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Stool Pigeons…

In Design Options, Kitchens, Materials, real estate, Spaces on April 20, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I have a picture in my mind of the bar stools that I want to use for the island. That of course means that I can’t find that exact bar stool in any retail outlet on the face of the Earth!

The stool that I want is similar to this one:

I love the curve of the seat and I love the metal studs. I don’t really love the legs, though I could be persuaded to live with them.  Perhaps its the perspective of the picture but this looks really short.  Now if there were an option for metal legs, I think we’d have a winner. I need some more contrast in the piece.

After a somewhat exhaustive search, I slowly warmed to possibly considering this stool:

I do like that they are light and sleek and not overpowering to the space. I still need to think about the footrest.  For some reason, in my head, I see them dislodging and having to be repaired repeatedly after a few of our  “social gatherings”

It is available in a number of colors and I could see this white option working with my ideal color palette magnificently.  I just have to wrap my mind around white stools.  I’ve never given that any consideration.

I should really just go ahead and commit because that would give me the leeway to think more seriously about pendent lighting.  The lights above are WONDERFUL (she sang…)

Adjustable Kitchen Barstools Bring Curvy Lines to Modern Spaces.


Meet: Our Subject

In real estate on April 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

And here we find our subject. Isn’t it just Adorable?

  • Three bedrooms one bath
  • Finished (pretty much) full basement.
  • Screened side porch
  • Formal dining room
  • Living room with wood burning fireplace
  • Updated kitchen and a nice flow.

The beauty of the Colonial some would say is the symmetry they offer. It’s a nice neat box and one of the things I really love about this home.


Accompanying this lovely little home is a backyard of about 1/2 acre.


The lot allows a great deal of space to be added from the rear of the existing structure. There are a few large trees that will have to be removed but the site is a balanced site and we will not have to incur any fees for the addition or removal of soil for the project. Good News!

The neighborhood is a gem, much older with mature trees that provide plenty of shade (allowing for a very manageable monthly heating/cooling bill). It’s a quiet neighborhood with friendly families. On the flip side from a realtor’s point of view, there is a new subdivision at the cul-de-sac and the property values are terrific.