I need everyone's opinion again! See the photo below? That is my dining room table, and I'm having difficulties deciding on which centerpiece to do. The wood plank on the right is actually a section of a used wine barrel from a Napa Valley winery with holes cut out for little tealights. It's really neat, because on the underside you can see the wine stain from its days of use. SUPER COOL, right? Right! Except...I think it's a little small for the table, it doesn't have any height. So instead, I could just do the three hurricanes with candles in them that match the color I have in the adjoining living room...but they seem boring. And if I don't put the wine barrel there, then there's NO OTHER place for it! HELP! Which do we like best? Or is there some super ingenious way to do both, like adding something more rustic inside the hurricanes to make them flow w/the look of the wine barrel? Also, I should note that I'm not a minimalist...it might look like I'm really into the super modern look, but not necessarily, I like that look but mixed w/vintage cottage (anthropologie-ish with a little antique mixed in).
LET YOUR OPINIONS FLOW!