Hello hello! The other week I finally revealed my cozy, coastal inspired kitchen! Funny enough, the number one question you guys asked about my kitchen was, “where are those barstools from?” Today I’m sharing all about my coastal inspired bar stools and why your kitchen needs them too! Whether you’re updating your beach house or your year-round home these bar stools are the perfect addition for your space!
All photo credit belongs to Mindy Briar
I went back and forth for a while trying to figure out which bar stools would be the perfect ones for my kitchen. Below you’ll see the layout of the kitchen, which has a peninsula shaped counter dividing the kitchen space from the living space on the other side. We spent so much energy to take down the wall between the two spaces that the last thing I wanted was to feel like I was dividing them again. That is why picking the perfect bar stools was so important to me!
Here’s what I’m talking about… I knew I wanted bar stools with backs because I was going to be spending a lot of time sitting at the counter working on my computer. Backless options would have been a great solution to avoid making the spaces feel divided, but they wouldn’t be comfortable.
Bar stools with backs was the way to go. However, the I knew the backs of the bar stools would be a couple of inches higher than the bar-height countertop. That’s where I worried the spaces would feel divided. The last thing I wanted was to have the backs of the bar stools looking like a fence smack dab in the middle of my new open concept kitchen/living room.
If this sounds at all like I was way overthinking this entire thing. Well, maybe. But I really wanted to have the spaces feel like one. I also just didn’t want to have ugly barstools.
Ultimately I decided that these chippendale style bar stools would be the perfect fit with the space because A) they have a coastal feel, and B) the open backs actually blend the two spaces together rather than acting as a divider. The backs aren’t as comfortable as a bar stool with a cushioned, fabric back, however that’s easy to solve with a throw blanket or a pillow.
They come pre-assembled (hallelujah!) & the shipping is free! Need I say more?
The cushioned seats are easy to reupholster if needed. They are installed in such a way that would make them super easy to remove and reupholster. Another huge pro to these bar stools! Even if you know absolutely nothing about upholstering, it’s as simple as unscrewing the seat, buying your fabric, and knowing how to use a staple gun. I’m already dreaming about swapping the fabric out to add a fun pop of color to these bar stools. What do you think?