lantern chandeliers

There’s something about oversize lanterns that get my pulse racing…even before we broke ground on our current home, I knew I wanted a huge one over our breakfast table.  Unfortunately, the six months it took to build wasn’t enough time for me to find the perfect rustic, vintage lantern, so I opted for a 6-arm wrought iron cheapo from Overstock to go up in the meantime.  Now that our hutch is in and I’m getting closer to refinishing the dining chairs, it’s time to hop to it and make a decision. 

Lanterns are timeless and add such a rustic touch to any space.  Here is some of my favorite inspiration:

Brooke Giannetti

Munger Interiors

Coastal Living

Cottage Living

Tommy Smythe

House Beautiful

Tobi Fairley via At Home in Arkansas

Jennifer Flanders Interior Design

My Home Ideas

Atlanta Homes


Canadian House & Home

I love this dual-light Hemingway lantern:

…and this one from Wisteria (it’s actually the same one Brooke used in her dining room above):

This arched lantern in bronze/black has always been one of my favorites-at almost four feet high, it definitely makes a dramatic statement, but if I were going to spend $1900 (which I’m not), I’d much rather spend it on an antique:

Do you love lantern chandeliers as much as I do?  What are some of your favorites?


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  1. Krista on December 15, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Oh Kelly! I love this post…thank you so much for guiding me in the right direction with all my lighting during the buildling process. We absolutely LOVE our lantern in our breakfast area=)

  2. Kelly Stivers on December 15, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Krista-I'm so glad you went with the lantern in your breakfast area! Your kitchen looks amazing 🙂

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