This Tolix replica stool may differ a bit from the original but it definitely keeps the beauty and elegance intact. It offers a simple and affordable way to add a bit of industrial character to a kitchen basement or living space.
Green Gables Furniture has this Steel Traditions Crestone Swivel Barstool that features leather seat. Lapped seams across the cushion add strength and the old-fashioned steel base has a characteristic round foot rail. A little color goes a long way in enhancing the wood of these rustic bar stools. Perfect for a rustic industrial or casual living space these seats from Horizon Home have a subtle streak of green that adds a reclaimed feel to the pieces.
If your bar stool area is nearby other chairs you might consider coordinating the seating throughout the space. This isn’t to say you should run out to the nearest furniture store and buy a set of identical-except-for-height chairs and stools. But you could consider keeping one style element similar for consistency such as the wicker seats in this photo.
Multiple options for swiveling bar stools exist they can swivel out from attachment to the counter itself (a space-saving function) or the bar stool’s seat can swivel on top of its own frame. Keep in mind arm rests if you opt for swiveling; if you have arm rests on your bar stool they should be lower than your counter to keep from destroying the counter’s edge over time.
Speaking of which the Tolix stool known as a Tabouret can definitely add some charm to pretty much any bar or counter. It was originally designed for exterior use but its versatility allowed it to make its way inside the house.
Another type is the counter-height stool which is the one we’re more interested in. These stools are smaller than the ones used in bars and restaurants and they’re the best for kitchen islands. They measure between 24” and 27” in height. Then there’s also the bar-height stool which is the same one you see in bars. These can be used for standard built-in bars and have a height of 28” to 33”. The fourth type is the extra tall stool which is somewhere between 33” and 36” tall. In its case the name pretty much speaks for itself.