In past times a separate dining room with dining table and chairs was fashionable and kept especially for entertaining occasions throughout the year rather than for daily use.
Now the modern trend favours an open plan central dining space as the hub of the home, thus changing our styles in the process.
The 21st Century catchphrase â€˜kitchen/dinerâ€™ is used to describe how most of us structure our kitchen and eating areas, to suit the flow of modern life.
Most of us now require a family friendly space that enables us to multi-task during the week, but also provides a dining area large enough to accommodate gatherings of family and friends to enjoy at the weekend.
Responding to this call for for multi-functional living, Leekes have introduced the new Calligaris range, an ideal selection of dining tables in true Italian style that will set your home apart from the rest:
To compliment the luxury of your separate dining space, why not treat yourself and go for an elegant oval dining table?
The Odyssey table and six chairs – featured here, is more sociable than a square or rectangular model and portrays the ultimate in modern sophistication, with a hardwood veneer base and tempered glass top. It also features an automatic opening system, which allows it to be easily extended while maintaining the oval shape. Priced at Â£3599, New York chair, Â£180.
A quiet corner – The Planet round table with four Jam chairs and weighted pedestal base, is ideal if your kitchen space is too small to seat six or eight, but has room for a smaller breakfast table. Priced at Â£999, Lâ€™Eau Chair, Â£110 each.
Stylish and practical – The Baron extending table will tick every box if you wish to combine a designer look with everyday needs. Made from a contemporary combination of 11mm thick laminated ceramic glass, it extends to 240cm, allowing you to seat up to ten guests at a time. Priced at Â£1459, or with four Lâ€™Eau chairs Â£1899.
To view the entire new Leekes ranges of dining room furniture, please visit the website.
For your nearest Leekes store Tel: (0845) 050