Hanging a pendant lamp over an outdoor dining area isn't necessarily an easy feat. But check out this suspended lamp over a courtyard dining table:
Designed by Khoury-Vogt Architects in the new-urbanist town of Alys Beach, we love this simple, industrial-style pendant suspended from all four corners of the courtyard. Could this be done without a courtyard, with say a tree and the rear of a house? We think so, though it would take some careful thought as a DIY. Electricity would need to get to the lamp along one of the suspension lines, making this all the more complicated. But the look is tres chic and something we know we'd sure enjoy over our table when dining outdoors!
(Image: Alys Beach)