Lighting is truly one of my favorite elements in a space. A beautiful chandelier or pendant has the potential to completely transform a room, elevating it from something that's merely "nice" to something that's a total showstopper. Of course, an awesome fixture is only part of the lighting puzzle, since the actual quality of light is obviously pretty important for the space as well. I mean, a room can be beautifully designed and decorated, but if you can't actually see the room very well, what's the point?
Anyway, oversize lanterns are some of my favorite light fixtures, because they make a big statement without taking up too much visual space or blocking views. And since they're predominantly glass, they usually give off great light, too. This makes them a great choice for a variety of spaces, and the Morris Lantern by Suzanne Kasler is definitely one of my favorites. It has an interesting geometric + somewhat modern shape to it, yet still feels very classic at the same time. Plus, I love that it comes in three different finishes and sizes, with both clear or frosted glass, so can really be used in so many ways. Here are some of my favorite spaces featuring this gorgeous light:
The above Morris lanterns add the perfect wow factor to this all-white kitchen by Owens + Davis. Not only does the scale of the lanterns make a visual statement, but the brass finish adds some wonderful warmth to the space as well.
I absolutely love the use of the smaller lanterns in this hallway space - they totally transform what can often be a fairly boring area of a home into a gorgeous walkway. *Design by Kate Marker Interiors
This larger Morris lantern functions as a chandelier in this cute dining nook, creating a focal point above the table. *Design by Andrew Howard Interior Design
This is such a colorful + happy kitchen, and I definitely think the Morris lanterns add to the overall warmth of the space. *Design by Pencil & Paper Co.
I know I've posted the above living room before, but I still totally love it. Though I'm a fan of many elements in the space, the lighting is definitely what makes the room special for me. *Image via House Beautiful