Step on up.

Every kitchen needs a step stool for those hard-to-reach tip-top shelves, but we couldn’t find any on the market that were, well, beautiful. So we made our own (yep) with the help of our friends at Farmhouse Pottery. These wooden step stools are hand-carved in Vermont and come in three colors. They add a boost to your height along with some panache to your decor, whether it’s for you in the kitchen or for little ones at the bathroom sink. No need to fold, hide, unfold and lug out a utilitarian step stool—keep this one out on display.