I’ve been looking for some new exterior lighting for our house and for a while I was in a serious analysis-paralysis. If you’ve read my very first blog post, you know that when we bought our home it needed to be rescued from the 80’s. I’ve been shopping around and I had my eye on several, but was having a hard time making a decision. I decided to turn to my old pal Pinterest to start an exterior board to see if I could narrow down the look I’m after. Here are a few that I pinned as inspiration. As you’ll see the lighting is mostly traditional, but with a modern, clean lined bent which is on par with my taste. I love mixing these two looks. Oh and apparently I really like white houses!
All images above via Pinterest.
What I’m looking for is really an updated lantern shape. Here are a few I’ve had my eye on.
Painting our house white isn’t in the cards at the moment. It’s closer to the style and color of this house below, via Studio McGee.
So the winner is…drumroll please….
I chose this one based on both look and price. I like that it’s traditional, but simple and un-fussy and ultimately I had to consider price. I have to replace 7 lights in total so that ruled out a couple of the others. The first of several is being installed today — just in time for the holidays.
Oh and just for fun… check out the lights we are replacing. They scream 1980, and not in a charming-retro way, right? Now as Thanksgiving approaches, I’m savoring the last moments of my favorite season before it’s time to deck these halls!