Thursday, February 24, 2011
I believe that both lighting in the way of light fixtures as well as candles can really transform and add a blanket of warmth to any given space. As of late, we've had an unexpected few days of snow, and so, just when we thought that the extra layers could be stored away for the season, we must embrace them just a little longer, seeking warmth and comfort. How interesting it is to break down the many elements that can warm a space; be it fabric, paint, or light. I recently came across this beautiful home, featured above, and found it to be the most perfect example of warmth—truly, the epitome of ease and enchantment, and furthermore, so inviting. Beautiful candles line the generous staircase, or hung, a hearty fire is lit in the fireplace, bold art forms have been made into light, and even dainty, decorative lights are strewn. Above all, I long to be in image 05 this evening—enjoying a long, lingering meal that might very well last for hours, without a stitch of technology in sight... just the jovial company of loved ones and the smell and sound of that warm, warm fire mixed with comforting and delicious food...
Some favorite candles: Land by Land / Lothantique / Voluspa / Linnea's Lights / Dyptique / Coté Bastide / Cire Trudon / Anthousa / & also, Lollia / do you have a favorite?
— images: Coté Sud, Déc/Jan '04, by Nicolas Mathéus