Used above the headboard, a simple branch wall decal adds a whimsical touch to this serene bedroom. The clean lines of the platform bed are complemented by the floating wooden shelves that double as nightstands. Matching bedside lamps and white bed linens keep the design light and fresh.
A unique chandelier steals the show in this transitional dining room, evoking thoughts of a tree with its many branches. Naturally, the designers complemented the earthy look with vases full of flowers, a wood dining table and a mural of a cherry tree in bloom.
Rich browns and lively greens create a nature-inspired color palette to match the nature-inspired decor that fills this trendy restaurant. Nested light fixtures with tree branch canopies provide striking interest overhead.
A gold tree branch pattern wallpaper gives a beautiful and dainty decorative look to this bathroom. A triple frame around the mirror adds dimension and texture to the room. Three lights fixed to the sconce shine onto the white pedestal sink and stainless steel faucet.
Inspired by the beautiful trees on the property, the designers dubbed this home, "The Treehouse" and used the tree-theme throughout the house. This particular tree was extra-special as its shape makes it ideal for sitting (one branch in particular is at perfect sitting-height) and its size provides tons of shade for the outdoor living area.
The minimalist modern design of this bedside features an industrial style chord light hanging over a small floating nightstand shelf. The wood shelf and vase-held branches add a touch of color to the crisp white room and bed linens.
Large windows wrap around this modern dining room allowing light to flood the space. A contemporary table is surrounded by mismatched dining chairs for a fun, casual look. The centerpiece of fresh tree boughs invites the outdoors in while adding height to the table setting.
A well-lit landscape should have both functional and decorative light fixtures. In this outdoor space, wall sconces on the house provide adequate illumination for entertaining, while the garden fixtures and the lights strung through the trees bring a whimsical feel to the patio at night.
As far as master bedrooms go, this one is a serious stunner. Vaulted ceilings and sleek glass windows open the space up, while an upholstered platform bed becomes the perfect spot to relax. Notice, too, how the tree branch-inspired light fixture and reclaimed wood accent wall bring the outdoors inside.
A cedar tree is the focal point of this kitchen, with lighting fixtures hanging between the upper branches near the ceiling. But even more impressive are the things you don't see. Electrical outlets and an exhaust panel are hidden within the granite and pop up at the push of a button. A built-in cutting board, wine storage area, Wolf double-stacked convection ovens and an incredible lake view add to the state-of-the-art kitchen.
Sparkle is a holiday essential, according to Cathy Barnhardt, Floral Displays Manager of Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. "At Biltmore and on my own tree, we use many inexpensive 'shiny brites' as the base of the color scheme, tucked into the tree to give depth, add color and reflect the lights. The more decorative ornaments are hung closer to the tips of the branches where they can be seen and appreciated more easily," she says. Photo courtesy of Sarah's Holiday Party
Tree branches hang from above in the main dining space, forcing the eye up to the massive nested light structures. The glowing tree canopies provide warm lighting that gives the restaurant a calm, tranquil feel.
HGTV's special Celebrity Holiday Homes gives Dee Snider, the lead singer of the popular heavy metal band Twisted Sister as well as radio personality and actor, a dose of holiday cheer by decorating his home for the holidays. This is a detail picture of the Christmas and Holiday decorations, decorative balls, lights, decorative branch, flowers and diy spray painting detail on the Christmas tree in the living room during HGTV's special Celebrity Holiday Homes with Dee Snider.
All flowers provided by Tower Flowers/Delaware Valley Flowers
"Light the tree from the top down working in sections rather than round and round the tree," says Barnhardt. "Work the lights in toward the trunk of the tree, and then back out to the tip of the next branch, securing it by slipping the tip between the two wires of your strand of lights. When it's time to take the lights away, just pull gently on the cord for each section. To get the lighting evenly placed on your tree, step back, squint your eyes to make things blurry and look for dark spots. Rearrange or add lights as needed. These techniques work well on our towering trees at Biltmore and on my little seven-foot fresh tree at home." Photo courtesy of Biltmore Estates.
String up lights and lanterns around your outdoor space to give an enchanting twinkle to any garden party. The soft glow will invite everyone to linger outside in the nighttime summer air. Line lanterns and smaller string lights around your seating area, and hang a few off tree branches for a touch of ambiance.
How does the space look when it’s dark outside? Brad Groff of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania’s River Valley Landscapes says to include just enough light to safely get from point A to point B, then highlight certain features — such as small trees — with vertical lighting. Fixtures that conceal the bulb are best.
Layers of light are as important to designing a welcoming outdoor living area as they are to indoor spaces. So, just as you might include recessed overhead lights, lamps and wall sconces in your living room, outdoors you can plan to brighten walls, landscaping elements and even overhead. In this project, landscape architect June Scott installed small directional lights in a large tree to create what she calls a “moonlight” effect. Additional fixtures graze the walls, “creating shimmering patterns.” She supplemented with candle lanterns around the perimeter — an easy and affordable option that works in any space, no wiring required.