The West End’s newest condominium community lights up its entrance with a custom lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Image courtesy The Dallas on Elliston.

Image courtesy The Dallas on Elliston.

How long has it been since you checked out the Midtown/West End area? This part of town is one of Nashville’s most up and coming regions and has so much to offer in regards to its restaurants, residential communities, shopping, and nightlife. One of its newest additions is the recently restored/constructed condominium community, The Dallas on Elliston. Located between 21st and 22nd avenues on Elliston Place, The Dallas is at the epicenter of the West End, rich in history and designed with cutting edge materials, world-class amenities, and all the modern conveniences making it the perfect place to call home.

Upon its completion, the developer wanted to install outdoor lighting to enhance the street front exterior of this magnificent complex with illumination which accentuated its beautiful architectural and landscape features while also increasing safety on the property. They contacted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, the area’s premier outdoor lighting professionals to custom design and install just the right type of lighting and fixtures to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, the developer had just one dilemma standing in the way of the completing this task…no power source currently available outside the facility. Not being a company who “gives up” easily, we took a step back to review the situation and ultimately came up with a plan which meets the client’s needs until a permanent exterior power source can be established.

By utilizing the beautiful trees outside the complex to “house” the lighting, we were able to use battery-powered “tight wrap” lights to add beauty and character, as well as increased safety to the complex in the evening, thus achieving the client’s goals. These battery operated lights also use a built-in timer which creates a lighting cycle each day with automatic on and off times for increased battery life with up to 30 days of power from just one battery. These are truly innovative fixtures! The end result is just the right amount of ambient lighting to bring attention to this splendid residential complex within Nashville’s most vibrant neighborhood at night, beckoning prospective residents to live here and call it “HOME SWEET HOME!”

Why Nashville's West End

As previously mentioned, this condominium community is centered in the heart of the Midtown/West End area and has an impressive Walk Score (public access walkability index) of 89. It is in close proximity (between 2-5 blocks away) to just about everything:

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Baptist Hospital
  • BRT stops
  • Music City Bikeway
  • Bridgestone Arena
  • Centennial Park
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop
  • PF Changs
  • Hurry Back
  • Jimmy Kelly Steakhouse
  • Café Coco
  • Michaelangelo’s Pizza
  • Samurai Sushi
  • and so much more

As you can see, it really does have a lot happening in this part of town, and while you are taking in the sites in the Midtown/West End area, may we suggest two of the area’s must try oldest eating establishments:

  • Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse – Founded in 1934 and housed in a glorious Southern mansion in the heart of Music City, Jimmy Kelly’s Nashville steakhouse serves the finest cuts of beef, pork, poultry and seafood with a fine selection of signature salads and specialty side dishes for a lovely fine dining experience.
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop – As Nashville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant in its original location, Elliston Place Soda Shop holds a special place in the local restaurant community. Since 1939, good food has been the mainstay of this charmingly nostalgic ice cream parlor/family style restaurant/diner. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are available at this hot spot with a wide variety of choices sure to please everyone!

While Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville may not be as historically seated in the Nashville community as The Dallas on Elliston and other long time establishments, we respect and appreciate those who are. We feel honored and proud to assist our hometown businesses and residents in “owning the night” right on their own property. In addition to the battery-powered “tight wrap” type of commercial lighting we used at The Dallas, we also offer many other versatile lighting options for business and property owners throughout Nashville and its surrounding areas. Even if you have been told by other lighting companies “it is not possible”, chances are, through our inventive, versatile lighting knowledge — we can find a way!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call today and discover how our professional service can benefit you…you’ll be surprised at how much we can do for you! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Don’t miss the 2015 Nashville Symphony Show House home tour!

2015 Nashville Symphony Show HouseRecently Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville had the distinct pleasure of being invited to participate in the 2015 Nashville Symphony Show House. This year’s show house was built by Castle Homes in partnership with Wade Weissmann Architecture, Inc., this beautiful residence, often referred to as a “southern contemporary folk style home” is over 5,000 square feet with multiple porches showcasing fine southern living. As such, no fine southern home would be complete without outdoor lighting to enhance the home’s beautiful architectural features and enhance the southern nights spent outdoors!

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House.

We were thrilled to be asked to custom design and install the outdoor lighting system for the home’s exterior and surrounding property. We worked closely with Siteworks Hardscape Construction LLC, here in Nashville in planning the lighting to enhance the beautiful outdoor living spaces they designed and constructed which grace this year’s showhouse.

Siteworks LLC at Castle Show House

Hardscapes built by Siteworks LLC at Castle Show House.

Showcasing the latest interior design and decorating ideas from some of the area’s top designers along with fresh building and architectural approaches, this magnificent home will be open for daily tours through June 28th in the beautiful Forest Hills area just South of downtown Nashville. Proceeds from the tours benefit the Nashville Symphony. No matter if you are infatuated with all that is vintage or captivated by modern innovations, this home has something for everyone to love. Tickets are $15, available at www.castle homes.com.

  • Additional information regarding home tour:

When: Tours take place 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through June 28.

Where: 2 Bridleway Court in Forest Hills. Shuttle parking is being provided at Congregation Micah, 2001 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood.

2015 Nashville Symphony Show House

Be sure not to miss this wonderful opportunity to support one of our city’s greatest treasures, the Nashville Symphony. Music education and community engagement have been at the heart of its mission since the orchestra’s beginnings. The institution reaches more than 100,000 adults and children annually through its free education and community engagement programs.

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to be a part of such a beautifully crafted architectural work of art which in turn supports the cultural arts of our community. The funds raised will assist the Nashville Symphony as they continue to engage the community, enrich audiences and shape cultural life for Nashville residents, through music.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today if you would like to learn more about the benefits of adding outdoor lighting to your home and landscape, you can request a free consultation by calling (615) 373-0638 or visit our website to learn more at nashville.outdoorlights.com.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Come see for yourself the beautiful building details of the Nashville Symphony Show House. Open daily from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., click this link for tickets and more information.

Why Nashville Outdoor Lighting Can Give You The Biggest “Bang For Your Buck” When Weighing Your Spring Improvement Options:

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleTis the season when many Nashville homeowners begin planning ways to enhance their outdoor environment in preparation for the quickly approaching outdoor living season ahead. They attend home & garden shows to gain inspiration, look through lawn & garden magazines and surf the internet for ideas.Though there is a large impetus on making over a landscape, or adding an outdoor living space such as a deck or patio within many mediums, have you ever taken a moment to notice almost all of these tantalizing images are enhanced with outdoor lighting? The emphasis of outdoor lighting is often downplayed where large-scale improvements are concerned, but if you look at the pictures closely, in almost every project design or makeover, outdoor lighting is present.

Outdoor lighting of Nashville welcomes you with open arms

Professional outdoor lighting is timeless and never goes out of style!

If you are unsure which key elements should be part of your upcoming exterior home addition, or makeover plans, outdoor lighting delivers the biggest bang for your buck because it is timeless. If you are looking to remodel or upgrade your home, creating lasting value is a top concern. According to a recent article on Houselogic, courtesy of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, lighting improvements ( both exterior & interior) are listed as one of the top 9 home improvement projects that never go out of style! In addition, some of the other improvements on the list such as perennial gardens, improving your home’s entry and hardscape exterior additions benefit from outdoor lighting too.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Rhode Island LED path lightYou may be asking how much am I looking at in terms of the investment in professional outdoor lighting? The answer is not an easy dollar amount, or even range, as professionally designed and installed lighting differs for each property, and is influenced by the individual needs of each client. Without getting too technical, The Landscaping Network explored the subject of landscape lighting in detail in a recent article titled “How Much Does Landscape Lighting Cost?”“Quality contractors use professional quality fixtures that are all metal in copper, bronze, aluminum and steel featuring powder coated colors or unique finishes. These high quality light fixtures last far longer and cost substantially more due to their  warranty. A general rule of thumb for a preliminary estimate of your future lighting is to allow about $325 per fixture to cover product and installation.” There are factors that can greatly influence the cost of a professional lighting system. These include a new system over one that is converted, or retrofitted; soil conditions; unusually long runs of wire for larger properties and remote operation among other factors.

From a budgetary standpoint, other exterior home improvement project can cost much more than professional outdoor lighting. Take for instance a hardscape patio addition; depending on the size and type of materials you choose, stamped and colored concrete patios can cost twenty dollars per square foot. According to The Landscaping Network, pavers can run on average up to $25 per square foot, and flagstone $30. According to these estimates, an average 12 x 12 patio (144 sq. ft) can add up quickly! Keep in mind, too, that to enjoy your outdoor addition in the evening most homeowners still opt to install outdoor patio lighting!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today if you would like to learn more about the benefits of adding outdoor lighting to your home and landscape, you can request a free consultation by calling (615) 373-0638 or visit our website to learn more at nashville.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Come see us at the Antique and Garden Show this weekend!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville featured in Cheekwood Garden exhibitThe Antiques and Garden show is underway and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to invite you out this weekend! The show is being held at Music City Center. The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is celebrating its 25th year and features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, beautiful outdoor lighting ideas and world-renowned lecturers, all in one place. The event runs through Sunday and the hours are as follows:

January 30 – February 1, 2015
Friday 1/30 & Saturday 1/31 from 10am – 7pm
Sunday 2/01 from 11am – 4pm

We are located in booth #H10 and our outdoor lighting is also part of a Cheekwood Garden featured exhibit where we worked in unison with Siteworks Hardscape Construction. Here is a quick peek at some of the beautiful results of this outstanding collaboration:

Cheekwood garden exhibit

Tickets are $20 and allow you attendance during the run of the show, (attend as many days as you like). Tickets for seniors 65 (or older), Active Military & Students are $12 at the door or in advance. Children 12 and under are free.

The Show benefits Cheekwood and ECON Charities.This show will inspire great ideas for design on both the interior and exterior of your home. Whether you have been searching for design ideas for a room within your home or an outdoor living space, you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth (#H10) , just to say hello — We hope to see you there!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email@ olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, “the night is ours” and all that entails!

We are proud to unveil our new look, and logo, now covering our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville fleet of vans and trucks! You may have noticed them around town already. In case you haven’t seen one yet, here is a sneak preview:

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A sneak peek at our new van graphics.

As you can see, the new graphic showcases one of our beautiful copper path lights in action and also highlights our new tagline; “the night is ours“. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, “the night is ours” is all the name entails and much more because we are experts at making the night yours through our professional outdoor lighting designs! Here are just a few of the ways we are making the evening more beautiful and more functional for residents and businesses all over the Nashville area:

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    Nashville holiday lighting.

    Holiday Lighting for Home & Business: Are renowned holiday lighting designs have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years. We offer an innovative holiday outdoor lighting program that is an ultra-convenient, ultra-beautiful way to take care of your holiday lighting needs. This program means we take care of everything for you from installation to removal and storage.

  • Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch

    Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch.

    Residential and Commercial Outdoor Lighting Design & Installation: Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, fountain and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, tree lighting, statuary lighting and we are the leader among LED outdoor lighting designs and installation.

  • Huston Station Nashville lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

    Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville special event lighting for wedding held at Huston Station in downtown Nashville.

    Temporary Outdoor Lighting for Special Events: We provide temporary lighting (including indoor as well as outdoor), for events and special occasions such as weddings, outdoor proms, dances, graduation and birthday celebrations, family reunions and other outdoor (and indoor) events you have planned.

  • Orb lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at Arrington Vineyards. Picture provided by Nash Severance Photography

    Orb lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at Arrington Vineyards. Picture provided by Nash Severance Photography

    Permanent Festival Lighting: Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. From festoon to orb lighting, festival lighting is one of the most unique and versatile lighting trends for adding illumination into an outdoor area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within the space.

  • Lighting Control Automation: Our lighting control automation (LCA) technology can make your life easier and offer you the conveniences that you never dreamed possible. From  programming the lights to automatically come on when you enter your driveway at night, to the capability of controlling your lighting from your smart phone even while on vacation — wow!
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives  Nashville van

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville van.

Even though our vans and trucks have a new look, the outstanding service we have provided to the Nashville area for over 25 years remains the same. Our experience and level of commitment in satisfying our customers makes us a household name in outdoor lighting. To learn more about making the night yours, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

How outdoor lighting is helping Nashville homeowners add design, and curb appeal, to their home

Belle Meade Blvd. outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Belle Meade Blvd. outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

This past weekend marked not only the arrival of August, but also the inaugural arrival of National Curb Appeal month. This new, annual event is dedicated to helping homeowners focus on ways to add value and design appeal to their home’s exterior. One of the best ways to add loads of curb appeal to your home, and landscape, is through the addition of outdoor lighting. Look through the pages of any upscale home or garden magazine and outdoor lighting takes center stage.You may think that creating that same type of nighttime magic, and elegance at your home is only a dream. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has opened up a world of possibilities to homeowners with our professional outdoor lighting designs enabling you to not only daydream about outdoor lighting at your home, but make that vision a reality too!

Recently, our friends at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta  filmed the transformation of one of their client’s properties taking it from beautiful by day to pure enchantment at night. These videos serve as a perfect example of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can transform your property too. It all begins with our consultation, take a look…

The Idea and Inspiration: When most people think of lighting the outside of their homes, they usually just consider safety and security. Important considerations, however, landscape lighting can be incorporated into an overall landscape plan that also adds to the overall beauty of your property. The lighting of steps, paths and walkways will make the grounds of your property safer; the lighting of the home façade, trees, and outdoor living spaces will add significantly to the aesthetics and make the home more inviting.  And there is the obvious benefit of added security by eliminating dark areas of the yard.

Free Design Consultation and Demonstration: Most people don’t realize this until we add lighting, but the backyard is a whole new room that they haven’t explored fully. You can have the option of going  beyond that light bulb at the doorway and create a storybook setting at your house too. Good lighting can bring magical qualities to any setting. You can rediscover the perimeter of your property, make it fun to entertain friends and family at night again and highlight points of interest, such as sculptures, fountains or even trees within your yard. Take a look at this  “preview”of  how the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance our property  as we reveal what is involved in a  nighttime demonstration …

The Installation: Once you have experienced the magic of a nighttime demonstration, here is an  in-depth look at our quality installation process…

The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Reveal: Here in Nashville, March through September is some of the best times to enjoy outdoor living. With the addition of outdoor lighting, your landscape and outdoor living spaces are instantly transformed into usable space.Take a look at the big reveal of this transformation and imagine you and your family in the starring role…

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Ready to experience this kind of transformation for yourself? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to make it happen today! Our talented outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you too!  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring images.

A recent outdoor living survey confirms what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville already knew!

 

Outdoor lighting plays a major role in the success of landscape architecture.

Outdoor lighting plays a major role in the success of landscape architecture.

A survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects reveals the hottest outdoor living trends for 2014, and it is no surprise to us that outdoor lighting was at the top!  The data compiled reveals “consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The survey also shows continuing popularity for both sustainable and low-maintenance design.” All of these findings are “spot-on” as they closely mimic the trends we are seeing here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Homeowners are putting more effort into their landscape than ever before, including landscape lighting. In addition, they are also integrating outdoor lighting into the outdoor spaces they utilize for entertainment, recreation, family time and relaxation purposes. With low-maintenance and sustainability in mind, LED outdoor lighting makes up more than half of the residential, and commercial, installations we do.

Outdoor lighting nashville spa lightingHere is a look at the results of the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects:

Outdoor Living Features (Overall rating for 2014)   Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular: Across all categories, 98.3 percent of respondents rated lighting as somewhat or very in-demand for 2014.

  • Lighting – 98.3%
  • Seating/dining areas – 97.7%
  • Fire pits/fireplaces – 95.4%
  • Grills – 94.3%
  • Installed seating (benches, seatwalls, ledges, steps, boulders) – 89.6%
  • Outdoor furniture – 84.1%
  • Counter space – 75.5%
  • Utility storage – 65.5%
  • Stereo systems – 60.7%
  • Wireless/internet connectivity – 56.0%
Landscape lighting done right

We offer nighttime demonstrations in order to determine the areas of your property that would benefit the most from lighting.

Why, you may ask, has lighting become such an integral part of outdoor living? The answer is simple; outdoor lighting extends the safety, security, comfort, beauty and function of your outdoors in the evening. Outdoor lighting makes it possible to live the way you and your family want to live outdoors with no limitations on enjoyment! Outdoor lighting is now within the grasp of every homeowner. Where once upon a time, homeowners had to “guess” at where and how outdoor lighting could enhance their home and landscape, we offer nighttime demonstrations in order to determine the areas of your property that would benefit the most from lighting. Here are just a few examples of the impact outdoor lighting can have…

  • Outdoor lighting that is sustainable and low-maintenance
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED path light

We offer our clients a way to invest in tomorrow through the use of “green” outdoor lighting technologies such as LED.

LED lighting is energy-efficient, making them more economical to operate than traditional outdoor lighting. LED lighting also leaves less of an impact on the environment than other genres of outdoor lighting.  It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. Since they contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, they will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly. Our LED outdoor lighting is also longer lasting and requires less frequent replacement and maintenance making their operation seem effortless!

  • Outdoor lighting for residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing
Nashville pergola lighting

Landscape lighting is one of the best investments a homeowner can make to enhance the beauty and function of their landscape.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  embraces both classic and emerging outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space. Landscape lighting is one of the best investments a homeowner can make to enhance the beauty and function of their landscape.

There are four (4) main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property. These are beauty and curb appeal, safety, security and the way it adds value to your home. While the aesthetic benefits of landscape lighting are an inevitable plus, the added benefit of making your home safer and more secure is a driving force for installing landscape lighting for many homeowners.There are many different types of landscape lighting to choose from including innovative and versatile permanent festival lighting that adds a touch of whimsy and romance to any landscape!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs. We can turn your landscape into your favorite place to be all season long! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or contact us via email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com Please visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring outdoor lighting designs.