Two white pillar candles in matching hurricane glasses and other well-chosen accessories help dress up the mantel in this transitional living room from designer Elizabeth P. Clarke. Tips from the designer: The fireplace is one of the most striking features in a room and should be a focal point. The mantel is a great place to accessorize. Small groupings of artwork can be added above the mantel for some punch, and smaller accessories on the mantel help tie in the fireplace with the art. Lighting and candles are another fabulous way to create visual focal points.
This living room sitting area features two cane armchairs positioned in front of a traditional console table. A colorful modern painting hangs above, while two glass hurricane candle holders sit atop the table. A nearby coffee table boasts decorative books and flowers.
The nailhead trim lining this coffee table creates the perfect masculine base for the stylish tabletop setup. A spiked candle holder and natural wood, cube planter are set in a gray marble tray. A beautiful moss and wood display is set on a wood base with a glass cloche.
Festive candle holders are created by placing pillar candles in a glass bowl filled with pinecones, ornaments and evergreen clippings. Make several to go down the center of the table or to dress up the bar. Scatter around glass ornaments for extra sparkle.
Add an element of surprise to your table setting with charming party favors guests can take with them. Here, vintage pillar candle holders were repurposed as vessels to hold personalized black glass tree ornaments.
“Instead of sticking to simple pillar candles for centerpieces, opt for mixing and matching," suggests Audrey Isaac, of 100 Candles. "Select assorted stemmed glasses or votive holders for a fun, clean look that will add character to each table.” Floral design by Intrigue Designs.
Colorful maps add a classic touch to glass vessels and votives. You'll need the following materials for this project: an assortment of glass votive candle holders and vases, scissors, maps, a pencil, a ruler or straight edge and double-sided tape.
This living room feels cool and serene, from the pale watery blue walls to the plush white sofa and capiz shell lighting. Glass and metal tables and metallic candle holders add to the cool color scheme.
To add textural appeal and color to clear glass hurricanes, update them with tree cuttings, ribbon and spray adhesive. To do this, gather several branches together, thinning them out until nearly flat. Next, cut the ends of the branches to size so they’re all relatively even in height and width. Add spray adhesive to the exterior of the glass hurricane, then position each branch in place. Once the adhesive takes hold, add an extra layer of visual interest on top of the tree cuttings with ribbon.
This opulent patio space from designer Thomas Oppelt has arching entrances lined with bricks, exposed wood beams and outdoor brick fireplace. An ornate candle-holder forms a visual focal point on the fireplace mantel, and a seating area is highlighted by ornate light fixtures, comfortable outdoor chairs, ottoman and glass side table.
The sleek, glass-topped dining table in this fashionable dining room is adorned with metallic candle holders, and the chic buffet is outfitted with mirrored doors. A rectangular mirror above the buffet adds another gleaming touch to the lovely room.
A large dark wooden entertainment center matches the dark hardwood floor and contrasts the neutral walls in this transitional living room. A contemporary glass coffee table sitting on a shag rug and matching end table add angle to the room. A contemporary mounted candle holder and a mirror above the fireplace decorate the room.
Terrariums can hold succulent, sedums and other plants, as well as candles and mini sculptures. These Pierre terrariums from HomArt are made of leaded glass. The one on the bottom right is a dodecahedron-shaped terrarium.