dramatic outdoor lighting
I’m on the hunt for some dramatically oversize lantern lights for my front porch-my current ones are beautiful, but they just aren’t cutting it for me, size-wise, and when it comes to making a fabulous first impression, bigger is almost always better! While I go back and forth over front door colors (still don’t know if I can commit to light blue, but it’s definitely in my top three!), at least I’ll have some dramatic lighting until I can make up my mind! Charleston has been a huge source of inspiration for me – so many of the homes in the downtown Historic District sport the most amazing gas lanterns that are lit 24/7. Looking back on some of our trip photos has me even more motivated to get a move on and make a decision:
Here are a few other examples of how oversize lantern lighting can really make an entry so much more warm and inviting:
It’s been tough finding generously-sized lights that won’t break the bank, but here are a few that I’m loving lately:
I’m loving this copper beauty that I saw in Lowe’s of all places! It’s size (24 inches!) and patina are so incredibly striking, the online image doesn’t do it justice:
The Bishop collection from Quorum offers a 28 inch wall mount light and I’m loving its lines and color, as well:
This picture is crap, but this one is actually a beautiful matte black and the glass is a lot prettier in person, again from Lowes!
Decisions, decisions! Which one is your favorite?
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