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Path lights, bold style. Sometimes subtlety is called for; take the light fixture that recedes modestly into the plantings in the previous photo. In this landscape, however, the visual weight of the light fixtures, standing proud along the walkway, plays beautifully with the surrounding architecture, adding to the overall composition while drawing visitors up the walk to the front door.
These step lights make the steps appear to float ... ahhhhh.
Low-angle uplighting grazes the wall, drawing attention to this home's siding material, projecting plant shadows and balancing the strong light emanating from the backlit frosted window glass on the left side of the photo.
Subtle pathlights add additional light exactly where needed for someone to safely negotiate the step up to the front entryway. The art in the entry is down- and uplit for drama, illuminating the object itself and projecting its shadow on the wall behind.
Note the line of light at the base of the foyer wall behind the art object. This striking strip lighting accentuates the strong geometry of the architecture beautifully.
Tip: Multiple sources of light create a balanced and cohesive composition.
Path lights, backlighting from within the house, uplights grazing the site wall and downlights in the eaves combine seamlessly to draw someone up the path and to the front door safely, eliminating any dark, creepy corners, adding drama and painting a balanced, cohesive and striking nightscape.
Light sources from both inside and outside the house combine to light this garden.
Low-voltage landscape lighting allows this Asian-inspired courtyard garden to be enjoyed night or day, from inside the house or within the garden walls.