Current Obsession: Lantern Chandeliers

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:37

Our house is coming along!  We are hoping to move in this summer.  We are almost to the finishing stage, where everything starts to come together.  I want the house to have a comfortable, industrial farmhouse feel, with lots of different materials and finishes, used in a simple functional way.  

I've been on the hunt for the perfect dining room chandelier.  Our dining room has a beautiful view that the chandelier must not block, but the chandelier must be substantial enough to work with a large farmhouse table.  And it all must be easy to clean - no glass to keep clean or shiny parts to polish.

I'm currently obsessed with lantern chandeliers, also called box frame lights, or open frame chandeliers, or linear chandeliers.


Killian Linear Chandelier from Ethan Allen

From Bay Hill Designs


From HomeBunch


Perryton Linear Chandelier by Sea Gull Lighting


Perryton Pendants by Sea Gull Lighting


HomeBunch by @nc_homedesign


Gabby Arnold Chandelier 

Here's my picks - 


1. Great Room Greatness

For a large great room, the Gabby Arnold Chandelier measures 32" x 32" wide.  It's square shape will ground a square great room and the tapered top frame will accent vaulted ceilings.  With eight bulbs, it will add sufficient light.  $573 from Layla Grace.



2. Modern Simplicity

Clean Lines with a tapered ends and a two twon finish make this simple chandelier anything but plain jane.  Hinkley Fulton Chandelier, $799 from LampsPlus


3. Beautiful Bargain

All the detail without the designer price, the Carmen collection from Laurel Foundry includes pendants and foyer chandeliers too, all at beautiful prices.  I love the different finish options too.  Chandelier from Wayfair $359


4. Best of Both

My top pick is the Perryton Collection by Sea Gull lighting.  I love the simplified design and matte black finish, all on a budget friendly price.  Full collection includes pendants and foyer lighting.  $406 from Amazon for Chandelier


Which would you choose?  Let us know in the comments!

XO Ana



Sat, 03/25/2017 - 09:47

I would hang the lights the other way around, hanging down not sticking up.

That way there would be better light on the table and fewer shadows.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:37

Ana - I  thought you were going to get an arc welder and show up how! 


Not knowing the room and table size, it's hard to say.