Four dining room chairs in a houndstooth pattern upholstery are the visual standout in this transitional dining room. The decor and palette draw subtly on a '70s theme, with the gold and earth tones in the chairs' fabric set against a warm beige wall color, a metal frame table and votive candle centerpiece in amber gold, and wall art framed with a rich red border.
This formal dining room has yellow walls and is anchored by an ornate crystal chandelier. The antique wood sideboard displays decorative plates a floral bouquet and candles. The traditional style decor is primarily defined with the classic table and chairs with an elaborate setting, which features a candelabra, china and a pop of color with floral arrangements and red glasses.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on new holiday décor every year. Dolls, teddy bears, even a red wagon can come into play as holiday decorating elements. Here, a classic pull-toy gets loaded up with pillar candles and greenery for a fun and festive extra light source.
Wallpaper gives the walls a subtle textured look while a neutral carpet adds a soft pattern to the design. Layers of pillows create a cozy and plush look on the bed with tufted headboard. A candle chandelier hangs above adding warm light to the room. A desk area creates a personal work space and fits the sophisticated look of the room.
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.
There’s nothing quite like candlelight to elevate a space from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether your guests are gathered around an outdoor table or glimpsing it from inside the house, flickering candlelight will help create a festive atmosphere. Hint: LED tapers or pillar candles look like the real thing, but can last through a windy evening.
Dark wood accents the high ceilings in this breathtaking kitchen. The arched doorway, candle-like iron light fixture and wood details bring a French country influence to this contemporary design. A tall, frosted glass range hood creates a bright accent above the dark neutral tile backsplash. A long kitchen island with a brown stone countertop features a thin, modern sink.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Elbow Room, Chip and his team redesigned the Howells' master suite to include lots of closet space, an open concept floor plan, and brilliant, bold colors. The Howells were looking for a spa retreat, and Chip has delivered with an oversized whirlpool tub, a multitude of candles, and deep purple hues that are sure to bring anyone into tranquility.
Metal letters spelling the word "home" welcome the family to their dining room with rich, chocolate brown leather dining chairs and wood table. An open section of the wall between the dining room and the kitchen creates a more open feel, connected by a breakfast bar. The walls are painted light grayish-blue, and a curled chandelier illuminates the dining table, set beautifully with flowers and candles.
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.
Create a tall grim centerpiece by filling a three-tier cake stand with various Halloween decor. HGTV fan Tamgypsy filled the centerpiece with glittery skulls, bones, spray-painted Christmas ornaments and a silver witch's hat. She placed miniature skulls on the plates and brought crystal elements to the table with candle holders and wine glasses.
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.
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 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.
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.
To create a stylish centerpiece, fill a compote with water and whole limes, and tuck flowers – stripped of most stems – in amongst the limes. Pinecones, ornaments or fresh, colorful vegetables like artichokes and radishes also serve as sturdy anchors for blooms. In addition to candle-filled votives set casually on the table, succulents placed in water-filled votive cups make charming tabletop decorations.
A trio of beautifully textured, patterned wall panels compliment the simple yet elegant table in this foyer. The pale blue wall paint makes a clean, soft backdrop. The palette-like base of the table highlights the country design and natural wood look of the table. A display of candles, plants and book easily dresses up the table while maintaining the calm style.
Put a whimsical spin on everyday lanterns with colored lights in place of candles. Used singularly, the lanterns can work as centerpieces by filling them with battery-operated string lights. Outdoor luminaries for steps or walkways can be made with groupings of lanterns placed along the perimeter of an area, with strands of lights running from one lantern to another.