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.

It’s 45 days until spring — don’t forget the lighting when planning your spring garden!

Spring 2014

Spring’s arrival is close at hand.

With ole’ man winter spreading the chill throughout most of the country, it is hard to imagine how close-at-hand spring’s arrival actually is. Spring’s debut happens  on March 20th, and now is the time to start planning your garden and landscape to ensure a bounty of color in time to hearken spring’s arrival. One of the most commonly overlooked elements that deliver a garden and landscape that is beautiful beyond words is outdoor lighting.

Angels trumpet at night

Many perennials, such as the Angel’s Trumpet shown here, bloom in the evening.

The addition of outdoor lighting will enable you to enjoy the ever-changing colors and shapes of your garden and landscape season after season, night after night. From the delicate first buds of your cherished rose garden, to the rose hips left behind when the blooms have ended. Strolling through the evening landscape will enable you to view your plantings and blooms in a unique way for many flowers are at their peak beauty at night. Perennials such as the Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia), Casablanca Lily and Evening Primrose are night-blooming and reach their fever pitch in the evening. There is much to see within the night landscape and lighting will ensure you never miss a moment of the splendor!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives arbor lighting

Outdoor lighting will enable you to enjoy every element present in your garden and landscape at night!

Here is a list of just a few of the endless benefits of landscape and garden lighting:

  •  Landscape and garden lighting adds value to your home and property while providing the finishing touch to your landscape design. Soft washes of  romantic light will greatly boost the WOW factor of your home, gardens and landscape during all seasons.
  • Adding outdoor lighting will give you the chance to show off your creativity and any unique features present in your garden(s) and landscape.
  • Adding accent lighting throughout the landscape, such as path and sidewalk lighting will make your yard safer for evening enjoyment, while creating ambiance.
  • Adding landscape and garden lighting creates loads of curb appeal!
  • Adding specialized landscape and garden lighting, such as tree lighting or statuary lighting will add depth and mystery to your evening landscape.
  • Adding low-voltage LED  landscape and garden lighting will save money in operational costs over traditional outdoor lighting. Low-voltage lighting consumes about 1/3 the electricity compared to traditional systems and is more environmentally sustainable from a “green” perspective.
Focal lighting on fountain in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This elegant fountain becomes a focal point of the evening landscape with the addition of outdoor lighting.

It’s not just flowers and plants taking center stage in the evening. The subtle lines and form of ornamental trees will become a work of art under the spell of tree lighting. A beloved statue will take on a personality all its own and become the sentinel of your evening landscape with statuary lighting. The lovely Koi pond, fountain or waterfall  you enjoy by day, will become a feast for the senses at night as the sounds of water play and mingle with carefully directed waterfall lighting. The possibilities of adding outdoor lighting throughout your property in the evening are truly endless!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about the real “gem” of the evening garden and landscape – outdoor lighting. We can turn your home and landscape into a true work of art after the sun goes down! (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can visit our outdoor lighting photo gallery and our garden and landscape lighting photo gallery located on our website to discover more spring-ready outdoor lighting inspiration!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville enhances beautiful Belle Meade with our outdoor lighting designs

Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree and landscape lighting on Royal Oaks in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree and landscape lighting in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville there is no shortage of beautiful landscapes, facades and storefronts we take pride in illuminating. The Nashville area is loaded with neighborhoods of elegant homes, and charming storefronts. One of the most memorable areas we have been fortunate enough to provide outdoor lighting for is our loyal customers who reside in beautiful Belle Meade. We recently added two more happy homeowners to our repertoire of outdoor lighting we have installed in this prestigious community, on Belle Meade Blvd. and Royal Oaks.

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

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

Our most recent Royal Oaks installation was for returning customers who have hired Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to design and install the outdoor lighting at their property and home  which continues to evolve over the years. This particular installation was completed in phases and  was part of the completion of their newly appointed outdoor living areas, and completion of retrofitting their halogen system to LED.

Royal Oaks Belle Meade outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

We added romantic moonlighting behind the new pool house.

We added moonlighting behind their new pool house, tree lighting along the rear and front of the property and along the driveway and path that leads to both the rear and front entrances of this majestic home. The home itself is built in the classic Georgian style architecture with column detail along the front facade of the home. This type of architecture lends itself to outdoor lighting beautifully and provides all the elements needed to portray the graceful charm and elegance of the home under the spell of our outdoor lighting.  We have also retrofitted the landscape and architectural lighting from halogen to low-voltage LED in phases, incorporating efficiency and “greener” technologies throughout the property.

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

Classic architecture lends itself to outdoor lighting beautifully and provides all the elements needed to portray the graceful charm and elegance of a home under the spell of our outdoor lighting

Moonlighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

In order to achieve the desired effect in lighting this fountain, we hired a professional tree climber to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard.

Another outdoor  lighting design and installation we recently completed on Belle Meade Blvd., came to us via a referral from our customer on Royal Oaks. This outdoor lighting design and installation included designing and installing  the architectural and facade lighting that enhances the traditional federal style of the home, landscape and accent lighting and moonlighting the stunning fountain located inside their rear courtyard. In order to achieve the desired effect in lighting the fountain, we hired a professional tree climber  to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard. The fixture was mounted and aimed towards the fountain to create a magical illumination in the evening- stunning!

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Another image of our magical outdoor lighting designs in Belle Meade.

You don’t have to live in Belle Meade to take advantage of the many benefits of our outdoor lighting designs. We’ve been designing and installing outdoor lighting in Nashville and the surrounding area for 25 years. We can improve the safety, function and beauty of your home or business during the evening- ask around, chances are that outdoor lighting design that always leaves you breathless was installed by us!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you are ready to learn more about what making the most out of your outdoor lighting design is all about, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can turn your home and landscape into a true work of art after the sun goes down!
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville shares the secret to successful focal point outdoor lighting within the landscape

Focal lighting on fountain in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This elegant fountain becomes a beacon of the evening landscape with the addition of outdoor lighting.

Every homeowner has that one feature or area in their landscape or on their home that makes their property truly unique. One of the best ways to feature that unique area of your landscape is by the adding outdoor lighting. By lighting focal points within your landscape, or even characteristics or details of your home’s design, you can enjoy the features that are the reason you love your home day and night!  Our lighting design uses soft washes of light to enhance your object or space. This technique ensures your eye is drawn to the object we are illuminating rather than the light source itself.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives tree lighting

A beloved tree within your landscape makes a perfect candidate to accentuate with light.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses various lighting techniques to highlight an area or object in your landscape. The secret to successful focal point lighting is dependent on combining the right lighting technique with the right lighting candidate. Many times our clients will point out an area or item they would like illuminated. Other times it’s up to us to suggest an ideal element based on our design experience. Some of the most popular items or areas homeowners choose for featured lighting are fountains, water features, statuary, exterior walls and specific trees in their landscape. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has even illuminated islands within backyard pool designs as well as illuminating the underside of patio seating walls to bring attention to the area.

As part of one of our more recent outdoor lighting installations, we illuminated a home in Belle Meade which included lighting the homeowner’s elegant fountain. The fountain sits within the homes rear courtyard patio and is reminiscent of a New Orleans inspired courtyard. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville used outdoor lighting to highlight the fountain so it can be viewed and enjoyed by the homeowners from inside the home through the windows, and from the exterior of the home. This installation serves as the perfect example of the importance of pairing the right type of lighting with the perfect lighting candidate. After careful consideration, we opted to highlight the fountain with moonlighting. Moonlighting is an outdoor lighting technique that directs the light source from above the area or object you are lighting. For this specific installation we hired a certified tree climber to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard. The fixture was mounted and aimed towards the fountain to create a magical illumination in the evening.

Another look at our recent installation of Nashville focal point lighting in Belle Meade.

Another look at our recent installation in Belle Meade.

Moonlighting is just one of the many lighting techniques we use here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Our outdoor lighting highlights the architectural elements of your home, and accentuates the features of your landscape.  We can design a dramatic lighting display lighting your featured area; a fountain, a statue, the branches of your weeping cherry or Japanese maple, or focus a light onto the gentle splashes of your waterfall and get more enjoyment out of the unique features of your landscape by being able to linger in their beauty even after dusk.

Garden and landscape lighting includes statuary lighting

Focal point lighting works beautifully when lighting statuary or other areas of your landscape that are a focal point.

If you are ready to learn more about what making the most out of your outdoor lighting design is all about, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can turn your home and landscape into a true work of art after the sun goes down!
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

You can visit our architectural outdoor lighting photo gallery, our pool and spa lighting photo gallery and our garden and landscape lighting photo gallery located on our website to see more examples of beautiful focal point outdoor lighting.