The desire to update my kitchen has completely taken over and I’m currently in the process of getting quotes for re-tiling the kitchen splashback and changing the sink and tap to matte black ones! It’s all very exciting I must say. Another item I want to change in my kitchen are the bar stools. Today’s blog post explores some possible options. First off are these stunning marble stools ($299) pictured above, by Harpers Project. Their Scandinavian approach to design and philosophy of Buy once, buy well, really resonates with me. I’ve been guilty of buying things in the past, based purely on price or current trends, which hasn’t always paid off in the long run. It’s expensive to have to replace major pieces of furniture every couple of years – you could say I’ve now learnt my lesson. When choosing larger pieces I’m now opting for neutral colour, classic styles, and clean lines.

Photography:   Annette O'Brien   /   Styling:   Greenhouse Interiors

Photography: Annette O'Brien  /  Styling: Greenhouse Interiors

Another contender in the neutral Scandi/coastal aesthetic are these Muuto Nerd bar stools ($739) pictured above. They come in a range of colours – but my favourites are the light grey colour and natural beech timber finish.

Another design by Harpers Projects features opposite - their kitchen stools ($199) look to now be sold out unfortunately. They were featured in Rebecca Judd’s ‘The Style School’ renovation project. I absolutley love the colour scheme in this kitchen – so refreshing. For a small kitchen, it certainly packs a punch. I’ve got my eye on that sexy black tap! If you haven’t seen the rest of this space you should definitely check it out by clicking here.

Below, you’ll find Three Birds Renovations’ latest kitchen design, featuring OZ Design Furniture’s Tractor stools ($149). They have a slightly industrial/rustic quality to them, making them work well in a Hamptons or classic style kitchen.

I’ve done a round-up of my top 3 favourite bar stools in varying styles below. Which is your favourite?

Photography:   Hannah Blackmore   /   Interior:   Three Birds Renovation  s

Photography: Hannah Blackmore  /  Interior: Three Birds Renovations