No table setting is complete without flowers. Opt for readily-available flowers and keep the arrangements simple and unobtrusive. Here, white and dual-toned cream and pink roses are placed in low cube vases and small apothecary bottles.
Vessels always come in handy for mantel styling, since they can be used as decor when left empty or as vases for cut floral, branches or greenery. A mix of vintage iodine bottles and brown glass apothecary bottles are used to bring shape and sheen to the mantel in an industrial fashion. For an extra rustic look, several bottles are filled with cork and cotton rather than flowers.
Coordinate small extras with your existing black and gold palette. Interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., placed matches with black tips into small apothecary jars, and arranged them on a gold bar cart. She selected other entertaining essentials, such as straws, in gold as well. Even the champagne bottle’s gold seal fits into the look, and pops against the black and white modern art backdrop.