Design editor Lauren Petroff transforms basic white candles into a playful decorating element using wax dye.
No matter what time of year it is, I always like to have candles on hand for dining and entertaining. Candlelight adds instant atmosphere, and these striped candles look just as nice when they’re not lit. I added personality to plain, off-white candles with dye in colors that feel playful and work with my artwork and decor.
Decorative candles, like most smaller accessories, look best in groupings. I chose to use handsome tarnished-brass candleholders with some patina to contrast my muted color scheme.