Admit it, you've been wanting that Pinterest-esque coffee table for some time now. We'll let you in on a little secret: it's rather simple, and all it takes are a few key pieces and accents that lend a personal touch. Use this layout as your step-by-step guide or as inspiration to curate the items you already own. Here's how:
- First things first, begin with a base. Start the "layering" process with this gold-rimmed tray  ($189) or one similar. Then, style it with small accessories like a brass accent  ($175) and a scented candle  ($85).
- Give your guests something to talk about! Coffee-table books that reflect your passions are a great place to start. The covers and content from books like The Design Book  ($20), Heirloom Modern  ($32, originally $50), and Jonathan Becker 30 Years at Vanity Fair  ($95, originally $150) have stunning images that turn a good read into actual decor.
- Add functional accents, too! Agate coasters  ($20) will protect your table, while an initialed matchbox  (prices vary) and a candle snuffer  ($40) lend a sophisticated touch.
- Lastly, complete the look with a bouquet of flowers. This arrangement  ($250) is stunning, but you can keep it simple by grabbing an inexpensive bunch for around $7 from your local grocer or farmers market and adding them to your favorite vase.