In another bowl centerpiece, Matthew attains easy elegance with what he calls “drop and layer” style. Using no florals, fruits, or water, he simply nestles white and silver ornaments in a compote among glistening silver cake dragées and glass stones. He tops it off with an antique bell ornament and rhinestone brooches — inexpensive flea market finds. (For a dash of color, you might add a few pieces of blue sea glass.) The finishing touch is to “serve” the arrangement on a sterling-silver tray.