Add Drama to your Nashville Landscape this Season with Outdoor Lighting!

Nashville TN moonlighting used in treesFew seasons bring as much joy as the arrival of spring. Here in Nashville, there is much to see and do. From a visit to the zoo at Grassmere, catching a MusicCity concert, to a stroll through beautiful Cheekwood Estate & Gardens during the Cheekwood in Bloom event. Look around, there’s no place more beautiful and alive than Nashville in the spring.

On the homefront, Nashvillians are busy sprucing up their homes and landscapes in honor of the season. This often includes adding or extending an outdoor living space or revamping the landscape. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can add drama and enhance the function and beauty of your spring endeavors through the addition of outdoor lighting.

Lighting added to stairway into children's treehouse.

Lighting added to stairway into children’s treehouse.

Outdoor lighting serves as a beneficial addition to outdoor spaces such as decks, patios and even children’s play areas such as a treehouse. Through illumination, you are able to increase the safety of a space and in turn, increase the time you can spend enjoying your outdoors. Our Nashville outdoor lighting portfolio is loaded with inspiration for lighting for outdoor living spaces.

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Nashville festival lighting over patio.

When it comes to improving the look and feel of your Nashville landscape — lighting is the answer. From formal gardens, perennial beds, or a complete landscape overhaul, we can add beauty to your investment.

Nashville Landscape Lighting

Nashville landscape and water feature lighting.

If you are planning landscape or outdoor living space additions or have a property lacking outdoor lighting, we can design a system from scratch and lay everything out. It’s always best to include your outdoor lighting architect in your home-build or landscape renovation projects upfront so that we can work in tandem with your contractor to take advantage of the construction phase. Being proactive can save you money and hassle later when it comes time to determine where power and fixtures need to be if you plan in advance.

Even if you don’t plan on adding outdoor lighting right away, we can install sleeves before your hardscapes and other structures are poured or built. Sleeves allow wiring to easily be passed through at any time instead of having to dig under existing hardscape like concrete. This proactive approach minimizes on mess and causes less disruption of the landscape. It also helps in case you have an issue with wiring later on as it can be quickly serviced or replaced through the same sleeve.

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Of course, we are always happy to work around your existing outdoor structures and landscaping. We will come in and evaluate your property and work around existing structures wherever possible–so don’t fret if you forgot to include landscape lighting in your initial plans.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to chat about newly installed landscape lighting or enhancing your current outdoor lighting. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Join us in welcoming spring this weekend at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show!

This image features a garden from a previous Nashville Lawn and Garden show booth with our outdoor lighting.

The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show is underway and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to join us as we welcome spring! This year’s show is going on now through Sunday, March 5th. at the Fairgrounds Nashville.

Plant a Forest: Gardening for the Future”, is the theme, and the show includes live gardens, lectures and demonstrations, a floral design gallery, and vendors marketplace. The event will also feature a one-day wine festival on Saturday, showcasing some of the best local vineyards and wineries.

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event showcasing all aspects of outdoor living, including acres of beautiful gardens and the newest outdoor lighting designs and ideas!  Our lighting can be seen used in a variety of the garden displays and you can also stop by our featured booth to learn about making your landscape and gardens a showstopper at night!

One of this year's display that features our lighting. "Glamping" never looked so good!

One of this year’s display that features our lighting. “Glamping” never looked so good!

We will be in booth #219 located in the Vendor Marketplace where we will be sharing a wealth of ideas about landscape lighting for your gardens, trees, hardscapes, outdoor living spaces and more. The emphasis towards “green” outdoor lighting continues to grow here in Nashville and we will have our newest LED outdoor lighting technology on display and our talented team will be on hand to discuss lighting control automation, LCA, to carry the benefits of green outdoor lighting technology a step further.

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We are located in booth #219, stop by and say hello!

Dates and times for the show are as follows:

Show times are:
Thursday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 8p.m.; Sunday 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Location:
The Fairgrounds Nashville
500 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

ETickets for the show are available online or may be purchased at the door.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

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

 

 

 

Come see us at the Nashville Antiques and Garden Show this weekend!

ag-showThe Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville has become a local tradition and favorite among savvy homeowners looking to update their home and landscape. The show features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, world-renowned lecturers, and the best in outdoor lighting all in one place. The event runs Friday through Sunday and the hours are as follows:

Show Dates and Hours

February 3-5, 2017
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nashville TN moonlighting used in treesOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to  the 27th annual Nashville Antiques and Garden show this weekend. The event is being held at the Music City Center located at 201 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville.

Our talented Nashville outdoor lighting team will be on hand to answer any and all questions you have about residential and commercial outdoor lighting and show you how the addition of light can bring your landscape to life. With spring just around the corner, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

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 a way to enhance your outdoor living space(s), you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth, we will be located in Booth #H13 — We hope to see you there!

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— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

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

Your Fall decor will get more mileage with outdoor lighting

Nashville outdoor lighting enhances seasonal outdoor decorAs the season changes, so does the exterior aesthetics of our homes. From the vibrancy of the deep greens and bright blooms of the summer landscape to the subdued hues of amber and gold as leaves begin to change and landscapes welcome autumn. One popular way we pay homage to the changing seasons is through outdoor holiday decor. Many Nashville front porches and entries are brimming with a bounty of harvest-themed decor already. Wreaths adorned with hints of Halloween will soon mingle alongside pumpkins, scarecrows and colorful mums.

Nashville Halloween LightingOutdoor lighting will ensure you home and landscape is full of curb appeal throughout the year, and will also allow you to get more enjoyment from any seasonal outdoor decorating you do. Imagine the impact outdoor lighting will create when paired with the decor and timely plantings around your home’s front entry. Colors will look bolder, textures will have more dimension and all salutations will be easily legible to guest that come to call — and don’t forget about lighting the way for those trick-or-treater’s who are soon to come calling!

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In addition to highlighting your outdoor decor landscape lighting, tree lighting and even architectural lighting can also serve as a stage for the changing seasons. As your landscape changes, leaves change hues and blooms emerge, outdoor lighting can help illuminate each moment as it unfolds.

Autumn in Middle TennesseeLighting makes a huge impact as part of your landscape. Landscape lighting can be used to emphasize a fall garden or a line of deciduous trees that transform from jewel tones in the fall to barren branches in the winter.Even the smallest landscape ornamental will change personalities from spring to fall. Although your outdoor lighting stays in the same place, the area it illuminates evolves, as does the scenery.

The benefits of outdoor lighting go well beyond beautification and aesthetic enhancement. Lighting also aids in providing a more safe and secure setting for you and your family to enjoy. This includes having a more secure area to enjoy outdoor activities and relax. Security lighting such as path lighting can even makes the trip to your front door more secure because you no longer have to muddle around at a dark entrance to find your keys or while dropping shopping bags.The addition of lighting will make ease, peace of mind and convenience as a way of life. Experts are also quick to point out that outdoor lighting reduces the chances of falling victim to crime because a well-lit home, or business, is less likely to become the target of a break-in.

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Although preference of LED over halogen outdoor lighting is really a matter of choice. A higher percentage of our clients opt to go with LED. It is true that LED is more energy-efficient, long-lasting and eco-friendly than traditional outdoor lighting systems; but did you also know LED is more durable? That’s right! LED lighting makes the perfect candidate for outdoor lighting because it holds up better to the harsh elements and the extreme hot and cold of seasonal changes. In additon, since LED is a UV free source of light it is less likely to attract nuisance insects. This means the insects that are drawn to your front porch or outdoor living space by light are reduced making outdoor living more enjoyable for everyone!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 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 in every season! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or contact us via email at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Warm Winter’s Chill with Outdoor Lighting!

Nashville landscape lighting plays softly against the winter snow.

Nashville landscape lighting plays softly against the winter snow.

Outdoor lighting isn’t just about the warm weather months, it’s a benefit that gives you four seasons of beauty and allure at all times of the year. We have had quite the winter here in the Nashville area with plenty of cold, snow, ice and even blizzard conditions in recent weeks. Even in a blanket of snow, your landscape can take on a magical presence thanks to outdoor lighting.

Nashville pet friendly outdoor lightingOf course, your hard-working outdoor lighting keeps going even on the coldest and darkest of nights and that has mega sized benefits. For one it keeps your home looking beautiful, even if it’s sporting a blanket of snow. The ambiance of lighting every evening exudes warmth what the thermometer reads. In addition, professional outdoor lighting enables more practical use of your property all year long. It doesn’t matter if you are walking the dog, taking out the trash, driving up onto your driveway after a long night of work or picking up the kids from sports practice—the ability to see everything clearly while traversing around your property is a big bonus when it comes to quality, customized lighting.

Another important benefit is the aspect of safety when it comes to being able to clearly see wet or icy areas that may be on your walkways and sidewalks that could cause a slip, or even a fall.  Illuminating your garage and the darker corners of your property also deters thieves and promotes the appearance as if someone is always home. We even offer Lighting Control Automation (LCA) that can be controlled by any computer or mobile device, too. A well-lit home is simply a safer home hands down!

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

Last but certainly not least,  outdoor lighting that is designed to take advantage of the changing seasons improves your lifestyle in big ways. During the warm weather months it enhances all the fun associated with outdoor entertaining, BBQ’s, al fresco dining, late night swims by the pool and more. In the cooler months, outdoor activities such as gatherings by your outdoor fireplace or fire pit with a cup of hot chocolate and even the ease of grilling is enhanced. If you can’t go out on a very cold night, you can still sit indoors and enjoy the majesty of your property through your back windows all lit up in splendor. Curling up with a good book in the living room while gazing outside will certainly have a calming effect that can be extremely relaxing after a busy day.

Nashville permanent festival lighting

Nashville permanent festival lighting twinkles against a blanket of white.

Don’t wait until the hectic spring and summer months to consider the addition of outdoor lighting. Right now is the perfect time to sit down with one of our lighting designers to plan a lighting scheme for your property where you will immediately see the rewards of how outdoor illumination can improve your lifestyle during all four seasons of the year!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how to make your home and property safer and more beautiful with outdoor lighting, every season and every evening. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will be at the Antiques and Garden show this weekend!

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Flashback photo from the 2015 Nashville Antiques and Garden Show.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to  the 26th annual Nashville Antiques and Garden show this weekend. The event is being held at the Music City Center located at 201 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville.

The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville has become a local tradition and favorite among savvy homeowners looking to update their home and landscape. The show features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, world-renowned lecturers, and the best in outdoor lighting all in one place. The event runs Friday through Sunday and the hours are as follows:

Nashville outdoor lighting working in unison with Siteworks hardscapes at 2015 Antique and Garden showFebruary 12-14, 2016

  • Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and will 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.

Our talented Nashville outdoor lighting team will be on hand to answer any and all questions you have about residential and commercial outdoor lighting and show you how the addition of light can bring your landscape to life. With spring just around the corner, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

Antiques and Garden Show of NashvilleThis year’s featured speaker is well-known actress, founder and chief creative officer of the weekly lifestyle publication Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden show will also include over 150 dealers. Over the past 25 years, the volunteer-managed show has raised nearly $6 million for Cheekwood and ECON. The show is an annual charity event whose purpose is to raise funds for Cheekwood and ECON, by exhibiting the highest quality antiques, landscaped gardens, and horticultural items and by offering a related educational outreach program.

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Cheekwood garden exhibit from 2015.

Cheekwood is Nashville’s beloved 55-acre estate, Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Recently awarded sixth best garden on the list of “Top 10 Best Public Gardens” in the USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Cheekwood brings art, education and horticulture to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, impacting our region by enhancing the lives of many through its Outreach and Educational Programs. Thousands of school children visit annually allowing them to experience the beauty of the relationship between art and horticulture and to grow to have an appreciation for culture in their community.

The Economic Club of Nashville (ECON) is a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for over 20 various charities with a focus on children and families in the Nashville area. ECON provides a dynamic forum for community leaders to discuss economic, social and political issues of special interest to Nashvillians.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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 a way to enhance your outdoor living space(s), you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth, we will be located in Booth #H13 — We hope to see you there!

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

 

 

Don’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought

Nashville backyard lightingDon’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought — Proactive Planning with a New Outdoor Lighting System Makes all the Difference.

If you are planning on building a home, installing landscape or outdoor living space additions or have a property without any outdoor landscape lighting, then we can design a system from scratch and lay everything out. It’s always best to include your outdoor lighting architect in your home-build or landscape renovation projects upfront so that we can work in tandem with your contractor to take advantage of the construction phase. Being proactive can save you money and hassle later when it comes time to determine where power and fixtures need to be if you can if you’ve put it into the plans in advance.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceEven if you don’t plan on putting in outdoor lighting right away, we can install sleeves before your driveways, sidewalks, patios and other structures are poured or built. Sleeves allow wiring to easily be passed through at any time instead of having to dig under existing hardscape like concrete.  It minimizes on mess later in terms of disrupting or moving your plants, shrubs and trees because accessibility is made easy. It also helps in case you have an issue with wiring later on as it can be quickly serviced or replaced through the same sleeve.

Of course, we are always happy to work around your existing home structure and landscaping as well. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will come in and evaluate your property plot and work around existing structures wherever possible and even dig under them if necessary to get the look you want to achieve–so don’t fret if you forgot to include landscape lighting in your initial plans.

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

You can consult with one of our outdoor lighting designers and they will ask you questions about your outdoor lifestyle and how you like to dine, play and entertain outside. Not only will we illuminate the façade of your home, entryway and driveway; but we can also add lighting to your backyard so that your deck and patio can handle some serious entertainment and family time. We can give your pool, water features and outdoor living spaces the royal treatment so they can be enjoyed at any hour of the night. If you love lawn games, we can give your family and friends plenty of visibility to toss around the football or enjoy a game of cornhole well into the evening. If late night grilling or cooking in your outdoor kitchen is the standard in your household, we can provide you with task lighting so you can tell when the steaks are done without having to bring them inside to check.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville doesn’t slow down during the winter months; in fact, we are busier than ever. The cooler temperatures provide a great time for landscape additions as plants are dormant, and the dark evenings means outdoor lighting is more welcomed than ever. Let’s sit down and discuss designing  the ideal outdoor lighting for your home and property for season after season of enjoyment!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to chat about newly installed landscape lighting or enhancing your current outdoor lighting. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.