Lifescape is proud to announce that our very own LeAnn Ostheimer was named one of the Five Under 40 Design Stars for the Class of 2017 by Colorado Homes and Lifestyle Magazine.
LeAnn serves as Director of Design and Marketing at Lifescape and has been a valuable member of our team since 2006. The Colorado native studied landscape horticulture and design at Colorado State University and has had a passion for landscape architecture since she was a young girl growing up on a dairy and crop farm east of Fort Collins.
If you look at her portfolio, you’ll see that LeAnn has completed a diverse range of residential projects, from modern gardens to a miniature replica of the Gardens of Versailles. What she enjoys most about her job is that no two clients want the same thing, and each project that she takes on is an opportunity to prove to herself that she can achieve her client’s vision.
Please join us in congratulating LeAnn for this outstanding recognition, and contact us at Lifescape to learn more about our team of experienced professionals.
Outdoor entertaining in Colorado means social gatherings on the patio that linger well after the sun goes down. Considering the beautiful weather that comes our way this time of year, now is the perfect opportunity to re-visit your outdoor entertaining spaces and ensure that they’re up to par.
Plants, furniture, colors, and textures may be some of the most obvious design aspects that you’ll take note of when assessing your outdoor entertaining space. However, another important design element to consider is landscape lighting. A well-lit landscape will enhance the home’s curb appeal and allow for enjoyable outdoor entertaining here in Denver all evening long.
Here are several reasons why landscape lighting helps to create an ambiance that compliments evening outdoor entertaining:
1. Adding lighting extends the use of the outdoor entertaining space into the evening, which increases the function of the space and makes it more enjoyable. Not only does lighting contribute to the ambiance of the space, but it also provides safety for guests.
2. With so many LED fixture options to choose from, homeowners can find a style that best suits their tastes. LED fixtures offer up to a 15-year bulb life and use low wattage, which means less maintenance and more energy savings.
3. The possibilities of lighting pathways are endless, from adding up lights for trees to using under cap lights to highlight vertical surfaces. Use lighting to create focal points throughout the landscape or accent the architecture of the home.
4. New transformer technology allows homeowners to tie landscape lighting into their home automation system and zone their lights. Examples of zones include designated welcome, entertainment, and safety areas. Using a transformer and a fixture with programmable color technology will enhance the ambiance during the holidays.
Are you ready to spruce up your summer outdoor entertaining with landscape lighting? Contact our experts at Lifescape today. We can help you achieve a landscape lighting scheme that best accomplishes your goals and creates a welcoming environment for your guests to enjoy.
We are happy to announce that Lifescape and 5280 magazine teamed up to host a Lunch and Learn here at our Lifescape office. 5280 Home Editor-At-Large Cheryl Meyers moderated a panel featuring 6 PR experts who answered questions ranging from why PR is important to best practices when pitching media.
It was our pleasure to be able to get professionals in the design industry together and learn about something that can help our businesses grow. Thank you to all who were in attendance.
We are happy to announce that we are up for the National Association of Landscaping Professionals People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Water Feature on Houzz! We won a grand award last year for this project, so let’s do it again this year!
Please go and vote for Lifescape’s water feature! You can vote at the following link: