Project Spotlight

Spring Garden Illumination

There are countless factors that came into play when creating this landscape lighting design, particularly the custom pool area with a waterfall feature and multi-level alcoves and gathering areas. The homeowners, Valerie & Doug are passionate about their outdoor living space and are avid gardeners with a broad knowledge of plants. Dedicating countless hours to nurturing their gardens and landscape, they knew they were missing all the beauty and splendor of their home after dark. During the initial design consultation, there was no doubt this project would be an exciting one for them.

Our primary goal was to illuminate the home’s unique gardens and expand the client’s overall living space for extended evenings of relaxation and entertainment. Planning and design work had been performed mid-winter and installation was completed just in time for the spring season over a period of 3-days. Lead designer Michael Deo was happy to create the personalized lighting design that brings this outdoor space to life after dark, explaining, “Each home and its property is unique, and we enjoyed delivering this one-of-a-kind lighting system – our entire team worked to ensure that no detail was overlooked.”

Incorporating different lighting techniques create intrigue and drama during the evening hours, highlighting features that may not always be noticed during daylight. This approach is used to light focal points – whether emphasizing existing hardscapes, trees, hedges, or any of the other plant material. Moonlighting is an especially effective way of using lighting when there are larger trees present. The light source is placed high up in the tree aimed down, washing the ground below in dappled illumination. Tree-mounted downlights were installed in gathering spaces and lower gardens, illuminating pathways, flowering perennials and other plantings.

There are countless factors that came into play when creating this landscape lighting design, particularly the custom pool area with a waterfall feature and multi-level alcoves and gathering areas. The homeowners, Valerie & Doug are passionate about their outdoor living space and are avid gardeners with a broad knowledge of plants. Dedicating countless hours to nurturing their gardens and landscape, they knew they were missing all the beauty and splendor of their home after dark. During the initial design consultation, there was no doubt this project would be an exciting one for them.

Up-lighting is used to create drama and was integrated throughout the project by placing fixtures with angled lighting patterns to highlight trees and plantings. Placing fixtures strategically at ground level helped to reveal the beauty of a Japanese Maple tree and a blooming Red Bud tree displaying its purple blooms of spring. One of the challenges of this project was effectively lighting the swimming pool’s natural stone waterfall. Discreetly out of sight, a small hanging fixture was mounted from a nearby Weeping Atlas Cedar to highlight the cascading water element.

Decorative perforated hanging lanterns were installed from the Chanticleer Pear trees throughout the gathering areas, setting an intimate atmosphere while entertaining guests. The copper link chains are handcrafted and will age to a patina finish over time.

This springtime garden oasis will kick off three seasons of colorful splendor for our clients and their guests as they enjoy this outdoor living space after dark.

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

“Working with NatureScape was a pleasure! They did a magnificent job from start to finish, and without exception are the best in their field. Mike took our vision for our garden & pool and turned it into a luxury resort with a magical nightlife all its own. ✨”

– 🦋Val 

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