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I bought a black leather sofa, love seat, chair and two-ottoman set.  It has
clean lines and is described as "a beefy contemporary frame on a wood base
with spare button tufting."  I also purchased two table lamps with a dark
wood base and chrome shades.

I love it - but am a color girl and don't know how to offset the bachelor vibe.  
I love all color, but don't look good in yellow or orange and tend to love all
shades of purple.   What kind of accents would spice this up and make is
feminine?  Also, what kind of side tables / coffee table would keep things
light?  Thanks so much for your help!

I would add purple pillows and artwork. I would go with a light wood on furniture pieces.

I have an interior design blog and I recently posted living rooms with purple accents. Check it out for inspiration at

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