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  • A Divine Design Kitchen

    Divine Design Kitchen Photo

    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.

    Post Update 1-3-12: Want more designer goodness? Try our designer interview series.


  • Diane Keaton's Spanish Revival Home

    Diane Keaton Home Photo

    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. View their story here.


  • Swingin' LED Wall Lighting

    Bronze & Chrome Glass Double Halogen Plug-in Wall Light

    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. The design is from the trend-setting Possini Euro lighting collection.

    For more, take a look at our full collection of LED lighting.

  • Decorating a 520 Square Foot House

    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, and then check out these resources from our Info Center for decorating diminutive digs:

    Photo thanks to Design Sponge.


  • Beach House Rooms for Kids

    Children’s Rooms Underneath the Eaves

    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.

    Post Update 12-19-14: The article referenced in this post is no longer accessible on the Interior Design website, but you can use the link at the very top to explore their current site. 



  • Home Decor Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

    Flower Arrangements at Lamps Plus

    Mother's Day is May 9th. (Hi, Mom!) You can show her how much she's appreciated with one of these classic gift ideas.

    Say it with flowers. Our collection of decorative faux floral arrangements look great all year round.

    Send a picture. Slip a recent snap into a photo frame or send a couple hundred in a digital photo frame.

    Give a decorative keepsake box; place a gift inside to make it even more special.

    Send some light. Design your own custom look with our Design Your Own Custom Lighting tool.

    And whatever you do, don't forget to call!


  • Automatic LED Stairway