Everything on this table is organic in nature. When you are arranging your own table, ask yourself if all the pieces are "related".
Here, a birdcage, silver bowl and candlestick add sparkle to this relic. ALWAYS, light the candles my friends, when you have people over. Why? Why not????
For your home use things that you love. As much or little as you like. If you use unusual things, people will think you're ever so clever and innovative!
I hope this inspires you to clear your own coffee table, re-think and re-style it. Let me know which style is your favorite and share your pictures with me. I especially love your before-and-after pictures.