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Dear Sugar
My husband and I are very excited to have just moved into our new home. Though we are ecstatic to have a larger space, we are in desperate need of more furniture to fill the void. We have decided that we want a leather sofa and probably a chair and ottoman to match. Since you usually get what you pay for, we are focusing on form and function. To be honest we just want something that's comfortable and easy on the eyes. Do you have a favorite (specific brand or style) that you can vouch for? Thanks so much for your help! Homeowner Holly

Dear Homeowner Holly
Congratulations on your new home. If you are going to shop retail, try Roche Bobois or Maurice Villency. Both have fabulous leather couches and designs. Since you have an entire house to decorate - which is no trivial task - have you considered contacting an interior designer? They have the knowledge and the connections to find you the styles you are looking for at a designer discount price. Given, you'll have to pay them a fee, but since they offer you discounts, the costs happens to work out pretty evenly. So why not get more for your money by benefiting from the attention and professional insight of a decorator?

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