• 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...
  • Home Accessories for a Scandinavian Style Christmas

    Last year I visited Copenhagen during the holiday season. Already smitten with Danish furniture and lighting design, the trip cemented my obsession with Scandinavian style, especially in wintertime. Early sunsets make for long dark days, hence the practice of washing everything in white and light. Unlike...
  • Sparkle for the Holidays

    I love holiday traditions: the big meals, the family gatherings, the sights, smells, and sounds. But when it comes to my holiday home decor , I like to put a twist on the expected. In my space you won't find any glitter, tinsel, or major glitz. I like to inject sparkle for the holidays with just...
  • I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

    Christmas is full to the brim of hustle and bustle. Everyone is hurrying and rushing and shopping and scurrying hither and thither. It can be exhausting. And overwhelming. And it makes me long for the simplicity of a white Christmas. Whites and neutrals and creams with Christmas decorating...
  • Six Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

    Did you know that Thanksgiving is 9 days 17 hours and 56 minutes away? Right around the corner. Thanksgiving is a time of celebration and joy. It's a day of gratitude and thankfulness and friends and family.....bringing with it pumpkin pie and turkey and dressing and cranberry bread and...
  • Romantic Ideas: Valentine’s Day Decorating

    Romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day decorating don’t need to come from insipid heart-shaped candies or cupid designed boxer shorts. Serious interiors can be achieved with the use of reds, pinks and even frills! No question, pink is a feminine color, however it can be used so that it doesn’t...
  • Romantic French Decor Inspiration

    Last year I had the privilege of traveling to Paris and Provence, France , and while I had been to France before, this most recent trip was one of the most romantic adventures I have ever been on. There is something in the air in France that just oozes love. Romantic French decor has a beautiful balance...
  • Gold and Brass Lighting for the Holidays

    One of my favorite features in fashion magazines is 'wear it now, wear it later' photo spreads that suggest tips for getting the most out of your wardrobe. (You know the ones I mean. A model snuggles fireside in a chunky cardigan and silk sundress, then on the next page she's in the same...
  • Bold Christmas Colors

    Christmas tradition dictates we design in red and green, but bold Christmas colors can be so refreshingly fun. Who says we can’t add pink, purple and turquoise into the mix? What’s the worst thing that can happen? You get a lump of coal in your stocking? You’ll live. Let me just...
  • Emerald Holiday Decor: Deck the Halls with the Color of the Year!

    Last week's announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year couldn't have come a moment too soon. For those of us who like to get a jump on next year's design trends, the rich hue of emerald is perfect for our holiday home decor . Try it mixed with other shades of green like spruce and hunter...
  • Romantic Decorating Ideas

    As Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches it’s time for some romantic decorating ideas. While flowers and candy are a perfectly good start, a whole room redecoration will really mean you care! Romantic decor can mean many things. To me, it’s all about creating a mood. No need to be vulgar...
  • 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...
  • Romantic Bedroom Decor Inspiration for Valentine's Day

    What's your style when it comes to Valentine's Day indulgences? Do you prefer light and frothy or rich, dark, and delicious? Yes, I am referring to food, but I'm also talking about bedroom decor. The culinary arts are one of my favorite unexpected arenas from which to draw design inspiration...
  • 3 Simple Holiday Decorating Ideas

    The holidays are some of the most beautiful months of the year. And yes, even here in sunny California, we love to decorate for the holidays. From sprucing up the house to a holiday dinner party tablescape, decorating for the holidays can range from simple and classic to boldly celebratory. Adding small...
  • One Slipcover Sofa: Two Holiday Looks

    Sometimes it’s not about adding an inflatable Santa but creating a holiday look that compliments an existing interior design scheme. I love taking a basic, like a classic off white slipcover sofa, and making it look custom as well as designer done. Timeless home decorating is about using things...
  • A Merry and Bright DIY Chandelier

    Today I'm thrilled to share a little DIY project from my very own home with you! We recently moved into a new San Francisco loft and wanted a statement-making chandelier. But between renting {and therefore not able to do anything too permanent} and having nothing but track lighting on our 20 foot...
  • DIY Holiday Decor: Alternative Christmas Trees

    Who says a Christmas tree has to be a...tree? For the apartment-dweller, holiday traveller, or pine-hater, pulling up your sleeves and making alternative Christmas trees can work wonders in making the season more personalized. These DIY holiday decor ideas are a fresh take on the traditional Christmas...
  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year from all of us at Lamps Plus! We hope you partied like it's 1999. (And if not, partying like it's 2013 is fine too.) Enjoy your day off, and get ready for some great blog content coming your way in the new year from Anne , Allison, Erin , KariAnne , Lesley , Marni , Meg , and Rob...
  • A Very Merry Christmas!

    A very Merry Christmas from all of us at Lamps Plus. May your holiday be everything you wished for... Happy holidays! We'll be back tomorrow with more inspired holiday home decor tips and ideas. Photos: Belgian Pearls .
  • Get The Look: Chalet Style

    Chalet Style reflects an ease and comfort unique to alpine living. Not that you need to live near the slopes to achieve the look, rather, a few key design elements are all you need to create this warm and cozy look. Chalet inspired interiors all share similar design motifs whether they are aesthetically...
  • Affordable Holiday Table Decorating Ideas

    I have fond memories of preparing for holiday meals with my mother. We'd go to the flower market and gather pine boughs, tulips, and roses. Then we'd return home and arrange our bounty in antique silver vases that she'd acquired over the years. Now I'm on a single girl's budget...
  • Last Minute Gift Ideas with Cozy Home Decor

    Christmas is five days away. You've got all your gifts wrapped, your holiday cards written and mailed, your menus planned and prepped...and...what? That hysterical laughter you hear? That's me, because I have none of those things done. And I'll bet there's a chance you're still scrambling...
  • Home Decor Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is less than two weeks away, and it's never too early to start planning a present that will stand out from the usual flowers, brunch, or spa treatment. May I suggest some home decor gift ideas? This year, give mom the gift of decor that speaks to her personality, style, and interests...
  • Four Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

    Have you ever been stumped for fireplace mantel decorating ideas? Seriously. I think " what to do with a blank mantel? " is one of the greatest unanswered questions of the universe. Right up there with "where did the extra socks in the dryer go? " Or "why do they...
  • 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...
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