Antique lanterns are something I’ve been smitten with for awhile now. I first fell in love with them when this kitchen was featured in a magazine a few years ago. I didn’t even realize that they were originally French outdoor lanterns, I just knew that I loved them!
The patina! Design by Denyse Rinfret via Traditional Home.
The kitchen is already adorable, but the lanterns just take it over the top. Here is a close-up:
|Does it get any more gorgeous than this?!|
Of course, these are genuine antique French street lanterns that probably cost thousands each! But their charm is undeniable!
This is probably favorite kitchen on the planet, and the lantern really adds to the charm of this space! Via House Beautiful.
Design by Kate Martindale via C Magazine.
A room can go from ho-hum to truly gorgeous when a lantern is added. They’re especially great in pairs in a kitchen, often over an island. But they work in a dining room, family room, or entry way…. really anywhere you want to add some patina and uniqueness.
This is an all-time favorite space designed by Rachel Halvorson! Love the pair in the kitchen!
|Steven Knollenberg brought rustic charm to this entryway with another antique lantern – LOVE this!|
This lantern makes this kitchen! Via Traditional Home.
So, we’ve established that the antique versions are gorgeous! However, they are usually prohibitively pricey. But since lanterns are so trendy now, you can find reproduction lanterns that do the job for a very reasonable price.
I started looking a couple of years ago and ended up with one from Ballard Designs for my family room. Not only does it add some greatly needed charm and character, but it adds a wonderful focal point to the room.
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