Commercial Outdoor Lighting Solutions

One of the most popular items this time of year is lighting - lanterns, landscape lighting and so on. Many locations outside your business or home could use some good lighting for safety and enjoyment.

Illuminated Pergola Beams

If you have a pergola or outdoor space like a pavilion or covered patio you would probably like to use it more often past August. These spaces are perfect candidates for new or additional lighting. You can choose to install recessed lighting when you are constructing the structure or add a few mounted lanterns after the fact - either way you are extending the life of your outdoor spaces. This is especially important for bars and restaurants that have outdoor seating and don't want valuable seating space to go to waste once the sun sets before 7. 

Landscape Lighting

If you want to add some substantial lighting to the exterior of your home LED landscape lighting is your best bet. This lighting dramatically transforms your home and yard after dark with energy efficient fixtures. This kind of all-over lighting is also great for home safety deterring burglars and making it easier for guests to see ground level hazards on their way to the door. if you own a business this kind of lighting is essential to keep your exterior noticeable to passersby even after you have closed for the evening. 

Lantern and Post Lighting

A truly functional and versatile way to add some light to your home is with a classic lantern. Whether mounted to your home or on a decorative post lanterns are an efficient, stylish and timeless lighting solution. Light up your front walkway with a classic post-mounted lantern and bring the light to the doorway with a complementing side-mounted lantern beside the front door. The options and uses are pretty endless. side from the classic entry uses lanterns can provide light pretty much anywhere you want them to. Many customers choose to add lanterns to fence posts to illuminate walk and driveway gates and signs as well as to draw attention to beautiful container gardens or structures like arbors and pergolas. Classic or contemporary in a variety of finishes it's impossible not to find the perfect lantern for your home or business.



Small Touches: Mailboxes & Mail Posts

Small additions to your home or yard can make a huge impact in how you see your space. One of the best little changes you can make is adding a quality mailbox and mail post. A sturdy and classically designed post will be seen by everyone including you every time you check your mail. So why not enjoy that 60 seconds everyday? Mailboxes and posts also make the perfect gift because it's essentially one-size suits all and it's something that every homeowner needs. The only thing you need to know is the recipients style and home number if you want to add some additional lettering.

The Liberty Mail Post

The most popular of our mail posts is the Liberty Post. The post is crafted in low-maintenance natural wood and wood alternative material AZEK and can withstand any kind of inclement weather. The Liberty Mail Post is beautiful in simplicity and compliments a number of different exterior styles. You can also choose from white, cream, and verde green finishes to better suit your individual style.

Premium Aluminum Mailbox

What would go better with your new Liberty Mail Post than a brand new Aluminum Mailbox? Our Premium Aluminum Mailbox is just one of the mailbox varieties we offer but one of the most popular. The aluminum and stainless steel mailbox comes in black, burgundy, desert sand, green, navy blue and white. No matter what color you choose your mailbox will be handcrafted with strength and durability for years to come.



Gifting 2018: Door Knockers

Give the gift of a great first impression! This holiday give your friends and family a gift they, and their guests, will see every single day - a custom Walpole doorknocker! Walpole doorknockers are beautifully crafted and one of a kind, taking the shape of classic elements like sailboats, pinecones, and seashells. A doorknocker is the perfect gift - it will add class and style to your friend's or family's home without having to know their size or favorite color! From scallops to sailboats to pine cones to the ubiquitous pineapple, Walpole's doorknockers make a handsome and welcoming adornment. Our doorknockers are sand cast in solid yellow or red brass and lacquered for tarnish resistance. Mounting hardware is supplied for use on wood, metal, or fiberglass composite doors. Here are a few of our classic door knockers.

  • Deep Sea Scallop Door Knocker: These hand cast doorknockers are sand cast in solid yellow or red brass and lacquered for tarnish resistance. Mounting hardware is supplied for use on wood, metal or fiberglass composite doors. Yellow Brass 6 3/4" dia.
  • Nantucket Basket Door Knocker: Bring a bit of picturesque Nantucket to your front door with this finely crafted doorknocker. Made of brass this unique piece will add a lovely touch to your home's exterior decor.
  • Pinecone Door Knocker: The pinecone is one of nature's best decorations, adorning the trees and grass with their unique shape and beauty. Bring that natural beauty to your front door! Made of brass the Walpole pinecone doorknocker looks like the real thing, coated in a beautiful brass finish!
  • Pineapple Door Knocker: Sand cast in solid yellow or red brass and lacquered for tarnish resistance, this charming piece would look perfect on your front door, for all to see and use!



4 Ways To Decorate With Pumpkins

It's finally fall! Everyone's favorite season is in full swing and we are celebrating by adding some fall touches to our homes and yards. Looking to make a few fall touches to the exterior of your home using fall's favorite vegetable? We have so many ideas for you!

Metallic Pumpkins

If you want to utilize pumpkins in your fall decor there are ways to do so creatively without cutting anything. A great way to add a little individuality is to create metallic pumpkins! This is easy to do yourself so you will have a custom look that will enhance your home. You can use spray paint to turn orange pumpkins into gold, silver, bronze or rose gold. A metallic pumpkin is a chic touch to any home.

Pumpkin Planters

You have those planters so why not create something interesting? Instead of planting fill your planters and pots with small pumpkins and gourds in a variety of colors and place them at your front entry. This is super simple and can look very chic with rustic planters. This plays up the harvest aspect of fall! 

Monochromatic Pumpkins

If you love using pumpkins but also love to color coordinate you will do great with a monochromatic look for your front entry. The key to creating a stylish and simple arrangement is to rigidly stick to a defined color palette. A popular one is all white pumpkins, mums and light touches like corn husks and grasses. You can also opt for decor in natural colors like orange, brown, green and yellow or try your hand at a more unusual color like purple! 

Printed Pumpkins

If you are looking for a challenge then you should try decorating with printed pumpkins! Achieving this look is all about creativity and preparation. You can use paint with stencils, free-hand, or even use tape or outer malleable materials to drape over the pumpkin. Be sure to select something that compliments your skill level and have patience. Some fun looks can be plaid, houndstooth, polka dots, herringbone, paisley and more!



Autumn Lantern Post Decor

An important part of your homes' autumn exterior is a lantern post. As the days grow shorter it is more and more important that your entryways are well lit for safety and security. A lantern post with lantern is one of the best ways to achieve this whether you are on a budget or not. While a lantern post is beautiful on its own it is also a great opportunity to add a little extra seasonal decor to the outside of your home. We have a few ideas for ways you can use this space and structure to celebrate the season...

Simple Corn Stalks

A lantern post is the perfect place to utilize corn stalks in your decorating. These look great gathered around the post and tied together with wire or a festive ribbon. This is a look that is easy and cost effective. You can add other natural fall elements to the post like berries, flowers or corn to enhance the harvest look.

Strands Of Leaves

Another way to add a boost to your fall decor is to add some leaves to your lantern post. For this you will want to use fake leaves since real ones will disintegrate and fly away in inclement weather. You can find strands of autumn leaves at your local craft store in the wreath making section. If you cannot find a strand you can make your own with wire and fake leaves. Simply wrap them around the post in your desired density and secure.

Bows and Wreaths

If you want to do something quick and simple to add a fall touch you can place an autumn wreath or a festive bow to your lantern post. A wreath looks best secured near the center or towards the top of the post and a bow looks great just under the lantern itself. Just make sure that you secure either piece well otherwise you may be chasing it down the street with the wind.



Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting

There's no better time to give your outdoor lighting an upgrade. As the days grow shorter the need for a little light in the driveway, walkway or at the front entry is no longer just a style choice but a practical one as well.

A lantern and post is an investment that will not only provide you with much needed light in areas of high foot traffic but one that will also boost your homes' curb appeal. A great lantern and post will last you years and years and give you great opportunities as far as seasonal decorating and landscaping are concerned.

A wreath at Christmas or a bed of flowers in the springtime - Can you picture it? One of the most popular and versatile lantern posts is the Hammond Lantern Post. This beautifully crafted post features four recessed panels and a decorative cap, all crafted in low maintenance AZEK, an advanced wood alternative material. The Hammond Lantern Post can withstand even the coldest winter weather and requires little to no maintenance - no peeling and no rotting.

You can also add your own touches to your Hammond Lantern Post with size options as well as your choice of Sherwin Williams vinyl safe paint if the standard white doesn't suit your outdoor aesthetic. Additionally you can add a mounted bracket that can hold a hanging hand-crafted sign of your choice. Each post compliments any one of the dozens of lantern styles we offer online or at our retail locations. A popular style (and the one featured in both of the above images) is the Beacon Lantern. This is a traditional lantern with single bulb and hurricane glass enclosed by four panels of glass and a beautiful brass finish. This classic lantern look also comes in a side-mount version for lighting up your front entry.

Whether your style is more traditional or contemporary we are happy to help you find the perfect lantern and post combination for your home.



Enhance Your Entryway With An Arbor

Outdoor structures are an easy way to enhance the natural beauty of your home or garden, enhance your landscaping and create an inviting atmosphere. A structure also serves as a visual focal point that can really add a boost to your home's curb appeal and be the basis for an area of visual interest you can build upon. Though all structures accomplish this none do so quite as easily as a classic arbor. Arbors can be used along with fencing and gates, hedges and perimeter landscaping, footpaths, or just by itself to establish an entryway to a garden area. The structures are versatile and have a simple elegance. Choose a graceful arch top or a flat pergola top with or without lattice panels. One of the best things about an arbor is it's simplicity. Here are a few standard arbor designs that can fit into virtually any outdoor area...

Plantation Arbor

With its handsome good looks, the Plantation Arbor is always an inviting attraction, no matter where it is located in the garden. It measures 6-feet wide with 4-inch square vinyl posts and three sturdy carrying beams. The horizontal/vertical lattice side panels are 6-feet high with 2-inch openings. Sold with our comfortable 4-foot Hyannis porch swing which is crafted from low maintenance recycled material. This wide arbor looks great with a swing or just to frame a larger entryway. Utilize the lattice panels and pergola style top to grow vertically!

Standard Spindle Top Arbor

If your vision for an arbor includes a graceful arch the Standard Spindle Top Arbor is your best bet. This arbor is the classic look that many homeowners envision for their homes. The arched top is flanked by two lattice side panels that compliment any style fencing and can be used as an anchor to climbing plants of any variety. This design looks great with a fence and gate but can also be a great addition to a stone or gravel footpath to create a little bit of whimsy. Crafted in AZEK cellular PVC with 4-inch square posts with 3 1/2 inch square arch. 5-foot high horizontal/vertical lattice side panels with 38-inch depth.

Standard Garden Arbor

Walpole arbors make a grand entrance no matter the architecture of your home or where you choose to locate them. Our standard 6-foot wide Garden Arbor has 4-inch square posts, and a 4-inch square decorative carrying beam. The impressive pergola-style top is complemented by horizontal/vertical lattice side panels. The Garden arbor is handcrafted in low maintenance AZEK cellular PVC. This advanced vinyl has the weight and look of natural wood, yet it won't rot, warp, or crack, and will hold its pristine looks for years with little-to-no effort required. While we offer a wide selection of standard arbors, we will work with your ideas to create the perfect customized structure to meet your location, taste, and needs. Our arbors are factory pre-painted so there no mess during installation.



Summer Living Outdoors

Getting the most out of your summer means getting out of the house as much as possible. What better way to spend time outdoors than in your own yard or patio. The key to spending time outside is to create a space that is comfortable and versatile for the entire season. To do this you need a few core pieces of furniture to invest in and then build your space around them. What you need all depends on what kind of space you are looking to build.

Simple Seating Area

If you don't have a lot of space or don't need a big setup a few great chairs will do the trick and get you outdoors. Some of our favorites include the timeless Adirondack style chairs. These chairs are stylish and oh so sturdy, made in quality cedar and painted or stained in a variety of great colors. You can go for something bright like red, yellow, green, orange or blue or stick with the classic white or stained cedar look. If you want to add a little something extra you can up the comfort with the Seaside Adirondack Footrest or add some convenience with the handy Harbor View Adirondack End Table. Each of these accessories can make your simple chair setup extra luxurious. 

A True Dining Setup

If you have the space and entertain a lot (or just have a big family) you might want to create a larger space for eating and relaxing that can include everyone at the same time. The first piece you need is a good table and the Wainscott Square Table is perfect for dinner for four table. Next add some complimentary chairs like the Chelsea Armchair to finish off the space. 

Plush and Lush

If you are looking for something a little more comfy cozy take a peak at our Nantucket and Sag Harbor collections. Each collection features finely crafted furniture with plush cushions ideal for sinking into. These collections can create spaces that feel extra luxurious and look especially amazing under one of our amazing pergolas (if you don't have one of those already we can help you create something great).



Lattice Panels For The Home

Adding some charm and interest to your home or garden doesn't have too be difficult or even too expensive. You can go big or small with something geometric or with romantic curves. Custom lattice panels come in all shapes and sizes and fit into almost any home or garden setup. If you can dream it we can do it!

Small Attached Pieces

Small lattice panels are a great way to add a little interest to a bare wall attached to the exterior of a home, garden enclosure, shed or garage. You can go with something simple and rectangular like the Standard Decorative Lattice Panel or something more custom that is built to match your exact spec. Each piece can be made to order in any size that you need to complete your project and each AZEK lattice panel is finished in white but can be painted any Sherwin Williams vinyl safe color to best suit your needs.

Large Free-Standing Pieces

A little creativity goes a long way. We've helped customers bring their unique visions to life by crafting the intricate large-scale free-standing lattice structures in their imaginations. Each structure serves a unique purpose whether it be a visual statement, fence or a privacy screen. Lattice panels provide an almost limitless number of opportunities to be creative in a specific area of the garden - with spectacular results.

Historical Replication Lattice

Preserving the look and feel of a historical location is important when renovating. Walpole has worked with numerous clients to craft lattice panels that maintain the historical appearance of old, treasured buildings. In 2013 a New York City customer sought Walpole's help in replicating an historical lattice motif for their rooftop garden at a location originally built by Fred F. French in the 1920s. This distinctive lattice was handcrafted in cellular PVC, so the apartment owners will have little maintenance concerns for years as they enjoy the great looks of this classic presentation high above the bustling metropolis.



Commercial Lattice Uses

When designing an outdoor area or building facade for a client or a project a lot of thought goes into the functionality of each structure. Will it last? Is it strong? While keeping that in mind think more about the details of the project - Is this striking? Will this create a positive association in people's memories? A great way to accomplish both is by utilizing lattice panels as both decorative and functional structures.

Privacy Screening

Custom lattice has a unique way of creating a more private space while also not making a space feel suffocating. Clients have used lattice panel fencing, custom large-scale lattice pieces and even lattice fence toppers to create breathable areas of privacy. Rooftop gardens, pool areas, storage enclosures and courtyards have all been improved with beautiful and low-maintenance AZEK lattice panels and fencing. Large scale projects are also a great way to introduce some natural elements into the design of a building or outdoor area. Just coax some ivy or another climbing plant and any outdoor area is bright to life. 

Areas of Visual Interest

Creating a beautiful lasting memory is the goal of any designer or developer. A classic way to do this with an outdoor space is to utilize standard or decorative lattice panels. Panels can be custom made in any size and can be attached to bare walls or freestanding. Lattice panels provide an almost limitless number of opportunities to be creative in a specific area of the garden - with spectacular results. The custom Lattice Arch shown here was handcrafted for a function facility and serves as an appropriately charming backdrop for treasured photographs. 

Enhancing Architecture

While beautiful in a garden, lattice panels don't always have to be where the nature is. Adding symmetrical panels to either side of an entryway is a great way to create some visual interest at the first point a visitor is in contact with your space. Made with long lasting, maintenance-free AZEK wood alternative, Walpole lattices are fully customizable to truly fit the aesthetic of your building.