About Us

(Bringing light into your life and home.) (Bringing light into your life and home.)
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 One Candle to Two 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 2024, we sold our two 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 Are made FOR 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 You Are Made For This, 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