Style Illuminated

Our home decorating blog offers interior design tips and lighting ideas for today's home! Enjoy professional interior design advice, home decor ideas and inspiration.

  • 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!


  • Tread Lightly with Eco-Friendly Rugs

    Living Room with a Natural Jute Rug

    If you're looking for a way to lessen your environmental impact, just look down to your rug. 

    There are many eco-friendly designs available now that are made from sustainable or recycled materials.

    Jute fiber rugs, like the natural jute rug pictured above, are a popular option; they are  biodegradable and recyclable, and the jute plant grows quickly, needing little fertilizer or pesticides.

    Sustainable eco-friendly area rugs provide a responsible and healthy way to enhance your home, and they look and feel great under-foot.

  • 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."  





  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shapely Accents

    Add texture, color and interest to any space with these new decorative accents. Using these are a great, affordable way to refresh and re-do a room's style. Find more inspiration in our home decor assortment.

    Dimpled Glass Bowl
    Dimpled Glass Bowl
    Haeger Potteries Tortoise Ceramic Bowl
    Haeger Potteries Tortoise Ceramic Bowl
    Kensington Collection Glass Urn
    Kensington Glass Urn
    Brown Leather Storage Box
    Leather Storage Box
  • 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.

  • 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!


  • Guest Blogger Babette Holland - From Pottery to Lighting

    I started as a potter and realized the sophisticated shapes of my pottery made beautiful lighting.  Tony and I both have a strong Modernist aesthetic, which probably relates best to the house in "Godfather II" (some really great furniture and lighting), but we pair it with very fashion-forward finishes.  Many of which come while visiting my eye doctor on Park Ave. Prada is across the street, and I always see her brilliant clothes as lamp finishes. That's how we started we our Ombre Collection.

    (Editor's note: you can find the Ombre Collection in our Babette Holland lighting collection (no longer available.)



  • 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!


May, 2008