• Jessica from Black.White.Yellow Discusses Design

    We were so excited to interview Jessica of Black.White.Yellow . Jessica is no ordinary design blogger, she is also an architect! Therefore, she has a unique point of view and as you can see, she is inspired by black, white, and yellow hues. LAMPS PLUS: What was the inspiration behind your blog, Black...
  • 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...
  • An Interview with Interior Designer Betsy Burnham

    Betsy Burnham, principal of Burnham Design , is a modern day interior design icon. Known for her sophisticated and inviting design style that skillfully layers pattern, texture, color, and periods, her signature look has been coined an “unapologetic mix” that has been imitated by many but...
  • Tips for Staying on Budget During Remodeling with Design Vidal

    We were so excited to chat with Karen Vidal from Design Vidal again. This time we are discussing tips for staying on budget during remodeling. LAMPS PLUS: A home remodel can easily become frustrating if you don't stay organized and on top of the budget. What are some tips for staying on budget...
  • A Thanksgiving Treat - Cupcakes from Auntie Em's

    With Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays just around the corner I wanted to introduce you to Chef Terri Wahl of Auntie Em's Kitchen and her special cupcake recipe. Terri started catering for music videos, film and television productions fourteen years ago with the idea that a well-fed crew...
  • Interior Design Inspiration with Design Milk

    Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk , started her design inspiration blog on a whim and it has definitely grown over the years and become a favorite resource among design enthusiasts. I was so excited to have the opportunity to chat with Jaime about her personal design inspirations and her must-have...
  • Blogger Jeanine Hays Defines Modern Soulful Style

    I want to introduce you to one of the most fabulous and talented woman I know...she does it all. Jeanine Hays is the founder of AphroChic . She is a blogger, product designer, and now an author. I have been following her AphroChic blog for years. On her blog, she features stylish interiors that carry...
  • Lighting Tips with House Flipper Steve Jones

    Steve Jones of bettershelter is a well known house flipper in Los Angeles. He finds a house that is a "hot mess" (as he calls it) and completely rehabs the home while staying on a tight budget. His method for investing in homes is simple - buy it for a good price, renovate it on a budget, and...
  • Company Talk – Holiday Tabletop Trends

    As a Lamps Plus home decor buyer, Veronika Haddad's role has many facets. Purchasing products for both our retail stores and online shop requires savvy interior design sense that can spot emerging trends to meet the needs of the customer. For the 2011 holiday season, Veronika has personally selected...
  • Dream Light Fixture: Inspiration Behind the Knotty Bubble Chandelier

    Lighting designers like Lindsey Adelman continue to impress and inspire me! I stumbled upon her Knotty Bubble Chandelier and was instantly intrigued by its form and materials. It is definitely on my dream light fixture list (it is pretty expensive), but one can dream - right? Lindsey Adelman took a few...
  • Some Questions With: Kathy Ireland

    From supermodel and actress to business entrepreneur and charity leader, Kathy Ireland has done it all. In addition to her personal success, her brand was named by Women's Wear Daily as America's 7th most popular. Kathy recently took the time with us to give feedback about herself and her product...
  • Questions With: Allison West of Thumprints Lighting

    Allison West is the artist-designer behind the chic Thumprints collection of lighting. Thumprints table lamps offer unique, artistic looks with mouth-blown glass, ceramic bases, and sumptuous fabrics. We recently chatted with Allison about her collection, and her design philosophy. Q: We love the...
  • Interior Lighting and Photography Tips with Karyn Millet

    I can’t get enough of photographer Karyn Millet 's work. While she is brilliant with any subject matter, she has been very successful at photographing interiors for some of the best shelter magazines around. I was lucky enough to sit down with her, dish on what she loves, get a handful of interior...
  • Maggie Morgan on Decorating in Threes, Kayne West, Plus...

    Maggie Morgan is an Interior Decorator in Seattle, Washington. Since childhood she’s been rearranging rooms, styling bookshelves, and obsessing over fabrics (she had a very thoughtfully decorated dollhouse!). Since starting the Maggie Rose design blog in 2008, she began decorating rooms for readers...
  • Interior Designer Kishani Perera Shares Creative Ideas for Designing a Unique Space

    I met designer Kishani Perera a few weeks ago. I love her personal style and her eye for putting together interiors. Kishani is not afraid to mix up styles and step out of the box to create a unique space. I asked Kishani to share some personal insight on creative ideas for designing a unique and personal...
  • Questions With: International Dark Sky Association, Part 1

    Dark Sky lighting refers to outdoor fixtures and light plans that mitigate nighttime light pollution. We spoke with James Hanna, policy research Intern at the International Dark Sky Association, about the group's work promoting "Dark Sky" lighting and what that means for home owners. ...
  • Questions With: Haeger Potteries

    Haeger Potteries has been producing classic American ceramics and pottery for over one hundred and thirty years. We spoke with Gene McGahan, Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, about the company's storied past and wonderful line of ceramic products. Q: Tell us a little bit about the...
  • Painting an Art Shade Masterpiece

    Patrick Paul McLynn is one of the talented painters behind our exclusive art shade patterns. Each of these patterns is hand-painted and requires many hours to complete. Once done they are used as the basis for giclee printed shades and other products. Here's Patrick on his art: Q: How long have...
  • Author and Design Expert Meghan Carter Discusses Her Design Method

    Author and Design Expert Meghan Carter takes time from her busy national book tour to discuss her design method. What separates your new book, The Meghan Method (Gem Multimedia; May 2011), from the stacks of home makeover tomes written by interior design experts? When you flip through the majority...
  • Renovation Ideas - Historical Craftsman Project Part 1

    I was talking to interior designer, Karen Vidal of Design Vidal , a few weeks back about remodeling ideas for a historical craftsman home. She is an expert at restoring historical homes and has many years experience working in design and construction. Her latest project is a charming craftsman house...
  • Celebrity Interior Designer Kenneth Brown Reveals the Key to Successful Design and More

    Kenneth Brown's southern charm and laid-back personality puts homeowners at ease which creates a fun hands-on creative process. Hailing from Louisiana, Kenneth's masterfully blends warm Southern hospitality with clean Southern-California lines. His unique creations reflect his belief that...
  • Questions With: International Dark Sky Association, Part 2

    Here's Part 2 of our conversation with policy research Intern James Hanna from the International Dark Sky Association. In this section we focus on Dark Sky lighting for homeowners. Q: What qualifies as a Dark Sky residential outdoor fixture? Essentially a dark sky friendly outdoor residential...
  • Buenos Aires Designer Paula Lemme Weihl Chats With Us

    Our new blogger, Allison, is still scouring Buenas Aires for the best designs of the city. Today she is interviewing one of the city's great interior designers! Take it away Allison... One of the hottest boutique hotels in Buenos Aires, the Miravida Soho, is a beautiful gem of vintage sophistication...
  • Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise Shares Office Design Tips

    Designing your office can be one of the most important rooms you can design, since most of us spend a good amount of our time in an office environment. I am so excited to introduce Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise who shares office design tips in today's Monday designer interview. She is such a talented...
  • Design Inspiration and Trends from Hinkley Lighting

    Today we're excited to share some design inspiration and trends from Hinkley Lighting . We recently featured a gorgeous and inspiring Hinkley lighting video on Style Illuminated and we're thrilled to have Tom Patterson, Hinkley's director of product development here today chatting about the...
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