Counter stools offer a chance to mix up styles in a kitchen. Add a touch of the unexpected by introducing midcentury modern, sculptural lines to a traditional or transitional kitchen by using wooden or metal stools. Fluid shapes placed against the rigid lines of cabinets strike up a nice balance.
While patrons wait for their nails to dry, then can enjoy the views outside the Paintbar salon. A glass wall lets in plenty of natural light into the space and allows patrons to see outside the salon. A modern bench provides a place to dry wet nails, while modern stools give patrons placed to sit.
A vibrant, pop-art-cum-cubism style framed print fits this playroom's bold and colorful, yet refined scheme. Modern, round green stools possesses a curved seat meant to hug the body for ultra-comfortable seating and aesthetic appeal. The striped wall, while bold, doesn't go over-the-top thanks to grounding elements in complimenting colors, like the carpet and stools.
This contemporary kitchen mixes multiple wood elements -- cabinets, island, chairs and shelves -- to bring a homey feel to the space. The island is a stand-out item, with modern stools standing near the breakfast bar. Stone floors and white walls work to brighten the room.
In smaller rooms, like this penthouse's family room, embedding the TV into a bank of cabinets camouflages the screen and helps it from feeling so imposing. Rounded stools can be ottomans, extra seats or coffee tables, depending on the need.
Indoor, outdoor...they're basically one and the same in this modern kitchen in sunny Los Angeles where the boundary walls vanish to connect the space to the adjacent patio. Mixed wood finishes make for a dynamic neutral look.