16 Lantern-Style Light Fixtures To Illuminate Your Home

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | December 14, 2017

When the sun sets, these homes stay lit, thanks to sophisticated light fixtures reminiscent of a classic lantern.

WELL-LIT

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An elegant entry foyer greets guests with a neutral palette, giant slabs of creamy stone flooring, horizontal wood paneling and a graceful staircase with a custom-designed X-shaped baluster inset, a nod to the initial of the wife’s maiden name. From there, a white-on-white gallery-like space connecting the home’s two wings leads to primary living and entertaining areas. (Tour the home)

HIGH GLASS

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Referencing the lanterns outdoors, a grand hand-forged iron chandelier by Gregorius Pineo presides over the kitchen, where Belgian Bluestone reappears, topping the counters. Tucked in a niche in the maple butcher-block island are orange woven baskets from Pottery Barn. The Hickory chairs are covered in Holly Hunt leather. (Tour the home)

GOING UP

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An elegantly curved staircase and hand-stenciled oak floors create a grand sense of arrival in the foyer; covering the stairs is a wool-sisal rug with leather binding. An antique lantern hangs above an antique center table, while draperies feature a plaid by Jim Thompson Fabrics. (Tour the home)

FIRESIDE CHATS

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On the rear slope, landscape architect Erik Katzmaier brought in olive trees that, like the house, give a feeling of the French countryside. He then developed a flat area between the house and the slope as a space for entertaining, complemented by Santa Maria stone paving and an outdoor fireplace, along with citrus trees and a low-maintenance herb garden. (Tour the home)

ORANGE YOU GLAD

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The dining room’s wallpaper, Pagoda by Katie Ridder, started the house’s color scheme. Watts repainted the owners’ chairs in a coordinating shade and had them recovered with black leather from John Brooks, Inc. The light fixture is by The Urban Electric Co. (Tour the home)

GILDED CAGE

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In the kitchen, barstools from RH rest under a countertop featuring Calacatta Gold marble from International Granite & Marble, which also appears on the backsplash. Custom hexagonal lanterns in a matte-gold finish introduce a modern edge, as does the Top Knobs cabinetry hardware from Lighting Inc. Plumbing and Hardware. (Tour the home)

FLORAL FEATURE

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The designer used a palette of light neutrals punctuated with textures and pattern to play up the home’s sense of openness. “It was critical that we didn’t hinder that feeling with dark furnishings and fabrics,” explains Meg Joannides, who designed the living and dining rooms–on either side of the foyer–to “coexist harmoniously.” (Tour the home)

SLIDE THIS WAY

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A freestanding Burgbad Diva tub and Sigma faucet found at Ferguson sit on the master bath’s custom designed tile flooring that features a water jet cut pattern. Also custom is the sliding salvaged pine plank door opening onto the master closet in the background. (Tour the home)

SWATHED IN BLUE

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A Hermosa Beach home on a half-acre lot with a stunning view of the pacific and a rare perk for the densely populated area–privacy. (Tour the home)

ROLLING OUT DESIGN

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A Gregorius Pineo chandelier from Culp Associates illuminates the breakfast room’s antique table from Back Row Home. Barley-twist chairs by Panache Designs from ID Collection tout Lee Jofa fabric backs and seat cushions wearing Holly Hunt’s Great Plains fabric. Displayed on the wall is an art piece Vestige created using antique rolling pins from the homeowners’ collection. The rug is from Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries. (Tour the home)

COFFERED CREATIVITY

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The lanterns suspended from a coffered ceiling and a pair of sconces in the kitchen are from The Urban Electric Co.; the two islands are topped with silver travertine from Alpha StoneWorks. The Ashley Norton cabinetry hardware and Waterworks faucet are from Chown Hardware, and the sink is Rohl. Ann Sacks tile on the backsplash behind the Viking range injects subtle pattern. (Tour the home)

DESIGN IN YOUR CORNER

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A Visual Comfort & Co. lantern accents the breakfast area, where the banquette’s custom cushions wear fabric from leejofa.com. Completing the space are a custom table, Serena & Lily chairs and custom shades crafted of material from Horizons Window Fashions in Waukegan, Illinois. Tony Murphy of Finishes finished the wood floors throughout. (Tour the home)

ENTER HERE

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A pair of ribbed stone pots and lanterns by Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights frame the passageway that leads into the house, up to the kitchen, and to the pool courtyard ahead. Paneled doors with a strong grid design, from E. F. San Juan, fit into an arched stucco frame; they reference Moorish architecture. (Tour the home)

ON DISPLAY

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Architects Julie Cohen and Stuart Hacker reimagined the breakfast nook, which houses a cerused-oak Dan Parish dining table from deAurora and chairs by JamesThomas Interiors. The Vaughan glass lanterns are from John Rosselli and Associates. (Tour the home)

GUEST GREETINGS

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A Robin console by La Forge Francaise greets visitors just inside the door. Hanging above is a painting the owners acquired at a Christie’s auction and overhead, an iron and glass Milan lantern from Bobo Intriguing Objects in Atlanta. (Tour the home)

TRIANGULATION

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The owners’ love of clean lines came into play in the cheerful kitchen, where sleek cabinetry by All Seasons Woodworks in St. Joseph, Michigan, gently melds with white Calacatta marble countertops. A Paul Revere Lantern by Dennis & Leen provides light after nightfall. (Tour the home)

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