Hanging paper lanterns add a whimsical touch to this eclectic, cottage bedroom. A custom, geometric design adds interest to the wall behind the bed while traditional furnishings add handsome details to this inviting space.
For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
A white paper lantern acts as a bedside lamp in this bedroom decorated in brown and black tones. A playful cowhide stool is a fun—and surprising—counterpart to the room's black, white and brown diamond-patterned wallpaper.
A white privacy fence encloses this backyard patio while still allowing the space to feel open. String lights and paper lanterns provide soft outdoor lighting above a painted picnic table and stainless steel grill.
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.