“A bar stool’s a bar stool, right?” said no Home Enthusiast ever. When it comes to finding the perfect bar stool for your space, there are way more factors to consider than whether you’re talking three legs or four. Materials make a statement about style. Is your home traditional? Modern? Glam? And to blend harmoniously into your floorplan, a bar stool’s size and stature should reflect the kitchen design. We gathered up inspirational photos of some of our favorite looks. Pull up a seat and let’s talk bar stools.


Talus Residence Three: Kitchen

An oversized island in sophisticated stone cries out for luxurious seating, and leather certainly fits the bill. Supple, elegant, and yet extremely durable, it’s a look that only gets better with time. At Talus, substantial stools on a sturdy base harmonize with the kitchen’s color palette and traditional styling.

Alston Residence One: Kitchen

While at Alston, rendered in a modern shell shape atop a steel frame, saddle leather is an unexpected pop of color that pulls the whole room together.


Aria Residence One: Kitchen

How to bring contemporary flair to a smaller space? It’s all about the backless bar stool, whose sculptural style adds a dose of practical whimsy. At Aria, rough-hewn wood seats are a rustic counterpoint to the stools’ delicate metal base. They’re substantial without overwhelming the island’s footprint.

Paloma Residence One: Kitchen

Meanwhile at Paloma, the moody materials of the Residence One kitchen are grounded by a pair of sturdy stools in dark wood and industrial steel.

Paloma Residence Three: Kitchen

And over at Paloma Residence Three, the bright open-plan kitchen’s airy feel is echoed in high-shine stools boasting modern good looks.


Lucera Residence Three: Kitchen

Whether in sea grass, wicker, rattan or even colorful acrylic (hello, bistro style), woven bar stools are design workhorses that translate in a variety of settings. Like at Lucera, where the natural material balances the island’s shiny stone surface while reflecting its variegated hue. Note the proportions—you could seat an entire dinner party at that island without ever feeling cramped.

Tierno Residence Three: Backyard

Then at Tierno, sun-resistant woven bar stools show off their outdoorsy side, providing comfortable and stylish outdoor bar seating without ever breaking a sweat.


Tierno Residence Three: Kitchen

So strong, so sturdy, and yet so sophisticated all at the same time, wooden bar stools are equal parts classic and cool. Check out these stunners at Tierno. The bentwood styling recalls café culture, lending the sleek kitchen a little Parisian flair, especially paired with those sparkly pendant lights. Very ooh-la-la.

Viridian Residence Three: Kitchen

But at Viridian, it’s all about Danish modern. Woven seats, rigid lines and a wishbone back feel hand-hewn, warming up the polished, neutral space.

Now that you’ve got the scoop, what kind of bar stool statement do you want to make? Share and comment on our Facebook page @TRIPointeSoCal. And get excited, because there’s even more to see and be inspired by at our model homes across Southern California. Find a neighborhood and visit today!


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