When the St. Petersburg City Theatre announced in 2016 that it was in too much debt to continue running, an important piece of history was nearly lost forever. As the “oldest, continually operating community theatre” in Florida, the St. Petersburg City Theatre has touched the lives of countless residents since it first opened in the 1920s. From retired soap opera actresses to soldiers training during World War II, the stage of the St. Petersburg City Theatre has seen it all. Read More
Since it was founded as the Sunshine Players in 1925, the St. Petersburg City Theatre has contributed to the St. Petersburg community in many important ways. As the theatre’s mission states, “St. Petersburg City Theatre aims to enrich the individual lives and collective spirit of our diverse population through community produced productions and educational experiences.” However, after a rich history spanning nearly a century, the theater recently found itself in severe and unexpected debt. Read More
In world filled with unpredictable dangers, extra safety is always a positive investment. Every year, the National Safety Council emphasizes this point by raising safety awareness during National Safety Month. In addition to seeking to reduce the leading causes of injuries on the road and at work, NSC also aims to minimize the major causes of accidents around the home.
Safety at home isn’t just about the locks on your doors and the railings on your stairs. The exterior area of your home is also lurking with hidden dangerous, especially once the sun sets and it is more difficult to see your surroundings. This is exactly why professional outdoor lighting is such a worthwhile investment. Read More
Award Winning Design: Landscape Lighting
Our work was recently featured in Landscape and Irrigation Magazine by one of our trusted manufacturers, Brilliance LED. With the combination of our award winning designs and our high standards for landscape lighting products, it’s unlikely you’ll find anyone better in the St Petersburg, FL area. Here is a small piece of what was featured in the article:
This elegant Italian waterfront home on Brightwaters Blvd is nestled in the exclusive Snell Isle neighborhood of St Petersburg, Fla. With a lush, tropical landscape design embracing a grand entrance, the landscape lighting adds to the sophisticated aura. This home is a showpiece that represents the people that occupy it. Every feature space and architectural detail of the home itself is illuminated. Coppermoon brass bullet fixtures with Brilliance LED lamps highlight the home’s unique elements of architectural style. The tropical landscape features a variety of tall palms, all uplight, with path lights highlighting the beds and the paths. On the rear pool deck, up lighting was used on the large royal palms around the pool with the city just beyond the palms.
If you would like to read the article in its entirety, be sure to check us out in Landscape and Irrigation Magazine. For any and all Landscape Lighting needs in the Tampa area, be sure to call decorating elves!
Nick Shriver, the lead designer and founder of the full service outdoor lighting and landscape lighting service company Decorating Elves, knows all about the benefits of outdoor lighting. Thanks to Nick’s extensive experience with Architecture and Landscape Design, certification as a Low Voltage Lighting Technician, membership with the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, and state contractor licenses in Florida and Georgia, he is an outdoor lighting expert with a passion for creating beautiful lighting landscapes for others. Read More
Achieving the perfect outdoor lighting for your home requires a true blend of art and science. When lighting design is carefully paired with landscape design, something magical happens. As you work with a professional lighting company like Decorating Elves to paint your nighttime landscape with the beautiful accents of light, take these tips and ideas into consideration.
Using the Right Type of Spotlight Read More
It’s human nature to search for the best deal before making a purchase. When faced with the same product for $40 or $80, most people will select the $40 choice. However, the cheapest option is not always the best option, especially when it comes it home improvement investments. Your outdoor lighting system is no exception.
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There’s nothing like summertime weather to put you in the mood for relaxation and socialization. While there are plenty of exciting summer events to attend, like concerts and brewfests, you can also make the most of your own outdoor space. Whether you have a huge three acre backyard or a small deck or patio, you can still embrace strategic outdoor lighting techniques in order to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Read More
In addition to beautiful stone hardscapes and strategically placed landscaping, outdoor lighting is one of the most transformative additions to your outdoor space. Whether utilized in a business or residential application, outdoor lighting extends the usefulness of a space long after the sun sets, but its purposes don’t stop there. Outdoor lighting can also be used creatively to set a specific atmosphere and emphasize the best features of your outdoor area. Thanks to cutting edge technology, all of this can now be accomplished from the palm of your hand. Read More
Whether you have a sprawling few acre property or a small and intimate backyard, you can utilize outdoor lighting to transform your landscape and make your space infinitely more useful at night. Better yet, you can harness the considerable power of LED lighting to enjoy a host of perks like energy conservation, cost savings, longer life, better quality of light, and so much more.
How is LED Lighting Different Than Traditional? Read More