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.

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

 

Guess who made the list as one of Huffington Post’s most over-the-top Christmas trees of 2014?

Guess who made the list as one of the most over-the-top Christmas trees of 2014? We did! According to the Huffington Post, the Tennessee capitol tree we were honored to decorate and light this year, located in downtown Nashville, made the list.

Here is the image and caption shown in the 12/06/2014 Huffington Post article:

Christmas tree at the capital Nashville TN by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

A man looks over the Capitol Christmas tree after it was lit Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

The picture is truly breathtaking isn’t it? As the reflection of the majestic tree is captured in the damp tiles that surround the capitol, it is a testament to the state of Tennessee in its finest moment.

The trees we decorated and lit over the past two holiday seasons, (2012 & 2013), were stunning, however this year’s tree may have outshined them all! This year’s tree is a 27-foot-tall Norway spruce donated by Ed Mascolo of Nashville. The tree was decorated in red, silver and blue with Tennessee flags. It features an oversized tree topper bow, which was handmade in the state and there are more than 3,000 LED lights on the tree.

OLP Tennessean 12114 State Capital Christmas TreeThis excerpt was published in the Tennessean on December 11th. It shows our talented team stringing lights in preparation for the big reveal officiated by Governor Haslam and his wife, Crissy, at the state capitol on Legislative Plaza.

Admittedly, we are very proud to make the list as our tree is definitely in good company alongside the upside-down tree in Paris”, the capitol Christmas tree at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, and many other amazing trees from around the world that have captured the imagination this year!

Photo of the unique upside down  Christmas tree in Paris courtesy of the Huffington Post.

Photo of the unique upside down Christmas tree in Paris courtesy of the Huffington Post.

If you would like to spark that same childlike wonder with your holiday lighting display, it is never too soon to begin thinking about next year’s Christmas lighting — on 364 days left and it will be here before you can blink!

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Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our elegant outdoor lighting designs, including special event and holiday lighting today. We are looking forward to lighting your home and business in the New Year!  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

As darker skies arrive earlier in the day, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville celebrates October as National Outdoor Lighting Month

National Outdoor Lighting MonthOctober is National Outdoor Lighting Month! This event was created by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in 2013 as a consumer awareness effort to educate homeowners about the  impact quality and professionally installed outdoor lighting can make to their home, landscape, special event and lifestyle. Professional outdoor lighting increases safety, beauty and function around your home, landscape and outdoor living spaces. Our philosophy is “if it can be illuminated, it can be transformed with outdoor lighting.

Celebrating this event couldn’t have come at a better time of year. In case you haven’t noticed, night is making it’s debut earlier and earlier each afternoon as we near the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 2nd. The dark afternoons serve as the perfect catalyst in outlining the beneficial reasons for adding outdoor lighting. 

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

By making the decision to schedule the addition of outdoor lighting to your home and landscape now, you will never have to return home to a dark house again or regulate your outdoor activities with the setting sun. Our professional lighting designs promise carefree enjoyment and added safety to all your outdoor areas. From architectural lighting which makes the beauty of your home the centerpiece of your property, to driveway lighting powered by lighting control automation (LCA), that knows the very minute you are to arrive home each day ensuring safe entry into your home at the end of a hard day. Our LCA is available for all installations and provides effortless control of your home’s indoor and outdoor lighting and other powered features. Our smart timer can do more than simply turn on selected lights at dusk. It can control your indoor and outdoor electric outlets. Here are just a few of the benefits LCA will provide:

  • LCA will ensure your outdoor lights come on automatically at dusk and off at dawn or the time of your choosing.
  • LCA will allow you to designate zones of lighting, both indoor and outdoor and program these zones to turn on and off automatically so your home always looks occupied. This is a huge convenience when you are on vacation.
  • LCA will allow you to program your lights to come at 50% power with the onset of dusk and progressively increase as the evening gets darker. This feature not only saves energy; it also creates a romantic ambiance in your landscape.
  • LCA allows you to control lights and appliances inside your home to come on automatically as well. We can even place a central keypad to control the entire system at the flick of a switch in any location you choose.
  • LCA can be programmed to gain control from your laptop or even your smart phone. This feature allows you to control your lighting from remote locations for the utmost convenience and versatility.
  • LCA will allow you to illuminate your home and landscape in any configuration and to come on at varying times. The choices are only limited to your imagination.

http://www.outdoorlights.com/national-outdoor-lighting-month/#guideThe possibilities are endless when it comes to outdoor lighting, all providing more convenient days and beautiful evenings! You can visit http://www.outdoorlights.com/national-outdoor-lighting-month/#guide to request a free outdoor lighting guide to gain valuable tips and learn about the latest LED holiday and event lighting trends and much more!

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com to begin your journey to outdoor lighting bliss!

 

 

Experience the fun and splendor of Nashville in autumn, there is plenty to see and do!

Autumn in Middle TennesseeAutumn has arrived in Nashville and there are plenty of things to do, and sights to see! The  beauty of Mother Nature is evident from every direction as leaves begin their annual show of colors serving as the perfect backdrop to our many local seasonal festivals and events. Beginning in September and running into early November, Nashville offers loads of festive opportunities during the Autumn and Halloween Season. There is an unlimited supply of historic ghost tours, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted houses to enjoy here in the Middle TN region. Here is a peek at just a few of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s fall favorites:

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches: 

  • Gentry Farm is 22 miles from Nashville in Franklin, TN, and features a pumpkin patch, farm animals, play areas, nature trail, barns a corn maze and hay rides. Address for Gentry Farm is :1970 Highway 96 West, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-794-4368
    Email: info@gentryfarm.com
  • Pumpkin patch at RiverView MoundsShuckles Corn Maze offers a variety of autumn-inspired activities on over 30 acres. Activities include a hayride, face painting, pony rides, jump & slide, zip lining, pedal cars, (moonbounce), pumpkin sling shot, hay-hum theater, and of course the corn maze (flashlight nights and kiddie corn maze included.) Shuckles Corn Maze is located just 25 miles from Nashville  in Gallatin. Address: Lower Station Camp Creek Road, just west of Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN 37066, Phone: 615-206-0112
  • Norman Farm is located just 19 miles from Nashville in nearby Hendersonville. Filled with fun for all ages including hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin patch and corn mazes. Address: 512 Jones Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075, Phone: 615-824-8254
  • A little farther out but worth the drive, is RiverView Mounds Century Farm located 46 miles from Nashville in Clarksville. This 177 year old century farm is still family owned and offers Hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, historical indian mound hayride tours and farm animals. Address:1715 Boyd Rinehart Rd Clarksville, TN 37043
    Phone: 931-624-1095
    Email: ScarlettCM@RiverViewMoundsFarm.com

Festivals and Celebrations:

  • Cheekwood Harvest is a cultural event that runs September 27th until November 1st at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum. The event boasts 55 acres allowings guest to walk around and enjoy the season’s changing colors. Children will love to pick a pumpkin from the patch or explore the Turner Seasons garden to find the hidden scarecrows. During Cheekwood Harvest  you can enjoy viewing works of art or take the time to make some art yourself during their Family Studio Drop-In ‘Art’ivities. In addition, you may stop by for one of their Drawing Room Concert Series happening all October.
  • Also at Cheekwood, on November 1st you can celebrate El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead! Each year, Cheekwood celebrates one of the most important celebrations for the Latin American community with demonstrations, energetic music, and cultural significance. It is a time for families to come together to remember their ancestors and celebrate the continuance of life. The event welcomes all ages as children continue to discover more to love about this unique event. No need to worry about food as there will be plenty of traditional Latin American foods to try!
  • Musicians Corner begins September 6th and goes on until October 25th. The fall performances of Musicians Corner take place each Saturday in September and October at Centennial Park. This is a free and family friendly event that provides musical performances from 1:30-5pm. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early for some pre-show activities begin at noon with food trucks, beer, wine, and activities for children.

Halloween Haunts!

  • The Bell Witch Cave is among the most well-known “haunted” locations in the US. Located in nearby White Creeks Pike, TN, it is also one of Middle Tennesseans’ favoite Halloween haunts! The Legend of the Bell Witch of Adams Tennessee is one of the most notable spirits ever documented by paranormal science making this an experience unlike your normal haunted house.  The Bell Witch Cave offers plenty of events, every year, during the Halloween season including candlelight tours of the haunted cave, hayrides, storytelling, psychic readings and tours of the replica John Bell Cabin as well. Location: 430 Keysburg Road, Adams, TN 37010.
  • Hauntanel! There is fun for all ages at Hauntanel including a haunted hayride, and haunted “sideshow” trails new for 2014 (not for the faint of heart). Enjoy the 2nd annual “Hauntanel” Halloween weekend at the famous Fontanel Mansion in Whites Creek, TN. Hosted over the October 24-26 weekend from 6pm-11pm. Hauntanel will welcome kids young and old to enjoy a 2 mile old-fashioned hayride through the dusky  woods of the property while a costumed guide treats guests to tales of long ago along the journey. The event is tailored for families and younger children from the hours of 6pm till 8pm. This fun and friendly evening ride welcomes children and you festive adults to arrive ” in costume” as well and participate in the fun. Upon arrival at the mansion, guests will trick-or-treat before heading back down for the second part of the hayride.  There will be a variety of music and fall foods and beverages. These Hayrides are recomended for children and adults of all ages. Portions of the proceeds to benefit the Monroe Harding Childrens Home. Don’t forget the pumpkin patch and 4th annual Whites Creek Fall Craft Festival held this year at Fontanel as well!
  • Hauntings at the Hermitage This annual event takes you through a tour of the haunted side of the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. This “spooktacular” event leave many attendees saying that “Old Hickory” never left the Hermitage and you can, on occasion, still hear him making noise! This event will be divided into two sessions–one for families with young children, and one for visitors 13 and up. Activities will include haunted hayrides, trick or treating, a murder mystery puzzle and much more! The Family Session is from 4-7pm and the After Dark Session is from 7pm-10pm. The After Dark session is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This list is just a taste of the fun fall events going on in and around Nashville in honor of the season! From our staff and families here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to yours,we wish you all the joys of autumn!

 

 

 

Adopt your ducks today and come join us for a day of racing, all to benefit a good cause!

Rubber Duck with SunglassesIt’s that time of year again in Nashville when as many as 10,000 rubber ducks compete in the Nashville 2014 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash! The event takes place this weekend, on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm in the Lazy River at Nashville Shores Waterpark.

This is the second year for the event and YOU are cordially invited to get in on the fun by adopting ducks to compete in the event, and attending! Through Duck Adoptions, this community event funds the Nashville Kiwanis Club’s philanthropic grant program. By adopting a duck today you will help support local charities that improve the lives of children in Middle Tennessee! Your duck adoption(s) help fund important programs at: Book’em, CASA Nashville, Children’s Miracle Network at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Ducks Unlimited, Fisk University, GraceWorks Ministries, Hiram Lodge Preservation Inc., Mental Health America, Nashville Symphony, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Salvation Army Nashville Area Command, Special Olympics Tennessee, Tennessee Voices for Children, Unlock the Champion, and the Kiwanis family clubs of Kentucky and Tennessee to support our Kiwanis Global Campaign for Children to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus.

The Rubber DUcky Race 2013On event day, KIDS “Quacktivities” will kick off at 3:00 pm with the race commencing at 3:30. For those who are interested, Nashville Shores is offering discounted admission to the park in honor of Kiwanis Family Day (use promo code “kids” on the Nashville Shores homepage).These discounted tickets are $16.99 instead of the usual $34.99 per person, and $9.00 pre-paid parking passes can be purchased also. The Donor of the winning duck will receive $10,000, and additional prizes will be awarded. We invite you and your family to join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun, all to benefit many worthy causes in our region.

Nashville 2014 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash!

Please visit http://goo.gl/yOqIzs to adopt your ducks now! Thank you for supporting the Kiwanis of Nashville Foundation’s mission with your donation. As an active member of Kiwanis, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, Bob Lyons of team “Quack Kills”, wants to thank you for supporting this incredible event!

We look forward to seeing you there!