22 December 2009

chic & modern holiday lighting

every evening, mona and stroll by this neighborhood home, and admire it's chic and understated take on holiday lighting, so last night we tried to capture it on film- not so successfully, we might add! night time photography sans tripod & with the m21 instamatic (a teensy canon elph) is bit trickier then we'd like, so you'll have to use your imagination to photoshop things a bit:

the home has a fairly long, shallow, ranch style porch to which they've hung a row of 7 paper lanterns of different colors, sizes and shapes. each lantern has a colored bulb inside, corresponding to the color of the lantern, so the glow is a especially saturated and rich. no other decorations are on the porch, just the lanterns. simple, modern, inexpensive and chic- just the way we like our holiday decor!


3 comments:

Annie said...

Oh - I dig that look! It's totally perfect for your weather! In Illinois it'd be bad in the snow, but I wish I could pull it off!

Margaret said...

You should leave them a note on how much it brightens your walks! And might even get invited to their holiday party! Smooches~!

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Pretty awesome. If they have that much style on their porch, I'd sure like to see what's going on inside. Knock on their door next time you're out with Mona... tell them your readers have demanded it. Merry Christmas one last time! Off to finish wrapping...