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.
Eat-in kitchens are another trend, with more homes including generously sized casual dining areas within or near kitchen space. Upholstered settees face an oval pedestal table in this Boston area kitchen designed by Liz Caan.