• 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...
  • New Years Resolution #1 -- More Color!

    As 2008 draws to a close, I'm thinking about some simple things I'd like to accomplish in the new year. For starters, I'd like to add some color and spice up the seating area in my living room. Don't scoff! Remember, the key to following through with new year's resolutions is setting...
  • 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...
  • Kids and Coffee Tables

    A recent New York Times article points out that the humble coffee table is a disaster waiting to happen in households with small children. As the article says, "The coffee table means your children harm. And when it attacks, results can be ugly. Last year, 143,070 children age 5 and younger visited...
  • 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...
  • Ask the Expert - Designer Tips for a Long Narrow Living Room

    If your house has an awkward layout (like this long, narrow living room with only one ceiling fixture), what's the best way to decorate it? Reader Caitlin asked us for expert designer tips for her new home: I have a long and narrow living and dining room with angled French doors in one corner...
  • Dwell On Design Los Angeles Home Tours

    As part of the recent Dwell On Design event in Los Angeles, the magazine sponsored tours of some noteable L.A. homes. Blog Apartment Therapy attended and has posted two wonderful photo slideshows of the event. Check out the swank contemporary style ! Click on a link to read and view: Dwell on...
  • Three for Thursday: Contemporary Ceiling Lights by Possini Euro Design

    Contemporary ceiling lighting is all about being unique and different. No contemporary collection does that better than Possini Euro Design lighting, as shown by these three, eye-catchingly beautiful designs! Up top is the Clear Threaded Pendant Light . It has a chrome finish frame that is sewn together...
  • Three for Thursday: Art Glass Table Lamps

    Glass as a medium is terrifically malleable and adaptable. It can be shaped, colored and made to take on an infinite range of forms. Here are three contemporary art glass table lamps that offer plenty of eye candy and visual appeal. The hand-blown lamp above from Trend Lighting features beautiful...
  • Designer Hilary Sessions Dishes Design with Lamps Plus

    I recently had a chance to sit down with San Francisco based designer and founder of Quarry Hill Design , Hilary Sessions, to chat about what drives her passion for design, what is most inspiring to her and naturally, her latest obsession. LAMPS PLUS : What is the best design advice you ever received...
  • 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...
  • A Halogen Lamp for Your Fortress of Solitude

    This new accent table lamp somehow reminds me of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. If you don't get the reference, it still makes an eye-catching decor accent! From our contemporary table lamp collection, the design has three cylinders in a brushed aluminum finish. Each offset cylinder has...
  • Roland Simmons Table Lamps

    Ooohhh! That was our first reaction on seeing these luminous new lamp designs. By Wyoming-based designer Roland Simmons , each lamp features hand-cut parchment shades and contemporary profiles. Available in several shapes and shades of colors, they're perfect for giving a room soft, subtle...
  • 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...
  • Guest Blogger Babette Holland - My Last Post

    Many thanks for reading my posts over the last week. And we've appreciated all of your support, kindness, and enthusiasm for our products, not to mention everyone's e-mails, questions and photos all these years at LAMPS PLUS. Here's to the whole LAMPS PLUS family and I hope to be able...
  • 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. ...
  • Sculpt Your Own Table Lamp

    I love these new Flexell table lamps. Small wood slats are stacked together to form a flexible piece of art. Create your own unique table lamp with this customizable design. They come in two sizes and finishes, and they're affordable. Bring one home and make it your own! See the Flexell table...
  • Get the Look: Tropical Bedroom Design

    Sultry summer days make me think of how welcome stylish tropical bedrooms would be at night. Now, I’m not professing the “tropical” look of the old Three’s Company, TV set, but rather a design that is timeless and saturated with color. If you think about the bedroom above, everything...
  • Sound Retreat in Turbulent Times

    Running water has long been thought to have soothing effect on mood. It's all-natural, auditory therapy. In these turbulent times nature is a balm for the soul. A wall fountain in the bedroom takes on additional appeal. Especially with the dry indoor air of winter and the impending bustle of December...
  • Get The Look: Coastal Kids Room

    You don’t need to live by the sea to achieve a cute coastal kids room. When I say coastal I suppose I really mean relaxed and inspired by nature. There are no real rules; however, I would base the colors on nature and make sure to include some white to keep the space fresh. Because kids love multiple...
  • Modern Decor Basics: The Louis-Style Acrylic Chair

    I think the Louis-style acrylic chair is a modern design basic. Based on one of the world’s most iconic furniture styles, the classic French chair, it’s been pared-down and redesigned for today’s home. This freshened-up Frenchman is lightweight, takes up very little room and has many...
  • Trendspotting: Copper Lighting and Decor

    Once consider old fashioned, copper lighting and decor started making a serious comeback last year and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down in 2013. Copper light fixtures are a great way to infuse a bit of texture or an unexpected moment in your spaces. Whether you introduce a classic...
  • Fresh Looks from Jamie Young

    Another table lamp brand we've fallen in love with are the designs from the Jamie Young Company. Founded by Los Angeles-based artists Jamie Young Jeter and David Jeter, the designs feature details like mouth-blown glass and hand-crafted shades. Other lamps have hand-painted details, like the porcelain...
  • Karim Rashid's Pad

    The Times Online has a photo gallery up about designer Karim Rashid’s Manhattan loft apartment in Chelsea. Poured resin floor, ultra-modern furnishings... Karim Rashid lighting . Hey, how come you never see a TV in these kinds of shots?
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