We’re out the door now that it’s finally spring. After a freezing cold rainy week the sun is shining. Is your chaise lounge calling? You see it in your mind’s eye: a party at your house. You’re on the patio, candles flickering, and slushy drinks at the ready. You hear the cars arrive in the driveway and out front of the house. You hear voices laughing. It’s going to be a great night.
Here comes the sun. We’re gaining daylight. I love putting the kids to bed in the twilight, and then heading out on the deck for a glass of wine and a catch-up from our day. I know my husband has not forgotten his promise to me: I want more light outside. That long winter was dark, icy, cold.
Low voltage lighting is a simple way to guide family and friends to your door. How can you create a welcoming path? Here’s my step by step with tips nobody tells you.
Lighting the front door? It welcomes visitors and ensures you can see your property well enough to view incoming visitors, welcomed or not. A well-lit house is a more secure house; ask any single living in the city today. But style is not lost to security.
Even the smallest yard becomes a garden, a terrace, a secret evening getaway when we incorporate light into the landscape. The secret? It’s not the light, it’s the shadows. Or perhaps I should say the contrast between light and dark.
We’ve been waiting for this moment since November. But where do you start creating a space outside that is comfy and fun to use as your home inside? First decide how you’ll use the space: dining vs. cocktails, a fire pit vs. a café? Dive into MadisonLighitng.com, Pinterest, and Houzz for inspiration. Soon all the pieces will begin to fit. Here’s a start.