• Beautiful Floral Living Rooms

    I have always and will always love bright color combinations, layered patterns and bold statements. While it's not everyone's cup of tea, it brings joy to my life and a smile to my face. With spring peeking in, I thought I would embrace my true love and feature some beautiful floral living...
  • Interior Design Ideas - Serene Greens for Spring

    I love the color green, specifically because the applications are endless. Today I am taking you on a journey through a softer palette. Serene greens are perfect for spring as they are soft, comforting and have a bit of naivete and whimsy. With the help of these gorgeous Lonny magazine images,...
  • Modern Home Decor

    Modern Tulip Chair Modern home decor has taken on cult status and is now considered a serious genre for collecting. The great thing about this style is the ability to mix a wide range of decades together, including current, contemporary pieces. It’s amazing to see people embrace what was...
  • Decorating With Purple For Spring

    Hello 2014. Hello purple. Nice to meet you. I've heard that this is your year. You are all anyone is talking about.... decorating with purple ...purple accessories.... purple walls ....purple here and purple there...like this brilliant red and purple combination from Country Living. Sometimes...
  • Design Ideas for a Backyard Oasis

    I think summer is my favorite season of all. Growing up, we summered every year on Cape Cod. We would walk along the coastline.....watching the sailboats drift by in the distance, listening to the squawk of the seagulls and watching the lobster buoys bob up and down with the drifting waves. It...
  • My Favorite New Home Decor Products

    Who would have guessed that a lighting store would carry furniture and home decor products as well? I am always scavenging through the catalog to find just the right table lamp or chandelier, but I have to remind myself that I can also source a bar cart, headboard, or a great rug. Lamps Plus is really...
  • Undecorate: The Latest Buzz Word

    The latest buzz word in designing and decorating has many names including “Décor for a Recessionary Movement,” - The NewYork Times ; “Rise of the Personal” - The Wall Street Journal ; and Christiane Lemieux, the founder of DwellStudio , focused her new book, “Undecorate...
  • Bob Mackie Online

    I was excited about finding some really fun YouTube clips about Bob Mackie to share in this post from last month . And then... I looked today and there was a whole Bob Mackie YouTube channel ! Yay! Did you know that he is a guest judge on Project Runway this season? Above is a clip where...
  • Designer Ideas for Spring Style

    As much as I love cold, wintery weather, by this time of year I'm always looking ahead to designer ideas for spring style. And while it may be a bit premature to kick off your snowboots and hit the beach, that doesn't mean you can't dream of warmer days or bring a little bit of springtime...
  • Red Furniture - Trend in 2010?

    Huffington Post blogger Cathy Whitlock wrote a post about attending High Point in 2009 and identified red as an upcoming interior design trend. Specifically she mentions red furniture. Caught up in "flush" of Valentines Day glee, I decided to look through our assortment of red furniture...
  • Traditional Furnishings in a Downtown Loft: Brooke & Sam's Urban Home

    Brooke and Sam moved from a larger, more traditional home into a loft in downtown Los Angeles. When they moved into the loft, they didn't have a budget to purchase new furnishings. Therefore, they were forced to make the traditional decor work within the industrial and modern architecture of their...
  • Instagram Inspiration from Design Experts

    Instagram pictures, taken with an iPhone and then posted online though a series of photo filters, have become the modern-day version of the Polaroid. Artists and designers have embraced the application as a way to uniquely record the things that inspire them. Here are some of the Instagram photos of...
  • Keri Russell Loves Understated Neutrals

    Keri Russell's home is relaxed and elegantly understated. She told Elle Decor , “With so much wood in the equation, it could have turned into a cliché of farmhouse chic,” she says, “so I stuck with a neutral palette, kept it spare, and worked in as many textures as I could...
  • Shop by Room for Inspiring Home Decorating Ideas

    Looking for home decorating ideas? Check out our very own Shop by Room gallery of interior decorating pictures ! If it's been a while since you visited the Shop by Room section of our website, we invite you to take another look. We've re-vamped our inspiration gallery and you'll find new...
  • Decorating for the Dog Days

    While “Dog Days” usually refer to the most sultry time of the summer, I like to think of decorating for the dog days as meaning what’s hot for fido. Let’s face it, your poor pet is walking around with a fur coat while you don shorts and a tee. Perhaps it’s time to treat...
  • Designer Wish List: Most Wanted Furniture and Home Decor

    Do you keep a list of your most wanted furniture and home decor pieces? You know what I mean - those items that you're secretly wishing for? Or maybe not-so-secretly dropping hints about wanting? Whether it's a folder filled with magazine tear sheets, an inspiration board on Pinterest, or a mental...
  • E Interior Design with Coddington Design

    Named one of House Beautiful’s Top 20 young interior designers, Melanie Coddington is the founder of Coddington Design , a boutique firm with studios in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Taylor Tanimoto is the senior designer in the Los Angeles studio. Known for their feminine-but-streamlined “...
  • Major Style: Decorate Your Dorm Room

    Uninspired, drab dorm spaces are never very welcoming. But if you think of the space as a blank canvas and add some of your own creative ideas and furnishings it will soon be a comfortable new home away from home. Dorm rooms are the quintessential one-room-living. So decorate it as such. Define the space...
  • Decorating with Books

    Too often people treat their treasured collection of favorite books as a decorating nuisance, but with the right spirit and eye they can become an asset to any room -- one that lends individuality and personality. Take this high style interior (above) with its selection of leather-bound volumes arranged...
  • Yellow Room: From Accents to Wall Color

    Yellow is all kinds of beautiful and comes in a range to suit every personality, from butter to crème brûlée to dark dandelion. It's one of the few colors that can act like a neutral. Especially in regions that are commonly overcast, a neutral version of yellow on walls is a good...
  • Inspiring Yacht Interiors

    It has been so hot recently that all I can do is dream of lazy days on the water. As long as I am dreaming, let’s go big with inspiring yacht interiors to tempt even the very rich. Boats are great fun, but give me the big guns. Coolers filled with beer and windless afternoons on the Mississippi...
  • Design Problem? Get Expert Help from Our Interior Designers!

    Have a design problem? Get expert help from the Lamps Plus interior designers! We're launching a new " Ask the Expert " feature here on the blog, and we want to hear your design queries and conundrums to provide you with design solutions to help you create the home of your dreams. Not...
  • Casual Dining: Breakfast Nook Inspiration

    Dining rooms are getting used less frequently and a lot of the meals are now being eaten in the kitchen either at the island, breakfast nook, or a casual dining table in the kitchen. I have always liked the look of a built-in nook with bench seating. It becomes a more permanent fixture and part of the...
  • Quick and Easy Kitchen Decorating Ideas

    1. Venti Adjustable Height Bar Stool 2. Jane Seymour 19" Three Hydrangeas in Clay Pot If you want to transform your kitchen without a costly demo here are 5 quick and easy kitchen decorating ideas that will help you achieve an updated look. (Plus, if you’re anything like me in the kitchen...
  • My Outdoor Seating Set from Polyvore

    Doesn't this make you long for a warm evening on the patio? Well, spring and summer are on their way, so it's not too early to start thinking about decking out your patio with fresh outdoor decor . This is my idea of a modern-yet-cozy seating area with organic touches and a hint of Asian-inspired...
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