I love the products from Hanover Lighting — the company just seems very down to earth … high quality … decent prices … lots of selection … lots of finishes … lots of sizes to scale to your home … all, without foofy over-top-marketing that means you end up paying too much.
It’s too cold in many parts of the country to think about doing outdoor work. But how about planning for spring/summer and installing outdoor post lighting. These kinds of lantern posts can do A TON to improve your home’s curb appeal. Last summer in my front yard, I added three sections of decorative split rail fencing, a flower bed and two small trees on both sides to anchor the fence, and a lantern post next to it all — and the difference was dramatic. And of course, now we also can flip the switch and light the end of the drive — which makes the house so warm and inviting when people are coming over after dark. This detail is well worth the expense – and very much in keeping with the postwar aesthetic.
I’ve done a previous post on Hanover colonial style lighting. Here are some modern choices, for a change. Most all these groups also offer matching wall lanterns.