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Tradition Meets Innovation

The Heritage Collection

This month, Hinkley is embracing tradition: timeless fixtures that never go out of style. And what better collection to celebrate that than our Heritage Collection!

Encompassing premium outdoor fixtures that pay tribute to the nostalgia of America's past, the Heritage Collection maintains Hinkley’s innovative approach while reinforcing its philosophy of classic quality design.

Now, we invite you to take a look at some of our personal favorites from the collection.

A stunning, rounded silhouette with an arched, solid brass roof, Rowley is a classic. Weaving elements of classic Americana and industrial flair into a chic design with timeless appeal, it features generous panes of clear glass and a functional front door for ease of lamping. Pair with vintage filament bulbs to highlight the luxe Light Antique Brass finish.

A traditional coach lantern in solid brass incorporating clear, seedy glass panels, Revere’s glass faux candle sleeves and classic candelabra lamping complete its authentic appearance. It features a combination of finishes and shapes to create a fanciful, transitional silhouette, and with its robust, hammered stainless steel drum and textured crystal accents, it is complete with a stunning profile.

An American lantern design, Anchorage is crafted of solid aluminum to reflect a bold yet refined silhouette. The Aged Zinc finish and clear glass complement the long clean lines, elegant arched carriage handle and sturdy knobs, resulting in a vintage style with classic charisma.

Explore the full Heritage line for even more showstopping options!

Cover image: York Hanging Lantern; @hfinteriors

It's Glow Time!

Just in time for renovation season, we’re sharing favorites styles and helpful installation tips for two of the most important areas of your home: the kitchen and bath.

Kitchen Confidential

SOME OF OUR FAVORITES FOR THE HEART OF THE HOME

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Kitchens are the best mix of social hang out and industrious workspace, so choose fixtures that provide both task and ambient lighting. Nothing is off the table: pendants, flush mounts and chandeliers are all part of the recipe. This multi-tasking mecca should have a mixture of ambient and task lighting. The key is to balance multiple light sources so the space is as inviting as it is functional.

For lower ceilings, a pair of decorative semi flush mounts, like the Charlotte shown here, is a great option.

For taller ceilings, consider the perfect pair of pendants, or if space allows, a trio for a stronger design statement. Pendants in the kitchen are a great choice because they provide crucial focused light. We recommend that they should be hung 28”-35” above the countertop. A good tip to remember is that pendants should be high enough so that people can see each other but not so high that they are blinded by bulbs.

Perfect Reflection

SOME OF OUR FAVORITES FOR A SPA-WORTHY SANCTUARY

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Make a splash with well-planned lighting in the bath, including layering in light from multiple sources. To maximize your home’s value, it’s important to make this space functional and beautiful with a mix of vanity and overhead lighting.

There are a few simple tips to master your measurements in the bathroom. A bath bar over the vanity, like the Jackson shown here, should be a minimum of 24” wide and mounted 75-80” above the floor. If you have the space on either side of a vanity mirror, sconces should be approximately 36”-40” from one another. If you are adding an overhead light, this simple formula makes it easy-peasy: add the length and diameter of the room in feet and that number, in inches, is a good guideline for a fixture’s diameter.

Remember that when it comes to remodeling, upgrading your home’s lighting can be easy and budget-friendly, and makes a dramatic impact in any space. To get started, check out our simple style chart to find lighting you will love.

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.

 

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.