We have been searching all over for bar stools for our kitchen.  I have looked everywhere for inspiration.  I was struggling with ideas because we have black granite counter tops and white cabinets in our kitchen area.

But our dining room is open to the kitchen, and we did dark grey cabinets in the “dining area” of the space.  So trying to find some counter stools was going to be a challenge!

And we have little kids… so I needed to be thoughtful about which bar stools I selected, so they wouldn’t break the chair or fall off!

When I started my search, I was looking for bar stools.  But I quickly found that there was a different between bar stools and counter stools.  Most of the stools I was looking at ended up being counter height, which is what we needed!

I would recommend checking the height of your area before searching for stools!  It will give you a better idea of what specifically you are looking for.

So, since I was looking for counter-height stools, that narrowed down my search, and lead me to find some really amazing chairs that fit into the modern city farmhouse style our kitchen and house is transforming into!

After a lot of searching on Pinterest, I think I found my favorites from around the web!

modern farmhouse inspired bar stool round up

Pottery Barn Tilden Spindle Back Swivel Bar Stool

Artesanos Design Collection Powell Bar Stool

Crate and Barrel Origin Backless Counter Stool

World Market Hudson Counter Stool

Target Trenton Saddle Seats

Joss and Main Bridget Bar Stools

Wayfair Breakwater Bay Bar Stools

Now I have to decide which ones to actually try out and see what is kid-friendly and works in our space!