Amanda, There is a look I'm just obsessing over, it's a settee in a dining room setting. It kind of feels like you're combining your living and dining space and as a result it is a really warm and comfortable look. Since my house is open concept and we don't have a closed and formal dining room, I think the settee would be perfect in our home.
But this is my favourite example:
So I found a beautiful settee that is the perfect colour. It's from West Elm and it's on sale. There is just one problem: I have two kids. Am I shooting myself in the foot if I put an upholstered settee at the dining room table that the kids often eat at?