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What color end tables/accent tables would you suggest to go with a spice/terracota colored loveseat/chair w/ottoman?  Also, what color lamps - would you go with a similar color to the furniture or something different?  Our room trim and carpet is a khaki color, if that matters.

You actually can select a honey maple or a darker wood tone with the khaki and the spice!  You said the khaki was trim and carpet and not walls, but I'm wondering if you have another color on the walls?

If not...the khaki carpet is a great color to anchor a room.  The dark honey toned maple, birch and pine woods  would really accent the spice.  You have the beginnings a beautiful color scheme, but first what is the STYLE or THEME of your home's decor?

Select a theme first and put a name to it.  Will your interior be Mediterranean, Tuscan, Mexican, Spanish, California Mission?  Also, what is the style of existing furnishings?  

Do you want to change and incorporate a new look into your home?  All of these things will determine exactly what style lamps and furniture you will ultimately purchase.  Take a look a catalogs and furniture store room scapes for more visuals to help make the decision on style.

Have fun!
Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID

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Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID


Whole house interior space planning and decorating; kitchen layout, and design trends; residential themed environments; selecting furnishings and accessories for your lifestyle.


12 years experience as an interior designer, FIDER graduate and business owner for 5 years. Speciality area: residential interior designer, NKBA certified kitchen designer, and home office designer


Homes of Color magazine, Las Vegas Life magazine, Tucson Home and Garden magazine.

B.A. Interior Design, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

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