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All decked out: Eco-illumination
Whether you're after flickering, romantic ambience or straightforward shine, consider these low-impact lights, lanterns and lamps ideal for outdoor spaces.
Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 08:17 AM
Welcome to the latest installment of my special “All decked out” series where I spotlight a part of the home where the great outdoors and the green indoors meet: your patio, porch, lanai, deck, terrace, or whatever you choose to call it. So far, I’ve recommended outfitting your outdoor space eco-friendly outdoor decor items, planters
, non-gruesome bug traps
, and alfresco eatin’ and drinkin’ wares
. Today it’s all about eco-illumination as I give props to lights, lamps, lanterns, and the like that provide outdoor spaces with a gentle glow once the sun begins its descent. While the focus here is on solar-powered devices, I’ve also opened it up to other non-electric options, too.
Bamboo Delights by Bambu @ Branch
($19/set of 6)
SOLIG Solar-Powered Light Chain - 8 globes @ IKEA
Color Changing Solar Light @ Target
IDEA Solar Sputnik Light @ A+R Store
($22 - various colors)
Square Solar Shoji Lanterns @ Gaiam
($36; $99/set of 3)
Pigeon Toe Ceramics Kerr Votive Lantern @ Supermarket
Recycled Glass Lanterns @ West Elm
($7; set of 3, $21)
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