• The Uncluttered Home Office

    I’m sure most of us aspire to the uncluttered home office, but with tax time looming large it may seem like an impossibility. Personally, during this time of the year, my desk is beyond clean and sparse.Truth be told it’s my floor that actually is the unhappy recipient of papers, receipts...
  • 2 Lamps Plus Products Make the This Old House Top 100 List!

    We are very excited over here at Lamps Plus as This Old House magazine has featured two of our exclusive products in their " This Old House Top 100,” which is a list of the 100 best new home products of the year! This Old House spends months scouting and testing new products for the home...
  • Industrial Style Ceiling Fans

    When I went to visit my grandmother every summer, I remember the house and the yard and the molasses cookies and the ceiling fan. It was white and a little lopsided. It had giant blades and a light that you could click on and off. And when it spun on high it shook and make this odd high-pitched...
  • White Ceiling Fans for the Living Room

    Close your eyes and picture your perfect oasis of a living room. Ceiling fans probably aren't at the top of your list when designing all the furniture and accessories for your space. Ceiling fans have gotten a bad rap over the years, however with styles getting sleeker and more stylish, the options...
  • Outdoor Spaces - Veranda Style

    Summer decorating should always include outdoor spaces like a veranda. Style in an outside room can sometimes play second fiddle to functionality and the fear that weather will be merciless on your decor, but it need not. I think if you plan to spend some significant time on a porch or veranda, it...
  • Chic and Sculptural Black and White LED Ceiling Fans

    You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort when shopping for a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans used to be an eyesore to the design aficionado, but no longer. There is an LED ceiling fan available in almost every style and material you can desire. For me, lighting is an opportunity to make a...
  • Summer Ready Kitchen Design

    A mix of styles makes this kitchen design unique What do you get when you mix together gorgeous white vaulted ceilings, dark wood floors and supers stylish furniture and accessories? A stunning summer-ready kitchen space your family is definitely going to enjoy. The space above, from House Tweaking...
  • Summer Bungalow Design

    Summer bungalow design is breezy, casual and easy to create. Think about walks on the beach, natural fibers and straight forward lighting. You can’t go wrong if you look to Lonny for great design pictures, and today’s post is proof. To me, summer decorating assumes floors and furniture...
  • 5 Easy Steps to Design Indoor Ceiling Fans

    Need some airflow in your space? Indoor ceiling fans may be the answer you’re looking for. Are ceiling fans really an interior design don’t? We're inclined to disagree. Ceiling fan design has come a long way from the outdated wobbly ones you remember from your first apartment (or...
  • Stylish Ceiling Fans for the Hot Summer Days

    The hot summer days are quickly approaching, which means longer days and wonderfully warm evenings. Stylish ceiling fans are a great alternative to the fortune you could spend on A/C. Gone are the days of bulky, granny looking fans. Todays ceiling fans are modern, sleek and stylish. With open floor...
  • Organic Interior Design in the Greek Isles

    An organic island home is just the thing to fantasize about as we near the toasty warm summer months. Domaine Home featured a beautiful home in the Greek isles in the organic interior design style that had my heart racing and was a fabulous example of elegant ease and charm. Organic interior...
  • Outdoor Porch Design

    With spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, lets discuss your outdoor porch space. Everyone loves an indoor/outdoor space that feels more like a part of the house than a separate entity. Whether you have a full on outdoor porch or a sunroom with large windows this space is about to become...
  • Modern Ceiling Fans (That Actually Look Good)

    Rejoice - there are beautiful modern ceiling fans out there! As with energy efficient lighting, ceiling fans have sometimes left a little to be desired in the design department. I'm happy to see the trend leaning towards beautiful forms and sophisticated finishes. Ceiling fans are evolving...
  • Keep the Breezes Flowing with Outdoor Ceiling Fans

    Whether your porch is enclosed or exposed, outdoor ceiling fans are definitely necessary when temperatures creep above a comfortable 80 degrees and we want to relax in or close to the great outdoors. Porches and verandas are a fine place to linger longer and ceiling fans serve the purpose of circulating...
  • Stylish Ceiling Fans

    Stylish ceiling fans could be considered an oxymoron by design snobs, but I've come to love the functionality and finally, the style, of these oft-overlooked design elements. Lonny generally would come calling when it comes to finding high-style room shots, but I noticed some great looking rooms...
  • Tropical Ceiling Fans

    I love this tropical ceiling fan that is featured in the living room designed by Brielle M. Ferreira. Vacation. I wish I could be on one 365 days a year. That’s why I love filling my home with things that remind of my favorite vacation destinations. Bowls and glass jars are filled with...
  • Make Your Home Happy With White Ceiling Fans

    There's nothing better in the Summer months than to sit under a ceiling fan and cool down from the day's activities.... Are we right? However, many people don't like the look of ceiling fans. We have a perfect solution for those of you who crave that cool breeze overhead, but don't...
  • Ceiling Fans Provide Form & Function

    Ceiling fans? It used to be form had to be sacrificed for function. If you’ve watched enough HGTV, you’re probably having flashbacks of the horrendously outdated fans caked with inches of dust that every renovator couldn’t wait to rip from the ceiling and toss into the dumpster....
  • Home Style Reminicent of a Tropical Resort

    Tropical resort style is nothing if not specific. If your goal is to feel like you are on permanent vacation and create a look worthy of the glorious trade winds, go for it! The House of Turquoise blog always has bright and breezy pictures that capture the essence of happy design and a “go to”...
  • Easy, Breezy Entertaining with an Outdoor Ceiling Fan

    With temperatures warming up and outdoor entertaining becoming more and more desirable, you may be looking for solutions to beat the heat on stuffy spring and summer afternoons. Have you considered an outdoor ceiling fan ? This unique ceiling fan style might be just what your space needs! Interchangeable...
  • Beach Cottage Basics

    Beach cottage basics can be applied whether you live at the beach or if you live far from surf and sand. The “beach” look is casual, cheerful and easy to maintain. Most beach-inspired interiors have hard wood floors which mean the need for some form of floor covering. The most classic...
  • Red, White, and Blue Front Porches

    Putting together a patriotic porch is easier than ever with the multitude of available outdoor products, from rugs and furniture to lighting and fans . With Memorial Day just past, and Independence Day around the corner, red, white, and blue front porches are an obvious way to pay homage to this Americana...
  • 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...
  • Ceiling Fans with Style

    Ceiling fans are coming back into style. Words I’m not sure I thought I would write or say a few years back. I must say I have been converted to the functionality and style of fans - plus it doesn’t hurt that they cool things down on a sweltering day. Summer is almost here so it may be...
  • 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...
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