Things We Love: Hanging Lanterns

hanging lanterns
Lee Ann Thornton

Lanterns have played an important part in our nation’s history ever since the whole “one if by land, two if by sea,” Paul Revere thing. (Which would be super easy to reenact on this front porch!) But, if you ask us, these lighting staples are far from out of date! 

hanging lanterns in the living-room
Lee Ann Thornton

Statement lighting is a trend that, to us, is always in style. For a traditional feel whose style keeps hanging around (pun intended), look no further than lanterns. 

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Anne Decker Architect

In an open floor plan, a large lantern like this one becomes a major focal point.

hanging lanterns kitchen
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

If the typical lantern seems too staid for your home, we love a good play on the staple. Fun takes on shape make the look fresh and fun.

hanging lanterns gold
Alyssa Rosenheck

And adding a hint of gold ups the glamour quotient on any piece.

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Elizabeth Schmidt DesignJ Werner Straube Photography

You know we love a little whimsical flair, and these lanterns really deliver that. They remind us of something out of a Dr. Seuss book–a really chic Dr. Seuss book, that is.

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S.B Long Interiors

But, sometimes, you need your lighting to hang quietly, to make a softer, subtler statement.

hanging lanterns bedroom
Lee Ann Thornton

For those times, a wood lantern delivers an organic feel that complements the room perfectly.

hanging lanterns wood
Wm. B. Litchfield Design

An older home generally calls for a certain look. And these lanterns add a particular antique feel.

hanging lanterns porch
Lisa Sherry Design

There’s nothing like dining by the glow of candlelight. If you’re dining by the glow of candlelight outside, all the better! 

Today is the first day of summer so dining like this for months on end is all we can think about!

Thank you for stopping by today.  We always love it when you do!


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The Secret to Southern Charm

TALK AND SIGNING

If you are in the Raleigh area, I will be at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, June 21 at 11am for a TALK and SIGNING with the fabulous Mary Alice Monroe. We would LOVE to see you there!

 

More The Secret to Southern Charm Events

 

June 21: Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 11 am, Talk and Signing with Mary Alice Monroe

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

In Good Taste: Leah Bailey Interior Design

Leah Bailey Interior Design

With back to school around the corner and summer coming to an end, we don’t know about you, but we could use a spot of calm in our day.

Leah Bailey Interior Design

If you love soothing, peaceful retreats then the good taste of Leah Bailey Interior Design will be right up your alley!

From a calming spot to savor a morning cup of coffee,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

To a clutter free space for entertaining dinner guests in style,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

From a simple accessory that defines a sunny breakfast room,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

To a mix of antique and new that is brought together with the perfect casual natural fiber rug and upholstery,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

Leah Bailey is masterful at putting together the right details to make a space really sing.

Leah Bailey Interior Design

A simple hand towel and flower vase punctuate a pretty bathroom,

Leah Bailey Interior Design

While pops of pink create a charming retreat for a little girl.

Leah Bailey Interior Design

We love how this office space feels both uncluttered and comfortable and homey. 

Less is more in this charming workspace. 

Talk about a welcoming entryway! It’s the perfect place to stow your boots after a long day. 

Do you love Leah Bailey’s beautiful work as much as we do?

What Cassie Bustamante is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“This novel explores sisterly bonds and the depths of the things we will do for people we love most in the world.  Slightly South of Simple was a sweet and enjoyable book with a dash of humor and wit, and will make an awesome beach read this summer!  I loved this book, and it was the perfect light read.” — Cassie Bustamante

 

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Things We Love: Lanterns

lanterns
Lee Ann Thornton

Lanterns have played an important part in our nation’s history ever since the whole “one if by land, two if by sea,” Paul Revere thing. (Which would be super easy to reenact on this front porch!) But, if you ask us, these lighting staples are far from out of date! 

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In Good Taste: Lynne Scalo Design

 

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Some rooms just have an instant wow-factor.

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And some designers, like Lynne Scalo, have the innate ability to create that wow-factor in every space they create.

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Things We Love: Lanterns

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APD Architect

If you follow us, you know that we think lighting, like the right paint color or art, plays one of the most essential roles in in interior decorating.

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Andrew J. Howard

 Chandeliers are lovely and flushmounts are fine, but, for a casual, classic look, we’re loving lanterns.

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