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Looks like it's shaping up to be an industrial chic day on AT:Chicago. We've been looking at kitchen sets, and lately we're dreaming of a counter with stools to help create a little more workspace in our kitchen. We were excited to see Janel's picks from Costco, and we went searching for a few more counter/stool combos.


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Top: Emeco's stools are made from 80 percent recycled aluminum, and they're available at many modern retailers for about $300 - $800 each. If money were no object, we'd outfit a kitchen counter with 4 of these in a second. For the counter, the stainless steel work table Janel blogged earlier would work. Image via All Modern Baby.

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The Marais Stool is just right for the French cafe look. They're $280 each at Design Within Reach and right now the gunmetal gray is on sale for $220.

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We really like the look Maxwell got in his home with the Lyon Industrial Stool (only $65) and IKEA butcher block counter.

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Emily and Craig picked up their counter stools from Aldi (the grocery store) and painted them white. High and low is always cool.

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This IKEA kitchen gave us lots of ideas, like using a countertop table with an island of storage underneath.

• For more stool options, check out AT:NY's Best Stools for the Home post.
• For sources for industrial restaurant supply in Chicago, check out this post.