Stacked stone walls, a wood planked ceiling and lantern sconces create a warm, welcoming front entry. Patterned glass on the sidelights and transom window gives the front door a distinct Craftsman look.
This contemporary outdoor living and sitting room has a soft white, gray, and neutral color palette on the upholstered sofa, armchair, and iron and upholstered side chairs and coffee table, along with a soft white curtain for privacy and shade, and white painted stone walls.
This spacious kitchen features wall-to-wall bamboo cabinets paired with black glossy countertops and a wood paneled range hood. Two wrought iron lantern chandeliers hang above the kitchen island, which boasts a sink and plenty of room for casual dining seating.
This inviting foyer features a round wooden table with a white orchid centerpiece. A lantern pendant light hangs above and matches a pair of sconces that flank a doorway. Neutral floral wall paper and a natural woven area rug add finishing touches.
In addition to the vintage tub, this master bathroom features soft hues of neutral, custom Roman shades, and beige cabinetry that is illuminated by the small wrought-iron wall sconces creating a simply elegant space that is warm and relaxing.
Fireplaces that project out from the wall are ideal for flanking with a bookcase, a cabinet or both, as is done here. Their heights, color and basic framework is kept the same for a consistent look. To draw attention to the fireplace, the overmantel is covered in reclaimed barn wood and exterior lanterns adorn the wall instead of interior sconces.
Layers of light are as important to designing a welcoming outdoor living area as they are to indoor spaces. So, just as you might include recessed overhead lights, lamps and wall sconces in your living room, outdoors you can plan to brighten walls, landscaping elements and even overhead. In this project, landscape architect June Scott installed small directional lights in a large tree to create what she calls a “moonlight” effect. Additional fixtures graze the walls, “creating shimmering patterns.” She supplemented with candle lanterns around the perimeter — an easy and affordable option that works in any space, no wiring required.