Sasha and I don’t want to buy too many big furniture items before The Manor is ready, because we have plenty of time to decorate and want everything to piece together perfectly. We’ve bought the Maxwell couches and know which entryway and coffee tables we’ll buy (see here), so the last big purchase we’ll get for the open living/dining room space is the table and chairs. We wanted to veer away from a formal table and were leaning towards a more rustic chic style. After doing lots of browsing, we found the winner: the Emmerson Dining Table and Bench from West Elm. For the side opposite from the bench and for the head seats, we’ll have the Hudson Camelback Upholstered Side Chair from Restoration Hardware (my obsession). Cannot wait to see it all in place so that we can start buying the little decorative pieces! What does your ideal dining area look like?