As fewer and fewer people use their formal dining rooms for meals and gathers and turn instead to their kitchens to entertain, the need for great bar and counter stools has never been greater. \nAt Clayton Gray Home, so many of our designers feature lines of great bar and counter stools, ranging in style and shape to suit every home. The Arteriors Home stools, for example, showcase new silhouettes using quality materials to create beautiful news designs, while the Worlds Away stools reimagine familiar styles with the glamour turned way up. And while we carefully curate all of the stools on our site, here are a few of our favorites.\nCalvin Stool\n\nThe Arteriors Home Calvin bar and counter stool is one of my favorite seating lines and has become one of the most popular stool options for commercial spaces. My favorite style is the Calvin Bar Stool in Brindle. With its antiqued brass finish and rich brown leather, it looks like something you'd find at a great hotel bar. I first saw these stools at the Arteriors Home showroom in Atlanta last year and instantly liked the modern approach and sophisticated style. \nLivi Stool\n\nAnother Arteriors Home stool is the industrial-style Livi bar and counter stool. This seat gives the classic swivel stool a contemporary upgrade, with sleek slopping legs in either antiqued brass or silver finishes. With a choice of either black and gray leather upholstery, the Livi stool is a smart addition to a kitchen island or high-top table. And because it's backless, the Livi stool can slide under a bar or table top, making it great for small spaces.\nCaymus Stool\n\nI'd be remiss if I didn't also mention the Arteriors Home Caymus stool—one of our most popular products ever. This backless wood and natural iron creation has a simple and ergonomic design with a swiveling seat and circular footrest. Any "man cave" or bourbon bar would do well with a set of these. \nEmmett Stool\n\nFor something a little more chic, Worlds Away offers a glamours selection of velvet, lucite and metallic stools to liven up your home. The Worlds Away Emmett bar and counter stools are the definition of modern luxury. With their gleaming brass and silver legs that form sharp right angles in parallel Art Deco patterns, the Emmett stools are the bar stool equivalent of a dirty martini—sophisticated with a bit of a twist. Try them in black velvet, white vinyl, or natural and white Mongolian fur.\nKingston Stool\n\nPerhaps the most universal Worlds Away stool we offer is the Kingston bar and counter stool, which features a L-shaped seat that resembles a dining room chair. Although its lines are simplistic, it has a natural elegance about it that transcends the trends, making it both transitional and timeless. Available in either nickel and brass frames with four different fabric colors, the Kingston stool is the perfect seat for family dinners around your kitchen island.\n\nFor more information about any of these stools or to help you find the perfect seating for your own home, contact our design team today!