Karen Klein’s candles are inspired by her passion for Italy (she met her future husband on a train from Venice to Florence!). True to that inspiration, the scents recall the fragrances of this beautiful country’s nature and culture (from Italian jasmine to a peachy scent called Bellini). “What I love most about Karen's candles is the purity of the collection: her 8 core scents offer something for everyone, and she limits each collection to just those fragrances,” says our candle buyer, Katherine Miller. “In remaining true to her original scent palette, Karen has developed a cult following (self included!) and she continues to delight them by introducing new vessels for the scents they love.”
Looking for a top-notch scent experience? Check out The Pure Candle. Each contains pure essential oils extracted from plants that are indigenous to their native regions — no extra perfume oils or waxes are added. Each soy candle is hand-poured and packaged in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. But beyond the materials, these candles are all about heart and soul. Each is based around a particular feeling or inspiration (like “Healing,” with notes of lavender and eucalyptus, and “Joy,” with tangerine and lemongrass oils). The effect: An upscale product without pretense. “My feeling is that nature is luxurious,” says Mayra Kavan, the company’s founder. “Anything that’s 100% natural is a luxurious experience.”
If you’re a hip-hop fan, you’ll love the furnishings and accents on offer in this sale, which we’ve coordinated using this rich music genre as inspiration. The pieces here have urban spirit, a strong personality — and some serious swagger.
Modern-yet-timeless lines, with practicality seamlessly built in: That’s how Michelle Peluso likes her design. The CEO of Gilt, who dubs her preferred aesthetic “comfortable-modern,” chose her favorite decor pieces (including some for the kids) that exemplify that look. We’re selling them here, in the kickoff to our Gilt Influencer Picks series. You'll find everything from statement furniture to vibrant accents that'll make your space subtly sophisticated and extremely livable.