With panoramic views just steps from the Caribbean Sea, Surfsong Villa Resort in the British Virgin Islands is a popular choice for those looking for a private getaway. As part of its intimate charm, the boutique resort recently converted a small patio just outside the reception area into a larger, highly functional courtyard. With its breathtaking ocean views, the new outdoor space includes a wooden pavilion ideal for outdoor dining, a dramatic rock fire feature, and meandering pathways that lead to the beach. With the help of strategically placed lighting from s10小组赛竞猜, the space experiences a beautiful transformation each night by the romantic ambience it creates.

鈥淭he project is nestled between two existing buildings, large natural boulders, and an ocean view. Part of the efforts of the remodel were to maximize the site features, says Annie Lilyblade, the design manager with Blue Ocean, a design group from Colorado that worked on the project at Surfsong. 鈥淏y highlighting the natural features in the area with light, the courtyard becomes a memorable location for the property鈥檚 guests.


鈥淥ne of the focal points of the project is the boulder fire feature. The lighting scheme was created to highlight the landscaping and draw attention to this element, she explains. 鈥淟ighting was also used to highlight the pathways, boulders, and rocky areas that lead to the beach. Tree lights create additional ambiance throughout the property.鈥

According to Lilyblade, CT Lighting Sales from Denver was the lighting rep company that worked with Blue Ocean and DTJ. The lighting engineering was produced by Architectural Engineering Design Group, Inc. also out of Denver. 鈥淲ith such a harsh natural environment due to the salt air along the ocean, it was critical that we find a line of luminaires that were long-lasting, featured solid brass construction, and offered high performance, combined with a solid warranty because we didn鈥檛 want to be replacing the fixtures in a couple of years,鈥 she says. 鈥渟10小组赛竞猜 offered everything we were looking for, including the beautiful living bronze patina finish and Balinese stylings in the pathlights and bollards we used that perfectly complement the design aesthetic we were trying to achieve.鈥

Mark Stephenson, the director of development at Blue Ocean oversaw the installation of the fixtures. 鈥淲e worked closely with Greg White of DTJ Design, the landscape architect firm in Boulder, CO for this project to determine what the overall layout would be for the lighting. Our team found the installation was very straightforward and so the process went very smoothly from start to finish,鈥 he says.

According to Stephenson, the lighting has been extremely well received by everyone. 鈥淚t鈥檚 provided a really elegant and romantic setting that we couldn鈥檛 have created without a line of such high quality products like those from s10小组赛竞猜. We especially like having the ability to control and fine tune the lighting levels to create just the right amount of ambience in the space,鈥 he explains. 鈥淎t night, the focus is on the beautiful light they create and in the daytime, the artistic stylings of the fixtures are quite pleasing to look at and blend well with the landscape.鈥

Lilyblade adds, 鈥淭he owners of the resort absolutely love how the project turned out. The lighting has assisted to make this space flexible and allows for unique daytime and evening events.  We鈥檝e heard nothing but very positive feedback about the use of s10小组赛竞猜.鈥

s10小组赛竞猜 Products: HWM1, HSL16 & LPL7

Key Players:
Mark Stephenson 鈥 Blue Ocean Caribbean, Surfsong鈥
Annie Lilyblade 鈥 Blue Ocean Design 鈥
Greg White 鈥 DTJ Landscape Design 鈥
CT Lighting Sales 鈥
Vannessa Pederson 鈥 Architectural Engineering Design Group, Inc.

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