MSH partnership*
Do you have a kitchen island? We added one when we first moved in over ten years ago. Little did we know it would become the hub of the home. It’s used as a breakfast bar, a place to catch up after school / work, and a relaxed gathering place for friends (although there hasn’t been so much of the latter lately, unfortunately!).  One of the trickiest things about a kitchen island though, is getting the stools right. What height? Should they have a back? Well friends, after a lengthy search, the B’s might just have found ‘the one’ – thanks to Danish brand Skovby
Say ‘hej’ (pronounced ‘hi’) to the Skovby Counter Stool #808

Nerd alert: I’m about to share a little info about the height – which is helpful if you’re sourcing a counter / bar stool but maybe not if you’ve just come here to enjoy a little inspiration today!
The height
It turns out, I wasn’t looking for a bar stool (my initial search words!) – but a ‘Counter Stool’ – which tend to be 12 cm – 15 cm (5 to 6 inches) lower (although Skovby does do a nice Bar Stool too). It’s also important to feel comfy – which means you want a clearance of around 22 cm – 30 cm (9 to 12 inches) between the seat and underside of the countertop. The seat on this stool is 65 cm high – allowing for just over a 22 cm gap, I’d see that is the absolute minimum requirement, but it totally works for our family. 

Comfort and design
Having lived in Scandinavia for more than 17 years (where did the time go?) – I’d never compromise on form over function. I’m also keenly aware that people tend to linger on stools longer than you think (just ask my younger daughter Allie!). With this in mind, I do love a backrest! The shell seat and back on this counter stool is crafted from the same piece of white oil oak veneer. And although it looks beautifully slim, it’s also incredibly strong (it’s internationally certified for use in cafes, restaurants, office buildings etc). The chrome footrest is also super practical. Trust the Danes to get it just right! 
Sidenote: in a couple of these pictures, I’ve shown a counter stool at the end of the island – in practise we never actually place one there as the island is only designed for two stools on the longer side. I was just exercising a little artistic license so you could see the stool from the back! 
Allie’s favourite spot – she sits here for breakfast, a cup of tea (she is half English after all!) – and to chat to us about her day and what she’s done at her gymnastics! 

I hope you enjoyed these snapshots from our kitchen – and the Skovby Counter Stool #808
I feel so honoured to call Skovby a long-term partner – in case you’re curious about other beautifully crafted items I’ve put to the test, check out the following: 
Here’s to Danish craftsmanship and beautiful design! 
In case you’re interested in one or more of these fine specimens for your own home, you can find your nearest Skovby retailer here
Curious about other items seen in these pics of my kitchen? Give me a shout below and I’d be happy to help!
Wishing you a lovely day friends! 
Niki
*This post is brought to you in paid partnership with Skovby. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the wonderful businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible. 

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MSH partnership*
Do you have a kitchen island? We added one when we first moved in over ten years ago. Little did we know it would become the hub of the home. It’s used as a breakfast bar, a place to catch up after school / work, and a relaxed gathering place for friends (although there hasn’t been so much of the latter lately, unfortunately!).  One of the trickiest things about a kitchen island though, is getting the stools right. What height? Should they have a back? Well friends, after a lengthy search, the B’s might just have found ‘the one’ – thanks to Danish brand Skovby
Say ‘hej’ (pronounced ‘hi’) to the Skovby Counter Stool #808

Nerd alert: I’m about to share a little info about the height – which is helpful if you’re sourcing a counter / bar stool but maybe not if you’ve just come here to enjoy a little inspiration today!
The height
It turns out, I wasn’t looking for a bar stool (my initial search words!) – but a ‘Counter Stool’ – which tend to be 12 cm – 15 cm (5 to 6 inches) lower (although Skovby does do a nice Bar Stool too). It’s also important to feel comfy – which means you want a clearance of around 22 cm – 30 cm (9 to 12 inches) between the seat and underside of the countertop. The seat on this stool is 65 cm high – allowing for just over a 22 cm gap, I’d see that is the absolute minimum requirement, but it totally works for our family. 

Comfort and design
Having lived in Scandinavia for more than 17 years (where did the time go?) – I’d never compromise on form over function. I’m also keenly aware that people tend to linger on stools longer than you think (just ask my younger daughter Allie!). With this in mind, I do love a backrest! The shell seat and back on this counter stool is crafted from the same piece of white oil oak veneer. And although it looks beautifully slim, it’s also incredibly strong (it’s internationally certified for use in cafes, restaurants, office buildings etc). The chrome footrest is also super practical. Trust the Danes to get it just right! 
Sidenote: in a couple of these pictures, I’ve shown a counter stool at the end of the island – in practise we never actually place one there as the island is only designed for two stools on the longer side. I was just exercising a little artistic license so you could see the stool from the back! 
Allie’s favourite spot – she sits here for breakfast, a cup of tea (she is half English after all!) – and to chat to us about her day and what she’s done at her gymnastics! 

I hope you enjoyed these snapshots from our kitchen – and the Skovby Counter Stool #808
I feel so honoured to call Skovby a long-term partner – in case you’re curious about other beautifully crafted items I’ve put to the test, check out the following: 
Here’s to Danish craftsmanship and beautiful design! 
In case you’re interested in one or more of these fine specimens for your own home, you can find your nearest Skovby retailer here
Curious about other items seen in these pics of my kitchen? Give me a shout below and I’d be happy to help!
Wishing you a lovely day friends! 
Niki
*This post is brought to you in paid partnership with Skovby. However, all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the wonderful businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible. 










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