• Decorating with Fountains

    Using fountains, both indoors and out, as a decor focus has been a growing trend for the past year or so. Fountains help create a sense of relaxing natural serenity and they also create white noise that helps muffle distracting sounds. There are a number of wonderful fountain designs available for...
  • 5 Ways To Lighten Up For Spring

    One of the most enduring rites of spring is the annual clean. My grandmother was particularly adept at this task. Never one to take the easy road, she would bribe the grandchildren into helping her empty the entire contents of each room of her house – one by one onto the front lawn. Once the room...
  • Remodel Magazine Shows Off Our Swing Arms

    Our swing arm wall lamps were featured in this month's issue of Remodel magazine. Swing-arms are an often overlooked option for desktop task lighting even though they're great for this context. They're especially ideal for small rooms since they allow you to make the most of your desktop...
  • 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...
  • Some People Call Me Meurice

    We love Jonathan Adler's "quirky modernist" style. He's the celebrity designer from Bravo's Top Design , and he recently created the look for the fabulous Parker Palm Springs resort (check out his Parker Collection for lighting inspired by the hotel!). Speaking of Adler, his Meurice...
  • Guest Blogger Babette Holland - Doing Things the Right Way

    We do have a motto, no not the Mob motto- for those of you who thought you were so smart...If there's a more complicated way to manufacture things, we just haven't found it yet. And we live by it daily. To make something we hope will be passed down isn't easy, we need to ensure that the...
  • Tips from Kichler Lighting

    Kichler has some interesting designs for the kitchen, like this kitchen island chandelier . Twenty-three candelabra bulbs are set inside of faux glass candles. It has this very romantic look, yet there are also two spot light bulbs hidden in the bottom for task lighting. There is a great little video...
  • Celebrate the New Year with a Red Silk Shade

    Browsing through the site today I came upon this Bickett Tobin red mini blossom table lamp . The hand-sewn silk shade reminds me of the colorful lanterns used to celebrate the Chinese New Year . The red color of the lanterns is believed to lucky. Who doesn't need more luck in the coming year?
  • Picture Hanging Tips

    For our money, hanging a framed picture or painting on a wall is one of the most challenging decorating tasks. It's not hard, but it's tricky to get it to look right! Here's a good rule of thumb to follow: when hanging a piece, measure the overall height of the frame, then divide the frame...
  • The New Liquid Look of Luxury

    Is your decor dripping with style? (Don't worry--this isn't going to be an idiom/pun assault.) A new line of barstools ups the ante with a liquidy look that recalls CGI effects in movies like T3 and The Matrix. Before, it was cool to have computer animation that looked real; these days it's...
  • Ceramic Artistry from Haeger Potteries

    Haeger Potteries have been creating small masterworks in ceramic for over one hundred years. The company is located outside of Chicago and still uses artisan techniques in making their ceramic home accents and table lamps. We've been selling Haeger Potteries table lamps for some time now, but...
  • Tips for a Dust-Free, Allergy-Free Room

    For those of us with allergies home decorating can present some challenges. Heavily upholstered furniture and drapery can collect dust and the cleaning never seems to end. However, you can make your indoor environment more dust and allergy-free with these simple tips. Don't use rugs with...
  • Jonathan Adler Ten Commandments of Chic

    One of my favorite blogs, Elements of Style , hipped me to celebrity designer Jonathan Adler's cheeky and fun " 10 Commandments for a Happy Chic Home ." Adler's zest for decor is contagious. His particular love of orange is perfectly in-line with this year's color trends. We've...
  • teenVogue Feature

    Check out this great-looking before and after feature in teenVogue . They placed one of our mirrors over the fireplace. I like how they placed the flowers right in front of the mirror. That really maximizes the color impact. I want to try that at home with mirrored glass candlesticks and a floral...
  • New Season of Bravo's Flipping Out and Tour of Jeff's Client Project

    Get ready...Jeff Lewis is back! Don't be afraid to admit that you missed him (just a little bit). The new season of Bravo TV's Flipping Out brings new changes. Jeff traded his life as a house flipper for a career as an interior designer. Working with and reporting to clients brings a whole new...
  • Our Outdoor Bird Table Lamp Makes the Press

    We're not the only ones smitten with this bird accented outdoor table lamp ; Family Circle like it, too! The oatmeal linen shade is weather resistant and, amazingly, this retro-cool lamp is UL listed for wet locations. Check out parents.com , Family Circle's website, for more home decor...
  • Inspiring Current Color Trends

    If you need to update your color scheme then take a look at the Sherwin Williams site . Their annual color forecast is built around recognizable lifestyle trends. The image above is from their " No Place like Home " collection. My favorite tool on the site is the Color Visualizer . What...
  • Getting Noticed

    Our Light Column Paper Shade Table Lamp caught the eye of Nick Olsen. He's "The Deal Hunter" of Domino Magazine's always absorbing blog. See his post here . Depending on whether you want to use this lamp as an accent or reading light, you may need to experiment a little with different...
  • Focus on Style: Beach Chic

    From Nantucket nautical to luxury seaside, the coastal beach style offers a chic, comfortable look. The style is highly adaptable and offers many regional flavors, from the luxurious look of the Mid-Atlantic regions to Florida tropical and laid-back Californian. Sand and sky pastel color tones are...
  • Tips for using mini-pendants in the kitchen:

    1. Add a dimmer switch to increase the versatility of the pendant lights. They can provide either task or mood lighting. 2. Take into account the height of those in your household when deciding how high to hang the pendants. If they are hung too high then you may see a glare from the bulb. 3...
  • Don't Be Spooked! Here Are Some Easy Halloween Decorations

    Halloween is here, and the holiday season begins. So much decorating to do! Let's ease into things with a couple of quick ideas to get your home ready for Halloween. Good Three Pumpkins outdoor wall art is digitally printed on aluminum and comes with a 5-year guarantee against fading and cracking...
  • Instant Refreshment for Your Decor

    During these dog days of summer, try using nautical accents at home to conjure up a cool, breezy day by the sea. We noticed Destination Weddings and Honeymoons magazine recently featured fabulous bookends as decoration for a beach wedding. We agree, but no wedding necessary!
  • Six Ways to Add Vintage Style

    Celebrate the cozy ambience that a few vintage accents can add to any environment. These six items embody vintage style: Small chandeliers with colored crystals and aged metals. Oriental and hooked floral rugs . Decorative pillows that mix with other colors in the room. Decorative lamp...
  • Who Loves Prairie School Architecture?

    I do. What's not to love about this unique, American look? Thoughtful landscape integration, craftsmanship, and solid construction; the Prairie School has it all. Although Frank Lloyd Wright has been it's most well-known propopent, George Grant Elmslie was among the most prodigious and well...
  • Using Orange While Avoiding the Halloween Curse

    Browsing the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens , I noticed an homage to orange. "Cozy orange," they said, "combines the heat of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Use it wherever you need a burst of creative energy." As long as you don't pair it with black, you'll...
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