Design:

Unique Candleholders to Set an Ambient Mood

Words by Sacha Strebe.

While paint is often considered the most transformative thing you can do to a room, we beg to differ. In our opinion, it’s light! A stylish mix of table and floor lamps with overhead ceiling pendants positioned at varying heights around a room has the power to create a richly layered sanctuary that enriches the experience. But we’re omitting one of the oldest lighting tricks in the book: candles. Their shifting shadow play as the flame dances enhances the aesthetic spectrum, heightening the senses while achieving a visual lightness that cannot be mimicked. Collecting the best candle holders we can find from estate sales to Etsy has become a borderline obsession but there is a design and material style for every occasion. 

Wrought iron brings a hint of the old-world home while brass brightens and porcelain candle holders modernize the space they’re injected into. Candles are often associated with fall or winter, but we love to burn them all year round, immersing ourselves in its comforting illumination while bathing, dining, or reading. If you’re channeling romantic candlelit vibes at home too, then keep reading for our curation of the best candle holders we could find. 

Unique Candleholders to Set an Ambient Mood
Unique Candleholders to Set an Ambient Mood

Lighting a candle is an invitation to romance the self, to witness the connective tissue between the human and inanimate unfold—moment to moment, mood to mood.

Unique Candleholders to Set an Ambient Mood
Unique Candleholders to Set an Ambient Mood

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