Lanterns Can Go Just About Anywhere…

Lighting is such an important element in design. We are particularly fond of lanterns and use them in a variety of applications. We love them indoors or out, wall mounted or hanging, or simply used as a candle holder for a unique tablescape.

Image via Cottage Living

Love everything about this outdoor setting. The oversized hanging lantern with the candle is the perfect touch.

I'm finishing the covered porch at my house right now, so I'm always open for new inspiration. I found this image via

Belgian Pearls

and am particularly fond of this pair of lanterns.

Beautiful outdoor fireplace. It looks like it is built in to the side of the mountain. Notice the lantern on the wall.

Wonderful pair of lanterns flanking the entrance to this home designed by Pamela Pierce of Houston and featured in Veranda.

One of our favorite kitchens designed by Jill Brinson and featured in House Beautiful magazine. These lanterns with the candles put the space over the top.

Another great kitchen from Veranda. The lantern used here is very unique and again is not electrified but holds a candle.

My favorite kitchen ever posted on House of Turquoise. Notice the size of the lantern. Scale is everything!

The lantern in this image found on

Eddie Ross

' blog is stunning.

And finally, this porch is perfection! Don't you just love these fabulous lanterns?