To day is one of these glorious days that makes you want to hold on to summer, clear light, slight breeze, sunny, the scents, the sounds of the cicadas, all are tribute to the "perfect day"
My week end morning ritual is to enjoy breakfast in the courtyard and walk in the garden to asses the day's tasks.
When we first move into out home, the courtyard was an asphalt driveway and parking. There were no gardens to frame the house. The house was in urgent dire need of restoration, but landscaping became my priority as it takes years for the landscape and garden to reach its full beauty.
I love the way the courtyard was transformed with the mix of white, ochre and grey tiny round pebbles and the lush plantings. But one thing has been bothering me for years...there is a dead outlet above the entry door and no fixture. It is one of these things that we kept on postponing. Our electrician left to move back to Poland, and i just did not have the time to look for someone else to bring electrical wiring and power to where used to be a carriage light a century ago.(as seen on the picture above)
This brings me to the subject of outdoor lighting. In my work as a designer, I have always been searching for outdoor lighting with character that would age beautifully. It was a constant disappointment until a few years ago,when I fell upon Tekna lighting at the Paris shows. It was love at first sight...loved their fixtures and the owners are absolutely wonderful. Tekna is our leader in lighting sales in my showroom Interieurs, we also represent the collection throughout the US.
I will share my favorites from the Nautic collection.
Indoor version as shown in my Showroom
Go to www.interieurs.com to view the entire Tekna collection