via House Beautiful
The lantern - a beautiful design. The well known shape always brings images of European post lights at night. The hanging piece is a stunning edition to an Entry, Breakfast Room, or Family Room. The lines are not too heavy, yet heavy enough to initially elevate your eye to a focal point so you visually look at room from up to down. I do not have a finish preference and always make that call depending on the scheme of the room. Different manufacturers have nailed the options in today's market offering anything form your standard rust or black finish, to shiny nickel to painted tole in a variety of shades. My favorite visual effect is doing a series of them down a hallway.