I was in the market to buy a dining set for months now, search through websites and department stores. I've been eyeing this set for a while now and finally decided to order it. Got it a few days ago and absolutely LOVE it! For one thing it is more beautiful than anything shown in the pictures online. The table has pleanty of room for a placesetting & all your serving peices. The wood finish to the marble slates is simply beautiful. I am glad I waited and didn't settle for just anything.