Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lantern Help, Please?

Alessandra Branca



I'm looking for a hanging lantern for our entry, and I'm not having any luck. These, above, are all Charles Edwards.  Any of them would thrill me, along with lots of others on their site which I've chosen not to share as many of the photos have unfortunate backgrounds.  


Here's my existing lantern.  I actually like the design, but the size is too small for the space. I'd love to replace it, but I have two dilemmas.   The first is size. This one is 16x10.  The ceiling is 8.5. My husband is 6.2. That means I can't use a lantern much taller than what I have. Maybe 18 inches would work.   I could definitely use more width. Our entry is 10x15, so what we have looks a bit lost. Finding a size that works isn't easy.

On to the second dilemma.  I will not be paying Charles Edwards prices, but Charles Edwards fixtures are what I like.  I'm sure many of you can relate to this dilemma, right?  So, while I want something exquisite, I won't pay $10,000 for it.  

illustration by Laura Row

Here's my house.  It could not be any more traditional, could it? Because of that, I need a classic fixture in the entry. I've already looked at Visual Comfort, Circa Lighting, Shades of Light, 1st Dibs, OKL, Etsy and eBay.   If any of you have any suggestions, please pass them along.  I could use some help!






20 comments :

Vel Criste said...

Jennifer, I saw a couple of ice ones at Hudson valley lighting under pendants. Good luck !

home before dark said...

This should be fun. My husband is 6'5" and we have the typical 8' ceilings. I've used all my good will with having a pot rack over our casual dining table for years. His head (now bald) must have matching indentations for several of the the low hangers! We don't have a foyer, but I do have a light over the bannister that was a monster to solve. The only good grace was the space is small, so small didn't look small. Also neither of us wanted to clean the glass of the old pendant. I found a light from Circa.

Linda Pakravan said...

I feel your pain...how about Colleen and Co? Their Paloma Lantern is v nice.

Nancy said...

funny. I was thinking colleen and co as well. this one might be too big but its lovely...

http://www.coleenandcompany.com/the-audrey-lantern/

Nancy said...

also this one from bevolo...
http://www.bevolo.com/chandeliers/new-moon-lantern-70

this one is huge but you can request a custom size. hope this helps :)

Cathy Wall said...

How about a little DIY? Use rub & buff on the smaller one of these:http://www.ballarddesigns.com/calisse-4-light-lantern/lighting/category/chandeliers-pendants/265494

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What about finding an old one and having it wired to work as an indoor light?

therelishedroost said...

Have you checked out Vaughan Lighting, its so timeless and lovely and expensive but not 10,000!I love the georgian porch lantern its 20 x 15 and still give you Could still use 3to 4 inches of chain and your hubby still wont hit his head!

Saundra Sanguinetti said...

Hi there is also one at Ballard Designs..comes in three colors but you could always paint it...i've done is before and it turned out great. I painted mine pink!

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Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Currently shopping for lanterns myself! Its not as easy as one would think. I am hanging mine over a table so height not an issue...but so many options!Would love your opinion...see my blog post today www.elegantnest.blogspot.com
Thanks!

Laurel Bern said...

I was going to say something glib like get a shorter husband?

JM Piers has some pretty tole pieces. You have to have a trade account to get on their not-very-good website, however, if you google "jm piers pagoda lantern"

you will come up with a great article from Veranda which has some other great sources and pieces. Some are very pricey. [note to self: next lifetime, 10' ceilings and rich, {faithful} husband] Also, if you then take that search into images, you'll see some cool pieces. I'd put in the links, but some people aren't cool with that, and/or the message goes straight to spam. :[ xo, Laurel

Laurel Bern said...

here's one pretty piece I took at the NY Gift Show last summer.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/256142297531575190/

Barclay @ Gracious Home said...

I haven't had a chance to read everyone's comments, but you should definitely try these sites:
1. Oomph
2. Coleen & Company
3. JM Piers
getting a bit pricier...
4. Urban Electric
5. Vaughan
6. John Roselli

Barclay @ Gracious Home said...

oh - and Tobi Fairley sells a pretty one - but it's $3900....

Junell said...

Maybe too tall
http://charlotteandivy.com/lighting/chandeliers/gold-pagoda-lantern-chandelier-new

Currey & Co has great brass fixtures

home before dark said...

Back to say is the room big enough to put a round table under the lantern. I see Laura above is doing that. Can't what to see what you find.

home before dark said...

Back to say is the room big enough to put a round table under the lantern. I see Laura above is doing that. Can't what to see what you find.

Natasha Stevens said...

Do you subscribe to the Flair vintage emails out of Nashville? She features a lantern as well as a pagoda chandelier that fit your requirements this week. They're just $450 each.

Natasha Stevens said...

http://aflairforvintagedecor.com/shop/

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