• Behind the Scenes in the Photo Studio

    I thought I'd share with you some of what goes on behind the scenes in the LAMPS PLUS photo studio. Our team of photographers shoot dozens of new lighting decor products each day, from home accessories to table lamps and ceiling lights. Pictured above is a contemporary ceiling fan getting ready...
  • Energy Efficiency Data for Ceiling Fans

    Want to know just how energy efficient your new ceiling fan will be? That information will be easier to find thanks to new government guidelines for retailers. You'll notice an "Energy Information" box listed for all our ceiling fans. Airflow divided by electricity use gives us the airflow...
  • Three for Thursday: Contemporary Ceiling Fans with Style

    A ceiling fan is no longer just a ceiling fan. It's the trend-setting centerpiece of the room, a piece of sculpture and head-turning eye-candy. For our Three for Thursday feature, here are three designs that have modern style to spare. 1) The Artemis ceiling fan by Minka Aire fans (pictured above...
  • A Heavenly Ceiling Fan

    This excellent, contemporary ceiling fan is called the Angel , and the design is certainly inspired. The satin nickel finish body gives way to clear (or frosted ) polycarbonate blades. Mount it flush like this picture, or hang it with the included wire kit. We just love this super-original look from...
  • A Contemporary Look for Ceiling Fan Season

    It's ceiling fan season, time to upgrade or add a new fan for the coming summer heat. Looking over the new designs, I have to say that my favorite is this sleek number from Casa Vieja fans . The streamlined brushed nickel finish body reminds me of a retro auto part or a space capsule. And it offers...
  • What to Look for in an Outdoor Ceiling Fan

    Nothing adds comfort to a porch or patio setting more than outdoor ceiling fans . Many shoppers, however, are confused by the "damp" vs. "wet location" ratings of outdoor fans. Damp rated outdoor ceiling fans are for use under a covered porch or patio. They should not be installed...
  • The Punkah Ceiling Fan

    The Punkah fan is a stunning new design from the Fanimation ceiling fan company. The Punkah is designed to be either wall or ceiling mounted. How it works is that a motor oscilates at twenty times a minute, moving the fan paddles back and forth. Though it's made more for looks than air movement...
  • Angelo Surmelis Kitchen Makeover

    Angelo Surmelis, host of HGTV's 24 Hour Design and Rate My Space recently used a Lamps Plus Casa Surveyor ceiling fan in a retro kitchen update. Read all about it at HGTV and view the full line of Casa Vieja contemporary ceiling fans from Lamps Plus. Angelo also has a blog you should check out...
  • Three Fans are Better Than One

    The Possini Euro Design lighting collection has now expanded to ceiling fan designs . This new model features a three fan head look and beautiful maple wood finish fan blades. Plus it's got that sleek and uber-contemporary FX3 fan name! Possini Euro Design is one of many quality ceiling fan brands...
  • A Divine Design Master Bedroom

    Designer Candice Olson tackles a bland master bedroom in this Minneapolis Star Tribune article . The room is in a renovated 1926 home. For the wall color, Candice went with a creamy white and a darker blue grey, colors that play well with the dark hardwood flooring. A subtle world-traveler theme...
  • Decorating Round Spaces and Bay Windows

    Do you have an awkward space in your home that is difficult to decorate? Just because your room isn’t square doesn’t mean it can’t be gorgeous. Decorating round spaces and bay windows can be rewarding. It’s like finding extra square footage if designed well. The gorgeous curved...
  • Decorating Outdoor Spaces Around a View

    So much of summer revolves around outdoor living that it’s worth a peek at how you can maximize decorating outdoor spaces around a view. Now, I totally get that not everybody has a killer view, but it never hurts to dream big. My feeling is that great views come in four varieties: Ocean, Rolling...
  • Flying Ceiling Fan Style

    It looks like a flying paper clip, but it's actually a sleek new ceiling fan design from Fanimation . Part of the Centarus fan collection, the design has three curved blades and a cool, futuristic look. This one has mahogany finish blades; other models have maple or cherry blades. Fanimation Centarus...
  • The Modern Fan

    We've recently added a number of swank Modern Fan Company ceiling fan designs to LampsPlus.com. The company is known for their cutting-edge looks that celebrate all things modern. I like the Velo ceiling fan (pictured), the Pharos ceiling fan and the Vaxcel ceiling fan . Take a look and pick one...
  • Old Friend and a New Home

    A couple of weeks ago, I caught up with an old friend with whom I had worked on a design show several years ago. She had just purchased and decorated a new home near the beach and wanted me to come out and see her new place. It had been too long and I really looked forward to catching up. As I had always...
  • An Encore Ceiling Fan

    The Encore collection of ceiling fans from Possini Euro Design has been one of our most popular sellers. As an encore (heh), they've added a sleek and contemporary new design, the Possini Euro Design 44" Encore™ Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan . Possini Euro design is one of many quality...
  • Photo Contest Winner -- Nursery Ceiling Fan

    Robin, a Lamps Plus customer from Florida, was a grand prize winner in our recent photo contest. So, what did she buy with her winnings? To put the finishing touches on her daughter's nursery, Robin brought home the Casa Deville Pretty in Pink Ceiling Fan . Using the Build-Your-Own-Ceiling-Fan...
  • Fanimation Ceiling Fans in Action

    The American Lighting Association and Fanimation ceiling fans have posted a YouTube video interview with Fanimation's national sales manager Tom Underwood. In the video, Tom talks about the company's history and highlights designs from the Fanimation line of ceiling fans like fans with palm leaf...
  • Lighting by the Stars -- Astrology for Pisces

    Time to give a nod to our fishy friends, Pisces ! These are emotional, empathetic, and sometimes melancholy individuals, so don't forget to wish them a happy birthday. Dear Pisces: This month, be aware of .... Ahem, Pisces. Yoohoo! ... Over here, space cadet! Ok, now that I've got your attention...
  • Take Flight with the Monte Carlo Airlift Ceiling Fan

    This is one of the more unusual and innovative ceiling fans we've seen in some time. The contemporary design features fan blades that hang down when the fan is not in motion. In this mode, the fan looks like a decorative ceiling light (click on any of the images below for more product...
  • Casablanca Ceiling Fans Video

    Casablanca rep Dana Bigman talks about the new Casablanca ceiling fans and fan trends in this short video. Trends include the use of outdoor ceiling fans on porches and verandas; product includes the popular Casablanca Panama ceiling fan . Just click below to view the video. ** Post update 5/22/14...
  • Minka Aire Ceiling Fans - The Fan as Art

    Just in time for summer ceiling fan season, here's a cool Minka Aire video. Minka Aire are known for their exciting collection of fans that offer a superior combination of performance and style. Favorites of ours include the Cirque ceiling fan and the Minka Aire Gyro ; check 'em out! View all...
  • How Ceiling Fans Help You Keep Cool

    It may seem completely logical, but turning on a room ceiling fan can help cool a room during the hot summer months. So far so good, but how's that work exactly? Joe Rey-Barreau, associate professor at the University of Kentucky's School of Interior Design , gave us the techie details....
  • 10 Tips for Designing a Living Room with Shirry Dolgin

    I caught up with talented interior designer Shirry Dolgin and she shared 10 tips for designing a living room. The living room is often the center of the home and where you entertain guests and gather as a family. See below for Shirry's expert advice for creating a beautiful and functional living...
  • Happy Memorial Day from Lamps Plus!

    How will you be celebrating Memorial Day this year? Hopefully with cool drinks, yummy food, and great friends and family. Below are 5 tips for throwing a Memorial Day party. Outdoor Ceiling Fans : Keep cool with outdoor ceiling fans . Summer is right around the corner, so the days and evenings...
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