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Raising the Bar….Stool. Chair Candy’s Alli Cox on her favorite bar stools.

Hi, my name is Alli, and I’m a chair addict. You read that right. I love chairs, or benches, or even stools. If you can sit on it, I like it.

I started the Instagram account  @Chair_candy because I was constantly posting photos of chairs on my personal account and wanted to connect with people that loved chairs as much as I do.

There’s something about seating that can make or break a room. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen photos of good rooms with bad chairs that have the potential to be great rooms with the right seating.

So let’s talk about one of the most-used rooms in the house: the kitchen. So many people think the design of the kitchen ends with picking out the counters, appliances, or backsplash. That’s just the beginning.

There’s nothing better than cooking with friends or family sitting at your kitchen counter, having drinks, chatting, and listening to music.

But imagine how they might feel sitting in a stool that is too high or low, rocks, or has pleather that sticks to their legs.

Now that you understand the importance of a good bar stool, treat yourself and your guests to some stylish and comfy seating to raise the bar at your bar.


Here are some of my favorite stools that are sure to elevate your entertaining experience:

Cleo Inspired


I love these Cleo Baldon inspired stools. And who doesn’t love a place to perch their feet?

German Industrial Swivel


These vintage industrial German stools from the 1950s provide style and swivel.


spanish brutalist marbella


These Spanish Brutalist Marbella stools are big on style. Plus, they kind of remind me of birthing chairs. I love antique birthing chairs (odd thing to love?)




If you’re less into vintage finds, this bar stool from One King’s Lane is a great option. They call it the Adelita Bar Stool. I love that it is neutral, has a bar where you can rest your feet, and has a bit of a back.


Wild Card:

Charles Hollis Jones


These Charles Hollis Jones stools (he’s the lucite master!) would be awesome reupholstered in a neutral color if you like a funkier vibe.