All for the love of lanterns, I am going to start in the “foyer”, the first space one enters into the home welcomed by these lovely lanterns. This is appropriate for it is the beginning, where it all started for me, when early on I did a blog on using exterior lights inside the home. Upon researching this and in perusing fabulous images, I quickly realized I had a love, a passion so to speak for……. lanterns. It has been a love that has sat quietly by, not really given much thought to, but once I realized this the passion was aroused & quickly went into full bloom. Here you will find a few more divine images of how wonderful these light fixtures can light up & add splendor to the inside of the home.
Welcoming you in the entry way. Over at the marvelous blog, Things That Inspire, we are reminded of the fabulous talents of of Suzanne Kasler with the graceful lantern full of character in this beautiful entry, from House Beautiful.
The super talented Liz Williams uses a very simple open single light lantern in this elegant foyer with it’s soothing palette. Doesn’t she just look so cute? We love Liz.
Thom Filicia has a knack of creating handsome sophisticated spaces and his choice of lighting fixture in this rustic upstairs hallway is superb.
Small stylish mudroom Loi Thai Tone on Tone photography Gordon Beall for The Washington Post
Relaxing & Looking Good in the Living Room. The living room’s carefully edited furnishings and subtle patterns give the formal space a casual appeal by Mark J. Williams Interior Design, image via Traditional Home.
Again the fabulous Liz Williams chooses the perfect light fixture in this inviting family room with it’s rich chocolate ceiling.
Let’s see what’s cooking in the kitchen:Rustic & Refined, just how I like it. This stunning kitchen in white with its iron table with marble top paired with Belgian 19th-c. chairs and custom cabinetry is pure perfection. French charcuterie table, lantern and over door carving, all 19thc. Not electrified, but the mood of romantic candlelight and pop this enchanting lantern adds to this space more than makes up for the lack of light it might provide. Veranda
Time to eat. Palmer Weiss. L.O.V.E this lantern along with the eclectic choices used in this dining room with the linen covered chairs and pop of color in the drapery treatments one might find themselves lingering here for quite some time.
I know, I know! We have all seen this house/room a million times in the blog world, but it is fabulous for so many reasons. Today we will call attention to Loi’s choice of the striking verdigris lantern in his dining room.
Loi Thai Tone on Tone photography Gordon Beall for The Washington Post
Bathed in lots of light and a soft palette this dining room is soothing & sophisticated. Notice how Liz Williams also treated the ceiling with color, I talk about the benefits of paying attention to ceilings here.
In the Bath:
Classic style infused with vintage touches make a fabulous retreat. Photographer Edward Addeo
The Chinese styled lantern adds a bit of whimsy to this simple timeless bath. Divine floor tile, soothing colors and a fabulous tub. Brooks & Falotico
Kitchen & Bath Ideas The formality of this traditional bath is balanced by the coziness of the bathing nook. Surrounded by paneled walls, the built-in tub offers a secluded spot to soak. A marble tub deck adds to the bath's elegance. Getting dressed in this luxurious dressing room would be such a treat. Barry Dixon (love him) uses a round rug and an over scale round tufted ottoman to create a sense of unending space. Traditional Home
Leading the way to the outdoors.
Liz Williams on the porch the lantern with the beautiful architectural detailing is a perfect match. I am beginning to think Liz Williams loves lanterns as much as I do. :)
Atelier AM Andrew Law's creativity shines on this terrace at the fabulous DC Design House (the house in Chevy Chase, MD is a must see, benefiting Children’s National Medical Center, through May 9, 2010). Refined and sophisticated space with it’s classic architecture is an outdoor living room worthy of this historic home. Do not to forget to look up at the fabulous glazed ceiling by Billet Collins Studio. For the details/funny story on how it was transformed head over to the blog to read the story. Photo via My Notting Hill
I just had to include this fun happy lantern from Urban Electric Co.. Available in all Benjamin Moore paint colors, but in this turquoise it sings and contrast perfectly with the red shutters.
Time to get to work:
No blog is complete without a little inspiration from the very talented Brooke Giannetti from Velvet & Linen. When Brooke was in the process of moving her home office she was looking for an attractive lantern that would suite the space well but not break the bank…..I think she found the perfect one from Wisteria .
The same lantern shown in other applications from Wisteria's website.
Lanterns can brighten up any space. What do you think?