It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are almost upon us. While the weather is a bit behind the atmosphere in our stores, there’s no denying it. We are rapidly on our way to dreaming of sugar plums and hearing reindeer’s footsteps overhead.
Some of you may have noticed in recent years that the skinny taper candle had lost its place as the centerpiece of more modern tables in favor of its fatter cousin, the pillar candle. While the pillar served up long hours of burning time and an ambient inner glow, nothing rivals the scale and drama of long sleek taper candles.
I am glad to celebrate their return in two beautiful settings I captured at Niche & Pottery Barn. First, I happened to stop by Niche while they were setting up for a photo shoot and was able to get a sneak peak at a decorating event they are hosting 11.18.09 & 12.9.09. (Call 314- 621-8131 for more details).
I was drawn to the juxtaposition of the modern glass orbs and the elegantly traditional mercury candle holders. Most people think modern design has to be very clean and structured but this tablescape shows how whimsical elements play nicely with modern furniture.
Here’s a beautiful hot of the entire setting with abstract art as an unexpected backdrop element. I also love the little craft-paper wrapped boxes. Wonder what’s inside!
Now off to Pottery Barn at Plaza Frontenac for more holiday inspiration. Lo and behold, they have revived the taper candles as well! I fell in love with this organic tabletop display that is perfect for displaying all your favorite elements in between dinner parties.
Love the idea of mixing in potted poinsettias and moss covered objects to balance with the shiny silver candleholders and mercury ornaments!
Of course it wouldn’t be Pottery Barn if there wasn’t some unusual element added to the mix. Their new concept for this season is hanging ladders decorated with ornaments over dining tables. The catalog has lots of photos of this as well. You can definitely achieve a similar look without the ladder and possibly a lot less headache!
Here’s to happy decorating for your friends and family this holiday season and I’ll be sending more tips and trends your way soon!