The friendly and inviting feel of this southern colonial home is seamlessly carried into the kitchen. The rich umber of the ceiling beams, walnut island top, and quarter sawn oak floors combine with details like the bronze lanterns and bridge faucet to create a classic cooking and gathering space that is at once familiar and unique.
A lovely luminaria option for the outdoors is the Soji™ Stella Cylinder Lantern, in red, bronze, midnight blue and silver. The lanterns, from Allsop Home & Garden, can hang from trees, decks and porches or be placed on the ground or to decorate a tabletop.
A reclaimed wood accent wall and lantern pendant light add country charm and character to this powder room. Sage green cabinets and gray walls give the space a shabby chic feel. Polished bronze accents enhance the country cottage theme.
In the backyard of a garden apartment, designer Elizabeth S. Vaughan worked to add personality, using items that are easy to take along in a move. “Clients love when we add garden oddities like the bronze rabbit lantern on the steps,” she says. Note, also, the varied container plantings and color-coordinated chair cushions and umbrella.
A tufted loveseat provides a comfortable place to play games in this Spanish-style living room, which also features a stylish display in the background. A bronze candelabra, fresh flowers and a charming lantern add character to the room, while patterned curtains create depth.
Go big with a three-lantern post lamp inspired by New Orleans-style street lights. The Royal Solar Lamp Post, made by Gama Sonic and sold by retailers such as Overstock, stands 89 inches tall with a weathered bronze finish.
Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and combined with subtle nods to airplane design, the front facade of HGTV Green Home 2011 serves up both style and comfort. When evening falls, recessed lights illuminate the front step. An aluminum lantern in a bronze finish adds a contemporary touch at the front entry.