ISSUE 4  |  Chinese New Year

Raise the Red Lantern: 10 Chinese Paper Lanterns for the New Year

January 31, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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We like the way a few thoughtfully placed paper lanterns in a room can turn up the eclectic vibe in an instant. Just in time for the Chinese New Year (the Year of the Horse begins today), here are 10 of our favorite examples:

Above: A hallway through the lens of Amsterdam-based photographer Hotze Eisma.

Above: A mix of lanterns in the home of Australian designer and creative director Sibella Court.

Above: A single lantern hangs in textile designer Rosie Brown’s flat in Edinburgh.

Above: A medly of lanterns in the home of Jess Brown, spotlighted in our post: West Marin’s Accidental Doll Maker. Photography by Mimi Giboin.

Above: Detail of a lantern hanging in Paper Day’s attic studio via Miss Modish.

Above: DIY lanterns by Dottie Angel on SF Girl by Bay.

Above: Another view of Paper Day’s Studio via Flickr.

Above: Hanging in the stairway of a Southampton house designed by Muriel Brandolini.

Above: Two small accordion lanterns photographed by Lillian Day on Flickr, via Desire to Inspire.

Above: A trio of lanterns in Eric Goode’s Manhattan loft on Yatzer.

Above: Rudy de Amicis’ house in Freunde von Freunden.

Above: Vintage lanterns in the San Francisco home of children’s clothing designer Dagmar Daley from our recent post: The Disappearing Home Office.

Thinking of rice paper globes instead? See Vanessa Bruno’s surprising design choice. Also have a look at 5 Quick Fixes: Oversized Noguchi Lanterns.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 8, 2013 as part of our On the Mountain issue.