Category: Holiday Lighting Design Services

Why Autumn Is The Perfect Season To Upgrade Outdoor Lighting

Landscape lighting or outdoor lighting is one of the best investments you can make in your home for several reasons. To appreciate its value, take notice that nearly all prominent retail and commercial properties in your community have outdoor lighting. These properties may not be open for business at this time, but not being well-lighted sends mixed messages. Nighttime lighting demonstrates that you want to be visible, that you appreciate being in the community. Illuminating buildings and their outdoor spaces showcases the property. It strategically accents key elements in ways that are not possible during daytime hours. This builds the

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Holiday Lights Planning Ideas For Festive Displays

  Home for the holidays, I believe I’ve missed each and every face, Come on and play my music, Let’s turn on every love light in the place.    This verse from Celebrate Me Home, a song by contemporary musician Kenny Loggins, captures the feelings many of us have this time of the year. As you know, all it takes is planning and preparation to get with the holiday spirit to make this time as special as you’ve long remembered it. You may wish to arrange elegant seasonal displays of fragrant boughs of green and color to enjoy on warm

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Seasonal Holiday Decorating Ideas for Elegant Displays

In the classic holiday film, Bing Crosby dreamed of a white Christmas. Had he lived in Minnesota, one could be certain that dream would be realized. White Christmases are a part of life in the Midwest. Glistening blankets of ivory snow covering streets and sidewalks, trees and bushes, businesses and homes … it’s what we know. Now imagine using your decorating flair to take that further. At Architectural Landscape Design, we celebrate the holidays with a mixture of modern outdoor lighting and traditional festive decor that creates a classic look for your home, one full of grace and elegance, but

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5 Landscape Lighting Trends You Need To Know

Landscape lighting first made its sparkling debut in higher end residential properties thanks to Frank B. Nightingale. Nightingale’s passion for light and nature appropriately earned him a loyal following as the “Father of Garden Lighting.” His precursor light fixtures were a bit bulky and expensive and utilized 120-volt power. But, these ancestors of modern-day lighting paved the way for a powerful evolution in landscape lighting. Fast forward to the present and we are continuing to enjoy the foundational elements Nightingale created several decades ago, while capitalizing on modern advancements in landscape lighting design and installation. The newest trends in this

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Landscape Lighting Techniques Professionals Use to Elevate The Night

Photographers, filmmakers, and landscape designers know that achieving the right lighting effect is as much art as it is science. Science explains why photographers will avoid midday shoots when light intensity is high. The light is harsh There are no shadows Colors are washed out There’s too much reflection There can be blind spots The art of landscape lighting is creating interesting shadows, a sense of pause or motion, or providing visual cues that safely lead people to their destination.  The art of working with light is akin to working with musical notes and the spaces between them. Without those

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How to Choose a Landscaping Company

  Many homeowners turn to a professional landscaper due to a lack of time, energy, or design skills. Choosing to hire a landscaping company can be intimidating and time-consuming as it’s essential to do thorough research on all candidates to ensure they can efficiently complete your project. Improve your property value and create the home of your dreams by getting professional help with all your landscaping needs. Identify the Amount of Landscaping Needed Before contacting a full-service landscaping company, it’s encouraged to consider how you plan to utilize your space and establish the desired functionality of your outdoor space. This

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