From statues and pergolas to water and fire features, the Greater Richmond area has properties with stunning special features. Unfortunately, many of those features are completely lost when the sun goes down. Now that the weather is nice again, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your backyard and all its details both night and day? Well, it’s a possibility with custom landscape lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.
Here are some examples of what we mean:
This small pergola is simple, but acts as a transition to the yard and outdoor living space, an entryway of sorts. This homeowner wanted to add light that would guide visitors to this space. OLP added a light to the top of the structure, illuminating the sides and growing ivy without blinding people as they walk underneath it (which can be a hazard with up lights at times). Beyond it, we installed a series of path lights around the walkway and patio inviting people into the space beyond. It’s a simple, yet effective, landscape lighting system.
Set back on the property, this statue is a stunning focal point. Surrounded by trees, the classic structure needed only one LED light fixture to properly illuminate it. For this project, a spot light was placed slightly in front of the statue washing it in a warm light. As you can see in the picture, you can barely notice where the light is. It is our motto that lighting is about the effect, not the fixture. If the eye goes directly to the fixture, it’s not the design we are looking for.
Lastly, this water feature is surrounded by lush crepe and myrtles that are popular in the Richmond – Midlothian area. When creating the perfect landscape lighting design for this space, it was important that we illuminated the trees as well as the feature’s rock and falling water. Underwater lights, up lights and spots light were all used to highlight the colors and textures.
If you’re looking to enhance your property with light, please contact us at 804.874.9985.