I came home the other day to find a box on my doorstep, and here’s what I found inside:
I’m not normally a candle person, but for Jo Malone? I would certainly make an exception! I had known this was coming, as the PR lady from Farrow & Ball had told me about a partnership between these two British companies, but I was kind of unsure how paint and candles could work. Then I opened the box:
They sent me their “Contemporary Classic” candle, which is paired with a sample pot of Farrow’s Breakfast Room Green. And how interesting that it just happens to go wonderfully with the bowl in my breakfast room (and my beloved black beeswax candles):
The candles, which come in five colors, are “designed to create a scented ambiance and enhance any decor.” It’s a great marketing scheme, because of course now that I’m armed with my sample pot, I’m going love it so much that I’ll run out and buy more paint to go with my new candle!
Well, maybe not, but I assume that’s the goal. I do like the candle in my breakfast room — here’s a wider shot:
Here’s Farrow & Ball’s version of a breakfast room:
My favorite setting is The Fresh Outdoors:
Here are the five versions, which will be available in May:
You can get the candle/paint combinations at Neiman Marcus or local Farrow & Ball stockists, such as Color Wheel in McLean.