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I have a dark brown (chestnut) colored sofa (with nail trim).  I want to get 2 recliners in leather, but not sure if mixing different leather colors will "go", what color to choose, or if I should stick to a fabric material.  Help!!

Hi Donna,
I would choose something other than chestnut. It might be nice to go with a rust or mahagony color. Go to to see how it looks next to the chestnut. I think it could also look nice if you bought the rust or mahagony pillows and put them on your chestnut sofa to tie it all together. It is really hard to say without seeing your space. You can send images to and I can give you more advice.

Rachel Mallon, ASID
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