• Modernizing Your Hanukkah Celebration

    For the most part, the Jewish holidays have had a hard time keeping up with the times. The pre-made decoration options are very dated, and without much DIY-inspiration focused on Hanukkah in particular, many are left using the same old gold and blue cardboard cut-outs. However, without much effort, it...
  • Firewood Storage Solutions, From Trays to Totes

    We see (and admittedly, create) articles aplenty detailing gorgeous ideas for styling the mantle, but what about organizing what goes on below? Many contemporary fireplaces have firewood storage solutions integrated into the design, and Pinterest is rife with images of floor-to-ceiling built-ins stuffed...
  • Entertaining and Dining Room Inspiration from Fall Baking

    When the weather gets chilly and I need entertaining and dining room inspiration, I turn to my favorite hobby: baking! Not only do I like an excuse to look at photos of ooey-gooey treats, I love to get inspired by the colors, textures, and feelings that autumn flavors suggest. For me, fall is about comfort...
  • How to Style a Bar Cart

    Bar carts started popping up in the pages of shelter magazines a few years ago, and now it seems like they're everywhere. This spirited decor element is indeed a great way to display glassware , cocktail ingredients, and other entertaining supplies, but the thing I like most about it is how much...
  • Decorate With Winter Whites

    While some still feel like it's a faux pas to wear white after Labor Day, others embrace winter whites in fashion and home decorating. Winter white decor, whether permanently or decoratively for the festivities, is a gorgeous, glamorous way to go. Check out some super chic inspiration to decorate...
  • DIY Holiday Decor: Alternative Christmas Trees

    Who says a Christmas tree has to be a...tree? For the apartment-dweller, holiday traveller, or pine-hater, pulling up your sleeves and making alternative Christmas trees can work wonders in making the season more personalized. These DIY holiday decor ideas are a fresh take on the traditional Christmas...
  • I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

    Christmas is full to the brim of hustle and bustle. Everyone is hurrying and rushing and shopping and scurrying hither and thither. It can be exhausting. And overwhelming. And it makes me long for the simplicity of a white Christmas. Whites and neutrals and creams with Christmas decorating...
  • Six Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

    Did you know that Thanksgiving is 9 days 17 hours and 56 minutes away? Right around the corner. Thanksgiving is a time of celebration and joy. It's a day of gratitude and thankfulness and friends and family.....bringing with it pumpkin pie and turkey and dressing and cranberry bread and...
  • A Very Merry Christmas!

    A very Merry Christmas from all of us at Lamps Plus. May your holiday be everything you wished for... Happy holidays! We'll be back tomorrow with more inspired holiday home decor tips and ideas. Photos: Belgian Pearls .
  • Affordable Holiday Table Decorating Ideas

    I have fond memories of preparing for holiday meals with my mother. We'd go to the flower market and gather pine boughs, tulips, and roses. Then we'd return home and arrange our bounty in antique silver vases that she'd acquired over the years. Now I'm on a single girl's budget...
  • Style School: Southwestern Decor

    Southwestern decor has been popular for decades, and lately it's been enjoying an even greater resurgence in both fashion and home decor. But don't confuse today's take on the Navajo style with the silver and turquoise belt buckle motifs of the past. The latest interpretations feel fresh...
  • Modern Rat Pack Design

    The warmth of summertime exudes the feeling that surrounded the Rat Pack’s world. Modern Rat Pack design should make you feel like you are living the high life, shuttling your time between Vegas and Palm Springs. I’m not necessarily advocating the party lifestyle, rather the playful look...
  • How To Decorate a Table

    Have you ever wondered how to decorate a table? Or is it just me? It's easy to start with a table runner or tablecloth or dishes or silverware..... .....but then what? Where do you go next? Do you layer or stack or shine or simplify? If you're like me and you've ever thought...
  • Kitchen Organization Ideas

    Just between you and me....I daydream about kitchen organization ideas. Seriously. Maybe it's because I don't really like to cook. And I'm not really that good at it. Pots and pans and baking sheets and measuring cups and colanders are all a little overwhelming to me. So instead...
  • How to Throw a Wine and Cheese Party

    In vino veritas … In wine, there is truth. The truth is, there’s nothing better than uncorking a fabulous bottle of wine and sharing it with friends and family. So don’t stress – here's how to throw a wine and cheese party! 1) Buy the Cheese – Try your local...
  • Zesty Orange Kitchen Decor

    Zesty orange is one of those colors that you either love or hate. Or love to hate. Not I. If the room's done right, that is. All of these images with orange kitchen decor use the color sparingly, in clean, bright spaces. Also, the touches don't require huge investments, other than the orange...
  • New Year's Eve Decorating Ideas and Party Planning

    New Years Eve - the holiday that, for a vast majority of us, is a pretty big let down. All the decorating ideas, party planning, and anticipation for a night where things inevitably go wrong and nothing meets expectation. I am going to let you all in on a little secret I have learned in my older years...
  • Table Settings for Mother's Day Brunch

    Mother's Day is this weekend! This year, instead of battling the restaurant crowds for Mother's Day brunch, why not entertain at home and set a stylish, thoughtful table for mom? Style Me Pretty keeps things fresh with dinnerware that feels plucked from the garden, while a dining vignette...
  • Stylish Dinner Party Tips

    Stylish dinner party tablescape. The key to a successful dinner party is a relaxed host and a beautiful table like this one from Celebrations at Home. With these tips, you’ll be the stress free hostess with the mostest. The most important thing to do, besides stock up on your home bar accessories...
  • Tips For Decorating With Organic Elements

    Fall is my favorite time of year. The air is crisp, clear and cool while the hot chocolate is warm and the fire is toasty. The world smells like pumpkin pie. And when the trees don their coat of brilliant colors and the leaves start to fall.... ....it's time to start decorating for the season...
  • Chic and Stylish Gifts for Entertaining

    Holiday entertaining time is right around the corner! Like some people I know, I have family functions, work functions, and if I am lucky a few friend functions. No matter which type of gathering it is, I never like to show up empty handed. After all, the host probably spent a great amount of time...
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