• Romantic Crystal Chandeliers

    The word c rystal originated in the mid 18th century from the Latin candela meaning to glisten and from the French chandelle meaning candle. Traditionally when we think of crystal chandeliers we imagine just that, glistening lights that sparkle and possess classic elegance. Today’s crystal...
  • Luxurious Crystal Lighting

    Luxurious crystal lighting is no longer a design necessity for Grandmother’s dining rooms. Posh living is back and crystal, might I add, embodies luxe living to the max. I love the fact that crystal lights can be traditional as well as contemporary...thank heaven for lighting designers who have...
  • Get the Look: A Colorful and Eclectic Living Room

    Thank you, Pinterest, for your abundance of gorgeous interiors that inspire me. My jaw dropped when I discovered this colorful and eclectic living room by San Francisco designer Gary Spain. It's weird and wonderful, with layer upon layer of color and pattern that totally works . (Throw some deer...
  • 1 Room 4 Ways with Ceiling Lights

    The transformative power of ceiling lighting is pretty amazing. It can either be a subtle design element that recedes into the background, or a statement-making centerpiece that garners mega-attention. Take a look below at how 1 room can have 4 different looks with ceiling lights. Pictured: Possini...
  • Statement Kitchen Island Lighting

    Kitchen island lighting has the opportunity to create the 'wow' factor you're looking for. One of the first things people comment on when they walk into my kitchen is the lighting. A nod to my love of wine, two huge glass demijohns hang over the island. Pair two glass pendant lights...
  • The Romantic Vintage-Inspired Closet

    With Valentine's Day around the corner, I am all over dreamy, romantic images with unobtrusive uses of blush pinks and floral accents. When I came across this image from House Beautiful I immediately knew I wanted to figure out how to recreate this look. This is the perfect, vintage-inspired dream...
  • Tips For Cleaning Your Crystal Chandelier

    Over here at Lamps Plus, we're serious about our crystal chandeliers . We love giving tips regarding not only style, but maintaining that style. Below are tips on how to clean your chandelier so they stay shiny and dazzling! Our team provides everything you'll need to know in this You...
  • Valentine’s Day Rose Color Palette

    What is February 14 without a Valentine’s Day rose? I don’t mean the kind that withers and dies, rather the beautiful and soft dusty rose color palette found in home furnishings and elegant lighting. Candy and flowers are fine, but wouldn’t you rather express your love with something...
  • Sparkling Kitchen and Bath Sweepstakes

    We're having a fun sweepstakes where all you have to do is share your favorite sparkling kitchen & bath products from our collection. You could WIN one of three $150 Shopping Sprees by just entering and receive additional entries when inviting friends! This is all done via our Facebook page...
  • Formal Bathroom Lighting

    Traditional lighting fits beautifully in this English style bathroom design. Embracing formal bathroom lighting is one way of keeping traditional style alive in a world eager to modernize everything. There is something very romantic about a timeless bath and Belgian Pearls had some glorious pictures...
  • Style Illuminated's Best Blog Posts of 2014

    In just a few short hours, 2014 will come to a close. Thanks for following along this year on the Style Illuminated blog! Here's a look at a few of our favorite posts on lighting, home decor, and design trends from the past year: Reinvent Your Decor with Modern Lamps Unexpected Style: Chandeliers...
  • Swarovski Crystal on Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

    Swarovski crystal designs aren't just for crystal chandeliers . This year, a gigantic Swarovski crystal star will sit atop the Christmas tree in New York's Rockefeller Center . The thing weighs in at 550 pounds, is 9 1/2 feet in diameter and is made up of some 25,000 crystals - not really...
  • Cozy Fireplace Designs for Winter

    Alright folks, time to snuggle up in front of your computer and dream about that amazing fireplace you always wanted. There is no better way to spend a cold, snowy sunday evening than in front of your perfect cozy fireplace. Check out some toasty and inspiring images from Lonny Magazine below, and...
  • Have a Sparkling Christmas

    Merry Christmas from Lamps Plus! We hope your holiday is illuminated with friends, family, and of course, a sparkling chandelier . Image: Regina Gust Designs via Secrets of Segreto
  • Add Sparkle to Your Holiday Decor

    A festive Christmas tabletop and tree with lots of sparkle. Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to amp up your holiday decor and I'm here to help! Sparkle, shimmering and glittery should be the only vocabulary words on the tip of your tongue this season. While I am a fan of the old...
  • Updating your Entryway for the Holidays

    Your entryway is the first impression for any guest coming to your home during the holiday season. Implementing some simple updates can take your home's first impression from average to incredible. This beautiful image from Domaine Home serves as the inspiration for my entryway updates. I love...
  • Celebrity Style: Sarah Jessica Parker

    Living room of Sarah Jessica Parker. I think it’s fun to recreate celebrity home styles. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s home in New York is nothing if not stylish and worthy of emulating. Casa Sugar recently posted some shots from the star’s town house, which was...
  • How to Decorate With Vintage Christmas Finds

    Decorating with vintage Christmas decor can be lots of fun. I'm dreaming of a vintage Christmas. You know....one with tiny bottle trees and an antique sled stacked against the barn and glittery tinsel and vintage baskets and stacks of ornaments like this beautiful vignette from HGTV. I have...
  • Modern Crystal Lighting

    Crystal lighting for the modern home. What diamonds are to girls, crystals are to homes. Crystal lighting bounces light around a room adding sparkle, drama and luxury to any space. I'm not talking about your grandma's crystal chandeliers !.... Check out some of my favorite crystal lighting...
  • Choosing & Hanging Dining Room Chandeliers

    A few weeks ago, I installed some chic lighting from Lamps Plus in our dining room. It’s amazing how a light fixture can completely change the look of a dining space when you invest in one that makes a statement. Any dining room can benefit from a stunning chandelier , whether it's a small...
  • How To Decorate With Chandeliers

    This is how to decorate with crystal lighting. With the holidays right around the corner it's the perfect time to add simple updates to your decor. And one of the easiest ways to freshen the decor in the room like this space featured on Apartment Therapy....is with a little sparkle and shine...
  • Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas

    A cheerful kitchen design with color. Kitchen island lighting is critical to ensure high functionality and high style in any kitchen. Lonny Magazine had some great examples of kitchens, kitchen islands and how they can be styled. Like kitchen, islands come in many styles, however the main objective...
  • Welcome Home: How to Design the Perfect Entryway

    Design the perfect entryway with beautiful home furnishings. Entryway design doesn't always receive the attention it deserves. After all, we move so quickly in and out of this space that it's easy to forget it even exists! But having a well-defined entryway can make a big difference in the...
  • Black and Yellow Decor and Design

    As we slowly saunter into the Fall months, warmer and richer colors start to flood my consciousness. I love black in interiors and I love yellow in just about anything, so I thought - Why not find some stunningly gorgeous black and yellow interiors to feature for today's post. These gorgeous spaces...
  • Lighting Ideas For a Spanish Style Home

    Modern Spanish Revival traces its influences to the California mission churches that were built in the 18th century by early Spanish settlers and missionaries. The architecture is recognizable by its signature elements which include smooth stucco exteriors, tile roofs, arched doorways and casement windows...
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