A Seat at the Bar

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January 7, 2014
Belly up to the bar (or kitchen island) and perch atop one of these seven modern stools.
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  The once-hermitic kitchen in a renovated L.A. house now has a direct view of the patio and pool. The hood is by Zephyr, the cooktop is by Miele, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, the ovens are by GE Monogram, and the stand mixer is by KitchenAid.The Sebastian barstools and Trådig fruit bowl are also from Ikea. Photo by Floto + Warner.  Photo by: Floto + Warner

    The once-hermitic kitchen in a renovated L.A. house now has a direct view of the patio and pool. The hood is by Zephyr, the cooktop is by Miele, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, the ovens are by GE Monogram, and the stand mixer is by KitchenAid.The Sebastian barstools and Trådig fruit bowl are also from Ikea. Photo by Floto + Warner.

    Photo by: Floto + Warner

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  The Lynch family gathers for meals in their Chicago home at a center island from Arclinea; the bar stools are by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Entertaining was difficult in the Lynches’ old place. The openness of the new layout has resolved that problem, and the family frequently opens their doors to guests. “When designing the new home,” Lynch recalls, “I asked, ‘What have we always wanted to do more of but weren’t able?’” Photo by Matthew Williams.  Photo by: Matthew Williams

    The Lynch family gathers for meals in their Chicago home at a center island from Arclinea; the bar stools are by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Entertaining was difficult in the Lynches’ old place. The openness of the new layout has resolved that problem, and the family frequently opens their doors to guests. “When designing the new home,” Lynch recalls, “I asked, ‘What have we always wanted to do more of but weren’t able?’” Photo by Matthew Williams.

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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  Architect David Anand Peterson designed the custom millwork and shelving in Kenneth Montague’s Toronto kitchen. The stainless steel island is by Bulthaup. The stools are vintage and were designed by Erik Buck. Montague was thrilled to spot the same ones adorning Don Draper’s apartment in the latest season of Mad Men. Photo by Naomi Finlay.  Photo by: Naomi FinlayCourtesy of: © 2012 Naomi Finlay

    Architect David Anand Peterson designed the custom millwork and shelving in Kenneth Montague’s Toronto kitchen. The stainless steel island is by Bulthaup. The stools are vintage and were designed by Erik Buck. Montague was thrilled to spot the same ones adorning Don Draper’s apartment in the latest season of Mad Men. Photo by Naomi Finlay.

    Photo by: Naomi Finlay

    Courtesy of: © 2012 Naomi Finlay

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  Danish company Hay makes the handsome About a Stool shown here.  Courtesy of: HAY

    Danish company Hay makes the handsome About a Stool shown here.

    Courtesy of: HAY

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  In an Atlanta house, designer Barbara Hill had the overhead lighting in the kitchen customized by Rich Brilliant Willing in a pert orange that accents the primarily black-and-white interior scheme. She added a stainless steel kitchen island by Bulthaup, its glossiness and “clean feel” tempered by the plastic stacking stools designed by Konstantin Grcic for Magis. The cabinets, appliances, countertops, and marble tile were kept as-is, with the addition of several coats of white paint in order to blend seamlessly with the walls. Photo by Gregory Miller.  Photo by: Gregory Miller

    In an Atlanta house, designer Barbara Hill had the overhead lighting in the kitchen customized by Rich Brilliant Willing in a pert orange that accents the primarily black-and-white interior scheme. She added a stainless steel kitchen island by Bulthaup, its glossiness and “clean feel” tempered by the plastic stacking stools designed by Konstantin Grcic for Magis. The cabinets, appliances, countertops, and marble tile were kept as-is, with the addition of several coats of white paint in order to blend seamlessly with the walls. Photo by Gregory Miller.

    Photo by: Gregory Miller

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  In the kitchen of a Michigan house, Danish PH 5 lamps illuminate the island and table. The lined wood planks on both the ceiling and floor draw the eye naturally through the space to the study beyond, where Keith’s father’s original Jens Risom desk resides. Tolix stools offer a place to sit.  Photo by: Raimund Koch

    In the kitchen of a Michigan house, Danish PH 5 lamps illuminate the island and table. The lined wood planks on both the ceiling and floor draw the eye naturally through the space to the study beyond, where Keith’s father’s original Jens Risom desk resides. Tolix stools offer a place to sit.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  In their traditional-meets-modern farmhouse in the wide-open spaces of southwestern Missouri, Hannah and Paul Catlett sidle up to their own rustic bar. Photo by Joe Pugliese.  Photo by: Joe Pugliese

    In their traditional-meets-modern farmhouse in the wide-open spaces of southwestern Missouri, Hannah and Paul Catlett sidle up to their own rustic bar. Photo by Joe Pugliese.

    Photo by: Joe Pugliese

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