20 Vintage Bar Stools in Modern Contemporary Kitchens

With the modern and contemporary trend these days, do you think it would be right to add some retro or vintage decors to your home?

Do you think it will look good?

The answer is yes. It doesn’t mean that just because our homes have modern designs, we can no longer bring in some vintage items.

As a matter of fact, it can actually make your space look even better.

Still in doubt?

Well, today, we collated modern and contemporary kitchens with vintage bar stools.

Yes, that’s all. The homeowners and designers simply added vintage bar stools.

And guess what?

Their kitchens looked really awesome and unique! If you are not yet convinced, scroll down below so you can see these spaces.

1. Trinity-Bellwoods Townhouse

Trinity-Bellwoods Townhouse

Andrew Snow Photography

A contemporary l-shaped kitchen with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, and wood countertops. Notice also the vintage bar stools with backrest that used some metal elements in it.

2. Rollingwood Residence

Rollingwood Residence

Chioco Design

This beautiful contemporary house made use of a mix of modern and vintage furniture just like what we can see in the kitchen and dining area. I love that colorful geometric wall art! You can also try adding some vintage wall decors too.

3. Homes Portfolio

Homes Portfolio

Lincoln Barbour Photo

An all-white kitchen deserves a warm wooden contrast from its bar stools. Notice also that it used vintage pendant lights that are perfect for a nautical themed home.

4. Black Is The New Farmhouse

Black Is The New Farmhouse

A.D.D. Concept + Design

The stains and surface materials for the kitchen were first finalized before the owners of this house chose the exterior materials to complement them. Isn’t this a unique approach in designing a home? The wall is made from concrete but it has a wooden texture on it. It looks great with the black colors and the wooden vintage stool from Past Perfect.

5. The Magnolia – Custom Residence

The Magnolia - Custom Residence

Regatta Building & Development II

If these aren’t vintage stools, I don’t know what it is! Just look at is details and classic colors!

6. Atomic Ranch

Atomic Ranch

KW Designs

This kitchen captures a modern style perfectly with its clean, horizontal lines and minimal ornamentation. The exposed ceiling beams, colorful salvaged-wood-clad island and vintage metal stools are perfect decorative elements.

7. Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

These vintage industrial bar stools help to define the kitchen area as separate from the more traditional dining space to the left. They are a nod to contemporary trends with a fairly muted interior.

8. Big Timber Riverside

Big Timber Riverside

Hughesumbanhowar Architects

Given the complexity and the texture of the wood, the architects opted for a sleek kitchen, with white laminate and gray metal cabinets. They chose vintage bar stools and modern light fixtures.

9. Modern, Renovated Home in Seattle

Modern, Renovated Home in Seattle

Louise Lakier

A drop ceiling was removed in the hallway that leads to a bedroom beyond, revealing beautiful wood beams and ceilings. Superior Custom Cabinets built the cabinetry, and the corrugated glass on the island bar is from Earthwise. The vintage bar stools are garage sale finds.

10. Franklin Street Loft

Franklin Street Loft

Jane Kim Design

Salvaged materials such as reclaimed barn wood for the counters and reclaimed marble slabs in the master bathroom were used to enhance the industrial feel of the space. Marrying the best of a commercial stainless-steel kitchen with the warmth of wood, this kitchen is both beautiful and highly functional. Industrial pendant lights, vintage Toledo chairs, open shelving and stainless-steel cabinets topped with chunky wood workbenches are a perfect match against the exposed brick wall.

11. Modern Flat

Modern Flat

Lauren Rubin Architecture

The bright, open kitchen features clear-finish white oak cabinets and a Corian solid-surface countertop. Vintage turquoise bar stools bring color to the space and add a touch of the family’s midcentury aesthetic. Though Rubin typically designs custom kitchens for her projects, this one is by HenryBuilt.

12. Lakeville Basement Finish

Lakeville Basement Finish

R|House Design Build

Vintage Vibe – This Minnesota basement bar includes many popular materials such as subway tile, industrial lights and fixtures, and reclaimed wood to create a vintage vibe. With four brews on tap and two under-counter refrigerators, this bar created by R|House Design Build is well-stocked and well-loved.

13. Sag Harbor, NY Residence

Sag Harbor, NY Residence

Willey Design LLC

Bar stools present the perfect opportunity for some personality. These Calvin stools by Arteriors add a contemporary twist to this otherwise traditional kitchen. Notice how the black of the pendants balances the black and white of the bar stools.

14. Kent Traditional Luxury Kitchen

Kent Traditional Luxury Kitchen

Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interiors

When a dining area goes more casual, it does not mean you have to lose all the glamour. The secret is getting the balance between elegant features and the usual daily items like the fabulous chandelier mixed with a natural wood table.

15. California Rancher with Pool House

California Rancher with Pool House

LMB Interiors

Befitting a gourmet, high-end appliances ensconced in gray/white granite, give the kitchen gravitas. A spacious center island, topped with honed black granite, provides plenty of room for prepping meals, morning coffee or kibitzing with the cook.

16. Modern Loft

Modern Loft

Group3 Architects LLC

The butcher block island counter gives natural warms to a traditional palette of whites.

17. Calgary + Edmonton

Calgary + Edmonton

Sabal Homes

And while it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the variety of designs available, you’ll need to carefully evaluate your requirements before zeroing in on your purchase. You see, the wrong stool could leave you feeling dissatisfied and uncomfortable. What’s worse is that you won’t see it coming until a few days after you’ve used your bar stools extensively. So, how do you make your purchase worthwhile?

18. Vail Ski Haus

Vail Ski Haus

Reed Design Group

The wooden bar stools used here is the same as one of the kitchens featured above. For sure we would all agree with it looks really nice with the gray colors in the space.

19. Dining In

Dining In

Fresh Photo House

Perk up an existing kitchen by adding some metallic elements to your kitchen without starting from scratch. For a budget makeover, revamp existing wooden stools with metallic spray paint just like what you can see in this kitchen.

20. Tim: Akron, Ohio

Tim: Akron, Ohio

Adrienne DeRosa

Bring in a bar stool to create an interesting statement stools and to add style to your kitchen. This homeowner renovated his old barn and wrapped his island in reclaimed barn wood, which adds warmth and texture.

These kitchens look totally rad with vintage looking bar stools! See? Even if you have a modern or contemporary kitchen, you can still bring in a vintage touch to it simply by adding furniture or some decors into it. You can see that in the kitchens above and all of them looked really nice. For sure, you will agree with me that adding a vintage bar stool actually alleviated the appeal of the kitchens. Will be adding a vintage item to your space, too?

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