Need help choosing outdoor lighting
December 2, 2012 in Design Dilemma
the preview owner took all light fixtures,I have look all over but no luck finding nice oversize pieces ... please help !!
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Anne Gibney
Try way they have many examples of large outdoor lights.
December 2, 2012 at 7:07pm   
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hide spot lights in the bushes facing towards the house to extenuate the stone work. You can also look on Houzz to find large sconces for the two pillars on either side of your stoop.
December 2, 2012 at 7:08pm     
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thanks for the suggestions !
that picture was the day we bought the house ,,, now it look like this.
spotlights is the next step along with the sconces ...
I'm so in love with this country french house
December 2, 2012 at 8:06pm     
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I found this ones .. now the problem is ,the wall is really tall what size will be good?
they have 23"H
December 2, 2012 at 8:16pm   
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sorry , this picture might be easier to see...what do you think?
December 2, 2012 at 8:34pm     
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Anne Gibney
Keep with the scale of the house. If you are not sure place different sizes of paper up, step way back to see which ones are better. I would think the large one would be best. Will you be placing a hanging lantern in the entry?
December 3, 2012 at 2:25pm     
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Anne Gibney
Love the new landscaping!
December 3, 2012 at 2:26pm     
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I like Hinkley Lighting and they give some good tips for sizing lights at your entry:

As a rule of thumb, your lanterns should appear to be about half the size of your door from 50' away."

When two lanterns are used, they should each measure approximately one-fourth the height of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66" above the threshold of the door."

"TIP: In either case, if you choose a fixture with a long tail or top scroll, pay attention to the overall bulk of the fixture.

TIP: When in doubt, always go larger."

Something like these would look nice on your home, if large enough:
December 3, 2012 at 2:43pm     
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Bellamira Design
For best pricing on lights, go to Wayfair! Also Lighting Direct and ATG stores. Great places to find lights.
December 3, 2012 at 2:47pm     
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Leigh Durand
I completely agree with mmilos! Go big!!!!
December 3, 2012 at 2:47pm   
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The lanterns you have picked out are too ornate for my taste. :-)
December 3, 2012 at 2:48pm   
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Thank you, Carrington Build, and hello, Hely! We have more than 10,000 outdoor sconces from which to choose ( that may be browsed using filters according to style, size, color and many other factors. We've selected four we thought you may like based on your own selection and home style, including one from Hinckley Lighting, favored by Mmilos. Also, we noticed that you may have selected a model from Corbett Lighting, which we also carry, and suggest you may want to check to see if we offer a low-price guarantee on that piece (you can search by manufacturer)! We hope this helps and wish you luck!
December 3, 2012 at 3:19pm   
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I think you should call Lantern & Scroll. I just bought fixtures from there and they are so beautiful. They put all of these Chinese made lights to shame. All of the lights are USA made and beautiful and large. I'm attaching a picture of the style I chose. Mine were roughly $465 each, and 100% copper so they are going to last longer than I'm in the home. Ask for Karen she was great to work with, I just sent her a pic of my house and she figured it all out. Cheers! oh yeah, her email was
December 3, 2012 at 7:41pm   
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Good morning, Hely! We'd just like to note that if you prefer American-made lighting (although both Corbett and Hinkley offer qualified lines made in the USA), you may filter your options on our website according to American manufacturer. So, at the very least, you can do some comparative pricing in this area. Good luck!
December 4, 2012 at 7:21am   
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Thanks to all for all the suggestions ,I will go big like most of you suggest
The reason I'm falling for this ones so ornate is because the inside chandelier is just like it . it is so much detail
at the interior walls and ceiling etc,etc, that I just feel like if I don't do the same outside it will look bad...
what do you think?
December 16, 2012 at 9:56am   
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Thanks Ann !
At the entry I have a very large glass that reflect the chandelier when is on .
that's why I'm not thinking on placing a hanging one there .
may be a small hanging one at the black door all the way to the right side .
what do you guys think?
should I do that ?
December 16, 2012 at 11:33am   
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