A late update on this but I did buy those damask ottomans I mentioned in August. They were a steal at $50 each and now I hear they have been reduced to $35 so for anyone considering them, now is the time.
Sorry I don't have a wider photo of the room but I had random Halloween decorations scattered about and the place was a mess! I hope you agree, they are pretty. A nice pick me up for a very monochrome room. And functional too - they'll come in handy when I have some friends over for lunch next week.
They also play nicely with the much more subtle but similar pattern in the rug, don't you think.
But Im still stuck on the throw pillows. I want something that works with the ottomans - tan and black. You'd think that would be an easy color combination but white/black and cream/black are a lot easier to find. I've tried throw pillows in those color combo but they seem too bright in a room with all muted shades so I need something a little more subtle. Any suggestions? I could really use some help here. My couch is desperate for throw pillows!