• 5 Holiday Decorating Ideas from Sandra Espinet - HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes

    For the last few years, HGTV designers have been sharing holiday decorating for Christmas in their one-hour special, Celebrity Holiday Homes . This year luxury interior designer Sandra Espinet was paired with CSI Miami's Eva La Rue. Sandra wanted to create a very special and imaginative design for...
  • Thanksgiving Greetings (and Coupon Offers)!

    Best wishes from all of us for a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. Gobble, gobble to you and yours! Tomorrow, be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for the exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday coupon codes . Big savings are in store for our fans and followers! Until then, shop...
  • Inspiring Thanksgiving Tables

    Everybody has their own take on what Thanksgiving means to them and their family. For some, it’s all about the food. For others, it’s all about the football. Considering that this blog is about design and lifestyle, it would seem a tad odd to show you a group of pictures of “Turkey...
  • A Town or Country Christmas?

    Will we ever reconcile the notion of town and country? We did it with peanut butter and jelly, not to mention ham and cheese. Sandwiches aside, people tend to favor one or the other when it comes to their lifestyle which carries over into designing for the holidays. So, which do you prefer, a Town or...
  • A Procrastinator's Guide to Simple Holiday Decorating

    Maybe you’ve been really busy, or suddenly discover your missing holiday spirit in a child’s heart-felt card. In any event, it’s never to late to bring a bit of the holidays into you home. Here's our guide to simple holiday decorating: Don’t bother stressing over a full...
  • Happy Holidays!

    All of us here at LAMPS PLUS wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. We hope Santa treats you good today!
  • 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...
  • Lighting Your Home for the Holidays

    What, doesn’t everybody have a ballroom to devote solely to oversized Christmas ornaments? Of course not, but everybody can amazing holiday decor and lighting. Lighting your home for the holidays does not mean putting on a light show, but it should create a mood. Whether warm and cozy or bright...
  • Holiday Gift Buying Guide for Kids

    No doubt it's kids who are most excited to wake up early on Christmas morning and tear into the gifts. Who can blame them, really? Opening those carefully wrapped gifts is tons of fun. The hard part is finding that perfect gift for that special little someone. So far we've done buying guides...
  • Christmas at Meadowbrook Hall

    With Christmas almost upon us, here are some beautiful photos from Meadowbrook Hall to help you get in a holiday mood. Meadow Brook Hall is a Tudor style mansion (OK, more like a castle) in suburban Detroit's Rochester Hills. It now sits on the grounds of Oakland University, but was originally...
  • Going Bold at Home with Holiday Color

    I did not show this oversized chair because it’s the only plus-sized piece of furniture I can use after gorging myself last week. Rather, it’s the embodiment of this post. I thought it would be rather fun to seize the typical holiday color scheme and see how various designers and homeowners...
  • Synchronized Neighborhood Christmas Lights

    Couldn't resist one last post about Christmas holiday lights ! This neighborhood in Murrieta, California, went all out this year. All twelve houses on the neighborhood street feature synchronized lights set to music. Resouces used: "30000 plus lights, 130 extension cords, over 8000 feet of...
  • Sheepherders with Christmas Lights

    Just in time for Christmas, this well-timed viral video was thought up by a very creative ad agency somewhere. The LED portion made me smile. All those little sheep running around! If you are inspired to measure your pets for an LED vest then check out our string light assortment . Better yet, spare...
  • Take a Holiday Photo and Win a Shopping Spree

    There are only 18 days left until Christmas...which means there are only 18 days to enter our Facebook Holiday Photo Contest ! You could win a $500 online shopping spree (or 3 runner up $100 shopping sprees) just by submitting a holiday-themed room photo and hainvg your Facebook pals vote for you...
  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Lamps Plus Team!

    Cheer up, it's Christmas! All of us here at LAMPS PLUS wish you and your family a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season. Hang out in your pajamas, enjoy some turkey and eggnog, and take in a classic holiday flick (A Christmas Story, anyone?). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Image credit...
  • Holiday Cheer Photo Contest -- Win a $500 Shopping Spree

    We're excited to introduce the Lamps Plus Holiday Cheer Photo Contest on Facebook! Just post a picture of a festive, decorated room and you could win a $500 shopping spree at LampsPlus.com . We're also offering $100 shopping sprees to three runners up. Entering is easy -- Head to the Photo...
  • NORAD Tracks Santa

    Following a tradition that dates back to 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa's amazing journey on Christmas Eve. Using the latest technology, NORAD keeps you posted with up-to-the-minute information on Santa's whereabouts. According to the website, "NORAD...
  • Post Holiday Deals on Party Lights

    Phew! We made it through another holiday season. Enjoying all that food and family is hard work, eh? Well, now's the time to grab some post-holiday savings. Check out our assortment of party lights for some great deals on holiday light displays, outdoor decorations, and more. Those of us who really...
  • Holiday Decor for Perfectly Imperfect Families

    Let’s face it, families these days come in all shapes and sizes so the one-size-fits-all holiday is as real as Santa Claus. Did I just let the cat out of the bag? Anyway, some of us have enormous families with Duggar-sized amounts of kids and some of us are alone or choose to be alone with a spouse...
  • Holiday Contest Prize Winners

    Our 2010 Holiday Cheer Photo Contest on Facebook is now in the books. You posted your photos, you voted and commented, we reviewed the finalists ... and here are the winners! Grand Prize Winner - $500 LampsPlus.com shopping spree: Kris Lapota Runners Up - $100 LampsPlus.com shopping sprees ...
  • Christmas Decorating Ideas

    Sometimes more is simply more! Let’s face it, everybody has their own way of doing things. From decorating and cooking to work and play, we are all cut from different cloth and thus, approach holiday decor in a multitude of ways. I have a variety of Christmas decorating ideas that can work for...
  • Lighting Inspired by Holiday Decor

    For those of you that embrace the holiday season it must be a very depressing realization when you finally admit to yourself that it’s time to toss out the dried-out, highly flammable tree and box up the ole elf on a shelf. One way to keep the magic going a tad longer could be incorporating lighting...
  • Guitar Hero Christmas Lights

    Have you seen this? This enterprising dad in my neighborhood set up his Christmas lights to put on a light show in sequence with Guitar Hero. If you're inspired to step up your holiday light display then you can stock up with our holiday light selection . If you want to get your own light show...
  • Happy Valentines Day

    In the spirit of amore , here's a TV commercial LAMPS PLUS had produced years ago but never aired. Have a lovely (and well-lit) Valentine's Day!
  • Finalists Chosen in Facebook Holiday Photo Contest

    Voting wrapped up on Christmas for our 2010 Holiday Cheer Photo Contest over on Facebook. We got tons of great pics and lots of fun comments, too. Next week, we'll reveal the prize winners! The top 10 vote-getters made the finals, and we'll be choosing the winners from this group of finalists...
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