Inspired by: French Garden Lighting

Who knew that putting well dressed french kids in magazine shots for outdoor light features would hook line and sink me?lumart lamps

There were many more photos in this holiday spread from french magazine Champagne Decoration but these few featured some great garden lights that really caught my eye.  And, as I tracked down the sources for some of these fixtures, I came across even more garden lighting treasures.

The Big Lantern (above) is by Lum’art, but when I checked out their site, I found an abundance of stylish and french chic garden lighting choices:

french garden lighting from lum'art

The other smaller lanterns from the first picture are from Pomax as are these charming (and, I think, easily made as a DIY project) twig lights.

pomax twig lights

And finally, my best discovery was the company Un Esprit Plus who not only sells this beautiful and interesting rusty metal candle garland (below), but they also have an impressive collection of cloches and light fixtures made from chicken wire, beautiful natural linen garden accessories,  rusty letters and lots of other great charming garden things and the cross candle holder below.  It is definitely worth a click through if for no other reason but for a healthy dose of classic french country style. (check out my favorites below).

candle garland for the garden garden candle garland

chicken wire garden cloche rusty metal garden letters

mesh metal garden domes

cross lighting

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Dave Marciniak on February 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Those are gorgeous fixtures! While I normally agree with the outdoor lighting principle of “see the effect not the source,” you’d be nuts to pass on the opportunity to showcase amazing pieces like these. My guess is you’d love the walkway lights at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, one of the most clever (cleverest?) uses of indirect lighting for wayfinding I’ve seen.

  2. Lighting on February 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Valuable information and excellent website you got here! I would like to thank you for sharing your ideas and time into the stuff you post! Thumbs up.

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