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.
LAMPS PLUS Blog Policies
When we reproduce an image or content from another site, we do so only to the extent necessary to comment on it or discuss it. We will always include a link to the original page source of the image or content.
The links on our site are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Lamps Plus of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Lamps Plus bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable international intellectual property law (including, in the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act).
Visitors may post reviews, comments and other contents long as it is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the content. Lamps Plus reserves the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and review the content and remove or edit the same. If you do post content, you grant to Lamps Plus and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Lamps Plus the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that the use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Lamps Plus or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.
I'm working on a theme here -- see my recent post on recycling light bulbs.
Next time an incandescent bulb burns out (and after you've replaced it with an energy efficient CFL bulb or an LED bulb, of course), here's a fun project.
Once they're carefully cleaned out, these bulbs make a neat little vase.
See images of more bulb designs at Gizmodo and Instructables.
Designer Candice Olson writes about decorating a basement family room in this Seattle Times article: Candice Olson takes a room from frightful to delightful.
The project was for a busy family with two young children. Candice notes that, "...the space was so scary the kids wouldn't even go down there alone." See below for the scary before look.
Her solution? "...the perfect antidote to dark, cold and creepy is light, warm and cozy. So this whole project was about taking one very cold room and wrapping it in layers of warmth."
For more warm and cozy looks, check out the entire Candice Olson lighting collection.
Photo thanks to The Seattle Times.
In India's Hindu religion, the elephant-headed god Ganesha is revered as the "Remover of Obstacles."
By the early 20th Century, the elephant had become a symbol of luck across many cultures.
Elephant lucky charms soon became all the rage across Europe and the USA.
Need a bit of extra luck?
Check out our selection of elephant sculptures and home decor.
These artistic pieces are sure to make you smile, and, hey -- you never know ....
Decorative objects such as this add artistic inspiration to offices, bookshelves and more. I love using a tabletop sculpture to help accent a room and set the stylistic theme.
In this case, not spheres of celestial bodies, but two elegant table lamp designs from the Possini Euro Design lighting collection.
The sleek, fluid look comes in a polished nickel finish and is available in both a single sphere (pictured) and a double sphere design.
Possini Euro Design Single Sphere Table Lamp
Possini Euro Design Double Sphere Table Lamp
Post Update 4-2-2013: Hi everyone. Unfortunately, the two table lamp designs listed above are no longer available. Click the link above to view new looks from Possini Euro, or check out our entire lamp collection for the latest designs.
Couldn't resist one last post about Christmas holiday lights!
This neighborhood in Murrieta, California, went all out this year. All twelve houses on the neighborhood street feature synchronized lights set to music.
Resouces used: "30000 plus lights, 130 extension cords, over 8000 feet of control cable.
Programming time" "Dont ask."
LED lights were used for the entire installation.
Click to above to view a very cool light show!
Have you seen this?
This enterprising dad in my neighborhood set up his Christmas lights to put on a light show in sequence with Guitar Hero.
If you're inspired to step up your holiday light display then you can stock up with our holiday light selection. If you want to get your own light show going then we carry these LED light display/karaoke kits that sync to Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
Meet the Bravi collection of ceramic lighting and decor! Contemporary lamps, candle holders, vases and more feature a criss-crossing cutout pattern in a range of neutral tones.
See all Bravi Collection lighting and decor.
Looking for other contemporary designs? "Shop by Collection" is another great feature at LampsPlus.com that helps you decorate like a pro. You can search categories, like bathroom lighting and chandelier collections, and sort by style and finish to find a collection that fits you.
Check it out: Shop Lamps Plus Lighting Collections.
Post update September 15, 2010 : The Bravi collection has sold out! We'll leave a post update if it comes back in stock. Otherwise, look to our collection of table lamps for other stylish options.
This falls into the "things that make you go ahh" category.
From George Kovacs, the lamp has a beautifully minimal, clean line and profile.
I love the way the shape of the outer glass mimics the frosted bulb that sits within. A beautiful concept beautifully executed.
George Kovacs Glass Light Bulb Shade Table Lamp.
Post update10-12-11: This lamp has been discontinued by the vendor and is no longer available. That's sad, but you can find more contemporary lamp designs in our table lamp selection.
Our first modern lighting and decor catalog comes out today. It's filled with clean, contemporary designs that fill your home with modern elegance.
Check out the latest styles and get inspired by room scenes from our expert designers.
View our online Modern Lighting and Decor Catalog here.