• Favorite Feature on LampsPlus.com: Shop by Room!

    Shop by Room is one of my favorite features on LampsPlus.com . It's a showroom that's available at the ease of your fingertips, rather than having to drive all over town at traffic's mercy. Better yet, you can shop from over 2,500 showrooms rather than the limited dozen or so available at...
  • Patterned Chairs: Unexpected and Delightful

    Single colored sofas are everywhere. Incorporating a patterned piece of furniture here or there adds an unexpected element to the room, especially if the pattern has a vibrant palette. To play it on the safe side, a neutral palette makes patterned chairs easy to coordinate with all decor. To really...
  • 5 Design Tips From Hotels to Transform Your Home

    I love to travel -- maybe it is because I grew up in a military family where we moved all the time. For me the trip starts as soon as the ticket is booked or the route is mapped. I start researching the places which might be of interest. I ask for suggestions from friends via social media. However...
  • Top Five Sofas from Lamps Plus!

    Sofas always have a say in the tone and style of a room. Is it overstuffed and casual, or lean and formal? Is it a confident color, or a calm neutral? No matter what your taste may be, sofas are an essential part of every home. They are the stars of living rooms, family rooms, dens and lounges. Here...
  • Bedroom Lighting Basics for a Home Decor Refresh

    Welcome back for another week of Back to Basics lighting lessons! Today I'm turning my attention to bedroom lighting basics, where proper illumination is key for creating a relaxing mood. Soft and serene lighting in this space is of particular importance if you have high stress levels —i.e...
  • Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Room

    When it comes to guest rooms, people too often treat them either as their home’s catch-all space or over decorate to the point of bed-and-breakfast cliché. All you really need to do is take a deep breath and imagine exactly the room you’d like to have, if you were spending a long weekend...
  • Inspiration Roundup: Why We Love Canopy Beds

    Canopy beds always seem so dreamy - the white linens hanging from posts and blowing in the wind and the ability to enclose the bed for the ultimate privacy. I have been envying a couple of friend's bedrooms and their oversized canopy beds. There are so many different styles of these particular types...
  • Soothing Hues for Home Design: Oatmeal

    Most neutrals are soothing hues. Oatmeal in particular happens to be a neutral that never goes out of style for home design and works with just about every aesthetic. Savvy Home Blog had beautiful pictures of interiors that were dominated by creamy shades of oatmeal. When combined with whites oatmeal...
  • Get The Look: Modern Gray Living Room

    The modern gray living room does not have to be a cold and austere space. I fell in love with this room for several reasons and think it’s a perfect room to replicate. Of course the blog, A Perfect Gray, is the ideal spot to find images of chic gray interiors which is where I was when I stumbled...
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