That bright red door and the bold flowers cry a cheerful “Welcome”.
The wall lantern fits the architectural design well, but two of them flanking the door would add symmetry and a more even light distribution.
Generally we recommend lights on either side of a door, but this front door is just so charming that this faux-pas is easily overlooked. I’d just change out the glass in the lantern for water glass or a more opaque glass that obscures the bulb and/or use a nostalgic clear filament bulb , now also available as LED.
(But what is with the manhole cover collecting leaves at the door step?) Details, details…
Be bold, my friend! That little Mission Style sconce really doesn’t cut it! The scale of the pendant light is more like it!
Rule of thumb: If you have just one wall light on one side of the door its height can be up to 1/3 of the height of the door. If you have two of them flanking the door, its 1/4 of the height.
This front porch is so inviting, but I see no wall lights, so the lighting must be coming from above.
Not ideal, since it creates the dreaded “flashlight-under-the-chin effect” that makes everyone over 12 years look old at the flick of a switch.
Spectacular entrance to a beautiful contemporary dwelling. The two wall lights add drama and provide light for the entrance. The recessed light above the door fits the minimalist design, but unfortunately, just like the example above) also adds harsh facial shadows to anyone entering.
The light does look like a shower head, but I’m still in awe with the boldness of this color combination.
Love the red barn and the crisp white barn doors, but would have preferred to see traditional barn lights.
These contemporary sconces (nothing wrong with them per se) are hung too high. As a rule of thumb, outdoor sconces or lanterns should be mounted with the center of the light source about 5’6” to 6’ from the ground and 8’ – 10’ apart.
Am I repeating myself? – Recessed lights look nice and minimal from a design perspective, but the lighting itself is is unflattering and harsh, since it is directional, shining down illuminating everyone from above.
Nice! This is how it is done!