I bought this vase for my livingroom and it just goes perfectly with my black furniture and my silver glass top coffee table & end table. I chose not to use the branches for a more modern look. I have spent weeks searching the internet for a large vase and this was the largest one I could find, I just only wish it was a little bit larger. I would have preferred it to be another foot taller and maybe another 6 inches wider, but it still looks good. I was surprised by how lightweight it really is! It has a black finish on the inside. I was a little skeptical about buying this vase but now that I have it I'm really glad I decided to buy it!