Vintage to contemporary, illuminate your exteriors á la lanterne
Now that your New Year’s resolutions have been written (and some of them already forgotten), it’s time to start planning that spring landscaping project. Whether you’re in for a total overhaul or only need a little sprucing up, exterior lighting is a great place to start.
Troy Lighting’s Deep Reflector fixtures brighten even in the daytime, part of the brand’s RLM collection that offers a series of fixtures inspired by factory shades of the early 20th century. The nostalgic lamps pack classic style and modern lighting technology. Another model from the line, Paradigm’s halo design features an aluminum shade with glass lens and LED dimming capability. The best part? All of Troy’s fixtures are crafted in the USA in Industry, California.
Deep Reflector and Paradigm, Price Upon Request, Troy Lighting.
Though they are UL certified for use in a wet location, Circa Lighting’s latest lanterns come sporting a weathered look. In natural copper, the large Hampshire lantern and small Suffolk lantern will look right at home on a traditional Colonial.
Hampshire Lantern, $1,428, Suffolk Lantern, $609, Circa Lighting.
Damp rated, these Arteriors sconces make the perfect accent for your cabana or patio. Yasmin offers a chic, modern design, an adaptation of the brand’s best-selling floor lamp. The matte black arm is complemented by an off-white linen shade with solid brass details. Or, for an art deco accent, the Gilmore Sconce stretches three graceful arms with a vintage silver finish that only grows lovelier as it patinas.
Yasmin Sconce, $750, Gilmore Sconce, $690, Arteriors Home, Greenwich.
A modern take on the traditional English foursquare hall lantern, Remains Lighting’s Heron offers a sharply detailed rectangular silhouette. Glazed with clear, fluted glass the light is crafted from solid brass and available in an array of finishes. For a more country look, the Mercer Lantern is inspired by stable windows seen in the Pennsylvania countryside. Clean-expressed joinery made of solid brass completes the look, available in a range of sizes and finishes.
Heron Lantern, from $5960, Mercer Lantern, price upon request, Remains Lighting, Greenwich.
Visual Comfort’s E.F. Chapman collection (named after its designer, a lighting industry legend) offers antique appeal and revolutionary durability. The Kensington 4-Light Hanging Lantern shines with a bronze wax finish, while the Marine Exterior Wall Lantern wears hand-rubbed antique brass. Both offer a living finish that patinas gracefully over time.
Kensington and Marine lanterns, Price Upon Request, Visual Comfort, Klaff’s, Norwalk & Danbury.
The Bigger Picture
If your home illumination calls for more than a few sconces, consult a lighting professional who will show you how to extend your time enjoying the outdoors into the evening hours. “Outdoor lighting provides beauty, usefulness, safety, security and emotion,” says Michael Gotowala of Preferred Properties Outdoor Lighting. Gotowala reveals how the elements of surrounding your home should appear at night through strategic placement and LED technology. Plus, his bronze fixtures carry a lifetime warranty.
Call for a consultation, Preferred Properties Outdoor Lighting, Cheshire.