How To Coordinate with Gorgeous New Slate Blue Sofa?

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Q: I purchased the Rockford sofa from Home Decorators Collection in slate blue velvet with silver nailheads. Originally I felt it would mix well with my eclectic taste, but now I am struggling to pair it with other living room pieces such as chairs and end tables.

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The shade of "slate" blue is also difficult to coordinate with fabrics, and the silver nailhead is a focal point so it is also tough to mix in other metallics. What colors would you suggest and what style should my coordinating pieces be? Should I paint the nailhead a more gold/bronze so that I have more options?

Is the sofa just too modern to fit into an eclectic space? I have a clear glass waterfall coffee table that works well, but need ideas for a rug, chairs and end table.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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