I need your help and opinion...please!!!! I am helping Ed decorate the Therapeutic Boarding School and Home he is opening. Everything is going pretty well and I really like and somewhat enjoy decorating, but there is one room that I am stumped on. I am at a loss at what direction to go. This is a picture of the Foyer. This is the first thing you see when you walk in the front door. The problem is the stinkin floor. The floors in the foyer are marble white and black tiles. The white has light veins of burgundy in them. The walls are burgundy. The finish work, trims, baseboards are white. As you walk in the door there are stairs going to the right and left with natural wood banisters. The room is deep, but only 15 feet 8 inches wide, so the furniture has to be a smaller scale because to the right and left it is a traffic way, doors going into different areas of the home which are not shown in the picture. The floor transitions to bamboo in one room, travertine in another and also carpet, not consistent at all. I have received differing opinions, most everyone says I have to go contemporary because of the black and white tiles. The home is far from contemporary, the outside is a French Country/Italian Villa look. Do I have to go with black furniture? Originally we placed a dark brown/espresso colored couch, with 2 club chairs of the same color and leather. It looks ok, but I'm not convinced. We found this really cute settee. The wood is a very dark brown, but not black. The fabric are different prints, one being a leopard print, super cute, but not sure if it will fit in because of the dark brown wood. If we go with the settee, should we get 2 settees and have them face each other? If we go with one settee, we need two chairs, but what kind of chairs and fabrics do we pair this multicolored settee with? Any suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated.