Whether you’re outfitting your kitchen or your basement bar, finding the right counter or bar stool can be tough. You want something that’s high-quality and durable, so that it can seat a revolving door of visiting friends and family members, and also impeccably designed to match the aesthetic of your home. Take our quiz below to figure out exactly what type of bar stool is right for you.
1. You’d describe your home as …
a. Brimming with timeless elegance and details
b. A mix of styles; classic meets current
c. Laid back, so every day feels like a retreat
2. If you could move into a historic home, it would be …
a. The Biltmore Estate – just your average stateside French chateau
b. Fallingwater – Frank Lloyd Wright’s timeless contemporary design (plus, that waterfall!)
c. The Ernest Hemingway House – Key West, Florida’s most iconic literary retreat
3. Bartender, make it the usual …
a. Champagne, of course
b. The house red
c. A mojito
4. You need a weekend getaway. Where are you going?
a. Rome. Why not?
b. Palm Springs, away from the hustle and bustle
c. The Hamptons – and straight to the beach
5. It’s all important, but when it comes to furniture, your deciding factor is …
a. Details, details, details
b. Style – if you love how it looks, you’ll find a way to make it work
c. Comfort, for maximum relaxation
6. You’re having a party! What’s on your playlist?
a. Smooth jazz
b. Pop contemporary
c. Island vibes
Traditional bar stools
You enjoy the finer things in life, and bar stools are no exception. You want something with visual interest, quality craftsmanship and elegant details. It’s important for every piece to match the rest of your home decor for a cohesive look that’s as functional as it is ornate.
Contemporary bar stools
You pride yourself on the effortless and slightly eclectic decoration of your home. You can mix the modern with the traditional for a look that’s uniquely your own. You don’t want anything over-the-top; sleek construction and easy styling are a must for you.
Coastal bar stools
Life’s a beach, and you want to keep it that way, both inside and outside your home. Bamboo detailing and rattan or wicker backing make up the comfortable seating that will feel right at home in your seaside retreat (even if you don’t live near the coast).