(Closed) Furniture. His Style or Yours?

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: Railroaded FI on Decor Issue
    Silly : (7 votes)
    18 %
    Fair : (7 votes)
    18 %
    Keep looking! These are nice tables but there are more! : (21 votes)
    54 %
    Keep looking! These tables are hideous! : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i love fi’s pick!

    Post # 4
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    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    To my eye-those chairs don’t look right with that table you like.

    We use his grandmother’s dining room set. THE ENTIRE THING-table, chairs, hutch, runningboard. I wanted something different or to put my table and chairs from my house because I think they’re prettier, but it meant so much to him that I left it alone. And I put my table and chairs in the room behind the main dining room and kitchen.

    Alllllllll that said. I like the orginal and your fi’s pick. Honestly, it’s a table and I generally have more say so when it comes to every single thing in the house (including ‘his’ basement). Overall power means more to me that a dining room.

    Post # 5
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    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t railroad him because you want him to be happy, too, but I’d have a discussion with him and see if there’s some way you could compromise on the issue.  Maybe you get the table you want and he gets to pick the chairs?  Or you get the table/chairs you want and he gets to pick your sofa?  Or something along those lines…

    It’s not always easy to compromise (that’s why it’s been taking us over a year to pick sofas we both like), but at the end of the day it feels good to know that everyone with happy with the decisions made in the end.

    Post # 6
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    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Just a quick warning about Pottery Barn furniture……Several friends have purchased couches and dining room tables.  They weren’t very satisified with the overall quality.  The furniture didn’t stand up well to the wear & tear (no pet no kid homes) for that price point.

    Post # 7
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    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    You should compromise. Since this table is important to you, you can get this pick. BUT, be prepared to be hands off for another large furniture purchase and let him pick.

    And your right, many high-end tables are veneer and compressed wood, which is shocking! The only solid wood tables I’ve been finding are either too rustic (like the one you mentioned) or way too traditional 🙁

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Sorry, like qvsusara, not a big fan of Pottery Barn’s quality.  In saying that, I like your table more (yes very classic, love the color), but with those chairs his table goes with them better.

    Post # 9
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    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @AnnieAAA: I’ve noticed the same thing for a lot of furniture nowadays!  I miss the days of solid wood furniture!

    Post # 11
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Honestly – I don’t think the chairs you posted look right with the table you like at all and I agree with your Fiance that it looks old fashioned.

    That said – I don’t think you should get either of the tables you posted.  There are so many tables out there that you should be able to find one that you both like and will enjoy.  I don’t think anyone’s opinion should be railroaded here.

    Post # 12
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    759 posts
    Busy bee

    I would keep looking and try to find something you both like that also goes with the chairs.  There are lots of practical options out there.  🙂

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I didn’t like the first picture, but the second is nice. 

    But if your house is mostly modern-ish, the table doesn’t totally fit.  I think it makes sense to think really hard about purchases like dining room tables that you’ll have for a very long time.  Keep looking!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think the covered chairs with that table look awesome.  If it’s something you love and he doesn’t really care about, I say go for it.

    Post # 16
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    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Honestly, I like the table your Fiance picked better. But I’m sure you guys can probably find a table you both agree on so I’d say keep looking 🙂

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