Happy May Day! With the early days of spring behind us and the promise of summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to turn attention to outdoor living spaces. Many of us take advantage of the improved weather to revitalize our homes for the upswing in activity that’s sure to come. Backyard wiffle ball games, impromptu happy hour on the porch, or maybe an evening dip in the pool if you’re lucky enough to have one!
Exterior lighting can help make your outdoor spaces not only safer and more functional, but they add personality to your home and, in many instances, become a focal point of your décor on the front porch or... Read More
I have not adjusted to the time change apparently. I seem to forget, or perhaps I’m in denial, that it will be pitch black by the time I get home some days. I have yet to remember to turn on the outdoor lights when I leave.
And while late fall is a great time to wrap up outdoor chores for the year, it’s also a great time to think about your outdoor lighting which gets a workout during these months. If you remember to turn it on.
Start at the street and try to think like your Uncle Howard who will be navigating his way to your door for Thanksgiving in the dark. Is your driveway easy to see? Is your parking area well lit so Aunt Virginia doesn’t... Read More
When you hear the words LEED-certified, a brand new, modern structure filled with the latest green technology probably pops into your mind. One of the certification categories, however, is for existing buildings — those that are restored in an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient manner. The struggle comes in finding a balance between using modern technology while still honoring the vernacular of an older, and often historically significant, building.
When the good people behind the preservation of the Felt Estate in western Michigan made it their goal to have the Felt Mansion LEED certified, they knew LED lighting would be required.
“We are... Read More
Light up your summer nights with a festive evening affair. There’s little that beats an evening surrounded by friends and glimmering twinkle lights–unless that night falls on the Sunday before Labor Day and you have the next day to sleep in! This Style Me Sunday we’re helping you with a little refined lawn party inspiration that will have you in party planning mode in no time!
Outdoor Cafe String Lights with Edison style filament bulbs are the perfect way to illuminate your portico. Hang them on your fence for romantic lighting around the yard!
While the summer heat often puts a damper on outdoor festivities, installing a ceiling fan on your porch... Read More
We were excited when Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year. Winter would end early and this little group of Floridians could finally enjoy the sunshine and temperatures of spring. Strangely, it seems like the opposite is happening…There’s nothing like slipping on a pair of flip flops and shorts only to discover cold winds nipping at your toes!
We’re eagerly anticipating a climate shift and to walk outside to suddenly spring!
The first task many of us will tackle will be garden renovations! Gather up your supplies. If you’re in want of supplies, we’re drooling over these Harmes Gardening Tools. Love the charming silhouettes of this space, trowel and... Read More
Who says post mount lighting can’t be dramatic, artistic, and functional all in one? This row of soaring lights prove that even a simple rustic fixture combined with an avant-garde base can take post mount lighting to new heights! Located on the 760-acre campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, the state’s newest institution of higher education in Ft. Myers, these post mount lights complement the impressive entrance to the Lutgert School of Business. These lights are powered in part by the university’s 15-acre solar field featuring photovoltaic panels that tilt and rotate as they soak up that famous Florida sunshine throughout the day.
To get this look... Read More