Outdoor garden lighting transforms an ordinary backyard into an extraordinary living experience.After investing a fortune in a dream home located on prime real estate, and after investing thousands more dollars in interior design and home automation, many people face the perplexing challenge of decorating the yard and garden with equivalent quality.Illuminations Lighting Design can meet this challenge for you by creating both innovative designs in outdoor garden lighting and by integrating those designs into other themes both inside and outside the home.In this fashion we can both complement and enhance your home’s existing aesthetic by lighting your outdoor garden in such a way as to showcase its unique value without overpowering the home’s overall aesthetic.
The first issue to address in designing an outdoor garden lighting theme is the issue of visibility itself.Many people simply do not have the time to maintain their gardens during normal daylight hours.While few people actually work in their gardens at night, many often find themselves watering and trimming their plants at dawn or twilight.Humans are most vulnerable to mishaps at these times, and it is wise to invest in safe and adequate lighting if you maintain your garden early in the morning or late in the evening.Furthermore, the elaborate beauty of your garden becomes invisible once darkness falls, so nighttime guests can neither see nor appreciate your hard work and creativity.We can easily address these concerns with simple but highly effective outdoor path lights in the garden and spotlights strategically positioned in trees.With a countless number of bulb and fixture models to work with, we bathe the entire garden in soft light and intensify brighter light along pathways to accommodate both beauty and safety.
If you purchased an older home with Magnolia or Oak Trees in the back yard, we can complement your outdoor garden lighting by turning the trees themselves into decorative elements.We use smaller fixtures and bulbs called “up lights” to accomplish this.If the trees are near the garden- or even within its parameter- this small addition to your design array takes outdoor garden lighting to an entirely new level.Now we can juxtapose light with shadow, as the up lights will cast faint shadows over that path that will alter, but not completely darken, the brightness of other outdoor garden lights.Many of our clients send us thank you letters for the swaying, artistic sculptures we cast on the ground simply by placing a light on the right branch of a tree.
If you have trees far removed from the garden, say near the fence for instance, we can utilize them as invisible complements to outdoor garden lighting and design.Entertaining outdoors invariably calls for more than good cooking and drinks.No party is complete without music.Rather than ruin the aesthetic of your patio, yard, and garden by dragging the boom box outside or fiddling with an IPOD all night, why not contract ILD to place outdoor speakers in trees along the perimeter of your property?This way, the music source remains concealed, adding to the nighttime element of mystery.The acoustics are better as well, being sourced from multiple speakers positioned throughout the property.With home automation, we can then link your outdoor garden lights and your home theatre into a synthetic unity, controlled through key pads, touch panels, and even hand-held remotes.As different music cycles from multiple sourcing, you can actually manipulate your outdoor garden lights to reflect multiple musical genres or run pre-programmed lighting themes that complement individual songs.
Illuminations Lighting Design specializes not only in equipment and entertainment solutions, but unique design and automation strategies to make your investment in outdoor garden lighting the most unique and satisfying solution the market can bear.Contact us today at 713-863-1133 to schedule a meeting online with a certified staff member who can light not only your garden, but also your entire personal world in a way that uniquely speaks of you.