Low barstools don't exactly fit in a particular style. They are thoroughly unique and come in a variety of designs, yet their defining feature is the fact that they're low. It's a characteristic that draws the eye and can be applied to both modern and more traditional kitchens and even rustic kitchens.
Kitchens with islands are not just more functional but look chic as well. The functionality seems to double if you have bar stools perched near the island. Most people place bar stools to lend a distinct style to their kitchens as well as for saving space.