Friday Happy Hour: Candles

Doesn’t everyone love a great candle?  I know I do.  There’s nothing better than wrapping up in your favorite blanket, grabbing a book and glass of wine and lighting the perfect candle.  Here are some of my favorites:

{1} Lafco named one after each room of the house – perfect for our recent client, a gift from Paper Affair in Dallas.  {2} A recent gift from my sweet neighbor.  Thank you!  {3} Love etched glass container of the Capri Candle from Jonathan Adler.  {4} Oh Michael Arms, I do love you too!  From Neiman Marcus.

At CMI, we use candles in a variety of ways with our clients.  Sometimes we choose one because of its stunning glasswork that help make our room sing.  Other times, they make the perfect client gift packaged in the most beautiful box ever.   We also use them to create ambiance in various settings whether it be a hopping outdoor dinner party, a relaxing spa or an intimate dinner gathering.  Candles not only add interest to a room, but they can also bring a soothing scent in selected environments.  You have to be smart about it though.  No ones wants to smell pineapple birthday cake at your next fiesta.

Three quick recommendations:  1) Avoid using scented candles at a dinner table as there are already plenty of scents going around  2) If you sense the candle is tacky or smells funny, it does – keep it simple  3)  Get creative – mix candles with natural things like pomegranates, tree bark and other candles.

So grab a few of your favorites and put them to use in your home.  Which ones are you going to use?

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