i would not upholster in brown as on person suggested. there are too many brown tones in the colored painting which dominates the room. in all my years of professional design experience the best choice of color for the style of upholstery and case goods that i can see in the room already is go off white walls, subtle, make sure the tone and family works with the painting and does not contrast ( no cream with a tint of orange/red, ie; complimentary colors) it will make the painting even brighter and i would re-uphoster the sofa in the same neutral tone (don't be afraid of texture)and alter the leg color to wenge or black. i would then pick a color that you can find as accessories out of the painting and have pillows made as well as a chair (swan/coconut/shell) in a color that also matches the painting that you will place across from the painting. rugs... a nice wool shag area rug to define the space and anchor the furniture... i would have pour through my catalogs to find the manufacture that makes the nicest 100% wool shag that each strand has a core color and then wrapped in a neutral, gives it a hint of color and texture as well as color. just remember the golden rule of three... but keep most all else neutral and add some black for a pop, it will work well with the black and white painting and tie it all together. lighting is also a problem... i would do some lighting to highlight the art(avoid hot spots) when you move them to their final home on the wall and you need some low light. there are some amazing modern choices online for the general public purchase. the style organic to match the feel of the painting which is tribal/organic... thats all for now... good luck!
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