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Robin, a Lamps Plus customer from Florida, was a grand prize winner in our recent photo contest. So, what did she buy with her winnings?
To put the finishing touches on her daughter's nursery, Robin brought home the Casa Deville Pretty in Pink Ceiling Fan. Using the Build-Your-Own-Ceiling-Fan feature at LampsPlus.com, Robin customized hers to perfectly fit little Lacey's nursery.
It looks fantastic ... congrats to Robin and Lacey!
Here is a "before" picture ...
... and two "after" shots:
Pole floor lamps were a common room accent in the 1950s and '60s.
Often they stretched from floor to ceiling and were held in place with a tension rod.
I like the Espo floor lamp with the sci-fi streamlined lamp heads. This contemporary design doesn't reach the ceiling, but it offers the same cool retro looks, and come with multiple lights that you can adjust as needed.
Also in our floor lamps sort, a cool design with spherical shades: Spherical Metal Shade Tree Floor Lamp.
Post Update 10-23-12: The floor lamps mentioned in this post are no longer available. Use the link above to view our pole lamps, or check out the latest contemporary floor lamps.
Need some sunny inspiration on a cold winter's day? Check out this Venice beach bungalow renovation project recently profiled in the L.A. Times.
We love the open space, the warm colors, and the unobtrusive recessed lighting.
The contemporary pendant light adds some visual pop to the area and is scaled nicely to the room dimensions.
Check out the article, Beach bungalow sprouts a modern addition, and the wonderful photo gallery of the entire project.
Photo thanks to the L.A. Times.
The popularity of sectional seating and sectional sofas has had an interesting impact: a rise in the popularity of arc style floor lamps.
Sectional sofas and arc lamps are a perfect match. The sofas tend to be low and spread-out, so lighting overhead from the arc lamp works well. The modern look of the arc lamp also fits the sectional style.
You can tuck an arc lamp base into a corner created by the sectional and get great lighting for the entire seating area. Check out our selection: arc floor lamps.
We've added a new version of our popular LED Light Show Ceiling Light.
The new design has a rectangular shape, so it's perfect for use as a wall sconce in hallways or media rooms.
You can also install it on the horizontal for use as a bath bar.
It comes with halogen bulbs as well as LEDs.
Use the included remote to make any number of mood-setting light effects at the touch of a button.
This type of LED lighting is going to be seen more and more in the future. Check it out now: Possini Euro LED Light Show Wall or Ceiling Light Fixture.
Post Update 9-24-12: This design has sold out, sorry! Use the LED lighting link above to browse our latest designs, or view our Possini Euro Design lighting collection.
This vintage spirograph commercial brought back a flood of childhood memories. Cold winter afternoons spent pressing pens and pencils into small, toothed disks and then lamenting the loss of said disks...
To enjoy the nostalgia on a more permanent basis, consider our Spring Buds Handmade Rug. The color palette is very modern and versatile while the design is sweetly familiar.
Check out our complete designer rugs collection and our selection of childrens' room decor for more ideas.
The Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is going on right now in northern China.
The festival is, in a word, breathtaking. Amazing structures are created from ice and lit up with brilliant, colorful LED lights.
See Boston.com's fabulous pictorial, and start planning your trip for next year.
I love seeing products used in creative and unconventional ways.
An Apartment Therapy reader introduced awesome ambient lighting in her bedroom with rope lights.
A wonderful and affordable idea!
See the results at Apartment Therapy.
We have our own photo of a kitchen application above.
Gizmodo did the same in the home office by stringing rope lighting underneath a desk. See pictures at Gizmodo.
Get creative! Browse our selection of rope lights in a range of lengths.
Also, check out Lightbar LED accent lighting. It looks fantastic behind the media center and other furniture.
This post on Apartment Therapy got me thinking. The author, Lindsay Roberts, moved from the Pacific Northwest to the DC area and found herself inspired to add traditional/colonial accents.
Should our interiors try recreate the time period in which our homes and neighborhoods were originally constructed?
In the Southwest many homes are built to emulate a different time period than the modern age they were constructed in. What do we do then?
In any case, I found the items below for all of our East Coasters at heart. You can also check out our selection of traditional designs in almost every category.
The romance of Paris has been the subject of much wistful contemplation by design bloggers in the past few years.
You can find multiple examples of Paris induced swoon on Erin Gate's Francophile blog Elements of Style.
And if you don't believe me, check out a Paris photo montage from blogger This Is Glamorous.
With this in mind, I present one of my favorite Lamps Plus lighting collections, The Paris Flea Market ceiling and wall lights.
May lighting-induced Paris daydreaming become a treasured part of your every day routine!
Try searching by collection for other inspiring designs if you want to redecorate an entire room or house at once.