Simple in its design, but dramatic in its presentation, this dark wood vanity serves as a strong anchor in this white bathroom envisioned by Pure Interiors Design. The pristine backdrop of white subway tiles and China blue and white toile wallpaper allow this beautiful piece of furniture to take center stage. A gold-framed mirror, simple candle sconces and a vase of cut roses add to its formal design.
A simple glass table is dressed with coffee table books, a candle, vases and fresh flowers for a thoughtful entryway display. A circular mirror creates a cool depth illusion with the changing of the frame thickness. Sconce with square lamp shades frame the mirror for a subtle shape contrast. The dark front door is well lit from the lighting fixture mounted above.
Designer Elizabeth Swartz used a custom-designed furniture piece as a vanity for this petite powder room. Using a vessel sink means the drawers underneath remain spacious enough to store soaps, guest towels and extra rolls of toilet paper.
Furnished with a comfortable sectional sofa and matching ottoman upholstered in neutral fabric, this covered patio is perfect for outdoor soirees. For evening entertaining, two sconces and candles with rattan holders provide illumination.
Mosaic tile walls give this spacious master bathroom an artful look, bringing in color and texture to the space. Candles by the bathtub create a relaxing atmosphere, while windows above the tub and in the glass walk-in shower flood the space in natural light.
As seen in HGTV Dream Home 2012, this contemporary master bathroom with mosaic tile walls also features a convenient floating shelf, which holds silver candlesticks and candles to create a relaxing bathing experience. A walk-in closet off the bathroom makes it possible to immediately transition from bath to dressing room.
The transformation of the dining room is considerable – with dramatic improvements to the built-in cabinets, new window treatments and an impressive chandelier. Decorative iron sconces with pillar candles accentuate the newly enlarged archway.
A gold freestanding claw foot tub fills the center of this Grecian bathroom. Venetian plastered purple walls and a hand-painted ceiling that depicts Greek gods overlook a large gold mirror with two candle-bearing wall sconces.
An iron mirror with filigree pattern fills the wall space entering into this vibrant bedroom. A sconce light flanks the mirror to give added visual interest and bring more color to the space with a burnt orange candle.
This spa style master bathroom vanity features his-and-hers sinks along with wall sconces and rustic wall fixtures. Lit candles sit on the quartz counter tops giving a spa quality to the bathroom accented by the serene blue tones.
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.
This charming French country dining room features blue floral wall paper and a cozy fireplace to warm guests as they enjoy a meal. The gathered blue silk valances and candle-like wall sconces are delicate touches in the beautiful and formal space.
Untreated wood gives this room a beautiful, natural light coloring. Wood shelves holding a small display of candles and mason jars are connected to wall hooks with dark chains, adding a decorative touch to the design. Lantern-like sconces complete the simple but attractive look.
Layers of light are as important to designing a welcoming outdoor living area as they are to indoor spaces. So, just as you might include recessed overhead lights, lamps and wall sconces in your living room, outdoors you can plan to brighten walls, landscaping elements and even overhead. In this project, landscape architect June Scott installed small directional lights in a large tree to create what she calls a “moonlight” effect. Additional fixtures graze the walls, “creating shimmering patterns.” She supplemented with candle lanterns around the perimeter — an easy and affordable option that works in any space, no wiring required.