Designer: Michael Deo
158 Clover Hill Road
Millington, NJ 07946
Garden 4 - Illuminated Courtyard... a dramatic entrance
Michael Deo is the president and founder of NatureScape Lighting and an award winning lighting designer. Since he is also formally trained in landscape design, his lighting projects reflect a deep knowledge of horticulture. He is keenly aware of how plants change not only with the seasons but over time and how each will react to light. His signature style is evident anywhere there is texture - beautiful millwork, exfoliating bark, the transparent leaves of a Japanese maple. NatureScape Lighting transforms beautiful landscapes into exquisite works of art. The company's sole focus is to help people extend the enjoyment of their gardens after daylight hours through the use of cutting edge green technologies. An active member of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, he currently serves as President of the board where he is actively involved in the planning of the Annual Conference and educational content. Mike is also a member of the Designer's Lighting Forum of NY and the International Dark Sky Association. Michael teaches lighting design at Rutgers Home Gardener's school and appears as a guest lecturer in residential garden design classes at both Rutgers and the County College of Morris. He has also been a contributing writer for Gardener News and was featured twice on News 12 NJ's Backyard Gardener. A perennial supporter of the WAMMC, this is the seventh consecutive Mansion in May that the NatureScape Lighting team has illuminated. Mike and his bride of 28 years, Lisa, have two junior lighting designers, Alexa and Michael, who often accompany Dad on after-dark critiques. They live in the green foothills of north-central New Jersey where they all preach the gospel of good lighting.