The Woodlands, Texas
When the owners of a 14,000-square-foot Mediterranean style home, located in The Woodlands, Texas wanted to upgrade their lighting to better showcase the unique property and provide a more safe and secure property, they reached out to Light it Right Architectural and Landscape Lighting as the lighting design consultant for the project who in turn brought in Smelek Design, Golf Course and Landscape Architects.
According to Smelek, the goal of the courtyard was to create a space that would better fit the architecture - something that was a little more geometric in shape. The homeowners acquired a decorative fountain from Morocco and they wanted to incorporate it into the plan.
The landscape architect and the lighting designer, Brandon Kuehler, met with the clients to review the lighting design of the courtyard before installation. "The fixture selection took a few hours. This was to make sure we had all of the correct lenses and wattages, so, it was balanced, and we didn't have any glare. The main goal was to accent the new water feature and make it a focal point. It was also important for our clients that the statues were accented by the front door," Kuehler commented. The up lights around the courtyard were part of phase one but additional lights were added on the backside of some columns, since the clients would be spending more time in the space.
The project was done in two phases. The first was completed in 2014. The second, which included lighting design and redesign of the courtyard, was completed in the spring of 2018. Most of the project's lighting fixtures were provided by Auroralight, including underwater lighting for the decorative fountain.
Temperature and Lighting Selection
As seen in LASN magazine, April 2020.