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We have a large oak entertainment center and are considering purchasing a living room suite that is leather.  We need help in selecting what color of leather would best compliment the oak wood.  Our walls are a light tan and the fire place is white with traditional brick.  We like the traditional look with a little bit of country.

Hi Greg, I would choose a leather that is a dark carmel brown or milk chocolate colour. The best type of leather for the look you're going for would be to select a worn in, aged leather.  Don't go for the shiny smooth type, it'll create a more contemporary feel.

I also offer an 'Ask the Decorator' service on my website. I would be happy to be of further assistance to you if needed.
Thank you, for your time.

Shamim Razvi
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I can answer anything in general about decorating, i.e. Space planning,colour co-ordinating, furniture placement, choosing the most suitable accessories,fabrics,lighting, window, wall and floor treatments. I cannot answer questions about structural or architectural changes.


I have been decorating for the past five years and running my own decorating business: The Eighth Haven,, for over a year.

I am a graduate of QC Design School, in the field of Professional Design and Decorating as a certified Interior Decorator and Professional Colour Consultant.

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