Memorial Day is the “unofficial start of summer”, which means entertaining outside! Let your friends and family see how beautiful your backyard is this summer with outdoor lighting from Quoizel. Outdoor Lighting can be used to enhance your landscape, compliment your landscape lighting and accentuate and beautify the outside of your home. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Hanging. New for 2012, Carson’s large hanging lantern has a classic design with clear seeded glass that diffuses the light. A weathered bronze finish completes the look.
- Wall lantern. Quoizel’s Drew medium wall lantern has an iron age finish with a matte sheen. The streamlined, Zen-like look works well with modern or Asian-inspired interiors.
- Post lantern. The Chalmers large post lantern is from the Charleston Copper Lantern Collection and is inspired by antique gas lights which gives you the historic look of gas lighting. Charleston Copper Lanterns are all electric, solid copper and hand riveted giving your home the romantic reproduction style of antique gas lights still popular today on many of the charming homes in New Orleans and Charleston.
Outdoor lighting used to be strictly practical. There was a light outside in the front and backdoor and probably one at the garage door, and there was a small variety of lighting to choose from. Today, Quoizel has over a dozen different collections with many pieces to compliment each. When choosing your outdoor lights, consider that your lighting should be soft and subtle and the fixtures should blend with the landscape and not produce glare or harsh shadows. The light sources for outdoor illumination should not be too bright and yet bright enough to provide enough light for walkways and prevent trespassing.