As new green materials are introduced into the market place it is important to learn how best to utilize them. We have been using the Trex product line since it was first introduced and understand the relative merits of it’s use here in The Sea Ranch and Gualala area. Given that homes in this area have a variety of different exterior finishes it is important to be able to blend stained natural materials with the new materials. In this project, the siding of the home was stained grey and we chose a Trex product that matched well in color and texture. Note too the subdued deck lighting on the stairs. Our objective was to provide safety without intruding on the brilliance of the night sky.