• Spotted! Possini Euro Modern Pendant Light

    Sunset magazine just featured this great bathroom remodel punctuated with a Lamps Plus pendant light . The designer, Gina De Pasquale, made some other great choices including sophisticated quartz CaesarStone and that gorgeous blue tile. She highlighted the tile by rimming the top of the shower with...
  • Fun and Funky Style: From Disco Balls to Dance Poles

    My inspiration for this column on fun and funky style came from the elegant lighting fixture I considered recently for a royal client. It’s dazzling and on closer inspection I realized it’s also made entirely from Bic pens! It wound up not being right for the space, but it stole my heart...
  • 5 Runway Fashion Looks for Home Decor

    If you're looking for decorating inspiration, look no further than runway fashion! Home decor and fashion have always gone hand-in-hand, and these gorgeous pairings created by the team at Fashion + Decor beautifully illustrate this connection. One thing in common with almost every one of these...
  • An Energy Efficient Space Age Design

    When was the last time you went to the planetarium? Now you can enjoy the atmosphere at home without the Pink Floyd and neck ache. Introducing the energy efficient Planetarium Pendant Light whose bold looks were inspired by the shape of a planetarium viewing dome. And just in case this post got you...
  • Hang 10 - A Musing on Stylish Things That Hang

    Don’t worry, Hang 10 is not about surfing or a misty look back at the end of summer, rather a musing on stylish things that hang. The other day I began to notice just how many people are glued, with downcast eyes, to their smart phones. Oblivious to those around, these people live in a world reduced...
  • A Colorful LED Chandelier

    New from the Possini Euro Design lighting collection, this LED pendant chandelier is nothing if not eye-catching. The contemporary chandelier look features color-changing LEDs at the center of the pendant. The LEDs illuminate art glass forms at the touch of a remote in hues of green, blue, pink...
  • The Perfect Closet

    Before my musings take us deep within what is usually a windowless space, Happy New Year. Do you think I’m insane to start off the new year discussing closets? Well, I’m not. If you think about it, it’s a perfect time to talk about the perfect closet. No doubt you probably got some...
  • Decorating the Debt Ceiling

    Recently I was asked my opinion on the debt ceiling. As a designer, and obviously expert on timely issues affecting the U.S. Treasury, I immediately said it should be covered in gold-leaf! Needless to say I received blank stares and will never be asked an opinion that requires a cerebral answer from...
  • Our Crystal and Chrome Chandelier Joins a House Tour

    Today's Apartment Therapy L.A. House Tour is of a 1912 restored Craftsman home in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Among the beautiful details, I noticed that the owners used our Crystal and Chrome Pendant Chandelier to add style to their kitchen space. The pendant has a chrome...
  • Home Decor Inspiration: Jewelry

    Bring on the bling! While jewelry may be an expensive obsession, home decor inspiration can come from jewelry - and can be as just as rewarding but much less expensive. From rings and pins to bracelets and necklaces, the shimmer and sparkle of jewelry can easily translate to home fashion and lighting...
  • When in Provence, Use Lighting as the French do!

    Never have I ever been to such a magical place as Provence, France. Everything about it was beautiful, peaceful and enchanting. From amazing culinary experiences to beautiful design, my time spent in Provence will not soon be forgotten. Here, I am offering up some tips on how to bring the magic of France...
  • Mini-Chandeliers Bring Maxi Style

    The hot trend of the moment? Mini-chandeliers ! The look makes a great accent for smaller seating areas or dining rooms or anywhere you need to make a big style statement. Designers are also using them to create extra sparkle over bedroom nightstands. Used in this way the they eliminate the need for...
  • How to Make Your Bedroom Romantic with Crystal Chandeliers

    A bedroom is more than a place to collapse at the end of the day. A bedroom should be a sanctuary; a peaceful retreat. Also, I think, a bit of a romantic haven. Want to know how to make your bedroom romantic? An easy way to add a bit of glamour is with crystal chandeliers. They needn't be over-the...
  • Flower Power Chandelier

    A pendant chandelier is a great way to add pop to a room. This new design certainly does that, with its sphere of pop art aluminum flowers and colored glass centers. This would like great in a kitchen area or even in a child's bedroom. Go flower power! Blossom Sphere Pendant Chandelier. ...
  • Sustainability with Varaluz Lighting

    Varaluz Lighting is a relatively new company with a forward-thinking design philosophy. Their product features sustainable, recycled materials and innovative contemporary looks. Susanna recently questioned company President Ron Henderson about the Varaluz designs. Ron's answers are insightful...
  • The New Old Design Look for 2010

    You've seen the products: formal crystal chandeliers with sexy black finishes and colored glass; traditional chairs with bold fabrics; formal traditional table lamps loaded with bling. Now there's a name for it: "The New Old". New meets old in the exquisite ceiling light pictured...
  • Inspiration Roundup: Chandeliers in Closets

    I am very fortunate to have a nice sized walk-in closet in my apartment. However, I was in my closet the other day looking up at my standard ceiling light and thinking how great it would be to have a chandelier in my closet. Jen Ramos' closet (Owner of MadeByGirl), isn't the size of larger...
  • Color Chart: Super Neutrals

    As part of our regular focus on color (see all color chart blog posts ), this week we turn to "Super Neutrals". This color style uses super soft and understated color tones. Whites and greys are blended in and the whole look is toned-down and softened. Have a look and get into neutral! ...
  • New! Giclee Pendant Chandeliers

    We've added loads of new giclee style pendant chandeliers to our chandelier product sort. These all feature custom-made giclee shades in bright, contemporary patterns. The patterns are printed on a special 100-year archival quality canvas using a state-of-the-art printing process. You can browse...
  • What's New in Chandeliers

    Our staff design expert, Lynda Gould, was interviewed by Memphis Online about trends in chandelier design and decorating. What's hot? Mini pendants , swag chandeliers and contemporary chandeliers . And the bottom line: "I think chandeliers are still the grand dames -- they're still the...
  • Chandeliers in Unexpected Places

    Nothing warms up and personalizes your home decorating like a good dose of the unexpected - like hanging chandeliers in unusual places. It offers that little pop of surprise that elevates a room and hints that the person who put it together has taste and sensibility rather than just an eye for codified...
  • Crystal Chandeliers Everywhere!

    Crystal chandeliers are typically reserved for a formal dining room or foyer - so I love when homeowners "break out of the box" and introduce a little bling in unexpected places! Even though the chandeliers above are in dining rooms, each room has an eclectic vibe (along with some iconic clear...
  • LAMPS PLUS Swag Chandelier in Better Homes and Gardens

    One of our swag style chandeliers was featured in the April issue of Better Homes and Gardens (see the "All About Color" spread on page 24). The pretty green design is one of our custom-printed giclee shades, the Stacy Garcia African Lily Spring . Swag chandeliers are easy-to-install because...
  • Asian-Inspired Home Decor to Spice Things Up

    The Olympics have been a visual feast so far. With the spectacular opening ceremonies and all of the images of Beijing , I'm inspired to post a couple ideas for working a little Eastern flavor into an interior. These great boxes, made with reclaimed walnut shells, are a quick, inexpensive way...
  • Open Shelving Kitchen Ideas

    Dream kitchens come in all shapes and sizes and can include a wide range of storage and display options based on space and budget. Open shelving in kitchens is a trend that works beautifully in a variety of circumstances. The main criteria behind choosing open shelves tends to be for added display space...
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