Now that we sort of have our island (I say sort of because it's not attached to the floor yet and the counter on top of it is temporary), it's time to find the perfect bar stools. The counter is 36 inches tall so I think 26 inches is the right height for our stools. This decision significantly reduces the possibilities, which is probably a good thing. Chris wants stools that swivel 360 degrees, so the person sitting on one could easily spin from talking to folks in the kitchen to talking to those at the table. He also prefers stools without backs. I'm ambivalent on that point.
Here are some possibilities. What do you think?
Restaurant-Bar-Furniture.com - see it here. The good news is it comes in 26" height and there are lots of choices for the upholstery so we wouldn't have to go with the glossy soda-shop red.
A less flashy option from the same vendor:
This one would n-e-v-e-r work but I had to share it because it looks like a cat bed on top of a stool!
Here's one I like better:
here. It comes in Oxblood (red), cream, cranberry and as pictured, brown. Chris likes it in cranberry:
What do you think? Shiny or solid? LOL Thanks in advance...