• Questions With: Flambeau Lighting

    We recently caught up with the folks from Flambeau Lighting . Based in New Orleans, Flambeau draws on the vibrant art and attitude of the "Big Easy". Founder Joe McKearn and original designer Paul Gruer spoke about the unique style and artistry of their brand. Here's what they had to...
  • Blogger Profile: Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane

    Blogger Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane has gained a loyal audience by keeping things simple, and sharing little glimpses of beauty discovered in the mundane. As Jonathan puts it, " Happy Mundane is a blog that celebrates the ordinary and the extraordinary, good design of any kind, and takes a moment...
  • Celebrity Interior Designer Kenneth Brown Reveals the Key to Successful Design and More

    Kenneth Brown's southern charm and laid-back personality puts homeowners at ease which creates a fun hands-on creative process. Hailing from Louisiana, Kenneth's masterfully blends warm Southern hospitality with clean Southern-California lines. His unique creations reflect his belief that...
  • Buenos Aires Designer Paula Lemme Weihl Chats With Us

    Our new blogger, Allison, is still scouring Buenas Aires for the best designs of the city. Today she is interviewing one of the city's great interior designers! Take it away Allison... One of the hottest boutique hotels in Buenos Aires, the Miravida Soho, is a beautiful gem of vintage sophistication...
  • Style Tips from Cassandra Lavalle of Coco + Kelley

    A few of Cassandra's favorite Lamps Plus products: 1. Tetra Collection Tiffany Style Pendant Chandelier . 2. Robert Abbey Axis Adjustable Height Table Lamp . 3. Holtkoetter Up/Down Polished Brass Wall Sconce . 4. Arteriors Narnia Cocktail Table . Cassandra Lavalle is the editor of...
  • Meet the Bloggers: Michael Murphy

    Let me introduce you to one of our bloggers - Michael Murphy . I sit directly across from Michael in our corporate office and get to enjoy his playful personality for 8 hours everyday. Michael interviews designers and tastemakers for our Monday designer interview series. One of my favorite designers...
  • Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise Shares Office Design Tips

    Designing your office can be one of the most important rooms you can design, since most of us spend a good amount of our time in an office environment. I am so excited to introduce Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise who shares office design tips in today's Monday designer interview. She is such a talented...
  • Lonny Magazine's Michelle Adams On Her Fav. Lighting, Design Trends and More...

    Recently I had the pleasure to chat with Michelle Adams, Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Lonny Magazine. If you haven’t heard of Lonny, it is a bimonthly online magazine that focuses on lifestyle and home décor. Lonny highlights extraordinary interiors, innovative bloggers, and the latest...
  • Tips for Remodeling and Restoring Historical Homes with Design Vidal

    Karen and Guy Vidal run the design team Design Vidal , which is known for renovating and restoring historical homes and properties around Los Angeles. They have become the go-to expert for homeowners looking to restore their older beauty and apartment dwellers looking for a stylish and historically significant...
  • Questions with Kari Whitman, Designer to the Stars

    Lamps Plus is pleased to announce that Kari Whitman, Designer to the Stars, has joined our blogging team. Kari has collaborated with many celebrities and her work has graced the pages of top design magazines. She even hosted a television show. Wow, she is busy! To allow you to get to know her better...
  • Postcards From Paris with Little Brown Pen's Nichole Robertson

    *******UPDATE 1/7/13******** Little Brown Pen is now called Obvious State . Today Style Illuminated welcomes photographer Nichole Robertson of Little Brown Pen (now Obvious State) as our guest blogger. After moving to Paris in 2009, what began as photography for Nichole's daily blog posts blossomed...
  • Interior Designer Kimberley Seldon Talks Style, Design, and Business

    Interior designer Kimberley Seldon is a seasoned design pro who wears many hats. From full-service residential interior designer, to TV personality, to furniture designer, to magazine editor, to author, to business guru, Kimberley really does it all! We chatted with Kimberley to get her insider take...
  • The Estate of Things with Betsy Moyer

    Betsy Moyer is one of the authors and design enthusiasts of the Home Decor Blog: The Estate of Things . She often refers to it as TEOT. This is mostly because she loves acronyms. Coincidentally, she mentioned that it is a Finnish word that represents the plural translation of the word achievement. ...
  • Celebrity Interior Designer Mark Cutler Shares His Inspirations

    Today I am so excited to share an interview with celebrity interior designer, Mark Cutler . He is very well known in the design industry. Some of his clients include Jennifer Lopez, Vanna White, and Steve Carell. I love designer Mark Cutler because he creates designs that are free of fads, which will...
  • Designer James Saavedra Shares Exclusive Tips for Holiday Style - Part 1

    If I had more room in the title of this post, the full title would be Designer James Saavedra Shares His Deliciously Satisfying and Sophisticated Tips for Holiday Style. Today we have the fabulously stylish James Saavedra, of SAAVEDRA DESIGN STUDIO , guest blogging for Style Illuminated with Part 1 of...
  • Designers Pick their Favorite Table Lamps for Spring

    To celebrate the (almost) Spring season, we asked 5 very talented interior designers to select their favorite table lamps for Spring. I LOVE all their picks. Incorporating a new table lamp into your decor is a really easy way to freshen up your home for Spring. Keep reading to find out what are the designers'...
  • Jessica from Black.White.Yellow Discusses Design

    We were so excited to interview Jessica of Black.White.Yellow . Jessica is no ordinary design blogger, she is also an architect! Therefore, she has a unique point of view and as you can see, she is inspired by black, white, and yellow hues. LAMPS PLUS: What was the inspiration behind your blog, Black...
  • An Interview with Interior Designer Betsy Burnham

    Betsy Burnham, principal of Burnham Design , is a modern day interior design icon. Known for her sophisticated and inviting design style that skillfully layers pattern, texture, color, and periods, her signature look has been coined an “unapologetic mix” that has been imitated by many but...
  • Author and Design Expert Meghan Carter Discusses Her Design Method

    Author and Design Expert Meghan Carter takes time from her busy national book tour to discuss her design method. What separates your new book, The Meghan Method (Gem Multimedia; May 2011), from the stacks of home makeover tomes written by interior design experts? When you flip through the majority...
  • Design Sponge's Grace Bonney Chats about her Design Inspirations

    Who doesn't love the inspirational design blog, Design Sponge ! I have been reading it for years and just recently had the chance to chat it up with Design Sponge founder, Grace Bonney. We chatted about everything from her design icons to her "Living In" column. Read the interview below...
  • Designer Adam Straus Shares Tips for Creating a Vintage Aesthetic

    I am not supposed to have favorites, but... Adam Straus is among my favorite Los Angeles based interior designers. His looks are just so cool, how can you not fall in love with his style? I love when he indulges in the dark and moody aesthetic to create a masucline and sexy design. It is a difficult...
  • Color Specialist Jessica Colaluca Gives Tips for Incorporating Color in the Home

    Selecting the right colors for your home can sometimes be overwhelming. Therefore, this morning's "Designer Interview" features color specialist Jessica Colaluca of Design Seeds , who offers a few tips for incorporating color in the home. Jessica is definitely not color shy! LAMPS PLUS...
  • Kevin Corn Shares Design Inspirations and His Favorite Bedroom Chandeliers

    Today I have the pleasure of introducing interior designer Kevin Corn . Kevin comes to the interior design industry with a unique and interesting background. He spent six years working for Ralph Lauren styling their Polo retail stores. When working with clients, Kevin provides a personal experience and...
  • Designer Jenika Kurtz Shares Tips for Personalizing Your Home

    Interior designer Jenika Kurtz bought her first house a little over two years ago and took on a major renovation project fixing up each room. Personalizing her house was very important to Jenika and over time she has been adding small touches such as throw pillows, personal pictures, DIY window treatments...
  • Heather Taylor Gives Insider Tips for Selecting Art for your Home

    Heather Taylor is someone to know! She is the co-owner of the contemporary art gallery, Taylor De Cordoba , and an expert in selecting art for your home. Artwork makes a big impact in the design of your home. To break down some of the challenges in finding just the right art, Heather offers a handful...
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