Design Classic: Chinese Garden Stools

Shopper's Guide

As we learned last month in a quick history of the garden stool, these handy and often colorful little seats have been used in China for at least 1,000 years. We see garden stools in a lot of today's homes, too. They're great to tuck under a table for emergency seating and they can stand in as a makeshift side table as well. Plus, as their name would suggest, they can be used outdoors.

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Dreamsicle Honey Garden Stool from Belle & June $250
Bubbles Ceramic Side Table from West Elm $129
Ceramic Garden Stool from Pearl River $89.50
Beige Striped Garden Stool from Target $69.99

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Bottom Distress Look Ceramic Garden Stool from Wayfair $103.99
Black Ceramic Stool from Overstock $99.99
White Floral Garden Stool from Inside Avenue $175
Blossom Garden Seat from Williams-Sonoma $295

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Palmer Stool from Z Gallerie $139.95
Silver Chinese Garden Stool from Wisteria $129
Embossed Garden Stool from Neiman Marcus $225
Knot Garden Stool from Gump's $199

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