• 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 Fall Decorating Ideas for a Cozy Home

    Warm, breezy summer days are quickly disappearing in favor of cool weather, crisp breezes, and changing colors. (At least, I hope so somewhere...we're still having a heat wave in California!) Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, when shorts are switched out for sweaters and swimsuits are...
  • The Pantone 2013 Color of the Year is Emerald!

    Emerald green is the new Pantone color of the year for 2013! An emerald green lamp and decorative green throw pillows are two ways you can work emerald hues into your living space. Emerald is "lively, radiant, and lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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;...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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