I love dark brown or black furniture--it seems to go with anything! The crown molding looks wonderful, although I've never seen it so thick. Be careful scaling the proportions to the size of the room if you want to re-create this look.
Even if you've got an abundance of side tables, it can be nice to have a place to hold your drink immediately at-hand. Francois et Moi's striped wooden drink perch fits neatly over the arm of your sofa, and is a great project for first-time woodworkers (there are detailed instructions on her site).