My wife and I are in the market for a couch. Our new apartment will be pretty small, and we're leaving behind our old couch. Our furnitute is mahogany stained cherry wood, and it is pretty classic New England rustic in terms of design -- not modern, and not baroque; clean lines. Basically, it looks like a lot of the stuff you see at Restoration Hardware. In our living room, we'll have a large coffee table and a medium-sized entertainment armoire. We also have an antiqued pewter floor lamp with a cream linen lamp shade. We have not purchased a new rug or side table yet. I'm a little confused about what I should get for a couch. I really like a dark brown, burnished leather sofa that is about 89 inches long. But I'm worried maybe that will introduce too many dark, smooth surfaces into the living room. I was also looking at a cotton canvas or washed linen couch in a dark khaki or sage color. But I'm really partial to the leather. Would that work? Could we add color and texture with our rug, throws, and then things like lamp shades, flowers, etc? What do you think about high quality leather couches? They will last longer than fabric, don't you think? I find them very comfortable.
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5/15/05 at 2:45pm