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Serena & Lily Counter Stools: Look for Less

Published on:

3/17/21

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Carrie Barker

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Serena & Lily’s coastal style counter stools are gorgeous, but some of them are pretty pricey. Thankfully, they have great sales periodically and this is a fabulous time to buy the stools OR you have a second option … below you’ll find Serena & Lily counter stools: Look for Less dupes for three of the most popular stools: the Balboa, the Riviera, and the Backless Riviera.

Serena & Lily: Counter Stools

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SERENA & LILY BALBOA COUNTER STOOL

This is one of my absolute favorite woven counter stools! I would have purchased the Balboa stools (in mist) if I hadn’t custom-recovered my own counter stools right before the Balboa was released as an option.

I’m still keeping it in mind for the future … and I would most definitely buy it during one of their fabulous sales (not the full price because it’s $$$).

It comes in a grey wash (mist) and a natural woven finish; both options are stunning. Make sure to also purchase a Balboa stool cushion (which comes in a variety of fabric choices) to make seating comfier.

BALBOA STOOL: LOOK FOR LESS

Let me tell you … it was HARD to find a perfect Balboa stool dupe. It’s a unique stool and I couldn’t find an exact match.

The closest alternative I found was the Sullivan Woven Dining Counter Stool from Williams Sonoma Home.

This stool has a similar silhouette as the Balboa but lacks the gold bar detail on the Balboa footrest.

SERENA & LILY RIVIERA COUNTER STOOL

Another Serena & Lily favorite is the Riviera counter stool; it comes in a variety of colors.

Not only is it a trendy and beautiful stool, but it’s also super practical!

The woven material is easy to wipe off grimy little kid spills and fingerprints.

RIVIERA STOOL: LOOK FOR LESS

I found this Riviera counter stool dupe that was only a fraction of the price … World Market’s Black And White Woven Rattan Carla Counter Stool.

Another option I found (Pottery Barn’s Parisian Woven counter stool) is slightly less expensive than the actual Riviera stool but comes in a natural woven material.

SERENA & LILY RIVIERA BACKLESS COUNTER STOOL

If you love the style of the Riviera stool but don’t want a back on your stool … you’re in luck!

The Riviera backless counter stool is a great alternative … it’s less expensive than the Riviera with a back AND it also comes in a variety of colors.

RIVIERA BACKLESS: LOOK FOR LESS

Wayfair’s Butler counter stool (similar linked) is about $100 cheaper than the Riviera backless stool … and looks very similar.

CONCLUSION

Serena & Lily’s coastal-style counter stools are gorgeous, but some of them are pretty pricey. In this post, I shared Serena & Lily counter stools: Look for Less dupes for three of the most popular stools: the Balboa, the Riviera, and the Backless Riviera.

If you really have your heart set on the ‘real thing’ (i.e. the Serena & Lily stools), buy the stools during one of Serena & Lily’s fabulous sales that happen periodically throughout the year :).

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  1. Georgia Vaaler says:

    I love your thoughtful review of Serena and Lily stools. We have just purchased the Portside counter stool and it’s lovely. However, I’m a little skeptical of the quality of the construction and question the investment. Just received so we can still return. Any thoughts on Portside? Or just the overall quality of their wood construction? Sounds like you’ve really studied these and I would sure value your opinion.
    Thanks so much!!
    (I think the WS stool is a great option to the Balboa. Very pretty and looks sturdy.)

    Kindly,
    Georgia

    • Hi Georgia! I don’t have personal experience with the Portside stool. If you feel like the quality is not worthy of the price tag (bc it is EXPENSIVE), then I would probably return the stools.

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