The 100: Chunky Black Candlesticks

by Diana @ The Devine Home on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 · 1 comment

Chunky black candlesticks are “must haves” to make a house a home.  Regardless of your personal style, these accessories are a classic, timeless addition to any room in any season.  One of my designer tricks is to always use black in a room. Even if I’m doing an all white design, I’ll have black somewhere in the room to “anchor” it – to visually ground the space. These candlesticks are a terrific way to accomplish this.

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Whether they have a polish and shine like these above from Frontgate (BTW, these are ON SALE for just $19.00 for the pair – regularly $69.00!) or are wooden like this pair below, chunky pillar candle sticks  are a MUST on the 100 top accessories to help transform a house into a home.

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Chunky black candlesticks are at the top of my list because they’re just so darn versatile!  Of course, you can put pillar candles on them but get creative. In the fall I typically place medium-sized pumpkins atop my candlesticks. During the Christmas season, secure super large bulbs to them using museum putty.  And candles are not just for dining room tables anymore! These look fabulous in book cases, on fireplace mantels, side tables, kitchens, bathrooms, etc.  I like to buy one slightly shorter and one a bit taller which gives you immediate “movement” and dynamic in your design.

Placing your two candlesticks next to each other and then nestling in one other item with them helps to create a wonderful little “vignette” or grouping that helps draw the eye to an area.  Try placing a photo of you and your man with these or a simple vase of flowers!

What’s on YOUR list of must haves for making a house into a home? I want to know.

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1 Heather Friday, February 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Greenery!! I like to dot it around. I always feel it warms up an area. I even buy small bunches of it at Michaels or Joann and tuck it behind an arrangement here and there. It can definitely be overdone, so I am careful, but that’s my suggestion :-)

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