SOFT, BOLD LANTERN LIGHTING WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE

by Michel Van Devender

I will forever love lanterns, especially the dramatic, oversized variety. Illuminated, they cast the most perfect soft, amber glow over the space they grace, reminiscent of the full moon. They come in different shapes, sizes and price ranges. I think the lantern is a pretty impactful, dynamic light fixture for the money. It provides a lot of design bang for your buck! My absolute favorite lantern is made by Noguchi, albeit on the higher end in terms of pricing. They call theirs “light sculptures,” and they are pretty magical! For the most part though, there’s an abundant, reasonably priced selection of lanterns online, just a google search away. One resource I like is Hay. Their rice paper shades range from $25-$65 (you’ll need to add a light cord set). IKEA has a super cheap version. 

I actually purchased a gigantic lantern for our new house from the Finnish Design Shop, spec’d for our pool house. I received it before I realized the garage door would open over where the lantern would hang… sigh and ugh on this design mishap. So I still have a lantern with no home. I paid almost the cost of the lantern in shipping so returning it wouldn’t have been the most cost effective. I actually still have it and am hanging onto it with hopes of finding a spot for it. Or perhaps it’ll find a home in my next house! While I’m working on that, here are some of my favorite spaces with Japenese-inspired lantern lights.

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Serena Miitnik-Miller via instagram.com
via lightlocations.com
Annette O"Brien via instagram.com
via bloglovin.com
via dwell.com
via finnishdesignshop.com
via thenordroom.com
via improvisedlife.com
via remodelista.com
Annette O'Brien via instagram.com
via themodhemian.com
via leanneford.com
via sfgirlbybay.com
via lamaisonjolie.com.au
via finnishdesignshop.com
Nora via instagram.com
via architecturaldigest.com
via theglobalvilla.com
via stuff.co.nz
Caroline Feiffer via remodelista.com
Leanne Ford Interiors via instagram.com
via colinking.com

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