Off-Duty Stools

Stools can be one of the most multifaceted and underrated pieces of furniture for the home.  Most people have a stool or two designated for additional seating when company comes over or to use as a step-stool for hard to reach places.  But stools can be so much more than that!  So we’ve rounded up a collection of images that shows off the versatility that stools can bring versatility to any space! Stools can even be used a plant stand or accent table or as additional storage underneath an open console.  Take your typical stool from the kitchen and reimagine it as a seating alternative to a chair at the dining table for your next dinner party.




After gathering a handful of images to give us inspiration, we’ve hand-selected 8 of our favorite stools that embody this great “off-duty” quality that we love. In our book – a great “off-duty” stool is a multi-functional piece of furniture that can serve as a seat as well as other versatile roles around the house. Check out our picks below and let us know what you think!


1. Bide Stool by Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design   |   2. Ranger Stool by Scout Regalia
3. Tilda Stool by Nina Mair Design   |   4. Stool 01 by Daphna Laurens
5. Twist Night by Formstelle   |   6. Menu Flip Around Chair by Norm Architects
7. Imo Folding Stool by Pinch Design   |   8. Turn Stool by BluDot