Thank you for all the nice comments about the showhouse yesterday!

One of the things I need to sort out for it is the lighting. Right now, there is just a tiny little ceiling light and two sconces.  There is no electrical on the porch but I know I want to use clusters of lanterns like this.

I also like them strung vertically:

Do you recognize the room? I’m pretty sure it’s Vanessa Bruno’s apartment which I’ve posted before:

(It still looks great, doesn’t it?)

Anyway, it’s such a great way to add texture and visual interest. Look at this room:

It’s sort of crazy but in such a good way!

So one of the things on my list today is to see how many lanterns I can find. Ikea, party store….. is there anywhere else I should check?

(Photos via Pinterest as linked.)

 

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a perfect gray

I adore the look of papern lanterns. I got three cool shapes from ikea a while back but really have no where to hang them….crazy me.

it’s gonna be so cool, ally! donna

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Your French Buyer

I love making outdoors as magical as indoors…like hanging small chandeliers from tree limbs.
The outdoor lanterns makes one smile.

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Kristen

OHHHH Love the cluster!! So whimiscal… LOVE. Don’t know of your time frame but there are so many cheaper resources online. I generally buy them in downtown LA so I know that is no help to you!

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Cindy Espinoza

I would like to do this in my back yard for a party this year…so cool! Tjmaxx/Marshall’s had a bunch of these lanterns (from storehouse) on clearance for $5 ! In lots of diff colors too! You should swing by.

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