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Designer Candice Olson takes on a dated kitchen and gives it a divine makeover. We especially like the pair of antique style chandeliers and ceiling medallions.
Read about it in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Divine Design: Kitchen now reflects personal style.
Photo thanks to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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California Home+Design has an inside look at Diane Keaton's renovated home in Beverly Hills.
Full of traditional fixtures, wrought iron accents and beautiful woodwork, the home is a wonderful example of L.A.'s Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture. Built back in the1920's, the property is on the market now for the (reduced) price of $10.95 million. My check would still bounce!
Photo thanks to California Home+Design.
If you've ever wanted to host a dance party on your deck, the folks over at Instructables have you covered. Using LED rope lighting, these guys have created a party-ready patio. Check out this video:
As spring and summer approach, it's time to get those outdoor spaces spruced up. We've got lots of solar outdoor lights and solar path lights that are easy to install. And if the mood strikes, grab some rope lights and make your deck disco-fabulous!
The nursery is one of the most exciting rooms to decorate. Speaking from experience, it's a blast creating a space for baby.
Ohdeedoh is a fantastic blog which specializes in kids' spaces, so we were thrilled to see our White Flower Pendant Light in a recent feature on a reader's nursery.
If you want Ohdeedoh to feature your nursery, here's the submission form. If you have anything in your nursery from LAMPS PLUS, be sure let them know! If your nursery is featured, let us know we'll post it here, too.
See more pictures from little Mila's wonderfully colorful nursery at Ohdeedoh. Shop for kids pendant lights at LampsPlus.com.
Just a quick heads up about two big lighting shows. Light+Building 2010 kicks off in Frankfurt, Germany today. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by to check out the latest in architecture and technology. The show runs all this week. Here's the site for more info: Light+Building 2010
Next month, Lightfair International takes place a little closer to home. "The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference" happens in Las Vegas May 12-14. Here's that website: Lightfair International
These shows are sure to see lots of exciting new products as energy efficient lighting technologies continue to develop.
photo: edgarzuniga via flickr
I enjoyed a recent pictorial on Design*Sponge of a teeny, tiny house in Culver City, CA. It's just 520 square feet. I'll bet many of you have one room in your house that's bigger!!
Takes me back to one of my first apartments .....
Decorating small spaces takes lots of creativity, flexibility, and there's little room for error (ha!). Dual-purpose pieces are key, and everything -- from lighting to wall art -- has to be scaled down so as not to overpower petite rooms.
See the pictures at DesignSpongeonline.com, and then check out these resources from our Info Center for decorating diminutive digs:
Photo thanks to Design Sponge.
Found this spring-like scene in our new Shop By Room section. Love the tufted flowers rug, the marble base arc floor lamp and the leather sectional sofa.
Need lighting power that's easy to install? This plug-in style double LED wall light should do the trick. Hang it over a desk (as pictured) for reading, or place it over a bedside table or bed headboard.
The lights can be individually controlled and all you have to do to install it is to mount it on the wall and plug into the nearest standard outlet. From the Possini Euro lighting collection. Find more in our collection of LED lighting.
Our LAMPS PLUS photo studio is full of new fountains. Among them, this Buddha tabletop fountain caught my attention.
To delight the eye in the daytime, it has a glass ball that spins from the fountain's water flow.
At night, though, multi-color LEDs shine upwards through the water and spining glass to create a trippy effect (see above). LED lighting that's better than a lava lamp!
Blogger-designer Thomas Jayne at Interior Design has posted a neat look at two of his projects for beach house kids rooms.
I must be a kid at heart, because this scene looks pretty good to me!
Discover your own inner child in our kids lighting section and kids home decor sections.
Photo thanks to Interior Design.