We adore this playful and unexpected autumnal design from Jennifer Hadfield of Tatertots and Jello. A contemporary blend of blues—aqua, navy and cobalt—really make the traditional pumpkin orange pop. Along with the darling swag and homemade wreath, the potted plants, lanterns, pumpkin décor and a painted “autumn” sign really bring together this fun and festive front porch.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
In the remodeling of this living space, a new open concept plan—and clever design strategies—allowed for a chef-grade kitchen, dining area and family room to flow seamlessly together. A long narrow dining table tucks neatly against an L-shaped banquette. In the family room, a large sectional handily covers seating needs. Farmhouse sink and faucet: Kohler; Integrated fridge and freezer: Sub Zero; Wood and iron lantern pendants: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light, Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
The homeowners wanted their daughters' room to be bright and funky, just like them, so designers created a space that is youthful and fun, but that still blends with the design of the home as a whole. Though the room is a shared space, designers made certain that each girl has her own place to display her favorite things. Shelving around each of the girls' beds makes that possible, while brightly colored paper lanterns and a flower rug add color to the space.
The sitting room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features a central fireplace under a hearth lined with cylindrical vases. The vases' curved edges complement overhead lighting; rings of minimalist candelabras mounted with lanterns hang down. Below, a low marble coffee table is arranged with lavender flowers and candles, the flora complementing decorative pillows on four plush wingback chairs which fill the room.
For retreat areas that you’ll use after sunset, include lighting in your design. Twinkle lights, outdoor lighting, lanterns, candles, solar lights—there’s definitely a light to suit your style. Consider combining different lighting options to give your retreat a dual personality—candles or twinkle lights for intimate gatherings or strings of larger wattage bulbs for entertaining. Built around a tree, this covered rooftop retreat features multiple lighting options, comfy built-in seating and even a bed for Fido. Pets like green spaces, too.
A family of seven needs a lot of space, so to make the most of this kitchen's square footage, a custom island was designed around their dining table. With a banquette (made of easy-to-clean vinyl!) the family now had a spot to hang out and grab a snack or casual meal. Range: Wolf; Range hood: Sub Zero; Integrated fridge and freezer: Sub Zero; Lantern pendants: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light; Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
A balcony offers a bird's eye view of this traditional great room, where the central dining space flows into the kitchen, living room and sun deck beyond. A large lantern-style chandelier has the size and presence to light the space, while the nautical feel of its rope-like design complements the home's coastal location and theme. The dining room opens to the outdoor space and offers comfortable, lounge-style seating, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the ocean views.
One of the most iconic styles of midcentury-modern lighting is the Nelson Bubble pendant. Made of vinyl and available in shapes ranging from spheres to lanterns and cigars, these collector's items can be grouped together for a one-of-a-kind look with a Nelson Triple Bubble Fixture Kit. Once the proper spacing is created, the cords are cut to size, and the kit is wired to the junction box.
In the hallway leading to the bedroom, even more art awaits. Much like the map of Paris in the kitchen, large metallic lanterns are mementos from the couple’s wedding. Tanika kept the Moroccan pieces for use in the home, pairing them with a 200-year old, hand-painted Chinese chest. The oversized Scrabble pieces set above, also began as part of the wedding decor, spelling out the couple’s initials. The combination of modern metallics with vintage global wares is a hallmark of Tanika’s style and one of the secrets to her beautiful home.
White chairs and floor-to-ceiling curtains balance the dramatic black walls in this dining room, as seen on HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist. The colorful artwork and rug help warm the space. The stunning dining room employs a transitional design to include contemporary art and traditional furnishings. The black walls and and contrasting white of the draperies, dining chairs table help draw the eye to the artwork that serves as a visual focal point. The lantern chandelier that houses candles is another exceptional element in the room.
This craftsman style master bathroom features an olive green and neutral color palette that works really well together. A hanging lantern over the bed is an unexpected but stylish addition while walls painted with Valspar Withered Moss create a restful backdrop. A simple painted nightstand and long table showcase the rustic metal lamps and artwork through out the room. A brown throw rug coordinates well with the wood floor, curtains, and existing upholstered bedroom furniture.
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.
A brick walkway leading to the front porch of this Charleston-style southern home is extra welcoming, thanks to its unusual width, which also keeps it in proportion to the horizontal lines of the house. The plants and miniature lanterns along the walkway emphasize the curved shape of the path and give visitors plenty to see before they even reach the front steps, as seen on HGTV's Curb Appeal.
Think outside the box for winter wedding florals, says planner Liz Singleton, of Events by Elizabeth Palmer. "Winter doesn't automatically mean silver, red and white. Creams and pinks with the lambs ear made the arrangement perfect for winter, giving it quite a bit of texture along with a more soft and romantic look. Gold is a fun metallic to pair with winter arrangements because typically, people think silver equals snow. Gold, however, helps create warmth with the candlelight and again, enhances the romantic undertones.” This lantern arrangement uses pink and ivory roses, blush peonies and Dusty miller. Florist: Flowers by Zoie.
In HGTV Design Star season 4, Dan and Nathan painted an unexpected and bold graphical design across the walls and floor of this dining room. “I don't know if it's a pixelated map of the islands, stylized crime-scene outlines or a macro image of popcorn but I loveeeeeet!” says designer Candice Olson. “This room is a testament to the power of paint and how it can easily and inexpensively transform a space. We’re not talking simply color on the walls here but rather a big, bold powerful image (of something) that engulfs this space; walls, floor and all – wow! The lumber on the far wall is a brilliant design stroke adding warmth to the cool grays. The uniform, vertical application brings visual order, contrasting the great graphic chaos happening around the table. A Parsons-style table like this looks great but really doesn’t function well for seating lots of people. I would have liked to see a hollow pedestal table with the hole in the center used for low greens/grasses, or as a built-in ice bucket for wine and cold drinks. Right now the tall leaves in the center mean fighting your way through the jungle to see who you’re dining with. A round paper-lantern pendant or two over the table would provide beautiful light for dining and speak to the shapes of the ingenious wall-mounted light fixtures beyond. Small criticism for a room that is truly inspiring.”