairs.com/Lyon-Workspace-Products-1852-LW1293.html

    I found this company on remodelista.com, which also just did a stool review. Personally, I like this same stool with the back, will work better for kids! Great post though...thanks!

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  31. Love the spring stools and the "chocolate malt" stools. Nice post!

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  32. Erika,
    Thanks for your comments on the stools. I checked out the link and CSN actually makes great reproductions. They are close copies of Martha Stewart ones, but the MS ones have a patina that the CSN ones do not have. So, I have to think the MS ones are vintage. And, they may be a great alternative as the CSN price is terrific! Great tip! Thanks!

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  33. Great post! My favorite would have to be Brooke's kitchen, but these are all great.

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  34. Love your site. I found it by chance when searching for industrial barstools.
    Do you have a source for the first stool in the MS Living photo? None of the suppliers I've seen have a chrome version, just a very dark pewter. What about the 6th photo from house Beautiful?

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  35. What a very very beautiful blog article. This is excellent. I hope that you will post more and thank you for sharing....

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  36. You mention that the industrial stools on the bottom photo can be found at beach dwelling. They are not on their site at all. Where can I find those stanless swivel bar stools?

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  37. Beach Dwelling doesn't have them - but I found them on the Design Within Reach website - look up Precision Stool with Backrest (item #0076) - they are on sale.

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  38. Does anybody know where I can find the stools from Martha Stewart's kitchen? Thanks.

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  39. Thanks for this great article! Does anyone know where to find the barrel back stools in the Seattle Times picture. I love these!

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  40. I also would like to know where to get the barrel back stools in the Seattle Times. Please help!

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  41. I have the backless stools... but wish I could afford to replace them with great stools that have backs, arms, and swivel! Need to win the lotto one of these days! Ha!

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  42. Mmmmm....to have enough room to need barstools. If I did, I know where to come for inspiration! I love the industrial look of all of them.

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  43. Only if I had enough room to need barstools. Ahh, a girl can dream right? I love all of the industrial styles of these stools. I couldn't pick!

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  44. Although "industrial" really isn't my style, I just love the contrast of the old and new. The warm woods and cold metals. Very cool!

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  45. I love them! Especially considering how to drop my bar stool with young children get. It is also very easy to erase, and will take my family life. In addition they are very nice.

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  46. I have been looking and looking for some really great industrial bar stools. It's like this post was written just for me! The bar stools are all FABULOUS....I have some great ideas now. And all the comments at the end led me to the appropriate websites (which I wouldn't have found on my own)! Thank you, thank you!!

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  47. Can anyone tell me who makes the Barrel back stools in the picture " Seattle Times " ?? and where we can find them??
    thanks

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