Fisher advises that comfort, functionality, and durability are key to selecting furniture. “I don’t care how big your budget is, there is no point wasting money on something that looks good, but doesn’t function for you, or is easily damaged or stained,” Fisher says. In the dining room, she opted for a Cross Extension table and Profile chairs from Design Within Reach and a custom bench by JJ Woodwork. The Spillray pendants are by Axolight.  Lakeview by Diana Budds from Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture