So the "Red Chestnut" stain didn't work out. I liked the color, but I didn't like it next to green walls, especially green patterned walls. Before I chose the chestnut stain I was debating about getting ebony instead. Which is what I ultimately had to go with anyway (because you can't stain wood a lighter color), and I am pleased with how it turned out. I will have photos of those when they are actually done. They need backs and legs.
And I got the rug today, and there is no other way to describe it other than drab. Or maybe, like the red chestnut, it just couldn't compete with those walls. I need something bright.