Outdoor Lighting Perspectives presents Transformation Augusta #1

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives presents Transformation Augusta #1


I’m Jodie Wetherill, brand marketing
manager for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. At OLP, we’ve been helping
homeowners maximize and revitalize their outdoor spaces with premier outdoor
lighting for over 20 years. We have thousands of satisfied clients all
across America but for the next few days we want to show you a beautiful
transformation right here in Augusta, Georgia. You’ll see the whole process
from beginning to end, from the first introduction to the big reveal, it’s
going to be great. Plus who doesn’t love a good
transformation story? Pat Otis has been designing outdoor
lighting systems for elegant homes in Augusta and surrounding areas for over
14 years. He’s about to meet with Pam Dumar who reached out to us because she has a problem. She has a beautiful house but once the Sun goes down, the beauty
goes with it. Okay Pam, you have an amazing property, tell me about your
house, it must be at least 200 years old. It is, we’re the third family to live in
it and it was built in 1916 so it’s on the Historic Register and it’s an historic
summer bill. The property is vast, there’s different spaces everywhere, tell me
about those spaces. Okay, the property is a little over one acre and so what we’d
like to do is be able to highlight different facets of the property so that
you pick up that dimension, especially when you’re walking around or looking at
the property from the road. The gardens are old and historic and so we try to
continue to incorporate some of the history of the gardens that the two
prior owners were big gardeners are very well-known in Augusta for gardening so
we didn’t want to lose any of that but we also are more of a modern family and
we really live outside, so the lighting that I think Ray and I would would
appreciate and need the most would be the lighting that would allow us to
extend our time outside even when it’s dark so that the children can continue
to play, we can entertain after dark and I want it to be pretty but it also needs
to be very functional, so I imagine you spend time outside probably just some
friends over or cooking out and all that? We do, we entertain large I think for
charity and civically but our preference is just for family and friends and we
did recently build an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace, and in that area rather
than maybe tipping our hat to the history of the house, I would like to see
something that’s more frivolous and festive. The garden is built to draw
people into it and it’s built in sort of a circular pattern so people, when they
come to the yard, love to take that circle walk but it’s dark back there. So
I want to make sure that we have lighting that
highlights maybe some of the beautiful brick features that are very old and you
know original to the property but we also want to make sure that we softly
and suddenly are able to light the pathway so that if you are, if it’s dark
and you are taking that walk and strolling through the yard, it’s safe and
you can see everything that we would want you to see while you’re walking. We
have a swimming pool, a very old swimming pool that needs some work but is still
lovely you know in a historic way and we’d like to do some lighting over there and
it has a very big beautiful brick wall in the back with some old statues and
we’d like to sort of highlight that area We recently built a tree house, and it’s
really a tree platform and it’s about 18 feet in the air and the children love it
and they do their homework and they’re playing and their friends are up there a lot
but my friends and our friends who come to parties like it even better. We need
some really good lighting so that it’s easy to get up and if you have a glass
of wine it’s easy to get back down. Okay here’s the challenge;
beautiful property, beautiful home gardens, even spaces they’ve just
completed they want to use every day but they can’t do that because of
ineffective, insufficient lighting. That’s where we come in. That’s all that we do
and we’re the best at it. In a property like this, well we love that kind of
challenge. Next on transformation Augusta, Pam gets a sneak peek of what her
backyard could look like with a custom, on-site demonstration. Oh my gosh it’s
beautiful.


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