The light wood here doesn't bother me because of the deep red notes. I like the uncluttered view, and how nothing in the room seems to be competing with it.
There needs to be more architectural details here, and there is a lack of warmth that could easily be solved with a different wall color.
Somehow, this looks a bit out-dated. It could be the combination of brown and black leather. Everyone knows that brown and black don't go together!