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Home Accent

A small stool makes a big impact

A vintage Perriand stool (from $1,400).

Whether your home aesthetic skews sleek and midcentury or more rustic and industrial, accent furniture is a great way to elevate the look of a room. Take the modest stool, for example. If you follow design accounts on Instagram, you no doubt have noticed the proliferation of small stools scattered around rooms—as side tables, as plant stands and makeshift ottomans or simply as extra seating or design statements. Because, the truth is, these structural objects allow you to add dimension and intrigue to the smallest of spaces. Just look at the Tabouret Berger stool, first introduced by French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand. The elegant solid wood stool was inspired by the simple beauty of a shepherd's milking stool. The scooped seat and sturdy tripod base has now become a design classic—the Eames Lounge Chair of this new wave of stools. Here, a dozen stylish options to consider adding to your home.


Our Picks

Charlotte Perriand Tabouret Berger Stool

Tabouret Berger stool by Charlotte Perriand,
$845 at Design Within Reach

Foundry Select Woven Leather and Steel Stool

Woven leather and steel stool,
$227 / $182.99 by Foundry Select

Article Esse Matte Walnut Stool

Esse matte walnut stool,
$249 by Article

Antique Chinese Stools

Antique Chinese stools,
from $108 at Bloomist

Maker & Moss Nesting Ash Stools

Nesting ash stools,
$270 (for set) by Maker & Moss

One Kings Lane African Hand-Carved Senufo Stool

African hand-carved senufo stool,
$499 at One Kings Lane

Iskos-Berlin for HAY Soft Edge 72 Stool

Soft Edge 72 stool,
$225 by Iskos-Berlin for HAY

Makr Powder-Coated Steel Factory Stool

Powder-coated steel factory stool,
$550 by Makr

EQ3 Acadia Milk Stool

Acacia milk stool,
$79.99 by EQ3

Venko Furniture Triangular Plywood Stool

Triangular plywood stool,
$75 by Venko Furniture


AML stool,
$545 at TRNK

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