Bright Idea


I received the latest issue of House Beautiful in the mail last night. This month’s issue features, kaarsKoker, A Seattle-based company founded by April Pride Allison. The idea is absolutely brilliant! After ordering tons of light fixtures for her clients, Allison grew disillusioned by the cheap plastic sleeves that often come with certain types of light fixtures and decided to do something about it. In September of 2008, she launched kaarsKoker, which means “candle sleeve” in Dutch. Her collection features a broad spectrum of chic patterns and solid colors in 4 inch and 6 inch lengths. As if that were not enough, they are affordable, too ranging from $12 to $23 per pair.







All images via kaarsKoker

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  1. Wow – I just had a new chandelier installed, and was dismayed by the horrible candle sleeves. This is a brilliant idea, thanks for posting on it!

    As a side note, I ordered some sconces from Julie Neill, and the candle sleeves were absolutely beautiful.

  2. Seriously, Mary! My husband is in the lighting business and we were both like, “why didn’t we think of this sooner?!” when we saw them last night. It’s ingenious, yet so simple.

    Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  3. Thank you for sharing this fab idea. I was JUST looking at the sleeves on the sconces throughout my living, dining, den and entry way thinking, “hmm I bet those have NEVER been replaced and they sure are ugly.” I will be visiting that site right away. Thanks for the awesome idea!