"Details are the difference between good and great," says the design team of this fully renovated transitional estate. In this instance, a Gothic arch on the brick garden wall offers a peak at the home's overall architectural inspiration. A warm, traditional lantern and potted greenery create an inviting entryway.
This chic yet comfortable living room features soft gray walls paired with a neutral sofa and armchair. Bright red throw pillows and a decorative lantern add a pop of vibrant color, while navy blue velvet armchairs provide a cozy place for relaxing. Lavender Roman shades cover the windows.
The placement of the bar helps keep the conversation flowing while cooking. The homeowners and guests can dine on the glass-top table or in the lounge area. The arched doorway connects to family room for easy access. Inspired by the vaulted ceilings, designer Bea Pila added handmade copper lanterns to cast off a warm and comfortable ambience.
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.
Herringbone wallpaper is the star of this contemporary meets industrial powder room. A large mirror over the open vanity helps to brighten up the space, reflecting the light from the hanging lantern. Pale wood floors keep the light and airy, while an abstract piece of art adds a modern note to the room.
With its immaculate landscaping and smooth stone walkway, the approach to this Greek Revival home says everything you need to know; though apt for modern living, the estate exudes Old World charm. At night, twin lanterns can be lit to increase visibility and enhance the elegant aesthetic.
A pergola cover lets fresh air wash over this extravagant poolside seating set up while privacy curtains allow the space to be closed off at will. Concrete tables ground the design and compliment the flooring. Wicker chairs add a lighter element and darker color tone. A large lantern illuminates the space to transition the lounge into the evening.
Prior to the makeover, this master bedroom was in contractor-grade condition, from its neutral carpet to the beige paint on its walls. Taking inspiration from its colorful abstract art, the room received a new identity with shades of blue accented with fire-engine red. The paper lantern light fixtures add lightness to this otherwise masculine bedroom.
For the front porch of her new Rhode Island home, blogger Alison Vinciguerra of the blog Long Distance Loving used a wreath from The Home Depot that was pre-decorated with pinecones, holly leaves, gold feathers and fruit. She wove in white LED twinkle lights into the wreath and garland near a vintage-looking lantern.
This spectacular backyard boasts a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen with stone counters and a long, neutral dining table that makes it ideal for entertaining. Greenery surrounds the perimeter of the space and ivy hangs from a contemporary metal pergola that supports wood ceiling fans and a paper lantern, which offers a soft glow above the dining table.
A tucked-away butler's pantry has enough space for a contemporary pedestal table and four chairs, offering extra seating for guests in this entertainment-ready estate in Newport Coast, California. Stone walls and traditional lanterns complement the Mediterranean architecture, while contemporary furnishings update the look and feel for modern living. An adjoining sitting room offers another spot for guests to perch.
Wide doorways throughout this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate open the interior spaces to a series of covered and uncovered patios and courtyards. The entire home is designed for easy entertaining, and also to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor setting and panoramic ocean views. Here, a traditional lantern complements the Mediterranean architecture and contrasts nicely with contemporary and clean-lined furnishings.
The ground-level patio area of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 features all-weather woven chairs that cozy up to a glass-topped table, ideal for both formal dinners or a table surface to focus on family craft projects.A makeshift chandelier of zinc hexagon-shaped lanterns illuminates the table top. The romance of candlelight elevates the dining experience in this casual gathering area.
The star attraction of this spacious family room is the window treatments: The pattern is an intense floral with bearded dragons and Chinese lanterns. To balance out its boldness, the designers kept the room's other prints subtle: a medium-scale geometric on the rug, a small scale geometric on the sectional pillows and a casual, tie-dye stripe on the chair pillows.
A stone base design on the house column is echoed on the smaller gate columns bringing a beautiful texture to the design. The light concrete of the columns and walkways brightens the forrest green siding. A small pergola frames the wood gate and supports a single lantern hanging above. A bright red bench pops against the neutral tones surrounding it.
This section of Jackson Paige Interiors' contemporary master bedroom suggests an updated coastal approach to its overall design. The upholstered headboard in teal, the birdcage-style lantern and woven front drawer nightstand give a nod to the nautical, yet with an upscale, sophisticated aesthetic. The graphic wallpaper in gray and white adds texture and interest to the room.
The stained front door and boxwood wreath enhances the cottage-style aesthetic of this metro Atlanta home. Interior designer Anisa Darnell selected a wooden door and stained it for a warm and weathered look. A modern lantern contrasts with the stone exterior and boxwoods in tall planters, she says.