Here are some of the stools I have used in my designs...
Image: Kimberlee Jaynes
This wood topped metal based circular stool from Luca is the perfect combo of modern/comfort.
Here is another take on metal and wood. Im using this stool in a modern/transitional home Im currently working on.I adore the rustic metal and classic old school vibe.
Elle decor has an article about barstools. Read more
These are some of the modern stools from their site that I find interesting.