About Us

(Bringing light into your life and home.) (Bringing light into your life and home.)

(We got a little makeover.)

In this spring season, we're embracing all things NEW at Sweet Water Decor. Starting in 2014 (and being in my early 20's), the brand has evolved with me over the years. From custom wedding invitations, print art, and mugs, our brand has been through the "hustle, colorful, boss lady days" to now - where things have gotten more cozy, warm, neutral and light. I want the brand to continue to reflect me as a person - motivational, neutral colors, bringing light, while having great designs to put in your home or give as a gift.

Last year I had a vision to elevate our tried & true clear and amber jar labels. Until now, all branding was done in house, and we decided it was time to get some extra help from Nice People - an LA based design studio - to bring our visions (and theirs) to life!

From our packaging to our labels, website, social media channels & more, you'll start to see changes, which we hope will elevate your space and illuminate the everyday.

Our Mission
Elevate, Inspire

Inspired by those special moments that make life feel full, we create candles & home decor to bring light into peoples’ everyday lives.

We’re here to help you feel grounded and connected to those moments through cozy, comfortable spaces and fragrances you’ll want to revisit time and time again.

Our Story
From Candle One to One Million

A home for elevated essentials that make every day a little more special, Sweet Water Decor was created in 2014 by Pittsburgh-native candle & coffee enthusiast, Melissa Horvath. 

What started as a business built out of Melissa’s basement is now defined by milestones we’re so grateful to have achieved. Our always-growing team of 35+ is committed to quality, collaboration, and care. In 2018, we were named one of Amazon’s Woman Owned Businesses to watch, and in 2022, we sold our millionth (yes, millionth!) candle. 

As we grow, we continue to find—and create—light in every moment. We’re so grateful to have you with us.

Quality is Kind of Our Thing

(Well, besides candles.)

As a small business, we have the luxury of being hands on with every decision, no matter how small. 

Made in the USA

Each of our candles & reed diffusers is blended and poured by our team in Pittsburgh, PA.

Safe & Sustainable

Our clean-burning 100% US-grown soy wax blend is free from gluten, lead and phthalates.

Crafted with Care

From unique fragrances to giftable vessel options, no detail goes overlooked.

From Our Founder
You Got This

As women, we are busy. Keeping up with kids, work, school and everything in between. With all of life’s obligations, we can lose sight of knowing that we are living out our God-given purpose. We need encouragement to remind us that we’ve got a community cheering us on.

Through our Go For It and You Got This devotionals, thoughtful gifts to share, and items to make your home a little brighter, Sweet Water Decor is my way of creating that everyday encouragement for you.

We are grateful for you

Thanks so much for taking the time to learn more about us. Pour yourself a cup of coffee & look around. Our growing team of 35+ work hard behind the scenes designing, fulfilling your orders & making candles each day.


Owner & Designer, CEO