Landscape Lighting in Mercer Island

Mercer Island, WA

Did you know that Mercer Island is surrounded by more than 350 acres of beautiful forested parks and open space?

The Pacific Northwest ecosystem is held in high esteem as it plays an important role in improving quality of life and sustaining the environment. Invasive plants such as Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy pose a threat to the native plants of the region. Mercer Island works in tandem with professionals in the plant industry to ensure the longevity of the native greenery that is a hallmark of the island. Landscape lighting provides a non-intrusive way to highlight the wooded foliage — even in the dark.

Award-Winning Backyard Lighting in Mercer Island

This beautiful Mercer Island home sits on 1.5 acres — because the property was so large, the lighting needs were varied. For this project, we were asked to design lighting for a parking area, entrance area, sitting/patio area, play area and connecting lights. 

Most homes/properties we light up are not this large, but the lighting techniques remain the same. We design so you can enjoy your home from all angles while highlighting specific features or areas of interest.

Techniques Used

The driveway and kids play area needed to have lights to ensure the kids were seen at all times, but out of harms way from running them over or tripping on them.  Placing downlights in the trees created a “moon” effect so that light made the dark driveway navigable but not obnoxious with glaring flood lights. Since it rains so much in the PNW, the downlights chosen are made to repel water as it shines down. 

The large patio did not have many trees or structures to light up. By utilizing down lighting from the upper deck, we were able to highlight the nice planter garden and create a nicely lit walkway. The pony wall (low so you can enjoy the amazing view) was also uplit so that the edge of the patio could be defined. 

Uplighting trees, planters, walkways and structures throughout the property allow the homeowner to navigate around the house without stepping into any dark areas. Uplighting the orchard trees in the distance also created a sense of depth of the property.

Mercer Island Outdoor Lighting — Art & Pathway

Backyard fire lighting on patio in Mercer Island

For this beautiful Mercer Island yard, we were tasked with illuminating stone walls, art & water features, and trees surrounding a cozy gas fire pit.

  • The subtle white uplighting into the tree brightens the area and contrasts nicely with the fire’s natural warm light.
  • Moon lighting installed to the side of the artistic, rounded gate brightens the pathway without blinding those walking through in either direction.
  • Uplighting into the elegant pots and stone walls adds height to the pieces, as though they stand a little taller in the dark.
  • Several downlights in each pond give the water an intriguing glow. The addition of the shored Willowbrite highlights the various out-of-water features, including rock, wood, and hints of greenery.

“We — and our yard — are benefiting greatly from the care and creativity of the folks at Britescape. They seem to be daily increasing the loveliness outside our windows, including plants, paths, and pond. Their new “Willowbrites” add a festive touch to every evening and night time. We are delighted and grateful.”

— The Neffs, Mercer Island

About Britescape

Britescape has over 25 years of experience in outdoor lighting. Our designers will work with the best possible professional products to meet the client’s design, vision, safety considerations and budget. Our certified low voltage installers can tackle any problems and determine solutions to the most challenging of lighting installations. Garden lighting will breathe life into your property and give you years of enjoyment and cost savings. No project is too small or too large!

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