This is wonderful! – me, as we all sat down together
It’s been far too long since we all sat down comfortably as a family at home around a single table. It’s worked fine up til now – Mark and I at a small table, the kids at a little table next to it, but it’s not perfect, especially given what experts have been telling us about supporting healthy eating by setting a good example at the table.
So, this week we took the next big step in our project to make our house a home – we shifted the sofa 90 degrees and set up a gorgeous dining set from Furniture Choice by the bright and sunny patio doors. It’s making a huge difference to the way we live.
Last night, we all sat around the table and ate and chatted, face-to-face. No TV distractions, no passing between tables. We all communicated better, ate better – it was more relaxed and I just couldn’t stop smiling.
The Townhouse & Bali Oval Extending Dining Set is a really decent size – you can add or remove 30cm of length thanks to the folding ‘butterfly extension’ middle section. At full length, you could easily fit six chairs around it.
The dark brown faux leather seat pads are comfortable and the curved chair backs offer pretty decent lower back support.
Underneath, the construction is good – this is a HEAVY table made from solid hardwood and finished with a beautifully smooth lacquer that really shows off the wood grain. It wasn’t hard to put together at all – we just needed a cross head screwdriver and everything else was included in the box.
I feel genuinely delighted to have this dining set in our lives – it looks great and has inspired me to keep pushing ahead on our quest to make this house a home.
Disclosure: we were sent the dining set for review. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.