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Baa Stool – Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs

February 13, 2019
Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs

The Joan Beauty Stool from Baa Stool made quite a statement to our dressing table back in January when I presented our bedroom makeover. And I have to say, we have been suitably impressed not only by her good looks but by the quality of her ever since. Of course, there is so much more to this fabulous UK independent company and I also wanted to do a more informative post about Baa Stool and the wonders of sheepskin in general in our homes.

About Baa Stool

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stools Joan Beauty stool making a statement to our dressing table. It's removable luxury sheepskin cover is washable making it practical. The hairpin legs provide a luxury look and feel to these handmade stools.

As you may have guessed from the name, Baa Stool offers you luxury range of British sheepskin furniture, namely stools as well as accessories for your home. Each one lovingly created in Wales.

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer luxury sheepskin footstools with a removable washable sheepskin cover and using sustainable hardwood.
Baring an uncanny resemblance to the real thing, the Baa Stool is a luxury, sheepskin, hardwood footstool, with a removable cover, created by hand by traditionally trained upholsterers.
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I’m a strong believer that something good always comes out of something bad and when I read about Michelle the founder of Baa Stool, it certainly rings true. After being made redundant from a job that she had been in for 25 years, Michelle started an Association of Master Upholsterers course and soon found herself setting up her own business. Amazing, don’t you think?


It was during a tea break from a particularly challenging chair that Baa Stool creator Michelle glimpsed the sheep in the fields surrounding her Denbighshire workshop and mused that ‘they looked like little footstools’. The idea took hold and Michelle set to work designing a proto-type Baa Stool.  

Baa Stool

When tradition meets creativity, the Baa Stool is born.

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer a range of stools using premium luxury sheepskin. Each stool comes with a removable cover which makes it practical for cleaning. There are also 18 colour ways to choose from to suit all decor choices. This hairpin stool is one of Baa Stool's latest stools.
The Baa Stool covers are premium grade British sheepskin stitched into a sleeve that fits snugly but is removable for easy cleaning.

Michelle’s aim has been to provide quality pieces of furniture that can fit in anywhere but still have the real wow factor. As a result, Baa Stool now has a wide range of unique and contemporary pieces to their collection. All of which compliments all types of homes.

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool handmade all their stools using luxury premium grade sheepskin. Available in 18 colour ways to suit all decor choices.
Lord Baa Baa Chair, Baa Stool and Rug

Each stool is handmade, using luxury premium grade sheepskin. Together with a range of styles, there’re a mind-boggling 18 colourways to consider too. From natural shades of ivory, dark brown, mottled creams and browns (including their Rare Breed collection), to a collection of dyed on trend colours; such as Aubergine, Mink and Slate Grey, Teal, Dragon Red, Cornflower Black, Baby Pink, Cerise and Coal Black.

Removable Covers

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer luxury sheepskin footstools with a removable washable sheepskin cover and using sustainable hardwood.
Underneath the fluff, these are 100 per cent handmade

Personally, one of the things I find appealing from a practical point of view is that each Baa Stool comes with a removable sheepskin cover that makes it easy for cleaning. Particularly, great if you have little ones or as in my case messy adults.

Handcrafted To Perfection

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stools kitchen bar stools are handcrafted using sustainable hardwood. They have a practical sheepskin removable cover. Available in an array of 18 colour ways to suit your decor choices.

The frames and legs are handcrafted from local sustainably grown hardwood. The legs are either turned to resemble sheep’s hooves or for a more contemporary feel plain and tapered.


“My aim with the Baa Stool was to make a quality piece of furniture, that could fit in anywhere but still have a real wow factor. I know that some people have gone as far as naming their Baa Stools, and to know that they have become part of the ‘family’ in that way, really is the ultimate compliment.”

Michelle – Baa Stool

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs |Baa Stools range of kitchen bar stools offer your kitchen spaces tactile textures. They have a removable practical sheepskin cover.
Hair Pin Bar Baa Stools are perfect for the contemporary kitchen.

I particularly love their bar stool range as kitchen spaces tend to be devoid of tactile textures and are more about wipeable surfaces. Being able to introduce contrasting texture as well as colour (if you want to), means that you can create a cosier feel to your kitchen spaces. Baa Stool even provide replacement covers so you can change the look of the stools as you wish.

Accessories

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer luxury sheepskin footstools with a removable washable sheepskin cover and using sustainable hardwood.
Calon Wlân – Heart Cushions

There’s more to Baa Stool than stools. They’ve introduced an array of accessories too. This heart-shaped cushion would make the perfect Valentines present. Baa Stool have even made sure your beloved dog gets the best bed in town too.

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs
Sheep Dreams Dog Bed – Available in small, medium & large.


Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer luxury sheepskin footstools with a removable washable sheepskin cover and using sustainable hardwood. They also offer a range of sheepskin accessories for your homes.

Baa stool’s home accessories also include a range of lambshades or lampshades to you and me, doorstops, rugs as well as other fun sheepskin designs. You can check out their accessories range here.

Why Invest In a Baa Stool?

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stools kitchen bar stools are handcrafted using sustainable hardwood. They have a practical sheepskin removable cover. Available in an array of 18 colour ways to suit your decor choices.
Baa Stools legs are crafted from sustainably grown hardwood.

Baa Stool uses only the best quality materials to create their designs. And of course, if you read my post on The Benefits of Choosing Wool For Your Home a while back, you’ll understand why sheepskin is such a favourite when it comes to interiors.

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stools Joan Beauty stool making a statement to our dressing table. It's removable luxury sheepskin cover is washable making it practical. The hairpin legs provide a luxury look and feel to these handmade stools.

Personally, I love the texture and tactility of sheepskin in the home as it provides a sense of warmth and cosiness to a room. It’s also great at adding a contrasting texture and helps lift a space.

Sustainable Designs

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer luxury sheepskin footstools with a removable washable sheepskin cover and using sustainable hardwood.
Sheepskin is your environmentally friendly alternative to man-made materials.

Being a byproduct of the meat industry, sheepskin is repurposed waste that is put to good use.

If you have considered buying manmade sheepskin you might want to consider the fact that it takes up to 3x more energy to make. With our fossil fuels depicted to run out in 50-60 years, it makes sense to go for the real thing.


Perfect For Busy Homes

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stools Joan Beauty stool making a statement to our dressing table. It's removable luxury sheepskin cover is washable making it practical. The hairpin legs provide a luxury look and feel to these handmade stools.

If like us you have children or should I say adult versions, wool is brilliant at being easy to care for. Even if you don’t and it’s just you, sheepskin is such a practical material.

Wool naturally repels spills, dirt and dust and if you have to pop it in the wash, it typically dries quickly. To make it easier Baa Stool have incorporated removable sheepskin covers allowing you to freshen up your stools as and when they need it.

Each Baa Stool also include a special brush so you can keep them looking their best at all times. To be fair, mine still looks like it’s come out of the box and that’s with constant use by myself and our inherent chair stealer Tabitha the I.E. cat.

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer a range of stools using premium luxury sheepskin. Each stool comes with a removable cover which makes it practical for cleaning. There are also 18 colour ways to choose from to suit all decor choices. This hairpin stool is one of Baa Stool's latest stools.

It’s also naturally fire retardant which provides you with peace of mind. And if you have anyone who suffers with allergies, sheepskin is also hypo-allergenic.

Durable

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer luxury sheepskin footstools with a removable washable sheepskin cover and using sustainable hardwood.
If you sit for long periods of time, sheepskin can help alleviate pressure on your joints whilst maintaining a steady body temperature.

Sheepskin is incredibly durable and has a much longer life span when compared to manmade fibres.

Natural sheepskin is also 100% biodegradable so when it does eventually reach its shelf life, you won’t be harming the environment when it comes to disposing of it.

All Round Year Enjoyment!

Baa Stool - Handmade Sustainable Sheepskin Designs | Baa Stool offer luxury sheepskin footstools with a removable washable sheepskin cover and using sustainable hardwood.

You might be thinking that sheepskin is just for the cooler winter months. It’s actually a great all year round material for your home. The hollow fibres allow this material to breathe naturally which also helps regulate your body temperature. Sheepskin will help keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.


Unboxing of Joan Beauty Baa Stool

I’ve included a short video of my unboxing our Joan Beauty Baa Stool so you see how easy it is to put it together as well as the quality. You’ll have to forgive the surroundings as at the time, we were awaiting our bed from Heals and so were sleeping on the floor!

You can check out Baa Stools complete range here which also includes building your own stool to suit you and your decor choices. They also deliver worldwide.

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Maria xx

Disclaimer: For transparency purposes, I previously received the Joan Beauty Baa Stool as a gift for my bedroom makeover feature. I decided to write this post because I believe in supporting small independent businesses such as Baa Stool, that encourage sustainable design as well as keeping traditional craftsmanship alive.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Archie and the rug February 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I love all of these and so true that they are timeless and lend themselves to any decorating style, I spotted at least 3 I could place in my home

    • Reply Maria March 7, 2019 at 7:47 am

      I love that they’re timeless too and the fact that they’d look at home anywhere makes them a really great investment piece for your homes. I’ve got my eye on the kitchen stool myself 😃

  • Reply Donna Ford February 25, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Mmm I think I could be convinced by these! Such a nice texture to add to any room as you’ve shown!

    • Reply Maria March 7, 2019 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Donna! They really are fabulous additions to the home. 😃

  • Reply Sam | Dove Cottage Blog February 27, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Those hair pin leg bar stools are amazing! Looks so comfy!

    • Reply Maria March 7, 2019 at 7:49 am

      Incredibly comfy Sam and you just can’t not reach out and touch them!

  • Reply Marlene March 4, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Good stools are so hard to find! These look amazing. Thanks for sharing x

    • Reply Maria March 7, 2019 at 7:51 am

      I agree Marlene. The quality is ace and they really are fabulous stools! 😃

  • Reply Mary Middleton | hello peagreen March 10, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    They just scream touch me don’t they? They’re so lovely I especially like the idea of one for my dog!

    • Reply Maria March 13, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Yes!! They do Mary, which is one of their attributes that I love. The tactility of these sheepskin stools really does have an appeal to those that love texture in their homes. The sheepskin pet bed would be ace for your dog!

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