Picking a Dining Table Is a Matter of Taste

Whether you're a family of four or a single city-dweller, finding the perfect dining room table for your taste -- and space -- can be like picking out a pair of jeans.

''It's the same piece of cloth, but as you add details, beads, and styling the price of the jean goes up," said Meghan Pelton, executive vice president and one-fourth of the family-owned Boston business. ''It's a matter of taste and what you're comfortable with." Pelton, along with her brother Michael Loring, mother Mal Loring, and father Ken Loring, have owned the furniture franchise for over 26 years and now have six stores throughout Massachusetts. With all the styles, sizes, and colors available today, finding a dining room table can be daunting.

''Ask yourself what you want and what you need. And be realistic," said Pelton. ''A family with infants and toddlers is better off with a lighter table or a rustic pine look because it isn't going to show as much wear and tear. If you're going to put a table in a dining room and use it once a month, a dark finish is fine." Pelton said consumers should know what they're willing to live with in a dining room table. ''With a darker finish, it's going to show more dust and more surface scratches. Know your tolerance level. Over time, you're going to see scratches," she said. In her own home, Pelton has a rustic oak table from Boston Interiors that seats eight to 10 people and costs about $1,000. The chairs range from $200 to $250 a piece.

A typical dining room table, plus four chairs, costs about $700 to $2,500 at many retailers, including Boston Interiors, Domain, and Jordan's Furniture. As the price goes up, so does the number of options available, Pelton said.

The style of chair and the legs of the table can be custom-made, leaves can be added into the table to increase the size, and more colors are available for more expensive pieces.

The right amount of space is also needed for the right table. Pelton tells consumers to follow the 3-foot rule when shopping. ''You want to keep 3 feet between the table and the walls so people can comfortably push their chair out and leave the table, or walk down the aisle between the table and the wall," she said.

For those without the luxury of space, Pelton said it is acceptable to work with a 2-foot rule, but anything less than that would be uncomfortable.

The type of wood used often determines the price. Slow-growing hardwoods such as birch and maple will last longer and be more expensive than softwood tables made of pine.

Buying a good dining room table is as important as being a piece of art -- you're going to live with it forever -- so Pelton suggests consumers focus on quality and taste.

''Price is important, but it has to be a good value. Find a design that you like, and if the price is too high, ask to see something less in price but similar in design," she suggests.

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Period-appropriate Malibu ceramic tiles were custom made for the front door, stair risers, kitchen and outdoor sink. David Flynn, a Tucson sculptor, created the wrought-iron screen door, stair rail and porch railing.Typical of the Spanish colonial style, the home has many niches and arches directing the flow of light and shadow throughout the day. Entry is through a wood-ceilinged porch that opens to a large living area with a reclaimed wood-beamed ceiling, stained concrete floors and a Venetian plaster fireplace with a Moorish arch and a blue-green Malibu tiled hearth. To the right, the dining room has pegged mahogany flooring. The family room - the original living room - has the same floors, as well as a fireplace and two pairs of French doors leading to an outdoor covered porch.The kitchen has a large central island that seats three and has a built-in refrigerator. A banquette offers a separate seating area. 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3 regular ones and a high chair1. I just bought some new furniture that takes up a lot of room in my living/dining room, the sectional sofa..?first of all u need to calm down. this is not even a sticky situation. just lay cool and forget about it. it will go away. u seem to have some sort of overreatcing problem im not too fond of2. I bought a house in July and soon after developed a crack in the ceiling inbetween the dining room?Chances are that your homeowners insurance will not cover it. If it is a new house, settling is normal and you should expect to see small cracks in the walls.ceiling over the first few years. This is absolutely normal and impossible to avoid. A house breathes and moves, the wood absorbs moisture in durimg the humid months and drys out during the dry months. Find out why it is cracking. If there is an attic above the ceiling, go up there with a flashlight and look for what is causing it (termites, water damage..) 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American hotels snag the same number of spots in the top 10 overall as their European counterparts (four each)-including number one in the world. 1. Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia-89.0 2. Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas-88.8 3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay-88.3 4. Htel de Paris, Monte Carlo-87.1 5. Windsor Court, New Orleans-86.9 6. Four Seasons Hotel, Milan-86.3 7. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris-86.1 8. Bellagio, Las Vegas-86.1 9. Hotel Cipriani, Venice-85.6 10. 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Perfect Pad for a Trainspotter! the 1.5m Chichester Home That Looks Like a Modern Bungalow, but Incl
From the outside, this modern bungalow for sale in West Sussex looks unusual - but not extraordinary.However, not all is as it seems at the four-bedroom property, which comes with a chunky price-tag of £1.5million.Step inside and the bright and light-coloured painted walls of the first living room gives no hint of what lies beyond.At the heart of the property is a railway carriage that dates back to 1800s. It is wrapped by the bungalow with no traces of it immediately visible from outdoors.The carriage is called Tulip - as highlighted by the labelling on its exterior - and has been restored with the original doors and sash windows still in place.The carriage's interior is equally impressive with decorative brass luggage racks, attendants' call buttons and wood panelling. The different woods used for the panelling includes satinwood, mahogany and oak.The carriage was built by Jackson and Share in 1897 in Delaware, America. It was commissioned by Folkestone Railway and is the only one that came to England, where it was in active service until 1914.In 1930, it was sold and left neglected on the seafront until the current owner restored it and made it part of their home.The carriage is at the front of the house and overlooks a veranda. On the other side of the carriage, at the back of the bungalow, is a siting room and dining room.Elsewhere in the bungalow, there is also a kitchen - with the whole property spread across 2014 square feet.The unusual property boasts extensive views of the sea and comes with direct beach access.It is situated in 'The Parks' area of Selsey, which is eight miles south of Chichester, and is almost cut off from mainland Sussex by the sea.The B2145 is the only road in and out of the town crossing a bridge over the water inlet at Pagham Harbour - at a point known as 'the ferry'.The average price of a property in Selsey is £313,763, according to the property website Zoopla. It is marginally higher than the average for Britain at £309,156.
Michelin Starred Restaurants in London: the Capital's One, Two and Three Star Restaurants Mapped
The latest Michelin guide is out and this year it awarded 58 London restaurants with one Michelin star, 10 restaurants with two Michelin stars and three restaurants with an almighty three stars.As Fera at Claridge's and Bonhams haveclosedsince the guide's publication, the number of Michelin star restaurants in the capital now totalsa still-impressive 69.Core by Clare Smyth was awarded two Michelin stars, putting her in good stead to win three stars at the 2020 awards.Likewise Fitzrovia's Kitchen Table picked up two Michelin stars at the awards ceremony on October 1.Sadly it was not all good news as a number of restaurants lost stars including Marcus (giving him just one star in total) and Lima (resulting in none).We've listed all of London's starred restaurants and plotted them on a handy map. One-star restaurants are marked in yellow, two-star in orange and three-star in red.Last week, Michelin awarded four new London restaurants with Bib Gourmands, which are the awards given to restaurants that offer both high-quality food and good value for money. The commended restaurants were Petit Pois, Kudu, Farang and Sorella.See the full list plotted on a map here.NEW ENTRY - Brat, Hackney. East London's exciting Basquerestaurantwins a star. Read our write up here.NEW ENTRY -Ikoyi, St James's.The restaurant offering a contemporary take on West African flavours claims a Michelin star.Read ourwrite up here.NEW ENTRY -Sabor, Mayfair. The high-end tapas restaurant picks up a star in the 2019 guide.Read ourwrite up here.NEW ENTRY -Hide, Mayfair.Ollie Dabbous returns with one Michelin starat his new Mayfair residence.Read ourwrite up here.NEW ENTRY - Leroy, Shoreditch. The east London restaurant, which openedin 2018, wins a star.NEW ENTRY -Roganic, Marylebone.Simon Rogan's restaurant, serving a menu partly comprised of foraged ingredients, claims a star.Read our write up here.Marcus,Knightsbridge. The contemporary British restaurant, serving food to "evoke and create memories", loses one of the two starsit has held since 2009.Read our write up here.Hakkasan Hanway Place, Fitzrovia.Themodern Cantonese restaurant, serving dim sum and signaturecocktails maintains its Michelin star.The Ninth, Fitzrovia.Jun Tanaka's Charlotte Street venue serving French and Mediterranean-style sharing dishes maintains its one star.Read our write up here.Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia.One of London's longest standing Michelin restaurants keeps its star.Read our write up here.City Social, The City.The modern British restaurant in art-deco style surroundings maintains its one star.Read our write up here.Club Gascon, The City.The French restaurant with an award-winning wine list keeps its star.Read our write up here.La Dame de Pic, The City. The inventive, high-end French restaurant in the Four Seasons' hotel maintains its star.The Clove Club,Shoreditch. The restaurant with an innovative British menu, using often-overlooked ingredients and founded by former supper club hosts, stays with one star.Read our write up here.Lyle's,Shoreditch. The seasonal British restaurant with set tasting menus in a stripped back dining room keeps its star.Read our write up here.The Harwood Arms, Fulham. The laid-back gastropub with an upscale, modern British menu keeps its star.Read our write up here.The River Cafe, Hammersmith. The restaurant offering inventive and seasonal Italian cuisine stays in the guide with one star.Read our write up here.Hedone, Chiswick. The restaurant serving modern European in a laid-back space holds on to its star.LaTrompette, Chiswick.Thehigh-end modern French restaurant stays in the guide after holding onto its star.St John,Clerkenwell. The traditional British restaurant, specialising in 'nose to tail' eating, keeps its star.Angler, The City. The modern seasonal British restaurant at the South Place Hotel, with mirrored ceilings and7th-floorCity views, keeps its star.Read our write up here.ElystanStreet, Chelsea. The Chelsea kitchen serving contemporary, seasonal European cuisine stays in the guide with one star.Read our write up here.The Five Fields, Chelsea. The modern British restaurant with fixed-price menu holds its star.Read our write up here.Kitchen W8,Kensington. The relaxed and friendly modern European restaurant is in the guide after holding its star.Trinity Restaurant,Clapham. The neighbourhood restaurant with modern, seasonal menus is in the 2019 guide after maintaining its star.The Glasshouse, Richmond. The modern European neighbourhood restaurant remains in the guide with one star.Restaurant Story, London Bridge. Tom Sellers's restaurant, with a British tasting menu of seasonal dishes, keeps its star.Galvin LaChapelle,Spitalfields. The restaurant serving polished French cuisine with a contemporary twist in a Grade II listed building stays in the guide with one star.Read our write up here.ChezBruce,Balham. The high-end Modern French restaurant keeps its star.Read our write up here.AmayaRestaurant grill & Bar,Belgravia. The restaurant serving tapas-style Indian dishes with an open kitchen keeps its star.Céleste,Belgravia. One of London's mostInstagrammablerestaurants, where British heritage meets modern European creativity, keeps its star.Petrus,Belgravia. This Gordon Ramsay group restaurant, specialising in modern French fine dining, keeps its star.AlynWilliams at The Westbury, Mayfair.The contemporary fine dining establishment with seasonal local ingredients maintains its star in 2019.BenaresRestaurant, Mayfair. The Indian-British fusion restaurant keeps its one Michelin star.Galvin at Windows, Mayfair.The restaurant serving modern French haute cuisine, with28th-floorviews over Hyde Park, keeps one star.Gymkhana, Mayfair. The Raj-era themed Indian restaurant with tandoori oven roasts and seasonal curries makes the guide again in 2019.Read our write up here.HakkasanMayfair.The modern Cantonese restaurant spanning two floors for up to 220 guests keeps its star.Read our write up here.Kai, Mayfair.The SouthAudleyStreet restaurant specialising in 'Liberated Chinese Cooking' stays in the guide with one star.Murano, Mayfair.The modern European restaurant with a strong Italian influence keeps its star.Read our write up here.Pollen Street Social, Mayfair. The contemporary bistro with a restaurant, social bar, dessert bar and private dining room stays in the guide with one star.Read our write up here.The Square, Mayfair.The restaurant serving modern French haute cuisine with an artistic "architectural" approach keeps its star. Read our write up here.Veeraswamy, Mayfair.The restaurant serving high-end Indian cuisine with Maharajah-inspired decor keeps its one star.Read our write up here.LocandaLocatelli, Marylebone. The traditional Italian with an emphasis on quality, freshness and creativity stays in the guide with one star.Read our write up here.Portland Restaurant, Marylebone. The seasonal modern European, with a wine list that focuses on lesser known regions and varieties, holds on to its star.Read our write up here.Texture, Marylebone. The restaurant serving modern European food with Scandinavian influences keeps its star.Read our write up here.Trishna, Marylebone. The upscale Indian from the southwest coast using fish and coconut keeps its star.Read our write up here.Aquavit London, St James's. The contemporary restaurant in St James's Market, serving seasonal, Nordic-inspired cuisine keeps its one Michelin star.Read our write up here.Ritz Restaurant, Piccadilly.The London institution, serving seasonal British cuisine in one of London's most lavish dining rooms, maintains its star.Read our write up here.Barrafina,Soho. The modern Spanish tapas bar with an open kitchen maintains its Michelin star status.Read our write up here.Social Eating House, Soho. The contemporary bistro focused on seasonal and local produce, with cocktail bar, restaurant and chef's counter dining space, keeps its star.Seven Park Place by WilliamDrabble, St James's. The restaurant specialising in classic French cuisine, using seasonal British ingredients plus signature dishes by WilliamDrabble, keeps its star.Yauatcha, Soho. The all-day dim sum teahouse with wok dishes, patisserie and cocktails is in the guide once again in 2019.Read our write up here.L'AtelierDe JoelRobuchon, Covent Garden. The inventive French restaurant in a three-floor brasserie with open kitchens and terrace maintains its star.Read our write up here.A Wong,Pimlico. The restaurant celebrating flavours from across China's different regions holds its star.Read our write up here.Goring Dining Room, Westminster. The restaurant, popular with the Royal family, serving British classics and lighter, modern dishes in a luxury hotel keeps its star.Read our write up here.Quilon, Westminster. The restaurant, specialising in South-west coastal Indian cuisine, keeps its star.NEW ENTRY - Core, Notting Hill. Clare Smyth's first solo venture wins two stars.NEW ENTRY - Kitchen Table, Bloomsbury.The intimate 19-seater restaurant in Bubbledogs, which changes its menu daily, gains an extraMichelin star.Bibendum, Chelsea.The high-end French restaurant, which was awarded two stars at last year's awards, keeps both.Dinner by Heston, Knightsbridge. Heston Blumenthal's restaurant, serving modern dishes inspired by historic British gastronomy, keeps both its stars.Le Gavroche, Mayfair.The iconic London restaurant holds both of its Michelin stars in 2019.Read our write up here.The Greenhouse, Mayfair.The contemporary French restaurant keeps both the stars it has held since 2004.Read our write up here.Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair.The French fine dining establishment, known for having Damien Hirst artwork on the walls, keeps both stars it has held since 2011.Read our write up here.Sketch Lecture Room & Library, Mayfair. The quirky 18th century townhouse, serving sophisticated French food, holds both its stars.Read our write up here.Umu, Mayfair. London's first Kyoto influenced restaurant, which was awarded its first star within five months of opening in 2004, keeps both its stars in 2019.The Ledbury, Notting Hill.The restaurant serving modern European cuisine, based on British produce where possible, keeps the two stars it has held since 2012.Read our write up here.The Araki, Mayfair. The nine-seat restaurant with two sittings, only serving edomae sushi prepared by sushi master Mitsuhiro Araki himself, keeps all three of its stars in 2019.Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea. Ramsay's French fine dining restaurant has held three stars since 2001 and keeps them all in this year's guide.Read our write up here.Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair. The restaurants serving contemporary French cuisine, using seasonal French and British ingredients, maintains all three of its stars.Read our write up here.For a full list of UK restaurantshead to news.michelin.co.uk
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