With the prevalence of lingering in the kitchen, it is time to step our game up with counter and bar stool styles. Kitchen island seats is certainly a place where you are able to bend the rules a bit — no fashion is out of bounds. Comfort is a must, but relaxation could be different for everyone.

Traditional chair heights are 24 inches for counter stools and 30 inches for bar stools. Swivels, footrests and backless choices are all welcome to the celebration. And yes, do the leather! Food and beverage spills don’t stand a chance of adhering to leather.

Here are the latest styles. Go ahead, have a chair and linger awhile. What’s your favorite?

Willey Design LLC

Bar stools pose the ideal opportunity for some personality. All these Calvin stools by Arteriors add a modern twist to the otherwise conventional kitchen. Notice the way the black of these pendants balances the white and black of the bar stools.

Andre Rothblatt Architecture

The BaBa bar stool by Design Within Reach is a sculptural choice with this warm and handsome kitchen. I love the broad base, which can help prevent tipping. Seat heights for this design are 261/2 inches for counter stools and 291/2 inches for bar stools.

Lucy Interior Design

This fashion is by influential designer Harry Bertoia. Designed in the first ’50s for Knoll, it was the first of its type with sculpted steel rods. This contemporary, eclectic option is fantastic with this particular light-filled kitchen.

Andre Rothblatt Architecture

Another iconic layout, by Norman Cherner, this bar stool functions in contemporary and transitional spaces. The swanky back is surprisingly comfortable.

Yvonne McFadden LLC

Notice the way the sharp lines of these shiny metal bar stools by Go Home comparison the raw wood of this island. The eye enjoys contrast, making this a perfect pairing.

Lloyd Architects

Pick a color — any color, really. Bar stools and counter stools offer you a great way to establish a color palette. Lime-green leather stools from Crate & Barrel kick this kitchen up a notch.

The House Of Mink

The ideal classic treasure may be difficult to discover, but it is well worth the attempt. These classic stools are ideal in this midcentury area. Check antiques shops, flea markets and eBay for great vintage finds.

A footrest is a nice bonus on counter and bar stools. There are several better ways to encourage lingering in the kitchen than having a comfortable spot for feet and backs. Here the Enzo counter stool combines steel and warm wood for a winning combination.

Sarah Greenman

The Dowel counter stool comes with a swivel and comes in a multitude of colours to delight all your color whims. Orange or pickle green is a great choice for midcentury modern design.

Brandon Barré Architectural Interior Photographer

If lightweight bar stools are a wish list item for you, look no longer. The Delta bar stool from Crate & Barrel is made of feather-light aluminum using an anodized finish, and you’re able to discover cushions in several colours.

Charmean Neithart Interiors

This beach house called for something mild and unfussy, and these French café bar stools (shown here in burnt oak with custom chair pads) fit the bill.

Group3 Architects llc

Backless is sexy for bar stools, too. Have a look at this vintage-inspired Toledo bar stool from Restoration Hardware for instant vintage appeal.

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