• Preparing for an Outdoor Evening Party

    Entertaining outdoors is one of my favorite activities, and it's a big part of celebrating the sunny season. As the sun sets, the air remains warm and the outdoors are as inviting as ever. Outdoor parties deserve the same amount of thoughtful preparation as those held indoors. Below are a few...
  • Dwell On Design Los Angeles Home Tours

    As part of the recent Dwell On Design event in Los Angeles, the magazine sponsored tours of some noteable L.A. homes. Blog Apartment Therapy attended and has posted two wonderful photo slideshows of the event. Check out the swank contemporary style ! Click on a link to read and view: Dwell on...
  • Staff Picks: Susanna's Gift List

    It's crunch time. Well, actually you have four more days to order in time for Christmas delivery but it's definitely decision-making time. Here are some ideas for the characters in your life... For the Gardner ... You can match their home's exterior with one of our birdhouses for a personal...
  • Searching by Color

    One handy thing on our website is the ability to search by color. You can type " blue " into the top right search field and then sort the results by category to find whichever blue type of thing you're looking for. Just for fun I tried searching for more atypical colors. Here are...
  • Outdoor Design: Container Gardens

    Whether you are limited on outdoor space or not, container gardens can be beautiful as well as become the main feature of your outdoor design scheme. The hot new look is to plant globe-shaped boxwood in containers. The up-lit containers above show what a dramatic design containers can achieve. This would...
  • Design Landmarks

    There comes a time when we need to look back in order to look forward. Because design landmarks are usually relegated to step-child status (unless you are playing tourist), I thought it was time to revisit some old friends and look for inspiration in some very special places. Frank Lloyd Wright’s...
  • Design Obsession - Black and White

    Hello, my name is Lesley and I have a confession - I'm obsessed with black and white home decor. I've been in love with zebra prints since my wild days as a teenager with a zebra bedspread and lime green walls. Bold black and white damask prints excite me. Heck, even the color scheme for my own...
  • NFL Team Logo Pillows for the Playoffs

    The AFC and NFC Playoff Championship games are this Sunday. Just in time, we've got official NFL team bedrest pillows so you can cheer on your team in style. Get comfortable this Sunday as the Ravens battle the Steelers and the Cardinals take on the Eagles. If your...
  • Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango!

    Orange you happy to hear the news? (Sorry, couldn't resist a little pun.) Pantone has just announced Tangerine Tango as the 2012 Color of the Year! This warm and vibrant shade, full of optimism and energy, is set to make a big impact in the world of interior design. "There's the element...
  • Dwell on Design 2011: Quick Recap

    Over the past three days, I have been immersed in all things Dwell on Design. From cool “green” home décor and stage panel discussions to seaweed sheets (yes, those are the ones that James Van Der Beek, aka Dawson from Dawson Creek, picked as one of his favorite items from the show...
  • Shapely Accents

    Add texture, color and interest to any space with these new decorative accents. Using these are a great, affordable way to refresh and re-do a room's style. Find more inspiration in our home decor assortment . Dimpled Glass Bowl Haeger Potteries Tortoise Ceramic Bowl Kensington...
  • Gifts Under $25

    Some last minute ideas for all you procrastinators out there! Check out the following categories for gifts under $25. Table Lamps Sculpture Party Lights Night Lights
  • Inspiring Quotes about Design from Famous Interior Designers

    "Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose." - Charles Eames When designing your space, don't forgot about its function. Pay particular attention to traffic flow through the home, use of space, and conversation areas ( living rooms...
  • 5 Creative Floral Arrangements

    Floral designers never fail to inspire me. They leave the basic vases behind and opt for interesting and unique ways to display flowers. It is common to find elaborate flower arrangements at weddings, but why not incorporate the same beautiful arrangements into your everyday decor? This year my goal...
  • Home Color Trends

    Website COLOURlovers has published a spread on the new hot hues for 2010, from Modern Muted to Hoagies' Heroes and Urban Pink. Nice pictures, and they list the Hex and RGB codes for the trend colors. Home Color Trends . Photo thanks to COLOURlovers.
  • Get The Look: Organic Style in 5 Steps

    Taking its inspiration from nature, Organic Style is casual and inviting. The décor is warm with motifs derived from plants, trees, stones and animals. 1.Color Palette The color palette tends toward beiges, browns, soft golds and woodland greens that are found in the countryside. 2...
  • The Power of Plaid

    While it may still be warm and hurricane season may still be in full force, I’m ready for fall. That being the case, I think custom home decorating could use the power of plaid this year. If you have been reading my blogs, it’s pretty clear that while I can design in most any style, I am...
  • Last Day for Expedited Christmas Delivery

    Okay this really is your last chance to receive a package in time for the holidays! If you choose express shipping, you have until 1 PM PST on December 21st. Check out our gift guides if you're still looking for ideas. Gifts under $25 Holiday Gifts Adam's Picks Susanna's Picks Last...
  • Pattern Trends for Winter Decorating

    Christmas and Hanukkah are now behind us. This can only mean one thing: We have a long, cold, dreary winter ahead of us. Or at least, that's how I sometimes feel the day after the holiday hustle and bustle has had its way with me. But then I remind myself that it's more productive to put a positive...
  • 5 Great Holiday Gift Ideas

    Looking for gift ideas and inspiration? Here are 5 gifts that will make anyone on your list happy. 1 ) Book lights - Great for readers, kids or the world traveller in your life. 2 ) Candles and candleholders - From holiday themed tea lights to classic candleabras. 4 ) Lava lamps - You can't...
  • 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...
  • Meghan Carter Contest: Win a Design Consultation, $250 Shopping Spree and a Signed Book

    Do you need help discovering your interior design style or guidance on selecting the perfect color for your space? Well, now is your chance to win the perfect Lamps Plus Home Decor Trifecta! Simply enter the Meghan Carter Contest. The winner will receive a personal design consultation with Meghan Carter...
  • More than Meets the Eye

    For those among us that quickly grow weary of our surroundings, I compiled a list of home decor transformers. These items can keep even the most fickle, new-stimulus-craving decorator satisfied. 1. The Asymmetry Table Lam p with a bold and eye-catching look. 2. Try out a color changing LED light...
  • Style Watch: Typographic Decor is Hot Off the Press

    The hot home decor look for the coming season? It's all about numbers and letters! Decor items with typographic lettering and number elements, to be exact. You'll find them on decorative accents, dishware and furnishings. The types of typographic decor spans a range of styles, from vintage...
  • Three for Thursday: Zebra Stripes

    A couple of weeks ago we showcased antlers and horns in our Three for Thursday feature. Here's another call of the wild for you: lighting and decor with zebra stripes! The zebra stripe was wildly fashiopnable in the early 1960s, and has been a popular pattern for furniture and fashion for decades...
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