31 March 2009

Garden Stools -- Not Just for Gardens Anymore!

I’ve never been a gardener, but I’ve long enjoyed the versatile appeal of garden stools! Maybe you’ve heard of these clever items -- sometimes called drum tables -- as they’ve gained quite a following lately. (It’s both frustrating and vindicating to see them show up as the design tool du jour everywhere I look lately!)

I thought I’d share these flexible seating-occasional table-plant stand-pedestals with you, my readers, as they are a wonderfully colorful, clever way to decorate both your outdoor and indoor spaces!


Here are a few of my recent faves:


From Art & Artifact,
a pair of Lattice Garden Stools combines to serve as a coffee table grouping




At West Elm, their Morroccan Drum Table doubles as a nightstand



Wisteria features
go-anywhere Metallic Chinese Garden Stools in silver and gold



Pottery Barn takes their Ceramic Garden Stool
back outside as a chaise end table

Z Gallerie kicks it up a notch!
Palmer Stools in green or orange add energy to your indoor or outdoor living spaces




Williams Sonoma Home goes traditional
with Decorative Floral Embossed Floral Garden Seat
serving as a side table



While FineGardenProducts.com goes modern
with Angular Ceramic Garden Seat in five colors


Tonic Home gets a little wild
with the Zebra Garden Stool working as a plant stand
(note - photo from Ballard Designs, which is no longer carrying the item)



HOMEdeco-direct makes it rustic
Cinnabar Ceramic Garden Stool could bring Asian flair to country cabin

13 comments:

  1. I was recently at the TJ Maxx Home Store in Brentwood, TN (borders nashville city limits)and I noticed their display of garden stools. They had a wonderful collection of these garden stools in different sizes, shapes, and colors at very reasonable prices.

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  2. Great post! interesting garden stools and drum stools featured on this post. twin purpose furniture are hangy and less space occupying.

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  3. These are fun. I especially like the colorful ones. You've got me wondering where I might have space for one--either inside or out!

    Thanks for joining my party today. Hope you have a great weekend! :-)

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  4. I've been seeing these. I wouldn't dare sit on them.

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  5. This post is like a breath of fresh spring air!

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  6. Loving West Elm's Moroccan style garden stool. They make for some great decor, but I don't think I'd sit on them. They're far too pretty!

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  7. Hi Jamie! Great post. You know I've never really noticed garden drums before. Now that you have shown me the variety available and the different uses, I have a few spots in mind where these might work in my home. Thanks!

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  8. Garden stools are also getting used for other purposes. That's why, the gardeners are buying the new model stools.

    bar stool

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  9. Just bought 2 of these marvelous stools at (believe it or not)"Big Lots"...for $20ea!! Red and a white one...I already had a beautiful Indian one out by the pool...yumm!

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  10. Some garden tools in here have a lots of purpose in which its really a great detailed to our garden things to do at home. Great tips in here. Love it

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  11. Thanks for all the great comments! FYI, I recently bought myself an orange garden stool variation at West Elm for my living room.

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  12. Not only for the garden. I also use a "garden" stool in my home office as it matches the contemporary look of the ergonomic Herman Miller Aeron chairs I have. They look great holding a plant or a few books.

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