Style Illuminated

Interior design tips and lighting ideas for today's home! Providing professional interior design advice, home decor ideas and inspiration.

  • Candice Olson: Divine Design

    Candice Olson Photo

    We blogged about the debut of our new line of Candice Olson lighting last week. Candice is a fixture on HGTV with her show Divine Design, and we found these videos from her show online at the HGTV website. You can see the way she uses lighting in her rooms and check out her unique sense of style.

    POST UPDATE: We've got a lot more about Candice Olson and Divine Design. If you liked this, you might enjoy some of our more recent posts. You can find them here: 

    Happy reading!


  • Do-It-Yourself Kathy Ireland Lamp Shades

    Kathy Ireland Lamp Shades PictureUnleash your creative side on these craft lamp shades from the Kathy Ireland lighting collection.

    The plain white paper shades come in sets of 8 or in sets of 4 can be decorated with ribbon, cut-out pictures, sparkles and more. They're perfect for DIY types and anyone who wants a custom decorating look.

    We'll be posting more about these shades when we add new decorative kits and accessories in the coming weeks.

    If you customize one of these shades make sure you leave us a comment and a picture. We'd love to see what you come up with!

  • Get Chic with Stacy Garcia Giclee Lamp Shade Designs

    Stacy Garcia Photo

    We are proud to annouce that we are now working with internationally renowned hospitality designer Stacy Garcia

    If you've stayed at any top hotel lately you've no doubt seen her work.

    Her bright designs and cutting-edge patterns have a wonderful vitality and freshness to them that we really love.

    A Stacy Garcia Pattern Design

    Working with us, she's translated her signature designs into distinctive designer lamp shades using the novel giclee art shade process developed by LAMPS PLUS.

    These will lend a great pop of color and style to any room. Take a look at the Stacy Garcia shade collection and let us know what you think!


  • Jane Seymour at High Point

    Lamps Plus buyers Barry Ward and Gwyn Evans posed for this snap with designer and star Jane Seymour at the recent High Point trade show. A nice looking trio!

    Jane's lighting collection has been a consistently hot seller; you can view our selection of Jane Seymour Table Lamps and check them out yourself. Photo thanks to the Home Furnishings News photo gallery.

    Post Update: the Jane Seymour table lamp collection is no longer available - please browse our designer lighting collections instead.

  • Focus on Style: Beach Chic

    Blue Lighthouse Nautical Table LampFrom Nantucket nautical to luxury seaside, the coastal beach style offers a chic, comfortable look. The style is highly adaptable and offers many regional flavors, from the luxurious look of the Mid-Atlantic regions to Florida tropical and laid-back Californian.

    Sand and sky pastel color tones are accented with splashes of colorful greens and oranges. Furnishings and lighting may have beach or lighthouse themes, and feature natural elements like bamboo and jute area rugs.

    Beach Holiday Jute Area RugNotes LAMPS PLUS design consultant Lynda Gould, "The use of furnishings, or accessories and lighting that have beach or lighthouse themes help create just the right décor mood in a space.

    The natural elements found in these products like bamboo, wood and jute ad texture and character to complete the design."  





  • Hollywood Luxe Accent Tables

    Kensington Large Aluminum Deco Accent TableKensignton Small Accent TableThese gleaming accent side tables caught our eye. They come in a sleek polished aluminum finish and have a traditional curved leg base. These would be great for adding a dash of style to traditional rooms, or for capturing a more contemporary Hollywood luxe look. Kensington large accent table. Kensington small accent table.

    We've got hundreds of more choices; browse our table collection for more great looks!


  • Candice Olson Table and Floor Lamps

    Candice Olson Table Lamp PhotoToronto-based designer and TV design star Candice Olson has launched her own line of branded lighting, and the looks are spectacular.

    We especially love the style of her Anniston table lamp (pictured) with its beautiful hand-printed shade.  

    Sleek and sophisticated, these table and floor lamps will help add a big dash style to your home decor. Check out the entire collection online: Candice Olson lighting collection.

  • Guest Blogger Babette Holland - My Last Post

    Babette Holland Raku Red Table LampMany thanks for reading my posts over the last week. And we've appreciated all of your support, kindness, and enthusiasm for our products, not to mention everyone's e-mails, questions and photos all these years at LAMPS PLUS.

    Here's to the whole LAMPS PLUS family and I hope to be able to do this again soon. Raku Red table lamp (no longer available.

     LAMPS PLUS note: Thanks to Babette for being such a sport. Keep an eye out for our next guest blogger appearance.

  • In the News - Floor Lamp Tips


    Floor Lamps


    Doug Beach, manager of our Fresno store, offered a number of internesting floor lamp tips in an interview that ran last week in the Home and Garden section of the Star-Telegram.

    From the article..."Chances are that if you own an older home, your living room has never had a ceiling-light fixture. What to do? Floor lamps are one alternative. Not only do they offer lighting in a room that might not have any, they also bring a decorative touch."

  • Guest Blogger Babette Holland - Doing Things the Right Way

    Babette Holland Francisco Beaded Chain Wall MirrorWe do have a motto, no not the Mob motto- for those of you who thought you were so smart...If there's a more complicated way to manufacture things, we just haven't found it yet. And we live by it daily.

    To make something we hope will be passed down isn't easy, we need to ensure that the hand of the artisan is seen in the final piece during the spinning of the aluminum, and that the eye of the finisher blends the colors so they sing, just to name a few. 

    And for those of you who are into "green" (a word that bugs me- as it has become the same as saying MERCHANDISING!) we've be eco-friendly before it was trendy, just because it was the way you should do it. Leave the gun,  take the canoli.

May, 2008