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Blogger/designer Centsational Girl included one of our wall mirrors in a fabulous living room redux. She lucked out and grabbed a floor sample of our Casbah Weathered Bronze Wall Mirror at her local Lamps Plus store. She repainted it to match the French-inspired oeuvre, and voila!
Great work, Centsational Girl! To see more beautiful pictures at her blog, read the full post here.
Open up your decor -- browse our full selection of mirrors.
Portland blogger Janell Beals at Isabella & Max achieves a table lamp transformation with the help of a LAMPS PLUS shade, some fabric, and a little high gloss paint.
The basic shade she started with was this linen round hardback shade.
She then wrapped it with her choice of fabric, a decorative chinoiserie print with elephants, and repainted the lamp bases. We love the end result. Very nice!
Find your own bit of transforming inspiration in our selection of decorative lamp shades, including paper lamp shades that you can easily customize.
Found on the HGTV website, 10 divine design bedrooms from designer Candice Olson with nice before and after photos.
As always, her blending of ceiling lighting, decorative table lamps and furniture seating is wonderfully elegant.
You might even find some Candice Olson lighting lurking in a few of the shots!
Photos thanks to HGTV.
Can a simple light bulb make a difference? If you use one of these three suggestions the answer is a resounding yes!
1) The MR16 LED bulb show above is affordable and replaces a regular MR16. It uses only 4 watts of power, yet outputs the equivelent of a 35 watt bulb. And it will last up to 50,000 hours - that's 17 years of use at 8 hours a day. Use these in a kitchen pendant and you may never have to change a bulb ever again! View more LED light bulb choices.
2) If you have a chandelier or ceiling light that's using clear glass candelabra bulbs, make the switch to decorative frosted candelbra bulbs. These aren't expensive at all, and they can make a big difference in the quality of light that comes from your fixture. It's a little thing, but it will make a difference.
3) If you are still using a regular 3-way incandescent bulb in your 3-way socket lamp, now's the time to switch. New CFLs can now be used in 3-way lamps. You'll use less energy, save money, and still get the convenience of 3-way lighting. Good deal!
Inspired by lighting design in Jenna Lyon's townhouse (Jenna's the it-girl creative director for J. Crew), blogger Jen of Made By Girl went looking for some chandeliers and found some great selections on our site.
Her favroite (a Schonbek crystal chandelier) is shown above. Take a look at her post to see the rest of her stylish choices.
Says Jen, "...I came across Lamps Plus and after searching through their large selection I found...one that looks almost exactly like Jenna's. So yes, I think I want it." Thanks, Jen!
If you'd like to see the townhome that inspired all this (example above), Cookiemag.com has a great slideshow of photos.
LEDs are being used in a wide variety of products and product settings. Here are a few clever work light designs from our product lab that caught my eye.
Book lights have been using LEDs for quite some time. The flowing lines and orgainc pod shape of the white LED clip-on book light (see above) make it a design standout. Click for more LED book lights.
If you've ever been camping and had to stumble to the restroom in the dark, you'll know how handy this hands-free LED light can be. It's also great for under the hood projects.
Need more power? Turn to this LED work light. It's battery operated so there's no hassle with cords and plugs.
This LED light bar is also cord-free, and it has the added advantage of the light bar being able to twist into position.
Add this LED track light to your design table, supply closet or workshop for bright lighting power. The four heads swivel and adjust as needed.
Want more? Check out our full LED lighting selection.
Looking to de-clutter the bedroom? A simple tip is to free space on bed side tables by adding swing arm wall lighting. These wall light designs install in a snap and plug into any standard wall outlet.
Getting rid of your old bedside lamp leaves the bedside table free and gives your room a cleaner look. It's a little thing, but it works!
Find more inspration photos of swing arm lighting in the bedroom in our Shop By Room gallery.
Happy 4th of July from all of us here at LAMPS PLUS!
Grill something up, then check out our holiday sale pages for our July 4th sales deals.
Like the patriotic pendant chandelier pictured above? Make one for yourself using our Design Your Own Custom Lighting online tool. If you like the pattern that I made, click here to view it in the lighting tool. Happy 4th to you!
Summer is here and green is bustin' out all over. Here are some green home decor items that will help you set a summery mood.
Some of them are even green lighting, as in energy saving designs that'll save you some green, like the All Green Giclee Ceiling Light pictured above.
It's not energy efficient until you put a CFL bulb or LED light bulb in it, but this Kito Green Table Lamp is certainly eye-catching.
As is this Caps Collection Wall Sconce that has green curves and comes from the ET2 lighting collection.
Add some bling with this green crystal ceiling light design. See the product page for other colors and coordinating items.
From the Babette Holland lamp collection, this sleek design is made from reclaimed and recycled alminum. Babette Holland Gemini Table Lamp.
How about an accent chair in green? Dahlia Green Bucket Chair.
This set of two contemporary accent pillows offers a lime green touch with a dash of chocolate brown. Lime Green Pillows.
And finally, this luminous Tiffany Dragonfly Table Lamp features beautiful art glass and a pastoral summer scene in green.
If you are looking for other shades of green, try our green color lighting product sort, our eco-friendly decor products, and our energy efficient lighting ideas.
Just so you don't miss it, our Deal of the Day is this ultra charming Pretty in Pink swing arm wall lamp. With its chic antique styling, it's perfect for bedroom settings or next to a favorite reading chair. Get it while it's dealin' for only $39.95 - 60% off!
Not your cup of tea? Keep an eye on the LAMPS PLUS Deal of the Day page for more bargains, or browse all our traditional swing arm wall lights.
Post update 9-3-11: We no longer have a Deal of the Day page, but you can still save big in our clearance section.