Inspiration: Hanging Lanterns

atla-073008-lanterns.jpgWe always think it's interesting when a bunch of our fellow bloggers post similar ideas at the same time. We're clearly having a "bunch" moment, from Sarahrae's post over at ATChicago on an intriguing window display to Rebecca's lighting post right here on ATLA. This grouping of lanterns from a shop in North Africa caught our own eye for a number of reasons...Although clearly meant for display and sale, with hopes to be quickly depleted, we could easily imagine using a similar arrangement in our own home. While the current impetus may be towards spare and sparse, sometimes a crowd of objects can be compelling, an unusual contrast to a stark modern interior. If you have a large collection, rather than spreading them out, collect them together, crowd them even, and allow their mass to be the conversation piece.

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[Image via Architectural Digest]

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