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.