Dress up hurricanes or pillar candles with miniature wreaths used as chargers. The key to achieving the proper look is a snug fit. First, pick up pillar candles or hurricanes, then based on the diameter, choose a wreath with an inside opening no more than 1/4-inch larger than the diameter of the hurricane or pillar candle.
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.
A red wall fills this space with color. A gold screen divides the open concept living room and dining room. A modern chandelier with pillar candles illuminates the dining space's interesting table. The table's glass top showcases a layer of rock under the tabletop surface.
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.
When creating a holiday arrangement, look no further than what you may already have in your home. "The inspiration for this design came from the need to create a transition from the kitchen to the dining area and incorporating a common household item: coffee beans," says Carrie Koller Waller. The team uses glitter branches, coffee beans, cylinder vases, pillar candles and various ornaments to form this festive arrangement. "The coffee beans not only tie in the homeowner's love for coffee, but they also add a neutral color, give height to the candles, weight the vases and provide a great alternative to glass beads or rock fillers." Photo courtesy of Whimsical Gatherings; photography by Meggie Velasco
This neutral transitional kitchen features a dark wood island with a marble countertop and leather barstools. A round chandelier with pillar candles hangs above the square island, providing soft lighting to illuminate the space.