In traditional or rustic interiors, however, the accent is not as much on the sophisticated looks as it is on the way an element matches everything else around it and on the way it integrates in the whole décor composition.
Speaking of a vintage or reclaimed vibe, these Knoll stools from Steven Shell of London are fantastic. Substantial yet with an elegant touch thanks to the curved bottom of the feet, they are available in a variety of finishes. Made from premium mahogany, the stools are hand finished and have a mortise and tenon frame construction. While they might be pieces with a vintage look, they are of a quality fit for handing down over time.
For vintage-modern interiors, a different type of design is required and the Rutland counter stool definitely has it. It has a strong metal frame and a few gentle curves that soften its industrial appearance.
If kids are in the picture, you’ll definitely want to weigh more heavily those characteristics such as sturdiness (to prevent their accidentally tipping over), durability, and ease of cleaning. Of course, if the bar stools will be used exclusively (or, at least, primarily) by adults, you can afford to safely go with lower backs, more delicate stability, and swivel options.
The Enzo counter stools combine wood and chrome for a modern aesthetic. They offer increased comfort thanks to the backrest and they also feature footrests, another element which influences the overall design and functionality.
When both the bar stools and the bar are black, the result can turn out quite unimpressive. However, that’s not the case here because the stools definitely stand out. That’s due to their ornate design and the drama they add to the décor.