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Tuesday, May 27

for the love of a lantern

Welcome to All in the Detail… I am so glad you are here!




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I Love Lanterns.

I love lanterns on the outside of a home and on the inside of a home. I love them because they are the most beautiful 'cure-all remedy' for the need for lighting. They just work everywhere. And lanterns come in so many choices: the shapes, the sizes, the styles, the colors, and the materials – it makes a head spin!

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FOR INSTANCE - SIZE: My personal preference when is comes to an interior lantern is Oversized! In most situations, the bigger the lantern, the better.

On the other hand, when it comes to the size of an exterior lantern, there are certain restrictions to follow (but I will get to that in a minute).

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INDOOR LANTERN: Off the top of my head, I just can’t think of any interior spaces where a lantern would not work. They work in mudrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, dining rooms, foyers, living rooms, bedrooms, stair ways... In other words, when it comes to an indoor lantern, there is just no limit to their use!



OUTDOOR LANTERN: Lanterns work well in many exterior areas, too; Gazebos, patios, garages, pergolas, trees, gateways. Of course, there are rules when choosing the size of a lantern that will be attached to the exterior of the house. The lantern has to be proportionately correct to its surround fixtures or the whole facade of a home will be thrown out of whack.

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How to Measure for an Outdoor Lantern 
When installing lanterns beside an exterior door, the height of the lantern should be based on the height of the door.

ONE LANTERN
When only one lantern is used at the door, it should measure approximately 1/3 the height of the door. The center of the lamp(s) should measure 66" above the threshold of the door.
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TWO LANTERNS
When two lanterns are used at the door, they should measure approximately 1/4 the height of the door. The center of the lamp(s) should measure 66" above the threshold of the door.
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Now, on to the really fun part... 
sharing gorgeous lantern images with you
...notice most are Black, Iron, Square, and of course, Oversized!


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Need a little help with measuring for an indoor chandelier?
Click here.


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