• Belgian Style

    I don’t know what it is about fall and the nearing winter that gets my heart racing about Belgian Style. Most people probably never think twice about Belgium, that is unless you are Belgian. While they are quite well known for lace and dipping their frites in mayo, they are also masters in combining...
  • The New Old Design Look for 2010

    You've seen the products: formal crystal chandeliers with sexy black finishes and colored glass; traditional chairs with bold fabrics; formal traditional table lamps loaded with bling. Now there's a name for it: "The New Old". New meets old in the exquisite ceiling light pictured...
  • Style Watch: Typographic Decor is Hot Off the Press

    The hot home decor look for the coming season? It's all about numbers and letters! Decor items with typographic lettering and number elements, to be exact. You'll find them on decorative accents, dishware and furnishings. The types of typographic decor spans a range of styles, from vintage...
  • Color from Art Glass Vase Accents

    Looking for a quick color lift? Look to your home decor accessories. A simple change in items on a tabletop or shelf display can make a huge difference in the overall feel of a room. One simple idea is to match room color tones or add brand new accent colors with an art glass vase. These types of...
  • Style Watch: Moroccan Decor Style Comes Home

    The unique culture and civilization of Morocco has always held a fascination for decorators and fashionistas. Moroccan decor style is rich with wonderfully vibrant colors, patterns and textures; it's a natural for the home! Let's begin our style tour with the Rubina Area Rug (above). It...
  • It's Hip to Be Square - Stylish New Ottomans

    They'll rest your feet, hide your junk and give you extra seating for uninvited guests. Even if it is a little square, the humble ottoman comes in more colors and styles than ever. Here are a few of my favorites. The silver ottoman above comes in a faux snakeskin material. Just the thing for space...
  • Contemporary Style from Trend Lighting Table Lamps

    Trend Lighting has been a contemporary design innovator for nearly thirty years. With a slew of new lighting designs from them, we thought we'd present a few of our favorites. Trend Lighting table lamps have a wonderful sculptural quality about them. The design above comes with a lovely barley...
  • A Contemporary Chandelier with Organic Form

    The new Undersea Glass Chandelier has a wonderfully ethereal, organic tone about it that I just love. The chandelier features organic, leaf-like glass forms that conceal small halogen bulbs at the ends of tentacle-like arms. It looks wonderful when illuminated and just as eye-catching in the daytime...
  • Feng Shui Garden Fountain Tips

    LAMPS PLUS friend and Feng Shui expert Shelley Sparks gave us the following tips for using water and outdoor fountains in your garden. Shelley, a licensed Landscape Architect for more than 25 years, began by talking about the importance of water in the garden: "Using water in the garden is an...
  • Get Connected - Decor with Links

    With round links, oval rings or interlocked squares, these products have an elegant motif that will link-in and lift your current decor. Here are my favorite ways to get linked in! Let's start with a floor rug . The Elm Park Addison rug (see above) has a soft and cool look, and an ivory background...
  • 5 Ideas for Spring Cleaning

    It's spring and the house looks shabby. Or at least mine does. Never fear, you can refresh, renew and get rid of the old with these spring cleaning ideas. Add a new (1) sofa pillow to beds or chairs for a fresh look. Simple! Get fresh and Green with (2) energy efficient lighting . Your wallet...
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