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Greta's picture

I would like to buy new dining room furniture for our newly built house. I will have a separate dining room at the front of the house as well as an open concept kitchen and great room at the back of the house. The kitchen has an island where I would like to add counter height chairs. For our dining room, I do not want it to appear formal, on the other hand, I also don't want it to appear too casual. I was thinking of buying a counter height 60 x 60 square table to seat 8 and add X back or the more modern looking ladder back chairs. The table should have a leaf, so I can extend it to 80" when we have additional guests and then I could use the kitchen island counter height chairs to add 2 more for seating. My style is probably between traditional and modern. Is the counter height style appropriate for a separate dining room? I'm concerned it is too casual.

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LoftyAmbitions's picture

Do you have a style in mind for your table? Are you thinking wood or glass? We don't have a table the size you're looking for, but I do have a few suggestions for counter height chairs. If you're between traditional and modern you could take a classic style and do it in a modern material like this stainless steel, or use a more traditional material like wood in a modern shape.  Luois Counter StoolLuois Counter StoolKieren Counter StoolKieren Counter Stool      If you're on a smaller budget you can try these.Criss Cross Counter ChairCriss Cross Counter ChairEscape Counter ChairEscape Counter Chair                                                     You can check out all our styles at ( readers save 10% with coupon code 10H&HFALL11 (valid online and in store)

gmcauley's picture

Hello Greta,

I like the idea of extending the counter for more seating. And then you would have a dining room at the front of the home, too? Retailers like West Elm ( and Ikea ( have great selections of stools, both traditional and modern.

Good luck!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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