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Hi Sandy,I have built a new home and put maple walnut stained hardwood in the living room.I am going for a contemporary look.I purchased a brown leather sofa and have a brown,burgandy,gold kind of funky accent chair also to go in that room.I have to get a new coffee table and saw a narrow oval one that I like.It comes in a choice of two colors,a black-brown and a golden brown.My question is..with so much dark wood, could I go with the lighter color table?I thought about the dark but maybe that would be too much dark color.
PS..walls will be a mustard yellow color with possible darker brown accent wall where the gas fireplace is.

Hi Dee,
I like the idea of the lighter color golden brown.
I think it will add more interest to the room and pick up some of the neat colors in your accent chair.  It will also compliment the mustard yellow walls.
Thanks for writing.
If you think of it after purchasing the table and painting the room, I'd love to see a picture of the finished project.
Thanks for writing.

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