• Spring Porch Decorating Ideas

    I love spring. Really. To help you get your outdoor spaces ready for spring.... I have a few spring porch decorating ideas and tips. Spring is the time of year when the world shakes off its doldrums and mother nature begins to don her coat of many splendid colors. Spring brings with it joy and...
  • 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...
  • Colors for Summer Decorating - Yellow Decor

    This blog post is the first in a series that celebrates colors for summer decorating. Yellow is one of my favorites - and I've featured it in some colorful lighting and home decor inspiration that emulates the essence of summer. There is not doubt that my favorite time of year is summertime - nothing...
  • Colors for Summer Decorating - Red Decor

    In my second installment of the Colors for Summer Decorating series, we will focus on scorching hot red decor. (We previously talked about yellow decor for summer .) It is so easy to incorporate bold summer reds into your seasonal decor routine, either in lighting, accessories or colorful outdoor furniture...
  • Ceiling Fans with Style

    Ceiling fans are coming back into style. Words I’m not sure I thought I would write or say a few years back. I must say I have been converted to the functionality and style of fans - plus it doesn’t hurt that they cool things down on a sweltering day. Summer is almost here so it may be...
  • Colors for Summer Decorating - Blue Decor

    For my final installment of the Colors for Summer Decorating series we descend upon bold yet tranquil blue decor. (We've previously talked about yellow decor and red decor .) This beautiful hue encapsulates summer but brings in the looming days of fall ahead. Blue accents are calming and peaceful...
  • Red, White, and Blue Front Porches

    Putting together a patriotic porch is easier than ever with the multitude of available outdoor products, from rugs and furniture to lighting and fans . With Memorial Day just past, and Independence Day around the corner, red, white, and blue front porches are an obvious way to pay homage to this Americana...
  • Summer Decor: Bringing The Inside Out

    Summer decor is all about being outdoors, so bringing the inside out will make your patios, balconies and yards much more comfortable and stylish. I’m begging you not to get your patio furniture at the drugstore. That plastic stuff isn’t cute and with a little bit of effort your “inside”...
  • Decorating with the Trellis Pattern

    Lately I've been obsessed with decorating with the trellis pattern. I've always wanted a trellis. A vintage trellis.....the kind I've only read about in English novels. Layers of white wood entwined with tiny roses or colorful morning glory or graceful wisteria. So this year I've...
  • 4 Candle Lanterns for a Seaside Themed Party

    As the evenings begin to warm, it seems like the perfect time of the year to throw an intimate outdoor seaside themed party! Recently, while my husband and I were regrouping on a weekend getaway spent in a beautiful, rustic cabin, we enjoyed a gorgeous outside dinner overlooking the water. Missing being...
  • Home Decor Inspiration from Summer Garden Style

    The lush blooms and greenery of high summer bring with them particular ability to spark the imagination, so if you're looking for home decor inspiration look no further than your nearest garden! The great thing about inspiration is that it isn't a literal translation. You may have fallen in...
  • How to Use LED Lights at Home

    Light emitting diode (or LED) lighting is a semiconductor light source that can seem complicated when discussing how it functions but always looks good when considered in home design and exterior home design lighting schemes. Here's how to use LED lights at home! Modern LED home lighting is totally...
  • Eco-Friendly Green Design

    Eco-friendly "green" design is officially here to stay. From recycled materials to re-purposed furniture to energy efficient light bulbs , the green trend has solidified a place in mainstream design. Here we dissect the trend and show you how to incorporate green décor into your own...
  • How To Decorate a Table

    Have you ever wondered how to decorate a table? Or is it just me? It's easy to start with a table runner or tablecloth or dishes or silverware..... .....but then what? Where do you go next? Do you layer or stack or shine or simplify? If you're like me and you've ever thought...
  • Outdoor Wall Light by Franklin Iron Works, High Style & Value – Design Dossier

    Welcome to our new blog series, Design Dossier – we’ll be sharing highlights of some of Lamps Plus’ most popular, unique, and interesting lighting choices straight from our showrooms. Since summer is in full swing and outdoor entertaining is on everyone’s mind, today we’re...
  • Four Entry Lighting Ideas

    Someone wise once said....you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your front door agrees. Especially when it comes to entry lighting ideas. Paint, greenery, accessories, house numbers, mailboxes and planters can work together to truly create a welcoming entry for your guests...
  • Fall Lighting Ideas for Holiday Entertaining

    Autumn is the perfect time to start prepping for holiday entertaining. This season, let's take a look at a few fall lighting ideas. You may not realize that lighting is the reason why you feel the ambiance that you do; your guests feel safe in your outdoor home; and you safely prepare your meals...
  • A Warm and Inviting Outdoor Candle Chandelier

    You've probably already put some thought into outdoor decorating as winter comes to an end - but what about outdoor lighting? This warm and inviting outdoor candle chandelier by Franklin Iron Works might be the perfect addition to your covered porch, deck, or patio. Inspired by the past but...
  • Spring TeePee Design Ideas for Everyone

    The snow is starting to melt off and longer, lighter Spring days creep closer. What better way to kick off this magical time than with a stunning teepee design round-up! Indoor or outdoor, masculine or feminine, chic or rustic - teepees are a fantastic way to express creativity and embrace spring...
  • Creating the Perfect Bohemian Garden

    Whether or not your style screams 'bohemian', we can all appreciate the whimsical beauty that a bohemian garden exudes. If you're just looking to create a temporary outdoor space for the warmer months, or a more permanent setup to enjoy year round, here are some tips and tricks. This beautiful...
  • Home Decorating With Wicker

    It's the season. The season for winding garden paths and blooming flower beds and outdoor spaces full of charm and whimsy and pitchers of sweet tea. The season for brushing away the cobwebs and sweeping off layers of winter blahs and bringing color and pattern and texture to outdoor spaces...
  • Outdoor Lighting for Outdoor Entertaining

    Summer is just around the corner, and brings with it a chance to fire up the barbecue and eat under the stars! When the sun goes down, proper outdoor lighting is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience. Try multiple strings of party lights for a quick and easy outdoor lighting solution ; they...
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