(Note: See Part 1 below. This will then make a little more sense.)
The dining room contains both my favorite pieces and my least favorite. It is all included in this picture.
The table is my least favorite of everything I ordered. It actually looks better in the photograph than it does in real life! I requested a black base and a wood top and that is what they gave me. I didn't envision the "apron" at the bottom of the top (does that make sense?) In addition, in person the wood looks very cheap. It actually looks like FAKE wood, though it is not. How sad is that?
The chairs are neither my most favorite nor my least. I wanted a black and white floral fabric, but this is what they came up with. Not floral, but it is okay. The only "problem" with these is that every time I look at them I want to grab some bright colored markers and color them in. I mean, don't they just look like pages from a coloring book? I cannot promise that I will not act on this impulse at some point.
Finally, this is my absolute favorite of all the furniture. I love, love LOVE this buffet. I might love it even more once it has some wine in it.