• Tuscan Decor Style: Get the Look

    The rustic beauty of Italian living is fully captured in romantic Tuscan decor. While Italy is vast and varied, Tuscany always seems to tug at the heart strings and is a favorite to visit and emulate. Habitually Chic as well as Better Homes and Gardens had some wonderful pictures that capture the beauty...
  • Dorm Decorating with Throw Pillows

    Dorm rooms are notoriously bland, lackluster, and lifeless. So how can you inject some personality into dorm decorating? With throw pillows! A cluster of cool dorm room throw pillows is sure to add instant style to your space. We've rounded up a variety of throw pillows in four distinct styles to...
  • The Designer Must List: Kevin Corn, Adam Straus, Michelle Adams, and Kishani Perera

    This month's designer must list rounds up a few favorite products from Lamps Plus . In the know designers share their latest obsessions and we couldn't agree more! Kevin Corn has been loving Americana decor and the founder of Lonny Magazine, Michelle Adams, has seen a trend toward mirrored furnishings...
  • Style Watch: Moroccan Decor Style Comes Home

    The unique culture and civilization of Morocco has always held a fascination for decorators and fashionistas. Moroccan decor style is rich with wonderfully vibrant colors, patterns and textures; it's a natural for the home! Let's begin our style tour with the Rubina Area Rug (above). It...
  • Ask the Expert in the O.C. and Pasadena

    If you are in the Orange County area of Southern California, we invite you to hear designer Cindy Albert as she leads an Ask the Expert workshop on "Room Makeovers - Learn the Art of Accessorizing". The event takes place at our Laguna Hills store on Saturday, April 24th, at 11AM. Closer...
  • Three for Thursday: Pantone Color of the Year - Honeysuckle

    If you love pink, this is your year! The Pantone Color of the Year for 2011 is honeysuckle, a vibrant shade of reddish pink. Says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, "Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect...
  • Decorating with Accessories - Laguna Hills Workshop - 2/25

    If you live near our Laguna Hills store in Orange County, CA, we invite you to attend our Decorating with Accessories "Ask the Expert" workshop at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, February 25th. Interior design expert Cindy Albert will reveal the secrets to adding sparkle and glamour to your home...
  • Hitchcock and Home Decor in a Polyvore Set

    We are always amazed at the creativity and immagination displayed by Polyvore users. Case in point, this beautiful set by vivien22. It uses photos of Joan Fontaine from the classic Hitchcock film Rebecca paired with silver finish home decor accents , including our antique silver nesting boxes ...
  • Early Fall Crop of Good Reads

    Here's a bumper crop of good reads links for early fall. Enjoy! The Arizona Daily Star wrote about decorating your front door with new outdoor lighting and door accessories. Blogger Marty at A Stroll Through Life wrote about using one of our lamp shades and photo frames to create a classic...
  • LED Candle Outdoor Lighting

    Looking for a safe and flameless way to add romance to a room? Consider the LED candle. These new designs feature an LED bulb placed into a wax candle form. The LED will run safely for years without any fuss or fire safety concerns. They are perfect for bedrooms, dining areas, and, yes, even outdoors...
  • Best of 2011 - Top 10 Home Decor Trends

    As 2011 draws to a close, I know we're all eager to move forward into a new year with new home decor trends. But before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, let's take a look back at what trends have impacted our home this year and will continue to influence our design decisions...
  • Inspiration Roundup: All White Interiors

    As a designer, I am always asked what color scheme looks best in a space or how to add more color. Recently, I have been inspired by the simplicity of the all white interiors of homes in Sweden. The spaces feel relaxing and fresh, and any small addition of color is a great contrast. Another psychological...
  • The Timeless Style of Circles, Part II - Inside NY's Dream Downtown Hotel

    Just a few weeks ago I was telling you about The Timeless Style of Circles and how this style can thrive in any interior design. Well this post is the continuation on The Timeless Style of Circles, Part II. Circles are it! And there’s no place that highlights the timeless style of circles like...
  • Living Room Decor Ideas

    ‘Tis the busiest time of the year-Is your living room decor ready to see the action of the season? By taking a few simple steps with a minimal investment, you can create a rich new look in your space. These living room decor ideas are great for the holidays or everyday living. One of the...
  • Bold Color in Unexpected Places

    At the end of December, the color outside is often dreary. And although yellow may not be a typical color you associate with winter, I think a little dose of bold color during a drab time of year is good for the eyes! I love when a designer or homeowner is daring enough to not only use bold color, but...
  • Three for Thursday: Graduation Gift Ideas

    They're done! We'll maybe, if you're lucky. In any case, it's time to celebrate. These three gifts will help mark the occasion and give them something to remember. 1) A digital picture frame , like the silver digital photo frame pictured above, makes a wonderful keepsake gift. Load...
  • Tablescaping with Terri Wahl

    Listening to Chef Terri Wahl of Auntie Em's Kitchen as she is creating a tablescape is like listening to an interior designer as they speak to a client. "We need something with height for the center, and let's make sure to disperse the colors evenly around the table" is what she says...
  • 10 Halloween Decorating Tips with Designer Sandra Espinet

    Halloween is here!! Ok it is not here yet, but it is coming up very quickly and I need to get my costume ready. I always struggle with fun ways to decorate for Halloween when you don't have little ones. My good friend and interior designer, Sandra Espinet , shares some quick and easy tips for decorating...
  • Happy National Aviation Day Everyone!

    Way back in 1939, FDR set aside August 19th as National Aviation Day, a day to reflect on the history, development, and sheer wonder of flight. So, every year we celebrate Orville Wright's birthday and the ways he and his brother Wilbur changed our world forever. For you aircraft aficionados...
  • Citizen Decorating: Your Photo Submissions

    Last fall we decided to add more product information to our site by posting feedback from past purchasers. One of the neatest things to spring out of this is the photo submissions we've been receiving. This photo comes from a review submitted by saguarosam in Sedona, AZ. I like the way the patina...
  • Vintage Wall Clock

    With the daylight savings change-over fast approaching, vintage clocks caught my eye. On the first Sunday in November, Nov. 4th, clocks will be set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time to become 1:00 a.m. Managing your time is always difficult but staying on track should be made easier with...
  • La La Lovely: Halloween Decorating with Kids

    Our friend, Trina, over at La La Lovely has provided us with some great ideas for Halloween Decorating with kids. Thanks, Trina! There is one little holiday that is often overlooked when it comes to decorating, . . . Halloween. Maybe it is because it usually evokes thoughts and images that all...
  • A Mess of Books in a Polyvore Post

    I love books, so it's hardly suprising that this Polyvore post caught my eye. I love the piles o' books collage and the type overlay. But what really caught my eye was that some of the books in the foreground are held in place by our very own Eiffel Tower Bookends . Each bookend shows...
  • Fleur-de-who?

    One theme you will constantly see in home furnishings is the fleur-de-lis. LampsPlus.com has over 100 items listed that feature this emblem. Actually you'll see the fleur-de-lis everywhere else you look from the Boy Scout emblem to the Da Vinci Code. This symbol has a long history and a variety...
  • August - September '10 Reading Roundup

    Here are some fun links we've found recently. Click away and enjoy! A double vision Polyvore set by user IndyIndy9 with one of our throw pillows . Apartment Therapy's home tour of Rebecca's chic Williamsburgh apartment (see photo above) reveals one of our lamp shades . A modern...
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