I've been in a 6 1/2 year struggle with my coffee table. Whatever I've put on it, it's just always not looked right. I saw an article a while back in Southern Living that addressed the coffee table styling dilemma, but then I forgot about it. I ran across it on the glorious Pinterest and pinned it, but then I forgot about it and only recently remembered it again (seems to be a theme here). Here's the article...
I followed this formula and voila, I finally have a coffee table that I'm happy with! Sorry, but here is photo overload, as I show you the table from every angle imaginable...
Here is my "stack of books."
I've actually added another book (Houses of New Orleans). It came in today, but it was overcast and the lighting was poor, so just imagine it there between Monet and Bon Jovi (odd collection, I know). These other two books were ones I already had, and the iron balls were purchased several years ago in the garden section of Hobby Lobby.
Of course, the terrarium is my "Something Fresh". I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago. I've only had to replace one dead succulent so far, but when I went back to the store, all of that variety were almost dead, so I'm not claiming responsibility! Then the hurricane candle is my "Something Tall". I got it at Garden Ridge last weekend.
This is my "Oddball Object". I liked the pop of color that it added. I got it at TJ Maxx/Homegoods for $5.99!