The red trim is definitely more photogenic (really? photogenic? whatever), but I like the texture of the jute. And it makes things a little more neutral so that I'm not stuck trying to incorporate red when I get around to actually doing this room.
I ordered the trim from MJ Trim after seeing Layla's dining room redo (including chandelier shades) over at The Lettered Cottage. They have a huge selection and very reasonable prices, especially when you're buying for a project like this. I used hot glue to attach the new trim, overlapping and then tucking under the end pieces.