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If you're into design, you'll recognize the Marais stool instantly - it's regarded as the epitome of French cafe style and was designed by metalworker Xavier Pauchard in 1934. The wood-top version is $135 at Industry West and makes a great investment piece. I love how the Marais can soften the look of a modern space or lend a little industrial edge to balance out a more feminine decor theme.
Can't spring for the real deal? Check out this similar style stool from the Threshold line, $49.99 at Target.com. Click either image for details.
Get inspired to decorate with your Marais-style stool!