I love a chandelier, sparkling crystals, glittering lights. Beautiful.
Recently I have developed a crush on another style of lighting, the lantern. The lantern is no longer just for Early American designs. It is being used in traditional, transitional and contemporary designs.
This beautiful orange and grey lantern from Urban Electric is perfect in a contemporary setting.

Some of  my new favorites are from Colleen and Company. Their lanterns are bright and colorful with a style that is right on trend.

The Raj Lantern, love the greens.

The Audrey Lantern, a picture perfect style.

The Paloma in a rich blue and a hint of Chinoiserie.

The Elsie, lattice and leaves for the great Elsie de Wolfe

The Jasmine, perfect

 

The Tole Tent Lantern beautiful scale and detail

 

 Urban Electric Co has a wonderful group of lanterns. The also give a great selection of finishes The lantern style light is versatile and can work work in eating areas, over kitchen islands and few other surprising places..

The 1600 lantern is well placed in this setting.

An orange and grey lantern, a great color combination that looks wonderful over this pair of islands.

 

The Lillibette lantern in a beautiful silvertone finish

A surprising and wonderful place for the Lillibette lantern.

 Currey & Company also has a great selections of lanterns in an array of amazing styles. First is the Carousel lantern in a vibrant red.

The Ladock lantern would be beautiful over a dining table.

The Beckmore lantern with a strong graphic pattern brings a garden style wherever it is used.
If you are looking to update the lighting in your home consider a lantern or two. You will be happy with your choice. I am using a few of these lanterns in client projects so I’ll have more on lanterns in the near future.