Don't settle for any old candles in your Christmas centerpiece. It's only a little extra effort to dress up some mismatched candlesticks with gold leaf. The gilded treatment ties the candlesticks together so the table looks warm and unified.
On HGTV's Flipping the Block, Amanda Marks and her boyfriend Curtis Goldin transformed the master bedroom using shabby chic furniture and accessories – including a sea glass vase and distressed candlesticks.
This is a dining area just outside a kitchen, and yet, the design is so polished the kitchen looks more like a high-end bar. Around the dining table, oval chairs work well against the blockier shapes of the cabinetry and shelving.