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EICHLERHOLIC SUGGESTS: Holiday decorations, obscure glass

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Joined: May 7 2003

HERE WE ARE again, in the holidays...

This time every year I like to suggest a uniquely Modernist approach to Holiday Lighting. If you have obscure glass on the front of your house, try putting your lights BEHIND the glass. Not only does this hide the wires, making the lights appear to float, but the glass produces a pretty astounding optical effect. Just look at these pics...
http://www.wallys.com/uploads/pleiades/
..this doesn't even begin to capture the effect when in motion, as when driving by the house at night.

You can play with the distance between the lights and the glass, to get different effects. Farther away, the auras are bigger and more dim, closer, they're brighter and smaller.

If you don't have obscure glass in the front but do have clerestories, try putting the lights inside under the clerestory, letting the light spill upward to the ceiling and out the glass.

If you like, post a reply, with pictures of your results!

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Joined: Apr 21 2006

We always put a white lighted Christmas tree in our entry court. Even though it's a realitivey small tree, you can see it all the way from the street, diffused thru the obscure glass...

--Robb

http://www.nashvillemodern.com
A little website I created to showcase my home and other MCMs in and around the Nashville TN area.

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Joined: May 7 2003

Very nice. And the lights match the paint job!
So cool to know of "Eichler like non Eichlers". Absorbing your Nashville Modern site as we speak. Thanks so much for the pics.

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