A wall-mounted brass lantern adds a nautical touch to this timeless dining room combining rustic and polished elements into a transitional country-elegant space that's inviting for both family and friends.
As seen on season 1 of Tiny Luxury, this 140-square-foot home was filled with high-end, industrial-style caged light fixtures at a fraction of what it would cost to outfit a standard-sized house. Perks!
Add a light fixture over an outdoor dining area, whether it’s completely covered or underneath a pergola. Nievera Williams Design designed the pergola, which is covered in low water bougainvillea, in this Palm Beach, Fla., yard that won a Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award.
A distressed wood cabinet and vintage gold leaf mirror create a charming vanity set up. A gold nightstand echoes the vintage flair, but contributes a different finish. Mounted light fixtures are affixed around the mirror adding soft light to the natural sunshine from the draped window.
A vintage light fixture fills the open space to add subtle decor over the stairs in this hall. The handrail and newel caps compliment the hardwood floor coloring leaving the white balusters looking bright between the wood details. A classic, small sofa and framed mirror fit the simple and sophisticated style.
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.
A watercolor canvas gives soft decoration to the pale blue wall color. Vintage light fixtures frame the painting adding a warm glow to the cool toned design. A wood table is set up as the working desk with space for a laptop, books and personal decorative touches. A white chair is upholstered at the seat with a soft floral fabric while the back opening displays a gray plaid pattern.
Decorative lanterns, vintage or new, are one of the easiest and most attractive ways to add lighting to an outdoor space. Cluster them on the dining table, group them at points around the edges of the space or line them up on a wall — the options are many and varied. You can use real wax candles or outdoor LED “candles.” The San Nicola Lantern shown here, $99, from Grandin Road, comes with three battery-operated flameless candles.
Being thrifty also can help you find fixtures with a history. DIY blogger Dena Stormer snapped up this ceramic light fixture, from a Luby’s cafeteria, for just $40 at a flea market in Texas. All it needed was a gloss white paint to freshen it up. She made the calendar/diner sign and crafted curtains using vintage chintz fabric.
This newly-built beach house achieves old-house charm by swapping ubiquitous pendants over the peninsula for flush-mounted milk glass orbs, antique finds worth every penny. Over the dining table, a large lantern is a stylish focal point while a trio of salvaged copper marine lights, one above each window, illuminate the sink.
This living room features a classic craft front door and arch hallway door leading into the connected dining room. A stylish gray paint fits the soft, neutral color scheme creating a bright and inviting room. Yellow tulips add pops of life and color. Vintage country light fixtures mounted on the wall add a warm glow and decorative detail.