• 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...
  • Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Lamps Plus! It should be a time for giving thanks, enjoying family and some much needed time off, so enjoy it! Many of us, myself included, see it as the start of a holiday marathon of socializing, overeating, shopping and endless travel! I am Type-A so that means...
  • Farmhouse Christmas Style Design Tips

    Decorating with farmhouse Christmas style for a warm holiday season. The turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce and heaps of mashed potatoes will soon have all been put away. And the Christmas season will officially be here. The aisles of stores are jammed packed with the latest and greatest...
  • Holiday Table Setting Ideas

    Aerial view of an abundant holiday table setting. Holiday table settings allow you to let your creativity and sense of personal style shine through. No pressure that your family and friends will probably be judging you! Seriously though, most people are truly happy to be invited to somebody’s...
  • 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...
  • Welcoming Wall Lighting for Holiday Guest Bedrooms

    This holiday season your home will play host to family and friends, so preparing the guest bedroom for a welcoming stay is essential. A large part of your guests' comfort has to do with good lighting and the ability for them to control the ambiance when it comes to resting, reading, etc. This...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Birthday Entertaining at Home

    Aren't I the luckiest girl that I get to post here on my 30th birthday! In honor of this big milestone I wanted to focus on entertaining at home for a birthday, or any type of party. The key to getting it right are small details that make a big impact. Below you will find some amazingly inspiring...
  • Festive Fall Centerpiece Ideas

    The days are getting shorter and the air crisper. Company will be coming, turkeys will be basting and wine will be flowing. Here are some simple ideas for impressing your guests with a festive fall table. Log slices add rustic elegance to this table from The White Buffalo Styling Co. Vary the height...
  • Update Your Outdoor Kitchen with Barstools

    During the warmer months of the year, entertaining in your outdoor home is one of the best past times for homeowners. The pleasure of grilling in your outdoor kitchen while relaxing during the leisurely days of summer is finally here! Your summer kitchen may is a wonderful spot to not only grill...
  • The Minimalist Terrace Design

    The minimalist terrace is a way to enjoy your outdoor home design with little fuss or expense. The other great thing is that this look can be achieved on a small scale, so apartment dwellers can have just as much style outside as people with yards. Both Vosgesparis and Daniellawitte had cutting edge...
  • Entertain At Home With Outdoor Dining

    To me, warmer weather means outdoor dining and relaxed entertaining. Who can resist the draw of a Summer breeze on a deck, patio or apartment balcony?! As long as you have some outdoor space you can enjoy stylish outdoor dining. Decor Pad pictures makes it so easy to fall in love with design and their...
  • Ideas for Planning a Graduation Party

    Yesterday I did some decorating for a graduation party so I'd like to share some ideas with you, since it is the season after all. The party was fun and festive and full of color..... .....and such a wonderful reason to celebrate. We celebrated the ending of a chapter and celebrated the...
  • 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...
  • Let Your Holiday Decor Sparkle for New Year’s Eve

    The end of the year is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with a festive New Year’s Eve Party? Whether you are planning a big bash with all of your closest friends and family or you plan to keep it low key with just a few close friends, holiday decor sparkle is a must in your...
  • Bar Cart Style for the Holiday Season

    Even if you're not planning to throw a major fete this holiday season, it's nice to dress up your bar area and that involves choosing a bar cart style. You could go with a rustic chalet theme, incorporating plaids and antlers, or get seriously sparkly with all your shiny mirrored and gold accessories...
  • 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...
  • Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas to Add Sparkle to Your Home

    The holidays are here and once Halloween passes us by, we’ll all by looking for easy holiday decorating ideas to embellish our homes for the season. It’s fun to decorate for the occasion but it shouldn’t be overwhelming. Decking the halls with a few baubles here and there should be...
  • Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

    Summer is coming to an end, and that means it's time to prepare your home for holiday entertaining. From Thanksgiving through New Years (which are just around the corner!), the holidays are a time where family and friends descend upon your home to join in merriment, eating, drinking, and gift giving...
  • 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...
  • 4 Candle Lanterns for a Seaside Themed Party

    As the evenings begin to warm, it seems like the perfect time of the year to throw an intimate outdoor seaside themed party! Recently, while my husband and I were regrouping on a weekend getaway spent in a beautiful, rustic cabin, we enjoyed a gorgeous outside dinner overlooking the water. Missing being...
  • Red, White and Blue Decor for Summer

    There are two big excuses to break out some super chic red, white and blue decor this summer season: Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. These two days have become a symbol for the classic American summer holiday party. With the all American home embracing the design culture however, many design savvy...
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