One of my favorite light fixtures are lanterns. Early lanterns only purpose was to shield the flame of the candle from extinguishing due to the wind or a breeze, they were primarily square, and made from inexpensive sheet iron or tinplate. Today lanterns make quite a statement, they are used indoor and outdoor, made from a variety of metals, some very simple, others very ornate and decorative….
Above: We will soon be installing one of my favorites in the entry of a home, this beautiful Dennis and Leen lantern, I will post photos as soon as it is available
Above: Curry and Company “Loggia Lantern”
Above: Baker Furniture’s collectors edition “Urban Smoked Lantern”
Above: Designer Denyse Rinfret used a pair of antique English lanterns to make the island of this great kitchen into the focal point.
Here’s a close up of those lanterns.
photos courtesy of Traditional Home (October 2009)
Above: Puccini-lantern from the Las Palmas collection
Above: James Lumsden used two Puccini lanterns to dress up this grand entry hall.
I hope this has inspired you