• Designer Essentials: Clocks

    Let’s discuss how nobody discusses clocks? I think they are absolute designer essentials. We need clocks, we run our lives based on the clock and most of us wear a version of one on our wrists every day of our lives. Does anybody ever says, “Oh my god, I just got an amazing new clock!”...
  • Quick DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

    Hi friends! Merry Christmas from my home to yours. By now I suspect all your stockings are hung by the chimney {with care of course} and you're spending time with loved ones. Or, if you're like me, you're frantically wrapping those last minute gifts you bought over the weekend! If you're...
  • Unique Christmas Decor Ideas

    While I do love this time of year, I'm not always a big fan of the traditional red and green holiday decor that comes with it. I prefer to take a nontraditional approach to Christmas decor. You can make your home glow and feel festive in so many creative ways. Here are a few of my top unique Christmas...
  • Start 2013 Off with an Organized Home

    If the image of the meticulously organized home above makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, you are not alone! There are only a handful of instances throughout the year that we subconsciously find ourselves fiending for a clean slate, and the beginning of the new year is one of them. Starting off...
  • Win a Scholarship to the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference

    Lamps Plus is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the Design Bloggers Conference Scholarship Program! The Lamps Plus Scholarship will be awarded to five worthy bloggers, and give them the opportunity to attend the Design Bloggers Conference to expand their knowledge and networks in the design blogoshphere...
  • Getting a New Look: Restyle What You Have

    Getting a new look can cost you nothing. How? Restyle what you have! By reusing items around the house and yard you can instantly change the look of a space and be kind to the environment. I seriously can’t get over the reused crochet afghans re-purposed as a tent. Ingenious, colorful and the...
  • Meet Award-Winning Furniture & Lighting Designer Sergio Orozco

    Sergio Orozco is an award winning furniture and lighting designer based in New York. His designs are inspired by his international travel experiences. Today he discusses his love of music, major design inspirations and favorite indulgences. Please meet Sergio Orozco . MS : Many people might not know...
  • Easy Budget Decorating Ideas

    Unless you've just won the mega-millions lottery, one factor will always be a consideration when designing your space: budget. However, great expense doesn't guarantee great taste, and these easy budget decorating ideas will be your best friend for a stylish and livable home. Much beauty can...
  • Wedding Gift Ideas: Perfect Decor for the Perfect Couple

    With the end of June comes wedding season and its tricky questions of etiquette, how to dress, when to arrive for cocktail hour, and thinking of wedding gift ideas! A gift of home decor is always welcome whether the couple is joining households after the wedding or whether they have been living together...
  • Great Gatsby Style

    Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is a visual spectacle. Achieving a similar, explosive Great Gatsby Style at home takes real guts and commitment. This style is not for the “beige set” or lovers of contemporary minimalism, rather it’s a celebration of excess, glitz and glamour....
  • 7 Tips for Getting Organized in Your Entryway

    Meeting your mother-in-law for the first time … interviewing for that huge promotion … impressing your future hubby with your wit ... you never getting a second chance to make a first impression! Here are seven tips for getting organized in your entryway that will set the tone for what's...
  • 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 Accessorize Your Home

    In my personal style and wardrobe, I love to accessorize. I've always got at least 4 pieces of jewelry on, maybe a hat and a belt or two. I invest in staples like the little black dress and create different looks every day with my accessories and jewelry rather than have to purchase 20 different...
  • Using Room Dividers To Create Space

    Remember 1970? It was the first time individuals started using room dividers to create space. And room dividers were clever and functional and creative.... .....and usually modular and orange and plastic. Not so now. Modular and orange and plastic have been replaced with metal and graphic...
  • Designer Angelo Surmelis Talks Furniture, Lighting, and Decorating

    Los Angeles designer Angelo Surmelis, creator of the brand Angelo:HOME, joins us today to talk furniture, lighting, and decorating. A self-professed "design geek", Angelo has created an affordable home brand with designer styling that's available at Lamps Plus. His goal is simple: that...
  • Designers Weigh in on Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Color of the Year

    The vibrant and cheerful Radiant Orchid has been named the 2014 Color of the Year by Pantone. Now that they've had a few weeks to bask in the fuchsia glow, what do leading interior designers and industry experts really think of using this hue in home decor? Jeff Andrews, Interior Designer,...
  • Decorating with Mirrors: Ambiance in your Valentine's Home

    Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that is for everyone! While you may think it’s only for couples in love it can also be a great holiday to celebrate your friends, family, children and those you hold dear. This Valentine’s day why not bring reflection and ambiance into your...
  • Bringing Spring into your Home with Colorful Furniture

    Can you believe Spring is right around the corner and it’s finally time to warm up our home interiors and add inspirational color? While adding colorful furniture to your interiors can happen year around, this is the time of the year where a renewed home feels essential. Colorful furniture is...
  • Six Ways to Enhance Your Kitchen With Artwork

    While you may institutionally place art in the living room, bedroom and often times the dining room, you may not always think about the kitchen in this way. Art is a great way to enhance your kitchen design and I'm goings to show you how. Wall art works particularly well in a kitchen where...
  • Modern Lighting for Modern Nursery Decor

    Every spring seems to bring a wave of new babies —and with it the fun involved in decorating the nursery, most importantly the lighting of course. In contrast to recent years, many parents are choosing not to learn the gender of their child before it's born, making neutral decor the best...
  • Cozy Reading Nook — Get Caitlin Moran's Neutral Look

    Looking to create a cozy reading nook in your home? A place where you can relax with tea in hand and either read a book, write, or sketch? Taking inspiration from Caitlin's cozy neutral space I've found the perfect items for you to achieve the same look, from wall art to organic style furniture...
  • Trend Alert: Decorating With Copper

    I have always been a nickel and chrome kind of decorator. My house is full to the brim of brushed nickel faucets and silver accessories and gray metal cabinet knobs. But times..... ....they are a changin'. Decorating with copper is the newest trend as shown in this amazing kitchen from...
  • Creating the Perfect Mirror Gallery Wall

    A beautiful way to create a feature wall is by putting up a gallery collection. While personal photos and artwork are usually the first go-to for this, a mirrored gallery wall is an interesting way to bring whimsy and light to your wall space. From streamlined elegance to funky eclectic, these images...
  • White Lighting

    White lighting is always crisp and clean whether you take it in a contemporary or traditional direction. An easy and inexpensive way to introduce white into your lighting scheme is by simply adding white lamp shades to entryway, chandelier or bedroom lighting . The Zhush is a great source for beautiful...
  • How To Choose the Perfect Table Lamp

    I recently re-designed the office space at the gatehouse... otherwise known as the great lighting quest.... ....or how to choose the perfect table lamp. It wasn't easy. I had so much neutral going on and I knew that I needed to bring in some color with the lamps on the cabinet behind the...
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