If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I love to change the look of our home pretty often! I especially love refreshing our spaces as the seasons change.  I’ve found that even the smallest adjustments can change the look and feel of an entire room.  Today, I’m sharing how I recently refreshed and updated our kitchen for spring and summer, featuring beautiful new Serena and Lily stools!


Spring Kitchen Refresh with Serena and Lily

This post is sponsored by Serena and Lily; however, all opinions are my own. 


Our kitchen is very important to me — it’s the center of our home, where everyone naturally gathers.  And I love having people keep me company while I’m cooking, so comfortable seating at the counter is a must!


That’s why I love our beautiful new counter stools from Serena and Lily’s Balboa line.  Everything about these stools reflects comfort, ease, and thoughtful design – from the gently angled lines to the brass end caps on each leg. 


I’ve actually had my eye on these stools for quite a while! I first saw them in the Serena and Lily catalog last summer and fell in love immediately!  In fact, the entire design for our recent kitchen renovation was inspired by these stools!  It’s amazing how one thing can spark your imagination in such a strong way.  But once I saw the Balboa stools, the look I wanted for our kitchen came into view.


Since variations are a part of this stool’s unique beauty, no two frames are exactly alike–which I love!  In addition to the natural color, which I chose, these Serena and Lily stools also come in Mist, a lovely shade of light grey. 


As in the rest of our home, I love keeping a light and airy look in the kitchen, incorporating soothing blues and whites. And these natural rattan stools fit right in with that vibe.  Lighter tones make the room feel cool and calm, even when I’m cooking up a storm!


I’ve always loved rattan and its power to elevate a space without a lot of fuss. 


Crafted by artisans, each stool begins with a mahogany frame.  Then the gorgeous texture of each stool is achieved by weaving the rattan to create subtle variations in tone.  Each piece is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art!


Each stool comes with a tailored cushion with a rubberized bottom to prevent sliding–and you can customize the look with different fabrics. I chose the basket-weave fabric in white.  But Serena and Lily also offers several other fabrics and patterns, including beautiful blue and white stripes! 


I love that the cushions are designed to repel water and resist staining, which is perfect for our busy kitchen–and four little grands!


The brass foot rest and end caps on each leg add such a pretty finishing touch.  These Serena and Lily stools are counter height, so the seat is about 24 1/2 inches from the floor, without the cushion. 


The cushioned seats and back support make these counter stools extra comfortable, encouraging visitors to stop and stay for a while. 


I love that the back isn’t too high, so the stools don’t obstruct the view from the kitchen into our hearth room/living area.


Our new stools bring a classic yet casual look to this space. I want our home to feel clean and crisp, but I don’t want it to seem formal or stuffy!  That’s why I love Serena and Lily’s relaxed, carefree style. It’s perfect for our home and lifestyle.


These stools are exactly what I needed to finish this space, and I’m so happy with them! They’re the crowing touch to our kitchen!


With our new Serena and Lily stools and the other changes we’ve made in here, I love the feeling I get when I walk in the room!


Thanks for stopping by to see my Spring kitchen refresh, and thank you to Serena and Lily for working with me on finding the perfect counter stools for our kitchen!


Our home is a work in progress, and at some point I’d love to redo the flooring in this space.  But I’m learning to appreciate each step along the way!  When I look back on how far we’ve come, I feel truly grateful!

If you’re shopping for seating for your kitchen or dining area, Serena and Lily has so many beautiful options! For details on other Serena and Lily stools and dining chairs, click on any photo in the graphic below:

xo jane

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