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  • Rethinking Wall Tapestries

    Tuscan Grotto Woven Wall Tapestry

    When you hear "tapestry", do you think of a busy pattern on ratty fabric hanging in a dorm room?

    Before they became de rigeur decoration for musty fraternity rooms, great woven tapestries hung in grand churches and palaces.

    It's time to rethink the sophisticated genre of woven art.

    Tapestries add dimension to decor.

    They can be hung creatively, unlike framed wall art which always sits flush on the wall.

    Almond Blossom Wall Tapestry

    A tapestry hung across a large archway adds a dramatic accent.

    In a room with very tall ceilings, hanging tapestries are an eye-catching way to utilize overhead space.

    Browse our wall tapestries, and find something that will enhance your home.

    Then, read a short article on tapestries at Wikipedia.

  • Dick Idol Video

    Dick Idol Photo

    We've posted a new video about the Dick Idol lighting brand.

    Dick is a well known wildlife artist as well as being a designer, and the video has some interesting footage of him at work in his mountain studio.

    Visit any Dick Idol product page and click on the video to take a look!

    Post Update 12-3-12: We're sorry, but this brand and brand video is no longer available. Browse our collection of  rustic lodge lighting and home furnishings for more looks in the same style. 

  • DWTS Week 2 Tonight -- New "Team Katony" Website

    Kathy Ireland on Dancing With The Stars

    Dancing With the Stars continues tonight at 8pm on ABC. We're rooting for "Team Katony" as they hit the dance floor for a second week.

    Vote for Kathy and Tony by phone at (800) VOTE-4-12.

    Or vote online at this cool new site:

    Photo thanks to Fox News.

  • A Claes Oldenburg-Like Floor Lamp

    You've got to love this - a floor lamp with the profile and look of a much smaller accent lamp.

    From the Possini Euro Design lighting collection, the lamp is actually 60" high, but has the profile of a smaller accent lamp. The design reminds me of a Claes Oldenburg larger-than-life sculpture. Lots of fun!

    Take a look yourself: Possini Euro Design Droplet Floor Lamp.

  • Watch Week 2 of DWTS Tomorrow Night

    Kathy Ireland on the ABC Show Dancing With The Stars

    Dancing With the Stars continues tomorrow night, Monday, at 8pm on ABC.

    Tune in and cheer on Kathy and the rest of the gang as they strut their stuff.

    Results show follows on Tuesday night.

    And don't miss seeing all the new designs in the Kathy Ireland lighting collection.

    Photo courtesy ABC.

  • New! Thumprints Table Lamps


    We've posted before about Allison West and her line of Thumprints table lamps.

    We've got some new looks (click above) for viewing.

    Some of her exciting designs even popped up in the living spaces of ABC's The Apprentice.

    Speaking of the Donald, we also carry his luxurious new line of Trump lighting fixtures.

    Take a look or browse all of our stylish table lamps!

  • Connect With Us on Facebook

    Lamps Plus on Facebook

    We've just launched the Lamps Plus Facebook page.

    You can view inspiring room designs, watch a video, read lighting tips, share information or ask a question.

    Come visit and become a fan at We hope to see you soon!


  • Marry this Lamp: Pure Alabaster

    This torchiere table lamp from Martha Stewart's Lighting Collection is a keeper. 

    Genuine alabaster, it has been carved into an uncomplicated, classical shape that defies trend.

    It's breathtaking when lit and it comes with a dimmer switch so it works for any occasion.

    A natural mineral like alabaster has the versatility and fortitude a long-term relationship requires.

    Go ahead, fall in love.

    Post Update 11-24-12: We're sorry, but the Martha Stewart lighting collection is no longer available. Browse our complete table lamp collection to view all of our newest designs. 

    Martha Stewart Alabaster Table Lamp

  • Natural Slate Outdoor Lighting


    Angle View - Natural Slate and Bronze Outdoor Wall Light

    Franklin Iron Works lighting collection has come out with a couple of new outdoor lighting designs that caught my eye.

    They feature beautiful natural slate wall plates that will look right at home on a contemporary, Mission style, or rustic lodge home. Another plus, the slight variations in the natural slate stone that makes each backplate unique.  

    Front View - Natural Slate and Bronze Outdoor Wall Light

    Check out the collection: Natural Slate and Bronze 15" High Outdoor Wall Light, Franklin Iron Works Caramel Slate 15" High Outdoor Light.

    Post Update 12-12-11: These designs are no longer available. See the latest outdoor lighting designs from Franklin Iron Works or browse all new outdoor lighting at Lamps Plus


  • Possini Goes Euro

    Possini Euro Design Glass Orbs Chandelier

    The Possini lighting brand has added a whole host of eye-catching contemporary designs.

    In fact, they've created a whole new brand name around the new collection: Possini Euro Design lighting.

    You'll find European inspired designs with elegant chrome details, distinctive profiles and contemporary forms.

    My early favorite, the spectacular Glass Orbs Chandelier (pictured).

    Check out the complete collection, or browse some of the top categories like Possini Euro Design chandeliers and Possini Euro Design floor lamps.

September, 2009