• Favorite Feature on LampsPlus.com: Shop by Room!

    Shop by Room is one of my favorite features on LampsPlus.com . It's a showroom that's available at the ease of your fingertips, rather than having to drive all over town at traffic's mercy. Better yet, you can shop from over 2,500 showrooms rather than the limited dozen or so available at...
  • Get The Look: Foyer Design

    I know you have been chomping at the bit to see some of my work. Today is your lucky day. While I pride myself on elegant interiors, beautiful foyer design can be achieved on your own if you follow some simple rules. First, make sure there is some form of a table for mail, keys, and lighting. Second...
  • Company Talk - Tips for Creating a "Warm" Home with Lynda Gould

    Fall is here! Our plans have shifted from weekends at the beach to looking ahead at the upcoming holiday season. In home design, fall is the time when we focus on making our house feel warm and comfortable. I recently chatted with Lamps Plus' Interior Design Manager, Lynda Gould, about tips for creating...
  • Patterned Chairs: Unexpected and Delightful

    Single colored sofas are everywhere. Incorporating a patterned piece of furniture here or there adds an unexpected element to the room, especially if the pattern has a vibrant palette. To play it on the safe side, a neutral palette makes patterned chairs easy to coordinate with all decor. To really...
  • Maison de Luxe at Greystone Mansion - My Thoughts...

    A few days ago I toured the Maison de Luxe designer show house at the historic Beverly Hills Greystone Mansion. It was a beautiful morning and the first time that I have been to the Greystone Mansion, which has now been dedicated as a public park by the city of Beverly Hills. The 12 1/2 acre property...
  • Stylish Foyer Lighting

    Foyer lighting is critical, not only because it’s the first space your guests see when entering your home, but because it needs to be functional for when you're getting ready to leave as well as a welcoming spot for when you come home. The House of Turquoise blog highlights beautiful interiors...
  • Design Trend Watch: Pineapple Decor

    The pineapple has long been a symbol of welcome, making it a mainstay in interiors styles and design trends ranging from coastal to cottage to colonial. Now, the spiny tropical treat is also enjoying a decor revival in more contemporary settings. The fruit's intriguing texture offers modern graphic...
  • Welcome Home: How to Design the Perfect Entryway

    Design the perfect entryway with beautiful home furnishings. Entryway design doesn't always receive the attention it deserves. After all, we move so quickly in and out of this space that it's easy to forget it even exists! But having a well-defined entryway can make a big difference in the...
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