With the luscious landscaping we get to enjoy almost year round here in Seattle, it would be a shame to let it go unnoticed after dark each night. We love when we get a call to come out to a lovely home and create a landscape lighting design to highlight and show-off hard earned landscape design.
Woodinville Asian Inspired Garden
We were recently called out to create a nighttime demonstration for a lovely and luscious backyard in Woodinville. The homeowners wanted to create a magical nighttime getaway, in their Asian inspired landscape. With a koi pond, pagoda and gorgeous trees to work with, this backyard was an outdoor lighting designer’s dream canvas. With so much to see during the day, illuminating it for nighttime enjoyment was a pleasure.
The thick vegetation in this backyard created a rich green back drop for the standout pagoda and koi pond. By placing a focal light with a wide wash on the beautiful wide spread of the bamboo branches I was able to capture the unique foliage of the leaves. The same light was still able to capture the famous smooth texture of the bamboo trunk, making the bamboo a stand-out element in this green garden.
The pagoda allowed me to have my cake and eat it too, as I was able to use the pagodas bright red posts as my focus while allowing the shadow in between to really draw your eye towards the lovely gold painted wood work on the railings. Hard to see in pictures, but the shadow created by the wood work allowed for designer shadows to be cast along the interior of the pagoda for a transformative feeling. With the light shining straight up the posts, you instantly notice the trademark pagoda roofline. And with the reflection off the koi pond, it’s like getting two pagodas for the price of one, creating a magical reflection for a lovely effect.
Landscape Lighting in Seattle
The Seattle area is filled with a large variety of themed and modern backyard landscapes. From large fir trees to azalea bushes to Asian inspired landscapes featuring bonsai trees and koi ponds, we have it all. With gorgeous statues and well placed boulders or ornamental trees, we can create focal points of your favorite features for enjoying after the Seattle sun sets. With short days from fall to spring, enjoying your yard is best accomplished with help from outdoor lighting.
Call today for your free consultation and complimentary nighttime lighting demo to find out what custom landscape lighting can do for your unique landscape. (425) 414-8885