Neutral furnishings with touches of darker metals, woods, and fabrics creates a masculine living room.
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Close to what we have with the windows
Make sure you have walkable paths to all furniture and in and out of the space. If the floors are dark, keep upholstery light in color. Ultraleather Brisa is a great upholstery material which I had in St. Thomas was wonderfully comfortable, looked and felt like leather and was breathable and washable. i may have a good source for it. Watch out for sharp corners on tables that people may bang into..not fun! Isn't his photo I like the echo of the black leather chair and coffee table base. A rounder coffer table would be a better choice. Ideally you want to have a place for everyone to put a drink down. Armless or low arm sofas and chairs make this easier .