Out of curiosity I went to Etsy and plugged the search term lanterns into their vintage category to see what I might find. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many interesting outdoor lanterns with character. there are many more from the Etsy search but here are a few that caught my attention.
Entries in Lanterns (9)
Lanterns are not only a source of light but are a decorative accessory. As an accessory lanterns can be a vehicle for introducing a design style to space. In these examples lanterns in a global style set the design tone for these outdoor spaces.
Lanterns on dining and coffee tables create a great centerpiece.
Lanterns placed on the ground can light a path or provide ambient light.
Lanterns not only provide a source of light in an outdoor space but are also decorative accessories. In these examples large decorative lanterns make a statement.
Halloween is next week so everywhere I look there are Halloween decorations. From fall inspired to slasher movie gore, Halloween decorations come in a variety of design styles. One consistent design element is the color black and seeing it constantly for the last few weeks reminds me how much I like this accent color. This week I was inspired to go out and find a variety of design styles that beautifully use black as the color focal point.
Fire pits, torches, lanterns and candles add drama, romanticism, light and warmth to an outdoor space. We went armchair traveling this week for fire and flame design inspiration. The use of gas lines and denatured alcohol as fuel for fire pits and torches opens up your design options. As you'll see this week, hotels and spas have colored way outside the lines when designing with fire and flame and we love the dramatic results.