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October Eye-Catcher: Porter Outdoor Collection

Freshly falling leaves accompanied by a cool breeze signify that Fall is officially here. During our most popular time for our outdoor category, October is the perfect month to soak up the last of the crisp air and shining sun, while finishing up exterior projects to make sure your space is in tip top shape for the pending winter ahead.

So this month, we decided to feature a family favorite: Porter.

Part of the Lisa McDennon Collection, Porter was one of Lisa’s very first lighting designs that Hinkley selected for production. Inspired by the simplicity of antique glass candle lanterns, Lisa loved the purity of shape and materials provided by such a beautiful containment of light. “When I began to draw the design for Porter, I focused my attention on every detail, but especially the scale and shape of the loop and hook, knowing it needed to be a prominent part of the design,” she said.

Porter’s rectangular and geometric frame suspended by its cast arm, oversized cast loop and rivet details make Porter a statement lantern that complements a variety of facades, from California modern to New England traditional. “Porter emulates an edgy, sculpture-like silhouette that incorporates both modern and organic elements, brought to life by Lisa’s innovative and authentic point of view,” said Jennifer Broadbent, product manager behind the collection.

Below, we selected some of our favorite ways Hinkley shoppers have styled Porter outside of their homes!

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FEATURES

The Porter outdoor collection features wall-mount, cable hung, and post or pier mount fixture options. Mounting hardware on all lanterns is hidden on the backplate to ensure a clean silhouette. Cable hung fixtures may be installed on any sloped ceiling. Porter is available in an Aged Zinc or Oil Rubbed Bronze finish.

Explore the entire outdoor Porter line, here.

And if you love the look of Porter but want to have it inside your home, Porter is also available as an interior collection that features edgy and polished finishes perfect for any space. Check them out here.

Perfect Outdoor Lanterns

Helpful Hints and Stylish Solutions

Adding or updating outdoor lighting can make your home look more sophisticated, orderly and well maintained. And that translates to curb appeal, which equals improved home value. Win/Win! To get you started, we put together a few of the basics in this short video to make selecting your perfect outdoor lanterns super easy:

There are more lantern designs and styles available than ever before so explore all of the possibilities but remember to keep the architectural style of your home top of mind.

Our style experts broke down the most popular types of residential architecture and paired them with some of their favorite Hinkley lanterns. Scroll through to discover our Hinkley hints for choosing exterior lighting that will add curb appeal and value, while creating a fabulous façade. If you want to see more Hinkley Style, check out our homepage where we break it all down for you. Get ready to make the neighbors jealous!

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The timeless Traditional never goes out of style and features elegant exteriors with stately details. Choose lanterns with classic lines for a warm, inviting exterior.

 

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The Modern minimalist reinforces a chic bold style with clean, contemporary lines. Layer in contemporary lighting that adds visual impact.

 

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The new kid on the block, Transitional architecture has gained popularity with its streamlined façades. Add outdoor lighting that merges the best of traditional and modern design.

 

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Coastal inspired facades keep exteriors looking crisp, fresh and simple. Adding lanterns with nautical details creates sophisticated and cohesive curb appeal.

 

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Craftsman architecture places an emphasis on elegant lines and rich, distinctive wood elements. Choose rustic-inspired lighting with unique details and bold finishes.

 

Inspired yet? To find your perfect outdoor lanterns, view our entire line.

 

What’s the Right Lighting Style, Type and Finish for You?

It's As Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. What’s Your Style?First, start where interior designers do: assess your personal style and the kind of environment you live in. Your home should be a reflection of your individual taste and personality while merging together the lighting, furniture, art and accessories you love. We suggest that you begin by choosing a lighting style category first so you are starting with the right silhouette from the get-go. Take a look at our products by style to get started.
  2. What Type of Lighting Do You Need?Secondly, think about your lighting needs and the requirements of a particular space. Powder room lighting, for example, will be different from kitchen lighting. So take the time to assess and research what combination of ambient, accent, task and decorative light you may need and the fixtures that will best accomplish it.
  3. The Finish LineLastly, consider the finish. Hinkley offers over 100 different finishes to complement a variety of interior and exterior lighting styles as well as appliances and plumbing. Don't be afraid to mix and match if it all flows together. A finish can make a strong design statement on its own, so if you aren't sure of the exact shade or tone check it out in person at a showroom or request a sample.

Enjoy our video on how to select lighting and see how fun the process can be. Once you've narrowed down your options, we recommend visiting a local lighting showroom. This will  let you view the fixture first hand, get comfortable with the quality and allows you to work with a lighting expert, ensuring you make the right selection for your home, your style and your lighting application. A showroom is also the perfect place to pick up your copy of Hinkley's latest catalogs to take home and peruse, if that’s your cup of tea!

Outdoor Lighting for the Home

SOPHISTICATED SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR PERFECT OUTDOOR LIGHTING

The warm glow of a front door lantern has welcomed people home for centuries. Look for a lantern style that complements your exterior, reinforcing the architectural elements for a smart façade that yields ample curb appeal. Brightening the entrance and exit points of your home makes security sense too, by deterring unwanted visitors and ensuring a safe passageway when laden with packages, keys and mobile devices. Typically homeowners install either one lantern (we recommend it appear approximately 1/3 height of your door from the street) or if space allows, two lanterns (about ¼ the size of the door) that are placed on either side to complement the entrance.

For long porches that run the length of the home (lucky you!), consider placing a series of hanging lanterns to illuminate this area for a warm and inviting appearance.

For more helpful tips and suggestions for finding the perfect lanterns to add flair to your facade, watch our video on selecting outdoor lanterns - Lighting Made Simple: Perfect Outdoor Lanterns.