• Outdoor Decorating Ideas - Serene Outdoor Fountains and More

    Watch as Lamp Plus' design expert Lesley Myrick answers a viewer's question and provides some outdoor decorating ideas. Her suggestions include outdoor rugs and pillows as well as peaceful outdoor patio fountains: Speaking of peaceful outdoor patio fountains , did you know that water...
  • Front Porch Design Ideas

    I grew up in a house with a front porch. It was the place where everyone always seemed to congregate. Neighbors would stop over for impromptu get-togethers. The porch was the place to be. My front porch is nothing like the one I grew up with. It’s small with only room for friends to sit on the...
  • Quick Nursery Updates

    Quick nursery updates can have major impact on a minor’s room. Whenever I am looking for cheerful interior images I visit House of Turquoise, and was happy to find fun pictures of playful nurseries. The one common theme was that they all had several key elements: comfortable seating for parents...
  • Finding Your Perfect Bedroom Style

    Today, let's talk about bedroom style. We can always count on Emily Henderson to create beautiful spaces that inspire us and challenge us to think about what our space is really capable of. Taking on a bedroom, she shows us the versatility of the space and the ease that goes into creating any mood...
  • Home Decor Color Trend - Cobalt Blue

    A very "on-trend" color right now is cobalt blue, it's been all over the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 fashion runways so you know it's only a matter of time before it starts popping up in interiors everywhere. You can use cobalt to make a big statement, like designer Miles Redd did...
  • Get the Look: A Spring Floral Living Room

    Over-the-top floral living room design by Manuel Canovas "Florals. For spring? Groundbreaking ." - Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada So, decorating with florals for spring may not be groundbreaking (as Ms. Priestly sarcastically noted). But florals are beautiful, fresh, and a welcome...
  • 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...
  • Happy 4th of July From Lamps Plus!

    We know, you're expecting table decor and recipes. But we decided to share with you how fun patriotism can be for home decor! This living room is perfectly balanced with the two different sofas and decorative pillows to pull it all together. The white walls, white coffee table and white table...
  • Ideas for Planning a Graduation Party

    Yesterday I did some decorating for a graduation party so I'd like to share some ideas with you, since it is the season after all. The party was fun and festive and full of color..... .....and such a wonderful reason to celebrate. We celebrated the ending of a chapter and celebrated the...
  • Quick Summer Décor Updates

    Out with the heavy, dark and drab and in with light and bright. Summer is approaching and there’s no better time to update your home décor. Here are some of my favorite ways to make an impact for next to nothing: Paint Breathe new life into a tired room for only the cost of a gallon...
  • 10 Cozy Home Decorating Ideas

    When the temperatures plummet, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for a beautiful home. Here are 10 cozy home decorating ideas to keep you warm as the temperatures drop. 1) Add texture – pillows and throws in nubby knits and faux fur invite anyone to curl up. Down filling doubles the...
  • 3 Ways to Create a Cozy Home for the Holidays

    Can you believe it's already November!? The holiday season is officially here and it's time to get your home ready. Here are 3 ways to create a cozy home for the holidays... 1. Incorporate Warm Colors Warm color palette from Creative Color Schemes As most of you already know, the...
  • Transitioning from Fall to Winter Home Decor

    Transitioning from fall to winter home decor can be fun and exciting. Adding accents to your home that are seasonally thematic brings a fun and festive feel to your space. House of Turquoise and It's a House show us how to style your doorway for both fall and winter with simple and chic accents....
  • Interior Trend: Decorating with Buffalo Plaid

    Decorating with "Buffalo plaid" has seen a resurgence in popularity, but much like the Scottish Highlands from which it descended, the origins of this checked textile are shrouded in mist. Some stories tell of 19th-century pioneer who traded his ancestral clan tartan for Sioux buffalo hides;...
  • Take Your Home Decor From Summer to Fall

    Taking your home decor from summer to fall can be tricky, especially in September. While the calendar may say it’s no longer summer, the heat can tell a different story. I think there should be a subtle transition from white slipcovers and seashells to pumpkins and Pilgrims. It's a challenge...
  • Get the Look of Designer David Jimenez - Part 1

    The VP of Visual Merchandising and Store Design at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri, interior designer David Jimenez continues to wow the world of interiors with his style. A colleague of mine when I worked at Hallmark, Jimenez couldn't be a nicer guy. His interiors (usually for his own homes...
  • Decorating Ideas with Animal Prints

    No matter what your decorating style, there's room for a little leopard or cheetah, zebra or giraffe. Treat animal prints like a neutral and work within your existing aesthetic when you incorporate these decorating ideas —a vast range of options exists for every design sensibility. I've...
  • Valentine’s Day Decor

    February 14th can either be super romantic or a super drag. My thoughts are to take the romance out of it and think of it as another excuse to decorate. Fiery red Valentine's Day decor will certainly last longer than flowers and is much less caloric than candy. Don’t get me wrong, the world...
  • Which Modern Home Decor Style Are You?

    The word "modern" often acts as a catch-all phrase in the design world, but there's not just one type of modern design out there. Which modern home decor style are you - funky modern, or industrial modern? Funky Modern : I think we can all learn from (or at the least be inspired by...
  • Get The Look: Khloe Kardashian’s Bedroom

    Recreating celebrity interiors can be daunting and expensive. Getting the look of Khloe Kardashian’s bedroom from the set of “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami” is the exception. Set decorator Brandi Creason created an interior that effortlessly brought Hollywood glamour to South Florida...
  • 2013 Design Bloggers Conference Scholarship Winners!

    Our judges have poured over the pile of amazing entries, we're pleased to announce the 5 winners who will each be awarded a scholarship to the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference! Judged by Lisa Ferguson of Décor Mentor , Anne Sage of The City Sage , and designer/HGTV Host Emily Henderson , applicants...
  • Using Fall Colors in Home Decor

    Using fall colors in home decor is not about plopping a few orange placemats on a table surrounded by ceramic squirrel figurines and hope you have captured the essence of Captain John Smith (or any meaningful Colonial Style). Fall colors can be a wonderful design element throughout the year in any home...
  • 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...
  • The Must List: Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane

    We recently profiled Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane fame - he's a blogger, home decor expert, and Pinterest enthusiast with an eye for home styling and great ideas for decorating small spaces. Jonathan is back on our blog today sharing his four current must-have picks for the home: 1.There are two...
  • Eclectic Design Trends of 2012

    While each eye catches different interior design trends, in 2012 I personally have seen a huge boost of the "eclectic" in design. In both furnishings as well as design, mixing patterns, textures and styles has become increasingly popular and has been done incredibly well this past year. This...
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