Framed photos, plates and a lantern candle holder create a lovely mounted display over the wall. A gorgeous wood finish on the couch is balanced with a soft green seat cushion and matching throw pillows. A pattern on the wood floor contributes additional warm tones for an inviting and artistic look.
A long, curved bar with a natural wood countertop creates tons of dining space while fitting with the flow of this great room. A large sofa sets a perimeter for the adjacent living area, which features a stone accent wall surrounding the fireplace and wall-mounted TV. A pair of wrought-iron chandeliers with candle lighting adds a decorative touch to the room.
The brick columns contrast with the white walls and make the bathroom feel more cozy. A candle sconce light above the luxurious freestanding tub adds a warm, traditional touch to the room, while large windows bring in plenty of natural light. A gray tile border on the floor visually frames the area to make this spacious bathroom more intimate.
Take advantage of a privacy screen or wall separating your patio from neighbors. Hang lanterns, which can cast a glow at night without taking up floor or table space on a patio. Thrift shop for used wire lanterns or globes, spray paint then any shot of color you desire and add candles. A hanging glass lantern project is one that even beginner DIYers can handle.
Small wreaths are great for filling multi-tiered dessert stands with texture, color and pattern, resulting in the look of a tabletop sculpture. For a touch of ambiance, consider using bottom tiers solely for wreaths, and then use the top wreath for holding candles.
Upon entering the home from the rear, guests walk into an elegant modern dining room. Crystal chandeliers and tea light candles make the space feel as if it is glowing, while the beautiful, white dining set reflects the light. Wood walls help to make the space feel warm, while gorgeous black and white photos help to give the space depth and personality.
Tables give you the opportunity to link your wedding decor, lights, and florals, says Isaac, of 100 Candles. "(Your cake table) will be a focal point, so make sure to plan for a design that complements the tablescapes to maintain a consistent look throughout the reception.”
A beautiful table scape completes this French country living room. Coffee table books along with accessories add interest and depth to the overall feel. The antique portrait provides a watchful eye over the room. A Hermes blanket is neatly folded over an antique french chair covered in taupe leather; antique alter sticks are topped with modern LED honeycomb candles that provide a warm glow during the evening hours.
Don’t ignore small spaces! A shelf is the perfect solution to storage scarcity in smaller bathrooms. Place one over the tub for towels, candles or shower gel or near the toilet for spare toilet paper and hand towels. Designer Karina Bryant of K_Souki Design Studio has a set of shelves wired for music or a TV hookup for bath time relaxation in her home, built by Imery Group.
Los Angeles, California, 02/08/2013 - The blue host and hostess chairs are from One Kings Lane as are the candles on the TV console and the coffee table with green vase. "After" shot of designer Tylor Devereaux and team mate Crisermy Mercado's re-designed apartment. HGTV Star episode 803, "Lofty Ideas," is a group challenge with teams of two in 4 different apartments in Glendale, California.
A two-piece sectional allows for plenty of seating in this Tuscan-inspired living space. The bright red curtains, metallic gray open back shelving and leather-tufted chair bring warmth and comfort. The steel and wood coffee table is spruced up with a cement bear, candles and flowers to keep the rustic look alive.
It's important to think about lighting, especially once it gets dark. The warm glow of candles, string lights and lanterns creates a fun outdoor mood. Tea lights, and many battery-operated lighting options, are available at stores like Target and Home Depot. Hang lanterns from the tent ceiling using ribbons.
Twin gray velvet sofas with faux fur pillows offer comfortable seating in this Hollywood Regency-inspired living room. A modern console table is elegantly designed with two twig-like structures on either side of the mounted television and a collection of candles and floral arrangements in the middle. A mix of natural light and recessed lighting illuminates the space. Designed by Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.
A curved, upholstered gray bench, a toile ottoman and luxurious gray curtains are paired with decorative bamboo sticks, a stone and candle centerpiece and low rectangular bench seating to create a harmonious blend of varying styles. A trio of metallic mirrors and metallic pedestal table bring a touch of glamor to the space. Potted hydrangeas bring a traditional flair to the space and complement the green banquette pillows.
Here's a great tip for adding an aromatic touch to your table: As dinner is wrapping up, bring hot pies out to the table on cake stands and cut the first slice while the pie is still hot. The scent of the pie will work as a candle, teasing guests' palettes for what's next on the menu.
Stepping into the two-story great room of that same Nantucket-style home, designer Bruce Palmer continues his theme of elegant coastal living by featuring traditional marine-inspired prints and decor. Although slightly understated by the grandeur of the candle chandeliers and coffered ceiling, the coastal accessories still beautifully represent the home's natural surroundings. Design by Bruce Palmer; construction by Dewson Construction Company; architecture by Olivieri, Shousky & Kiss, PA; photography by John Jenkins
A sun mirror is the center of the wall display over this long dining room buffet. The buffet features a distressed finish with rows of drawers for storage. Mounted plates decorate the remaining space over the furniture piece while the buffet top display includes table lamps, shaped shrubs and thick candle holders.
Set in the corner of this entertaining backyard oasis, the spa-like hot tub invites visitors to relax. Accessible via a stone walkway over the pool, or an elevated lounge area, the hot tub provides a view of the entire backyard and is framed by tall walls for privacy. A cut-out recessed wall behind the hot tub provides the perfect place to set candles or other decorative elements.