You’ve heard it before: the kitchens are the heart of the home. It is where families gather to cook, eat, entertain guests, and socialize. Because the kitchen island is often the most used space in the home, it is important to consider both function and style when choosing the perfect stool for your island.  Over the years, sizable islands and counter seating has become a must-have for kitchen owners.  There are plenty of options for those with an oversized island and those with a smaller space when not just any seat will do.  Complete your kitchen with statement-making stools.

Need some inspiration? Scroll down for our favorite BHD projects where kitchen stools complete the design.

Island + Table The Functional Design Element You Need | Beth Haley Design

Cozy breakfast nooks and oversized islands ensure there is enough room for everyone to sit. This kitchen has both, making it a multipurpose space that caters to breakfast on-the-go, laid-back dinners, and entertaining. Leather scoop-back kitchen stools are a comfortable place to hang out while dinner is cooking. Plus, the open floorplan connects the kitchen with the living space. 

A Natural Beauty Your Kitchen Needs Stools! | Beth Haley Design

Many people are opting for a larger kitchen island with stools instead of a breakfast table these days. Counter seats are reserved for casual dining and entertaining while the formal dining room is designed to host more formal gatherings. Don’t overlook the smart mix of materials both on the stools and throughout the space.

Stylish Seating Options

The Functional Design Element Your Kitchen Needs | Beth Haley Design

Seating options are aplenty in this cool contemporary kitchen boasting art déco design elements. Three kitchen stools, plus a small breakfast table, make this space ideal for entertaining and comfortable living.

Dreamy Design

Stylish Kitchen Stools | Beth Haley Design

All-white cabinets and countertops form the foundation of this dreamy kitchen, and natural wood introduces warmth. Four wooden stools pair perfectly with a wood-paneling below the island’s waterfall countertop. Gold finishes and hardware complete the look.

Family Friendly

The Functional Design Element Your Kitchen Needs | Beth Haley Design

Color comes to life in this family-friendly kitchen! Snag a stool or steal a seat at the dining table and soak in your surroundings. There is plenty to see here and the kitchen stools offer a great vantage point.


Like many of you, we are navigating a new work situation in light of the current events. To keep our design team and clients safe and happy, we have decided to limit the in-person meetings at the Beth Haley Design studio. In the meantime, Beth Haley Design continues to be a resource for interior design services and a source of inspiration. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our virtual interior design services during these stay-at-home times.


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