Question: You mentioned before not to skimp on bar stools, but do you have any thoughts as to style? What should the stools coordinate with?
Phoebe's Answer: Like we discussed before, the most important aspect of kitchen bar stools is that they are comfortable. I usually prefer stools with a back, but there are some designs out there without a back that are very comfortable too. Just like any other piece of furniture, they need to coordinate with whatever they are near - if this means dining chairs, the styles should complement one another but preferably not match exactly. Consider the finishes in the kitchen, especially the island since that is where the bar stools are placed. Swivels and arms add even more comfort. Take a look: