I have a total obsession with lanterns, and especially the hunt to find right lantern. I lived in New Orleans for four years and am certain that the repetition of the form instilled the passion. I have lots of fun scouring antique and vintage stores for older pieces and also enjoy using new finds.
Most recently, I used this vintage Mike Weeks lantern in the Children’s Hospital National Children’s Medical Center show house.
I always keep my eye out for interesting pieces when I am traveling. These are some that I recently found at The Inn at Perry Cabin.
Another favorite is this lantern which was on the former porch of a client. The scale says it all.
Bevelo Lighting is based in New Orleans and has mastered the art of the gas lantern. I love this wall mount option.
Here are images of other installations that I love. I always enjoy pulling the outdoors inside–the rustic finish is perfect with the contemporary art work.