1. Technique: 8 Ways to Light Outdoors

    Outdoor and Landscape Lighting creates effects in your landscape and welcomes people to your home. We’ve gathered together some of our favorite techniques with illustrations to help you on your way to lighting the exterior of your home as beautifully as the interior. A couple of tips? 1. A little …Read More

  2. Could We Get Some Light Out Here?

    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. I wo…Read More

  3. Light Show

    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. In the tiniest space outside of a small ranch home of one cust…Read More

  4. Livin’ on the Porch

    Screen porch living. A lovely breeze. Shelter from the mosquitos. A lazy afternoon listening to the birds. A late supper after dark. A fierce game of UNO with the kids before bed. We’ve been educating so many customers these past few weeks on lighting porches just like this: gentle lighting with e…Read More

  5. Outdoors. Finally!

    In Wisconsin, the exterior of our homes takes such a beating from the weather. Every day we help customers replace big-box store exterior light fixtures with something a bit more substantial because after just a season or 2 they look awful, and worse, they fail. So think of hand-forged iron, in “C…Read More

  6. Technique: Exterior Step Lighting

    When steps are used to access the home, a wonderful technique called step lighting can be used. First and foremost step lighting is used for safety, especially in our climate when ice can be lurking on every tread. Second, step lighting can be really artistically done to enhance the exterior of your…Read More

  7. Technique: Exterior Moonlighting

    Who came up with the idea of outdoor rooms and blurring the line between indoors and out? Genius. Here in south central Wisconsin we spend a lot of time outdoors in winter tramping in snowshoes, cross country skiing through parks and skating on local ponds like Tenney Park in Madison. But there are …Read More

  8. Technique: Exterior Silhouetting

    Do you have exterior lighting on the house? Carriage lights at the door, and perhaps on the garage? What about the front yard? Walk up to your front door in the dark and what do you see? Probably not much. Silhouetting is a great technique to bring a beautiful tree into view at night. Place a spotli…Read More