If you have read the book The New American Apartment you are probably familiar with the work of the talented architect Michael Gabellini. Featured on his website is another crisp modern apartment designed by Mr Gabellini with a modern steel and stone dining table surrounded by three wood and leather klismos stools. It is an unexpected pairing and very fresh looking.

Pictured: klismos stools in Olympic Tower apartment designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates

I have always liked stools for their versatility as well for their lightness in design.

The French Louis XV stools, pictured above, have legs that look like they will run away.

Modern Scandinavian design reflects the International style of architecture. A favorite stool in our townhouse.bz collection uses dark brown pony hide in a square format contrasted by a chrome steel frame.

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler uses singles and pairs of stools by coffee tables where one can easily move them to a desired spot in a room. I have also seen stools used as coffee tables with a tray placed on top of the stools. And, what can be more useful then a comfortable stool in the bathroom with a seat covered in a favorite textile. In the immortal words of the comedian Billy Crystal: It looks MARVELOUS, DAHLINGGGG.