• Decorative Mirrors to Dress Up a Bar

    A home bar is pretty much a must have these days, not just for entertaining, but as a design element. Dead corners and small walls formerly left bare are being transformed into chic mini bars, complete with martini shakers, ice buckets, and trendy spirits in brightly colored bottles. We like nothing...
  • Try a Refreshing Color Combination: Orange, Grey, and Yellow

    In a world that favors neutral home decor, it can feel intimidating to push the color limits with orange, grey and yellow. But when I spied this living room, I was drawn in immediately. The refreshing color combination of various shades of greys, paired with little pops of oranges and sunny yellows makes...
  • 5 Ways To Change a Room for Under $100

    I took on the challenge to find 5 ways to change a room for under $100. My goal was to do the makeover for under $100, not simply to add one, $100 item. Tricky right? I started with the premise that I wanted a chic gray room. Gray rooms are “in” and can go from summer (with white slipcovers...
  • 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...
  • The Modern Man Cave

    The modern man cave is not about upgrading to a larger TV or painting over the paneling, rather, it’s about creating a space that your man loves and that doesn’t horrify you or the rest of your family. True, most man caves are subterranean and sport beer collectibles, but it doesn’t...
  • 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...
  • Getting a New Look: Restyle What You Have

    Getting a new look can cost you nothing. How? Restyle what you have! By reusing items around the house and yard you can instantly change the look of a space and be kind to the environment. I seriously can’t get over the reused crochet afghans re-purposed as a tent. Ingenious, colorful and the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 Ways to Make A Black Room Work

    By now anyone who delights in interior design knows that the black room is a major trend. Some of you may even have dared to go dark. More likely, you may admire the look, but are unsure how to pull it off. Here are five different ways you can style a room with black paint on the walls, from pops of...
  • 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...
  • Flower Decor Ideas

    Yesterday the daffodils started blooming in the yard. Which got flower decor ideas blooming in my head! Tiny little flowers poking their heads up toward the sun..... ready for spring. Absolute perfection. And while I adore flowers in the garden......truthfully.....decorating with flowers inside...
  • Quick Home Decor Updates

    Quick home decor updates should be inexpensive and liven up any room. Most of us don’t have the funds for major room redecoration, so here are some simple ideas that will have a huge effect on your home without breaking the bank. Adding a hot pattern can modernize any room. Love the trellis...
  • Beach Home Decor in 4 Ways

    Late spring into early summer is when everyone starts thinking — BEACH! So whether it's an actual beach house, lake house, or just a fresh update to your own house let this beach home decor in 4 ways inspire you! With just a few easy pieces you can get your style of the "beachy look"...
  • Easy Budget Decorating Ideas

    Unless you've just won the mega-millions lottery, one factor will always be a consideration when designing your space: budget. However, great expense doesn't guarantee great taste, and these easy budget decorating ideas will be your best friend for a stylish and livable home. Much beauty can...
  • Fan Fair: 6 Ceiling Fan Styles for Your Home

    As the weather gets warmer, simply throwing open your windows may not be enough. You need to get the air moving with ceiling fans ! Before buying one, however, be sure to do some research as to what size you need to really make a difference. As for what looks best, there are a ton of choices. I've...
  • Home Decorating Ideas with Vacation Memorabilia

    Whether it's a long weekend or an extended trip, the lazy days of a holiday must eventually come to an end. With the end often comes a disorganized pile of vacation memorabilia, as well as the post-vacation blues. It's normal to feel nostalgic for memories of vacation as you transition back to...
  • Get the Look of Designer David Jimenez - Part 2

    After falling in love with a two-bedroom apartment in the Sophian on Warwick Boulevard in Kansas City, designer David Jimenez underwent a seven-month renovation of his new digs. Recently featured in Architectural Digest, Jimenez's living space feels grand and expensive, yet he also manages to...
  • 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...
  • Do You Have a Juju Hat?

    Juju hats have officially made a comeback in modern spaces and their impact in a space is not to be ignored! The traditional headdress makes for an impressive piece of wall art and brings great texture to the room! I'm particularly loving the juju hat in white feathers. It pops on a dark wall and...
  • Home Decor Trend: Craftsman Style

    The Craftsman style is a home decor trend steeped in history. Today’s version is somewhat of a melting pot combining true Craftsman Style as characterized by Stickley and Tiffany designs with Prairie Style and Art Nouveau. This popular design trend, ideal for bungalows, has been featured at...
  • Inspired by New Zealand: Nautical Decor

    I am lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel to many interesting places. The latest stop on my globetrotting adventures is Auckland, New Zealand, a city on the coast with a booming coastal culture. A city with a huge emphasis on the boating culture, it is no surprise there was a big nautical influence...
  • Unique Coffee Table Ideas

    Looking for unique coffee table ideas? This is the place. I'm so happy you and your coffee table dreams are here. The coffee table is one of the most overlooked pieces of furniture in the home. But today is its day in the sun. Sometimes with coffee tables.....simple is the best...
  • Get the Look: Modern Barn Style

    Country living can mean many things but the modern barn style is very much to my liking. Farm living feels 'so summer', but who needs the heat, hay and livestock? My idea of roughing it is all about a chic country getaway with all the mod-cons. There is something very forward-thinking about...
  • Decorating with Cacti

    Whether it's the warmer weather, or the revival of mid-century style, decorating with cacti has become an extremely popular trend in home decor! Gone are the days when grouping plants were associated with grandma's bad decor decisions! The succulent rage has taken over and decorating with are...
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