Post # 1
I’d LOVE to see pics of counter height tables in an actual formal dining room. I know they great in eat in kitchens but can they be “formal” ?
I would like my d.r to be a little formal since I FINALLY am getting my first formal DR EVER!
Please post pics if you have any!
Or vote if you’d veto the whole idea.
Post # 3
FI’s parents have a high table in their dining room and it looks goreous! They have a pretty chandelier over it and always have it decorated with flowers and candles. I wish I had a picture to show you.
Post # 4
I think it would look fine, but if you are going for a more formal look I don’t think it works. Also in the long run, you might want regular height seats. I’m just picturing, say, an elderly grandmother trying to get on the stool, or a little kid, at Christmas dinner.
Just my opinion though and I’m sure you can dress it up.
Post # 5
I am still unsure. I really wish I could see real life pics because designer pics make everything look great and dont give a clear idea of how it will look in my house.
Post # 6
I love counter height tables, but, if I had a DR & eat in kitchen, I think I’d stick to a traditional table in the DR. I guess that’s probably because my understanding of a DR is a place to entertain, and most people are more comfortable at a normal height table.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I think a higher table would be too casual. And yeah, those higher chairs could definitely pose a problem for older relatives at Thanksgiving Dinner.
Post # 8
I saw one once and it looked weird.
Post # 9
I don’t have an eat in kitchen so we really only have one area for dinner. I do have bar height table and chairs and I love it. But if I had a seperate formal dining room, I might go with a more traditional set.
Post # 10
I have no idea what this thread is even talking about… any one have pics?
Post # 11
If the dining table is counter height then you need high chairs or stools to sit at that table so then it is considered casual. It would still look nice but wont be formal
Post # 12
@imalittlebirdie: Lol! 🙂
It is a high table where you sit on barstool-height chairs versus regular one. I have typically only seem them in eat in kitchens and was wondering if they would work in a formal dining room. 😉
Here is a pic
Post # 13
I just don’t see anything formal in a counter height dining set. The only places I’ve ever seen these are pubs- less than formal.