Raise the Red Lantern: 10 Chinese Paper Lanterns for the New Year
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We like the way a few thoughtfully placed paper lanterns can turn up the eclectic vibe of a room in an instant. Just in time for this weekend's Chinese New Year (the year of the snake), here are 10 of our favorite rooms with just the right balance. Above: A hallway through the lens of Amsterdam-based photographer Hotze Eisma . Above: A mix of lanterns at the home of Australian designer Sibella Court . Above: A mix of lanterns in the home of Jess Brown in our post: West Marin's Accidental Doll Maker . Photography by Mimi Giboin . Above: Detail of a lantern hanging in Paper Day's attic studio via Miss Modish . Above: DIY lanterns by Dottie Angel on SF Girl by Bay . Above: Another view of Paper Day's Studio on Flickr . Above: Hanging in the stairway at a Southampton home designed by Muriel Brandolini . Above: Two small lanterns photographed by Lillian Day on Flickr, via Desire to Inspire . Above: A trio of lanterns in Eric Goode's Manhattan loft on Yatzer . Above: Rudy de Amicis' house in Freunde von Freunden . Looking for more lights? See a mix of DIY projects and Lighting in our archive. Thinking of rice paper lanterns instead? See Vanessa Bruno's surprising design choice .