The shop is bursting with summer fun and summer scents! With our beloved Pickwick candles, I love to explore seasonal scents and pair them with looks around the shop. The aroma of a room is an important factor in creating the ambiance you want and should not be overlooked. It is hard to go wrong with any of our Pickwick options, but it is fun to tie them into the color and overall vibe of the spaces in which you are lighting them. I took a few of our shop displays and have chosen candles I think complement and enhance the décor within. Take a look!
This first area I chose is right inside our bright and airy front doors. Full of soft natural light and a wide range of wood tones, there is an earthy element that permeates this space. There is a nice balance between the wood elements and the comfort of the upholstered pieces that look ready for an afternoon nap. With the lovely cream, blue and crimson fabrics, this setting just shouts “weekend at the lake”! What other scent would fit besides or signature Lake House blend? Our Lake House candle is a subtle mix of water hyacinth, light moss, lily of the valley, freesia and soft woods that bring to mind the sunshine, fresh air and gentle waves of a mid-west lakeside escape. This aroma enhances the outdoorsy elements in this space while keeping the relaxed sophistication of the furniture.
The next area I am highlighting is a table full of color and texture. Located in our vibrant Coral Ceiling Room, this table display is bursting with bright citrus hues like lime, orange, and yellow. The warm, summery atmosphere is accentuated with fresh blue and white French Country Style woven chairs and a towering chinoiserie ginger jar that adds a dramatic flair. Overflowing vases of tulips are found throughout this impressive table and offset the many different table textiles featured, from napkins to table runners to the stunning green accent chairs. The scent that matches these elements perfectly happens to be (another) personal favorite of mine – French Laundry. This blend of freshly pressed linens with subtle hints of citrus, rosemary and cedarwood is a great fit for this texture heavy table. Both clean and fruity, this candle will have your mouth watering at first sniff!
Another tabletop takes us to our final featured setting this week. This table has a completely different feel than our first citrus display. Where that one was bright and festive, this table is elegant and full of whimsy. A study in mixing dark textiles and light accents, this display is full of vivid hues from purple colored glass to the striking gold-edged green glass dinner plates. The intricately textured purple glass goblets and an unexpected and fresh touch. The black napkins bring out the detailing in the curiously cute insect salad plates and offset the table settings in a way that make them truly pop. The fruity and bright scent Kona Blue is perfect for bringing out the lighter aspects of this dining setup. Kona Blue exudes a mix of fresh oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, ripe melon, peaches and kiwi for a sweet fragrance that is grounded by the added aroma of mountain greens. The perfect blend of sugary fruit and earthy vegetation is just as balanced and unique as the table display it represents.
There are so many fresh and fun summer scents with which you can play – the possibilities are endless! I even like to mix it up and burn certain candles that complement each other together to create something even more exciting. I need to soak up as many of these seasonal scents as I can because before we all know it, our shop will be turning over to Autumn – can you believe it’s about that time?! Until next time – happy decorating!