Decorating With Candlesticks
A Balanced Display
A multitude of candlesticks -- in this case, an even-numbered quartet -- gives some dimension and drama to the dining room table. Placing the candlesticks equidistantly along the table ensures a sense of balance still rules.
Create a Harmonized Display
Two matching candlesticks, one placed on each end of the mantel, provide a graceful framework for the circular mirror overhead and bring a sense of balance and harmony to a traditional setting.
An Elegant Grouping
Grouping candlesticks in pairs and trios creates a sense of plenty; potted plants set between the groupings bring lushness to the display.
A High-Low Effect
For a less expected display, place candlesticks of varying heights on just one side of a mantel. Arrange dishes on the mantel's opposing side to create a high-low effect with the tall, narrow tapers.
Handcrafted Wooden Candle Holders
Transform wooden feet for your sofa into beautiful modern candle holders. They add a simple yet elegant touch to your mantle or dinner table.
Create an Off-Kilter Effect
In a more casual or spare setting, juxtapose candlesticks of different heights along the table; display them a little off-center for a fanciful touch.
A pair of classic candlesticks flanking a floral centerpiece creates an elegant table with a timeless look.
A Tasteful Trio
In Martha's cottage, a trio of amber-and-gold Venetian glass candlesticks makes an elegant statement atop a Victorian flip-top desk.
Rooms can contain old-world treasures and still embody an up-to-the-minute spirit. Here, sterling candlesticks gain new dimension when encased in handblown hurricane lamps.