• How to Make Your Bedroom Romantic with Crystal Chandeliers

    A bedroom is more than a place to collapse at the end of the day. A bedroom should be a sanctuary; a peaceful retreat. Also, I think, a bit of a romantic haven. Want to know how to make your bedroom romantic? An easy way to add a bit of glamour is with crystal chandeliers. They needn't be over-the...
  • Trendspotting: Copper Lighting and Decor

    Once consider old fashioned, copper lighting and decor started making a serious comeback last year and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down in 2013. Copper light fixtures are a great way to infuse a bit of texture or an unexpected moment in your spaces. Whether you introduce a classic...
  • Table Lamps: The Gourd Lamp Three Ways

    In the world of lighting, where there are almost many options as there are rooms to welcome them, it can be hard to know where to begin. But there's one style to which I often turn. It offers clean and classic appeal; it comes in a seemingly endless array of colors and finishes; and it fits into...
  • Gold and Brass Lighting for the Holidays

    One of my favorite features in fashion magazines is 'wear it now, wear it later' photo spreads that suggest tips for getting the most out of your wardrobe. (You know the ones I mean. A model snuggles fireside in a chunky cardigan and silk sundress, then on the next page she's in the same...
  • Romantic Decorating Ideas

    As Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches it’s time for some romantic decorating ideas. While flowers and candy are a perfectly good start, a whole room redecoration will really mean you care! Romantic decor can mean many things. To me, it’s all about creating a mood. No need to be vulgar...
  • My Top 3 New Year’s Design Resolutions

    Don’t ask a designer what their New Year’s design resolutions are, because you will probably not hear, “Go to the gym more often” or “give up sweets.” We are an insane bunch who can’t stop obsessing over interiors and how we can constantly update them without...
  • How To Decorate Using Gold

    Gold can be a very modern color, so learning how to decorate using gold is key. While gold may not be platinum, beggars can’t be choosers, right? Try not to think of gold as a granny color or design element, rather as a shimmering accent that can hold it’s own in modern interior design. A...
  • How to Layer Light for Fall Ambiance

    Regardless of the season, I think it’s critical that one learns how to layer light. Fall ambiance, however, is probably on your mind, and can be achieved in your home by following a few simple rules. Naturally the sun sets earlier so an interior lighting scheme is more important this time of year...
  • Black, Glass, or Brass Lighting?

    Have a hard time picking out lighting fixtures for your dining room? It can definitely be an overwhelming task when there are so many styles to choose from. I've found three images for you to visualize your dining room fixture style using common finishes — black, glass or crystal, and brass...
  • Get The Look: Chalet Style

    Chalet Style reflects an ease and comfort unique to alpine living. Not that you need to live near the slopes to achieve the look, rather, a few key design elements are all you need to create this warm and cozy look. Chalet inspired interiors all share similar design motifs whether they are aesthetically...
  • Home Decor Inspired by 2012 Emmy Nominees

    The 64th annual Emmy Awards are just around the corner. Some of the 2012 Emmy nominees have amazing production design, even featuring some Lamps Plus products on set! Here are some easy tips on how to get the look of Emmy nominated home decor. Comedy Series: Comedy sets are usually contemporary, light...
  • Dazzle with Crystal Chandeliers

    Clearly, you can put a crystal chandelier just about anywhere these days! They are all at once timeless, modern, feminine, romantic and stunning. Adding a sparkling crystal chandelier to your home, no matter which room, can really bring a wow factor to your space. Below we will first find out what style...
  • Pendant Power: Add Style with Pendant Lights

    You can make a space feel modern, warm, eclectic, classic or industrial by the careful selection of statement-making pendant lights. I've long believed that lighting is what gives a room its personality. And not just by the ambiance it gives off, but the light itself says a lot about your design...
  • 3 Contemporary Lighting Tips

    One of my favorite elements of our new loft home is our contemporary lighting. It really is the cherry on top of your decor. Unless you can customize all the overhead lighting in your home, which we as renters certainly cannot, you must create personality and atmosphere in your space through lighting...
  • Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Summer

    With the weather growing ever warmer, our thoughts are turning to the exterior home maintenance projects that we've had in the back of our minds. Outdoor lighting is one of those high impact, low effort items on your to-do list that makes a big difference not only in the curb appeal of your house...
  • Meet Award-Winning Furniture & Lighting Designer Sergio Orozco

    Sergio Orozco is an award winning furniture and lighting designer based in New York. His designs are inspired by his international travel experiences. Today he discusses his love of music, major design inspirations and favorite indulgences. Please meet Sergio Orozco . MS : Many people might not know...
  • How To Decorate a Room from Scratch

    A clean slate. How often have we longed for one only to find ourselves frozen with indecision when it faces us? The enviable dilemma of how to decorate a room from scratch can be fun, but it can also present so many options that frustration surpasses enjoyment. Follow a few guidelines to help the process...
  • Industrial Chic Decor and Lighting

    Industrial Chic decor refers to a new style of decoration that borrows heavily on old classics and non-residential elements. Similar to what we have been seeing in the Steam Punk movement, industrial chic design incorporates rough-hewn metals, cage lighting, and Edison-style filament bulbs that look...
  • The Modern Mix Design Trend

    The modern mix design trend reflects the way we live today. No longer are we saddled with having to create one “look,” rather it’s all about creating an eclectic mix of design elements to reflect our varied interests and taste. The notion of mixing many elements is a modern idea and...
  • Table Lamp Trends

    Table lamp trends can be as wide-ranging as fashion. What makes following this trend is that table lamps are much more practical than clothes and can be moved around the house and used in many applications. One day an on-trend lamp can act as a chic bedside table lamp and the next it is modern desk...
  • Bathroom Lighting To Update Your Space

    One of the quickest and most effective updates you can do to update your decor is to install new lighting. This minor change can have a major impact on a sometimes mundane, forgotten space. Bathrooms both small and large can really benefit from installing unique ceiling lighting . Here we explore new...
  • Using Modern Pastel Colors in Home Decor

    I've always had a soft spot for pastel colors in home decor, especially at this time of year. There's something uniquely invigorating about a subtle yet refreshing wash of sky, a brush of peach, or a hint of mint. This years batch of pastels is particularly appealing. They're clean and modern...
  • The Wonderful World of Woven Pendant Lights

    A great way to add a gorgeous natural element to a room is by adding in woven pendant lights. These beauties are everywhere right now! They're even showing up in unexpected places like the bedroom where they make such a great statement piece hanging over the bed! I'm just dying to get my hands...
  • Lighten Up with a Summer Lighting Makeover!

    With the official first day of summer just around the corner and temperatures already soaring in many parts of the country, it's only natural to crave lighter, brighter decor this time of year! Many summer interiors switches seem obvious —changing flannel bedsheets for crisp linens, swapping...
  • Retro Desk Lighting

    Retro desk lighting can take many forms and be interpreted in many ways. I happen to like going with lamps in a darker-toned classic metal, exhibiting a light dusting of dumpster dive patina. There are ways to get modern lamps that look retro saving you time hunting around flea markets and endless auction...
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