I like the half booth, half chairs kitchen table they have here. It saves some space and allows for storage beneath the booth bench. Would be an excellent sewing area. Stow the machines under the bench. Add electrical socket under bench.
Last week we featured Christopher Howe's upholstered furniture (see Shopper's Diary: Howe in London); this week we're admiring his custom-painted Windsor Chairs ("We should all have at least one in a heart-rending color," Howe says).