As it’s the Furniture Month here on Home Of Art and because I received a lot of emails about this topic from you guys, I decided to write a special post today.
Many of you asked me about kitchen furniture, so now I want to show you which are the 4 kitchen tables and chairs sets that I liked most from everything that I tried.
These are all personal recommendations (which I have tried myself throughout the years), and as an Interior Designer, I guess I pretty much know what to look at when trying a kitchen set. So these 4 furniture pieces that I will show you below are all some items that I’m really satisfied of, and that I could recommend to anyone.
To make it clearer, I will write this post as a Top 4. In this way you will be able to see which of these 4 sets is my #1 favorite and which are the reasons that lie behind my choice.
*NOTE: – These 4 sets were all bought from Amazon and they could all belong to the “regular budget” category. So I didn’t pay high amounts of money for them, just normal ones for this kind of items.
– The differences between these 4 sets are very small because they are all high-quality pieces and each of them would make a great purchase (you can see these differences in “Overall Score” and “My Rating”)
Number #4: East West Furniture AVAT7-BLK-W 7-Piece Dining Table Set ($778.61)
I’m a big fan of East West Furniture because they have a wide range of quality products at pretty good prices. And this dining set became one of my favorites shortly after I bought it.
The color scheme can match almost any kind of countertops and tiles, so the set can easily be used in a lot of different styles. That combination between brown and black would look nice both in a Rustic decor and in a Minimalist one.
Besides, the set includes nothing less than 7 furniture pieces (I would prefer to say 6, as I take the table separately 😛 ), so the price ($760) doesn’t look that high to me. Considering that I saw dining sets that had only 3 chairs at about the same price, I think this one is a pretty good deal.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT IT: The quality and the fabric are pretty good actually, you can tell it’s solid hardwood. It’s easy to clean and maintain, and it also look good even after a longer period of time (like several years). Its versatility for different decor styles is also something I shouldn’t forget mentioning.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT IT: The assembly took me several hours, so I recommend you to do it at least 2 persons because it would be pretty hard just for one. Also, it’s pretty expensive to have it shipped internationally, so it’s better to buy it if you live in the US.
OVERALL SCORE: Just like the previous times, I was really satisfied with my purchase from this company, and this East West Furniture set remains one of the pieces I constantly recommend. The high quality and the good price make it a really desirable set, but the hard assembly and the expensive international shipping make it just my forth favorite.
MY RATING: 9.30 out of 10
Number #3: Furniture of America Dalcroze 7-Piece Modern Faux Marble Top Dining Set, Dark Cherry ($654.45)
That’s another furniture set that I immediately fell in love with! Although the shades it combines are slightly different from the previous set, it definitely manages to make the most of a kitchen.
This set also has 7 pieces, which is probably enough for a regular living room, as it’s not to large nor too small. However, there is also a furniture set with the very same pattern, but with fewer pieces.
So in case you don’t have too much space or you simply prefer a smaller set, you can go for that one anytime.
Coming back to the features of this Furniture Of America set, my favorite one is by far the beautiful leatherette, which is the material used for the seat and for the central back. It feels so soft and comfortable that I would only buy chairs made from this kind of fabric! Plus that it gives a subtle touch of elegance to this set.
Another thing that stands out is the shine of the pieces, that makes them look like they were polished just a few minutes ago. The Faux Marble is the main responsible for this, as it promises to add some glamour and shine to any wooden piece. You can imagine that it quickly became one of the materials that I will remember for some time. 😀
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT IT: The gorgeous fabric used on the seating and on the central back is something I would always recommend as a material for an elegant set, I absolutely loved how it feels. The pieces and especially the table look very shiny, and this makes the set look a bit more expensive than just $650 (so that’s a big pro). My set lasted pretty well for several years, and I only changed it because I got bored of it, not because of any damages.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT IT: The explanation for the very low price is that the marble and the leatherette aren’t authentic, but “faux” (a french term that means “false”, but it makes it seem more sophisticated 😛 ). I’m not very bothered by this, because the fabrics still look good, faux or not, but maybe I would have preferred if they were authentic (You’ll tell me that I want too much, I know…).
OVERALL SCORE: The mark I give to this set is still a very high one because it totally deserves it. Its aspect and excellent fabrics make it an elegant and high-quality product, that also has a pretty good durability. So it would be the excellent choice if you want a rapid transformation of your kitchen into a luxurious room.
MY RATING: 9.50 out of 10
Number #2: East West Furniture KEPL7-WHI-W 7-Piece Dining Table Set ($818.36)
It’s already the second set from East West Furniture that is found among my favorites, so you can imagine how much I like this company and how much trust I have in the quality of their products.
Although it’s not the most popular furniture set from Amazon, it’s definitely one of the pieces that I often recommend.
Unlike the other 2 sets that I presented you before, this East West Furniture product isn’t necessarily a very elegant one.
It’s not a modest one either, but if you take a look at it, you can notice that its colors aren’t extremely modern, the wooden fabric doesn’t shine and the pattern of the chairs is a pretty regular one. So why do I like it so much?
Because it can be used in absolutely any kind of kitchens, both in modern, Minimalist or Industrial ones, and in Vintage and Rustic decors. So it does not have any rules when it comes to styles. And believe me that this is one of the greatest advantages you can find in a furniture set.
It may not be extremely elegant, but it definitely has an extremely high quality, maybe one of the best qualities I’ve seen in a furniture set of this kind. It’s that type of product that remains in the very same condition years after you bought it. It’s not like it lasts pretty well, without many damages. No, it simply doesn’t change, that’s the thing. And I really wish I knew more sets of this type…
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT IT: The versatility of this set and the great quality it has are the things I appreciate most about it. The pieces are also very easy to maintain and they don’t get dirty too fast, even though they’re actually white. And the price seems really good for how much it lasts, seriously. It may seem a bit too much at first sight, but after having this furniture set, you will change your opinion. So I could only recommend it for this reason alone…
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT IT: I wish the chairs wouldn’t have a wooden seat, even though it doesn’t feel that bad. But I would have preferred a softer fabric, that would be even more comfortable and probably it would also make it look more elegant (as it doesn’t really look so).
OVERALL SCORE: This set is the second on the list of my favorites, and this choice has a reason. I could use it in 10 different decors and still have the feeling that it was specially created for each of those decors. And I simply couldn’t skip this thing when recommending a kitchen set to people. So just like I said before, the price may seem a bit high, but all of the owners of this set convinced by themselves that it’s not so at all. Therefore, it’s worth it, believe me.
MY RATING: 9.60 out of 10
Number #1: Boyer 5-Pc Counter Height Table Set by Coaster ($598.23)
From all the kitchen sets I have tried throughout these years, this is the one that convinced me most of its amazing qualities!
I don’t work too much with this company so I don’t know too many of their products, but this product is by far my favorite from everything I used before.
At first sight, you may believe that this Boyer set is just a modern, good-looking product, that you could use for just a few years. And I used to think something similar too, until I got convinced of its amazing quality.
I still have this set, even after about 5 years (I actually gave it to someone one year ago, because it was in such a great shape that it could be given) and I’m extremely proud of my purchase. It was a great acquisition, with a gorgeous look and a very good price.
The fabric used for the seats is vinyl, which feels much more comfortable than I had expected. To me “vinyl” sounded like something pretty harsh, but on the seats it feels incredibly soft.
Anyway, what I love most are the patterns of the chairs. They are simply…amazing! I remember I had so many people praising them and asking me where I found them. And I really didn’t expect that. 😀 But they are indeed so original and elegant, that they could immediately draw the attention and make a special place from any kitchen.
And I know that the price may seem a bit high, considering that this set has only 4 chairs, but believe me it’s not so at all. A few years ago, I found a similar set in one of the furniture shops from my neighborhood.
You know what price it had? Around $2000! I was extremely shocked, but at the same time extremely happy for having made such a great deal with my set, which cost me around $700 at that time (now it’s $600, so it’s much cheaper 😉 ).
Plus that I couldn’t complain about the durability at all, I told you that mine lasted in great shape for about 5 years (still counting 😀 ).
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT IT: Pretty much everything. No matter how objective I would be, I absolutely love this furniture set. But there are some things that I like more than others, and some of those are the pattern of the chairs and of the table (especially the one of the table 😀 ), the elegant and modern look of the set and the combination between the 2 colors.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT IT: When I bought it, I had to wait for about 3-4 days before they shipped it because they didn’t have too many pieces in their stock, so it wasn’t very easy. I took a look at this product today, and it seems it’s not so difficult to order it anymore, which is a great thing.
OVERALL SCORE: You probably imagine that, as it’s my favorite kitchen set, this Boyer piece will get a high mark from me. The soft seat fabric and the authentic wood, the great quality and durability, plus its general look make it the kitchen set I recommend more than any other, you can ask my clients. It’s one of those pieces that can’t possibly disappoint you.
MY RATING: 9.95 out of 10
My Final Thoughts
There are more and more options for a kitchen set, so it’s always important to choose something that suits your decor and something that has a good quality and a decent durability. The 4 sets that I presented you all have these features, but with different other characteristics.
So if you want my honest recommendations, I really advise you to choose one of these 4 sets for your kitchen. I say this because I tried them all, and I know they are high-quality products, that will not disappoint you.
They may not be the best ones in the world, but they are the best ones that I worked with, so I can definitely guarantee you won’t regret buying them.
So these were my favorite 4 kitchen tables and chairs sets, I hope I managed to help you make an idea about them. If you have any questions about these or any other kitchen sets, please leave a comment below and if I know enough about that product, I will gladly help you.
Which of these 4 sets would you buy for your kitchen?