I have noticed a trend in 2018 the use of metal lantern pendants. The design of open rooms are driven by the use of natural woods, stone, and cooler colors for residential and commercial interiors. A metal lantern provides a neutral palette with enough texture and density to balance an open room. Finding the right lantern could be a struggle so I browsed the websites of my primary trade dealers that I rely on for quality and unique light fixtures. Below are not top selections of lantern pendants from Circa Lighting, Hinkley Lighting, Arteriors, and Visual Comfort. Visual Comfort and Circa Lighting have more lantern pendants to select from and there are typically 3 finishes available (aged iron, gilded iron, polished nickel). My favorite is Thorton Pendant by Arteriors.