When SL Style Director Heather Chadduck lost a 100-year-old hickory tree in her backyard, she knew it was time for a makeover. A vine-covered pergola and cozy outdoor fireplace transformed her Birmingham backyard into a chic outdoor retreat.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn
Exterior lights do more than set the mood. Incorporating a mix of overhead, side, and up lighting allows you to vary the atmosphere, as well as highlight your table setting, architectural features, or a lush canopy of leaves and branches. For even more ambience, light a fire, top tables with candles, and scatter lanterns throughout.