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.
OMG, I am so doing this!! We have a lot great pieces of furniture, but the fabric is no longer our thing! This solves everything!!! Great suggestions and tutorials all over!! Weekend project here I come!! My husband is going to die!!