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10 Sleek Modern Bar Stools

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Bar stools, or counter stools, are one of those fun details that can really add a lot of personality to your kitchen. Choosing the perfect one can be overwhelming though; there are so many styles out there. I’ve put together 10 of my favorites that work in any space, whether you have a sleek industrial style or want to punch up your traditional country look with a little contrast.

  • 10 Modern Bar Stools 1 of 11
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    Whether you need one stool or a dozen to complete your space, here are 10 great options for the modern kitchen. 

    Click through to see them all. 

  • Delta Bar Stool 2 of 11
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    Sleek, lightweight aluminum make these an easy choice for any space. The cushion adds a pop of color (and comfort on a cold morning). 

    From Crate and Barrel, $150. 

  • Tractor Bar Stool 3 of 11
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    Inspired by an actual tractor stool, re-imagined in sustainably harvested walnut or ash.

    From DWR, $1,250. 

  • Tabouret Stool 4 of 11
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    The bar stool version of this popular chair is just as chic. 

    From Overstock, $350 for two. 

  • Wishbone Bar Stool 5 of 11
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    Sculptural with a transitional finish that works well in a variety of kitchen designs.

    From World Market, $130. 

  • Marais Bar Stool 6 of 11
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    There are Tolix copies all over (including, ahem, in this roundup) but sometimes you just have to go with the original. 

    From DWR, $300. 

  • Flint Bar Stool 7 of 11
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    Raw steel and squared-off lines give these an industrial edge. 

    From CB2, $109. 

  • Perch Counter Stool 8 of 11
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    The perfect mix of natural and industrial, these colorful stools are cute and comfortable. 

    From West Elm, $255. 

  • Saddle Bar Stool 9 of 11
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    A little fun pattern (it's available in a variety of fabrics) to punch up your space.  Sometimes you need a cushy chair to pull up to the bar or counter. 

    From West Elm, $430. 

  • Vapor Bar Stool 10 of 11
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    For a kitchen that's short on space, this bar stools seem to disappear, allowing seating without visual clutter. 

    From CB2, $190. 

  • Samson Stool 11 of 11
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    A modern interpretation of a mid-century classic, this steel stool is also available in a variety of colors.

    From Industry West, $145. 

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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