Synopses & Reviews
Candlelight instantly changes the mood of any space and enhances the way we live. Its warmth inspires an intimate atmosphere and softens the edges of a hectic day. Lavishly photographed with 200 vibrant color images, Illuminations is the essential guide to living by candlelight. From the simplest of concepts (surround the tub with tapers, votives, and tea-lights for your own moonlit lake) to more elaborate ideas (light a pathway through the garden with pillar candles atop burnished copper plates), Illuminations offers inventive tips and practical advice for using candlelight in dramatic, effective, and stylish ways-be it in the bedroom, bath, outdoor sanctuary, or at the dining-room table. The illustrated glossary fully explains the different types of candles and candleholders and offers advice on when each is best used. Illuminations overflows with unique, simple ways to spread warm, restorative light throughout your home.
About the Author
Wally Arnold is the founder and CEO of Illuminations, the nation's leading specialty retailer of candles and home decor accessories. He lives by candlelight in Northern California and Kauai.
Sean Sullivan has been a San Francisco Bay Area-based photographer for 10 years. His photographs have appeared in House Beautiful and other magazines, and also in The Tool Book, which won the 1998 Quill and Trowel Award.