Since I work on food and entertaining stories for the magazine, I’m always looking for beautiful tabletop layers to add to stories, and right now I’m in love with candlesticks.
I know what you're thinking: mumsy and old school. I have to say they are anything but. These candles add a lovely bit of trad style to a room ? have a look below at the pretty, whimsical dining space as an example.
News to some, but not all: most good quality silver candelabra offer double duty in the décor department. They usually come apart, thus turning a single candle holder into a candelabra.
The single candlestick is great for everyday use, perfect on a sideboard. I like to mix in wooden tones and varying heights to create the feel of a collection.
I like the candelabra for that extra hit of décor and height in a tablescape. The top three arms of this Birks sterling silver candelabra unscrew into a single taper, $455.
1950s silver-plated three-arm candelabra from Cynthia Findley Antiques in Toronto, $495 for a pair. The top three arms unscrew from the bottom. What a great investment, and a great way to cosy up in October.
View dining room galleries, photos and articles for more tabletop and décor inspiration.
1-2. From Domino, photography by Laura Resen
3. Morgan Michener
4. From House & Home October 2009 issue, photography by Angus Fergusson
5. Birks, sterling silver candelabra
6. Morgan Michener