Play up the polish with striking high-gloss metals. They draw the eye and bounce around light. Gold, silver, copper, and brass blend nicely, as long as the lines of each piece are sleek. If they’re more ornate, stick with just one color of metal.
Lemnos Chiisai clock in copper, $180, acgears.com. Foliage welded bowl, $40, cb2.com. Fleet nickel chair, $179, cb2.com. Dax round table, $450, jaysonhome.com. Origami bowl in brass, $199 for three, akmdcollection.com. Koi end tables, $399 for two, zgallerie.com.