• Five Unique Chairs with Character

    We all need chairs and we all have chairs, but do we really have unique chairs with character? Because our homes reflect our style, I think style should be a major factor in choosing furniture. As such, there are some hot trends in home decor that are reflected in the chairs I have selected. One such...
  • Favorite Home Decor Trends for Fall

    It's always exciting to see what home decor trends become popular each season. (Maybe it's just me? I am kind of a design dork. No matter what your taste, there's sure to be a style you can embrace to update your home while also keeping true to your own tastes. The Modern Industrial style...
  • How to Measure a Lampshade

    Have you ever wondered how to measure a lampshade? We're going to de-mistify it for you! Naturally, I love lampshades because they're an easy and inexpensive way to update your decor. But buying one can be a bit confusing if you're not familiar with the terminology. If you've ever wondered...
  • Table Lamps: The Gourd Lamp Three Ways

    In the world of lighting, where there are almost many options as there are rooms to welcome them, it can be hard to know where to begin. But there's one style to which I often turn. It offers clean and classic appeal; it comes in a seemingly endless array of colors and finishes; and it fits into...
  • Living Room Decor Ideas

    ‘Tis the busiest time of the year-Is your living room decor ready to see the action of the season? By taking a few simple steps with a minimal investment, you can create a rich new look in your space. These living room decor ideas are great for the holidays or everyday living. One of the...
  • Introducing the Color Plus Collection at Lamps Plus!

    We're tickled pink (get it?) to introduce the Color Plus collection from Lamps Plus! Our Color Plus table lamps are available in 60+ designer colors, hand-crafted by our artisans in California. Each glossy glass lamp comes with a crisp white shade or striped shade in coordinating colors. With over...
  • How to Style a Bar Cart

    Bar carts started popping up in the pages of shelter magazines a few years ago, and now it seems like they're everywhere. This spirited decor element is indeed a great way to display glassware , cocktail ingredients, and other entertaining supplies, but the thing I like most about it is how much...
  • Name That Blog: Time to Vote!

    We're looking for a new name for the Lamps Plus blog, so we asked you, and you replied! Over the past several days you have supplied a multitude of entries via Facebook, blog comments and email in our Name That Blog contest. Thank you! The finalists have now been chosen and posted on our Facebook...
  • My Top 3 New Year’s Design Resolutions

    Don’t ask a designer what their New Year’s design resolutions are, because you will probably not hear, “Go to the gym more often” or “give up sweets.” We are an insane bunch who can’t stop obsessing over interiors and how we can constantly update them without...
  • Decorative Mirrors to Dress Up a Bar

    A home bar is pretty much a must have these days, not just for entertaining, but as a design element. Dead corners and small walls formerly left bare are being transformed into chic mini bars, complete with martini shakers, ice buckets, and trendy spirits in brightly colored bottles. We like nothing...
  • Win a Scholarship to the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference

    Lamps Plus is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the Design Bloggers Conference Scholarship Program! The Lamps Plus Scholarship will be awarded to five worthy bloggers, and give them the opportunity to attend the Design Bloggers Conference to expand their knowledge and networks in the design blogoshphere...
  • Decorating with Mirrors: Make a Small Dorm Look Larger

    Dorms can be depressing and dark, so decorating with mirrors will make a small dorm look larger. There are few tricks of the trade that can brighten your space as well as make a chic functional design statement. Cool lighting fixtures for kids like chrome lighting will add shine and reflection when used...
  • Modern & Classic Office Decorating Ideas

    When decorating my own office, I turned to my Office Space Pinterest board for inspiration. I knew I wanted something modern but with classic items that will last through the years. Here are two office spaces — one modern, one classic. I could see myself in both! What about you? You can get the...
  • Kick Kitchen Clutter

    Kicking kitchen clutter should be high up on the New Year’s resolution list. Sure, we would all love to be 5 or 10 pounds lighter, but we can always hide those few pounds with clothes, not so with a messy kitchen! The most basic way to help clean up unwanted mess is to simply put things away. Open...
  • Los Angeles Interior Designer Showhouse Preview

    Seven innovative Los Angeles interior designers collaborated on the first ever Small Space, Big Style showhouse sponsored by California Home + Design magazine , and we've got an exclusive showhouse preview for you! The stunning showhouse, located in downtown Hollywood, doesn't open to the public...
  • Get The Look: Designing a Formal Foyer

    Designing a formal foyer is a way to infuse a dose of fancy into your home. A fancy makeover need not be fussy. I’m not talking about donning spats and taking a box at the opera fancy, rather a design approach that embraces timeless items against a clean backdrop which lets the objects shine. ...
  • Designer Dog Beds for any Decor

    For a while now, one of the hottest accessories season to season has not been a handbag or a pair of high heels, it's been the cuddly companion right by your side. Celebs like Blake Lively, Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson tout their furry friends around wherever they go. Having dogs all my life...
  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome back – to the updated Style Illuminated blog! We’ve used the past few weeks to tidy a few things up behind-the-scenes, and also to give our blog a little makeover. You’ll notice a brand new header, cleaned-up sidebar content, and additional social media links where you can...
  • Dazzle with Crystal Chandeliers

    Clearly, you can put a crystal chandelier just about anywhere these days! They are all at once timeless, modern, feminine, romantic and stunning. Adding a sparkling crystal chandelier to your home, no matter which room, can really bring a wow factor to your space. Below we will first find out what style...
  • Meet Award-Winning Furniture & Lighting Designer Sergio Orozco

    Sergio Orozco is an award winning furniture and lighting designer based in New York. His designs are inspired by his international travel experiences. Today he discusses his love of music, major design inspirations and favorite indulgences. Please meet Sergio Orozco . MS : Many people might not know...
  • Industrial Chic Decor and Lighting

    Industrial Chic decor refers to a new style of decoration that borrows heavily on old classics and non-residential elements. Similar to what we have been seeing in the Steam Punk movement, industrial chic design incorporates rough-hewn metals, cage lighting, and Edison-style filament bulbs that look...
  • Bathroom Lighting To Update Your Space

    One of the quickest and most effective updates you can do to update your decor is to install new lighting. This minor change can have a major impact on a sometimes mundane, forgotten space. Bathrooms both small and large can really benefit from installing unique ceiling lighting . Here we explore new...
  • Fan Fair: 6 Ceiling Fan Styles for Your Home

    As the weather gets warmer, simply throwing open your windows may not be enough. You need to get the air moving with ceiling fans ! Before buying one, however, be sure to do some research as to what size you need to really make a difference. As for what looks best, there are a ton of choices. I've...
  • Retro Desk Lighting

    Retro desk lighting can take many forms and be interpreted in many ways. I happen to like going with lamps in a darker-toned classic metal, exhibiting a light dusting of dumpster dive patina. There are ways to get modern lamps that look retro saving you time hunting around flea markets and endless auction...
  • How to Use LED Lights at Home

    Light emitting diode (or LED) lighting is a semiconductor light source that can seem complicated when discussing how it functions but always looks good when considered in home design and exterior home design lighting schemes. Here's how to use LED lights at home! Modern LED home lighting is totally...
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