outdoor lighting decor

Outdoor lighting turns dull patios into warm, welcoming spaces. This section tracks the latest trends in outdoor lighting decor and looks ahead to what's new and exciting.

The Bysted Garden Light from Louis Poulsen

The Bysted Garden light, designed by Peter Bysted for outdoor use, has a round symmetrical design with four rings reflecting the light in a soft downward direction. www.louispoulsen.com/en-us  
These outdoor sconces from Hammerton Studio feature a classic geometric design that mirrors the home’s architecture.
These outdoor sconces from Hammerton Studio feature a classic geometric design that mirrors the home’s architecture.

Styling Light Outside the Home

Outdoor lighting is a lucrative category for lighting suppliers, and in turn, lighting retailers and designers. Having the ability to “light the night” is appealing for aesthetics as well as for…

Ceramic Lantern from Flora Bunda

Brighten up your home, and your mood, with this ceramic lantern. Handmade by artisans, the decorative cutouts allow the warm glow of the flameless candle tucked inside to subtly shine. Made of…
Hammerton sconce.
Hammerton’s Maison sconce is dark-sky approved, juxtaposing contemporary lines with the rugged look of hand-hewn stone in a blown glass lens.

When Brighter Isn’t Better

Dark-sky compliant lighting has gained vast traction within the last decade. As people experience the health, safety and efficiency implications of light pollution, conservation programs are…
The Lighting Doctor, Landscape Lighting
Randall Whitehead discusses how exterior lighting can elevate a space.

Lighting Up a Garden of Earthly Delights

I think that with all of this sheltering-in-place is making us re-access our outdoor spaces, at least those of us have a little patch of green. Consider adding some exterior lighting, it has a lot of…
outdoor lighting
Photo: Randall Whitehead

Using Outdoor Lighting to Enhance Garden Designs

As we continue to sit stewing in our homes for the safety of ourselves and others, we look for activities that will give some meaning to this very strange time. I’ve divided people into groups. There…
Laurence Carr Summer Outdoor Style
Laurence Carr shares her tips for spectacular summer outdoor style.

Styling Outdoor Spaces for Summer

Summertime is best spent outdoors, drinking in fresh air, soaking up vitamin D through the sun’s nourishing rays, dining al fresco, and… well, I would say socializing, but this summer it’s better to…
Outdoor kitchen and dining space with fireplace designed by Tres Jolie Maison
Designers Sue-Jolie Rioux and Timothy Boylan of Tres Jolie Maison design outdoor living spaces like this Florida outdoor kitchen to be an extension of in the indoors.

In the Outdoor Kitchen with Tres Jolie Maison

Part of the outdoor living trend, al fresco kitchens are having their moment in the sun — or shade as the case may be. As more consumers choose to stay home and entertain rather than go out on the…
Henck Design
Henck Design's outdoor space on Ave of the Arts in Philadlphia.

How Interior Designers Can Put Their Talents to Use Outdoors

Are you connecting your design clients with the top quality in outdoor living?      It’s easy to focus inside of our client’s homes, and it’s relatively frequent that designers forget to upsell…

Throw Open the Doors

As outdoor living continues to enjoy wild popularity among homeowners — from lush container gardens on a loft patio to expansive decks with vistas across swimming pools to outdoor kitchens for…
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