Lately I’ve become enamored by twisted taper candles. Maybe I just didn’t notice them before, but it feels like they suddenly popped up out of nowhere and now I’m seeing them constantly. They’re so fun! I think they just add a perfect touch of whimsy and special detail to any room (as my favorite design book, The Perfectly Imperfect Home, says – every room needs a touch of whimsy!). I’ve always loved colored tapers and now I just can’t get enough of twisted ones – and colored, twisted ones of course.
My favorites that I’ve found so far are from the UK based brand Candle Flair. I found them through (who else) Louise Roe, my design role model/goddess. The ones in my home above are the Ribbon Candle in Ivory, and I am just in love with them. Most of the twisted candles I’d seen prior to these were tightly twisted (which I also like), but these have this elegant, loose movement to them – they make me think of ink under water (weird reference, perhaps). I also love their Swirl Candle, which is another loosely twisted version that I got in blush pink. Both are pretty tall (11 inches), so I went onto Etsy to find some more squat/petite candleholders to pair with them. I’m kind of obsessed with these vintage brass ones that I found, aren’t they fantastic?! And they’re embossed on the bottom with Made in England – which you know