If you’re looking at this picture of my kitchen and having deja vu, it’s okay: you’ve seen it before. A few months ago I was waffling about whether to replace my current craigslist counter stools. I actually like these stools and the pop of color they provide. On the other hand, I’m not a big fan of how they bang into the wooden counter supports and make it looks like a beaver went to town on them.
When I posted a waffle about whether I should purchase these West Elm Klismos Counter Stools 83% of voters encouraged me to try them out.
With a hopeful heart I drove to Seattle’s brand spanking new West Elm store. Bad news: the store only carries the taller bar stools and the counter stools would take 6 weeks to arrive. Good news: the counter stools were on sale. Bad news: when they arrived a few days ago and we put them together, one of the stools was defective. Good news: West Elm will pick up the defective stool and drop off a new one, free of charge.
Here’s the Klismos stool on the left and our old metal and blue leather one on the right:
So are you waiting for the actual waffle? Well, here’s the thing: I think the Klismos stools might just be too darn dark. I love their simple and elegant shape, but I’m worried that they just push the dark wood tones quota over the limit.
But what do you think? Are you pro-Klismos or pro-blue or pro-something-totally-new?
Psst — if you’re pro-something-totally-new, this is what the rest of the kitchen area looks like so you know what you’re dealing with in terms of an overall look:
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