• Merry Christmas Eve!

    Believe it or not, it’s Christmas Eve. I hope the mad dash to complete your shopping was successful and you can now enjoy the warmth of friends, family and home. I was fortunate to find some wonderful images on House and Home as well as Habitually Chic that capture the season in many design...
  • Gifts for Grandparents Who Deserve to be Spoiled

    Gifts for grandparents who deserve something special. It’s better to give than to receive, but sometimes finding the perfect gift for grandparents is easier said than done. While I’m sure grandma and grandpa love mugs and tote bags emblazoned with photos and artwork from their grandkids...
  • Gifts for History Buffs

    Gifts for history buffs can come in a wide variety of home accessories. Know someone who can't be beat at a game of Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit? Someone whose book collection rivals that of the extensive library seen above via Domaine Home? Whose walls are lined with ancient artwork as in the...
  • Gifts for College Students - Creature Comforts

    Gift ideas for the college student in your family. Once your kids are away at college, their Christmas list changes drastically. We're here to help you fulfill it. The best gifts for college students are things they can actually use in their dorm room. Meaning, stuff they really need that they...
  • Modern Christmas Decor Ideas

    Modern Christmas trees for the minimal home. How do you define your home at Christmas? Modern? Deconstructed? Abundant? Old School red and green? Let’s backtrack and revisit what it means to pare-back decorations and reduce the overuse of holiday clutter. If keeping it simple is something...
  • Gifts For Entertaining That Are Unique & Fun

    Beautiful table decor for the holidays, but don't forget the gifts! My number one tip for all your holiday parties is, never show up empty handed! While party season is in full swing, chances are, if you're at someone's home for a holiday party they love to entertain... I've decided...
  • How to Design a Guest Room for a Warm Holiday Welcome

    Help your guests feel welcome with these bedroom design tips. The holidays are upon us, which means it's officially the busiest travel season of the year! If you're staying home and playing host to visitors this winter, there are several quick and easy design ideas you can include in your...
  • The Christmas Cottage

    The Christmas cottage should be filled with warmth, character, comfort and ease. In other words there should be no fear of glass rings on tables, fallen pine needles and a bit of dog hair! Atlanta Homes had some charming pictures of traditional homes and their images of this Christmas cottage were...
  • Cozy Fireplace Designs for Winter

    Alright folks, time to snuggle up in front of your computer and dream about that amazing fireplace you always wanted. There is no better way to spend a cold, snowy sunday evening than in front of your perfect cozy fireplace. Check out some toasty and inspiring images from Lonny Magazine below, and...
  • Have a Sparkling Christmas

    Merry Christmas from Lamps Plus! We hope your holiday is illuminated with friends, family, and of course, a sparkling chandelier . Image: Regina Gust Designs via Secrets of Segreto
  • 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...
  • Gift Guide Sweepstakes!

    We started a fun new sweepstakes today!! Are you looking for the perfect gift, but sometimes want it for yourself too? Well, this is your lucky chance.... Head over to the Lamps Plus Facebook page to learn more about this fun sweepstakes!
  • 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...
  • Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween to the design obsessed! Halloween can be interpreted in so many ways. It can be a kitschy, old school affair with plastic decorations, a more autumnal affair with decorative gourds and smiling jack-o-lanterns, or can be a wet-your-pants situation with ghoulish props, severed hands and...
  • Fourth of July Decor Theme: Ocean Blue with Jackie O.

    This serene photo of Jackie O., vacationing in Portofino in 1961, inspired this 4th of July decor theme. Patriotic style is typically characterized by military blues like navy or royal. Instead of those cold versions of blue, this photo of Jackie O. made me create a palette of warm blues like ocean,...
  • Ideas For Creating Stylish Fall Mantels

    Ideas for creating stylish Fall mantels. Fall is my favorite season – I love everything from choosing the perfect pumpkin (with a cute stem), to making chili on a cool night, breaking out my boots and jeans, but mostly adding Fall style to my home. Specifically my fireplace mantel. This year...
  • Happy Memorial Day!

    Like this adorable sign says, wave on today! Happy Memorial Day! -Lamps Plus Image: Polka Dots on Parade
  • 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...
  • Holiday Inspiration For Cozy Home Design

    The build up of excitement during the hectic holiday season. Counting down the days. Decorating, parties, merriment, ringing in the new year. Then the holidays come to an abrupt halt and the decorations are packed away for another year. The house feels cold and empty. Cozy up your house after the...
  • Christmas Eve: Quiet Home Design

    To me, Christmas Eve is all about that nostalgic silent night. The idea of quietly falling snow, a hush that blankets a city and soothing candlelight is all I need. How does one capture that quiet feeling in home design? I think it can be achieved though the infusion of winter whites and soothing...
  • Happy New Year - Welcome 2014!

    Happy New Year from the Lamps Plus Team! We hope you celebrated in style. We'll be back tomorrow with our regular design-inspired content. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey Image credit: Clipzine .
  • Merry Christmas from Lamps Plus

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at Lamps Plus! Wishing you and your family a safe, happy, healthy, and light-filled day. Image credit: Family Holiday .
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