9 Comely Candelabra to Brighten Up Your New Year

There's nothing quite so welcoming in the winter as soft candlelight. Sure, flickering flames are a hazard during the busy party season, but we like to live dangerously. Create instant ambiance with candelabra full of elegant tapers or a structured collection of votive candles—we pulled an assortment of styles to suit your soiree. 

By Sarah Virginia White
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Nordic Appeal

Spare plus stylish usually equals Scandinavian, and this brass and steel candleholder from Los Angeles' Leif is no exception. The 1930s design was created by Gunnar Ander for Sweden’s Ystad Metall. Price upon request. 

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Short Circuit

Even if you hated physics in high school, you might love the elegantly overlapping rectangles of the Circuit wall candleholder, which holds 14 votive candles. $179 from Crate & Barrel


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Stacking Circles

I love these mix-and-match candlestick Pucks designed by Adam Silverman for Los Angeles design collective Commune. And the use I never would have thought of (but they did—of course)? As a personal salt bowl! From $25.


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Vintage French

Sourced from 1960s France, this pair of 30-inch brass and iron candle stands have articulating arms and can be arranged any way you like. $7,500 from San Francisco’s Coup D’Etat.



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Golden Gate

Though Massachusetts-based Dunes and Duchess has only been around for two years, its striking oversized candelabra have had a big impact. Californians should pick up the new four-alarm red version (the color was inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge), from Karen Harlow for the Home in Indian Wells. 

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Tooth and Claw

Perfectly Tim Burton-esque, the blackened brass Claw candlesticks from Chicago’s Jayson Home will add a little edginess to your soiree. From $62 each.


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Branch Out

Manzanita grows wild throughout the Western United States, but a nickel-plated candelabra version corrals the bush’s sculptural beauty for your tabletop, $99 from West Elm.

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Northern Star

Elevated a step (okay a staircase) above the Ikea inventory, Design House Stockholm’s Nordic Light candelabra is available in red, white or black (shown) and with either seven or four arms. From $69, Lumens

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Horn of Plenty

I shop the vintage goods at San Francisco’s Cavalier specifically to find one-of-a-kind items like these—water buffalo horn and brass candlesticks, $695.

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