Creative Candles Summer 2020 Collection with Atlanta Interior Designer Steve McKenzie

Trader Joe's tablescape

Now that we’re all spending much more time at home, curating an inspiring, warm, and beautiful space is perhaps more important than ever. Every time I visit Steve and Jill McKenzie’s Atlanta highrise, I’m inspired by their ability to design a thoughtful, comfortable, and highly personalized space. When this spring when Steve asked if I would photograph his collaboration with Creative Candles, I jumped at the opportunity to see what he was up to.

Interior designer in Atlanta
Tablescape design in Atlanta
Steve McKenzie interior designer

Inspired by the warm tones of summer sun and putting summer spin on the colors he loves to have in his own home, Steve has curated a beautiful collection of summer-inspired colors that would work well in any home or space.

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Creative Candles Steve McKenzie

The candles come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can have tons of fun creating tablescapes, coffee table vignettes, or event decor that no one will soon forget using this fun and versatile color palette. 

Creative Candles interior design

Here you see the array of colors in the collection alongside an original painting by Steve himself!

Creative Candles Summer 2020 Collection
The Southern C Collaborations

Steve is an accomplished floral designer, so of course I had to go completely gah gah over his skillful repurposing of flowers picked up from Trader Joe’s. He gave me a few tips which I used throughout the lockdown to create some happy weekly floral arrangements for our living room to help us push through the COVID blues. 

Trader Joe's Flowers
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Steve also incorporated one of my fave snacks, Schermer Pecans into the mix. These Georgia-grown delicacies are irresistible! Cute buffalo check napkins by Dot and Army.

Schermer Pecans Georgia

The best part of working with so many talented creatives is seeing how they all take the same raw materials and create something new and special. Steve’s collection with Creative Candles is the perfect jumping off point for a myriad of design possibilities with a fun summer twist.

Creative Candles collaboration with Steve McKenzie
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