Five candles to light your interior design fire

Photographed by Adam Bryce

Styled and written by Sara Black

An affordable way to switch up the mood of a space, candles are your multi-sensory accessory of the season.

‘Star’ Candle by Beeswax Candles
Handmade by Aotearoa New Zealand’s Beeswax Candles in Te Matau-a-Māui Hawke’s Bay, their secret ingredient is in the name; 100 per cent pure beeswax.


‘Margot’ Candle by Maison Balzac
If a beige candle with a big booty called Margot doesn’t make you smile, I’m all out of ideas.


‘Model S22’ Candle by Werner Stoff & Hans Nagel for Stoff Nagel
The S22s, as they’re commonly referred to among the candle elite, are peak quality. They’re made in Germany with fully refined paraffin wax which produce a slow, clean burn.


‘Grain’ Candle by Broste Copenhagen
A candle leaning toward the more macabre in nature, this black-to-the-core unscented pillar maintains its shape with minimal dripping and smoking.


‘Sphere’ Candle by Jiho Yun
Inspired by vintage candles from Northern Europe, the footed candles are designed in New Zealand and hand-poured in Seoul, South Korea. A whopping 40 hours burn time make this 100 per cent beeswax and cotton-wicked cheerful character a no-brain buy.