• 5 Holiday Decorating Ideas from Sandra Espinet - HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes

    For the last few years, HGTV designers have been sharing holiday decorating for Christmas in their one-hour special, Celebrity Holiday Homes . This year luxury interior designer Sandra Espinet was paired with CSI Miami's Eva La Rue. Sandra wanted to create a very special and imaginative design for...
  • A Town or Country Christmas?

    Will we ever reconcile the notion of town and country? We did it with peanut butter and jelly, not to mention ham and cheese. Sandwiches aside, people tend to favor one or the other when it comes to their lifestyle which carries over into designing for the holidays. So, which do you prefer, a Town or...
  • Lighting Your Home for the Holidays

    What, doesn’t everybody have a ballroom to devote solely to oversized Christmas ornaments? Of course not, but everybody can amazing holiday decor and lighting. Lighting your home for the holidays does not mean putting on a light show, but it should create a mood. Whether warm and cozy or bright...
  • Tablescape Inspiration Ideas for a Fall Dinner Party

    Last week I attended a fall dinner party at a colleague's home and was admiring the tablescape design. Nothing makes me happier than the soft laughter of friends sitting around the dining table. Half the fun of dinner parties is preparing the food and styling the table with flowers , candles, and...
  • The Designer Must List: Kevin Corn, Adam Straus, Michelle Adams, and Kishani Perera

    This month's designer must list rounds up a few favorite products from Lamps Plus . In the know designers share their latest obsessions and we couldn't agree more! Kevin Corn has been loving Americana decor and the founder of Lonny Magazine, Michelle Adams, has seen a trend toward mirrored furnishings...
  • 8 Ways to Decorate with Table Lamps

    Table lamps often have been treated like the prime maiden aunts of the lighting world, but as these examples show, they’ve recently undergone something of a makeover and are turning up in surprising roles in surprising places. Most people think ceiling fixtures when planning illumination for their...
  • Going Bold at Home with Holiday Color

    I did not show this oversized chair because it’s the only plus-sized piece of furniture I can use after gorging myself last week. Rather, it’s the embodiment of this post. I thought it would be rather fun to seize the typical holiday color scheme and see how various designers and homeowners...
  • Pillows with Designer Details

    Simple, square pillows are a dime a dozen. And while they're a great design staple, decorative pillows that feature designer details like trims and tassels add that special finishing touch to a room - think of it as adding the perfect piece of jewelry to top off an outfit. Want to know how designers...
  • La La Lovely: Halloween Decorating with Kids

    Our friend, Trina, over at La La Lovely has provided us with some great ideas for Halloween Decorating with kids. Thanks, Trina! There is one little holiday that is often overlooked when it comes to decorating, . . . Halloween. Maybe it is because it usually evokes thoughts and images that all...
  • A Palm Beach Interior Design Story

    Let’s play a game. Let’s pretend we have gobs of dough and can winter in Palm Beach. Because it’s make-believe, we also happen to have an insanely chic home. Have I set the stage? It may sound like a wild and totally unrealistic dream, but Palm Beach style is so fun, so cheerful and...
  • Tips for a Perfect Autumn Picnic

    With the weather finally cooling off, autumn is the perfect time to have a gourmet picnic with someone you love. It doesn't require a lot of fuss, just a little bit of planning. Picking the location is crucial. It could be a mountain meadow, a local park, a community garden or even your own backyard...
  • Company Talk - Tips for Creating a "Warm" Home with Lynda Gould

    Fall is here! Our plans have shifted from weekends at the beach to looking ahead at the upcoming holiday season. In home design, fall is the time when we focus on making our house feel warm and comfortable. I recently chatted with Lamps Plus' Interior Design Manager, Lynda Gould, about tips for creating...
  • Dwell on Design 2011: 5 Tips Overheard at The Designer is In Booth

    If you're looking to work with an interior designer or have ever wondered what that experience would be like, The Designer is In consultations at Dwell on Design were for you. Interior designers provided complementary consultations - all you had to do was sign-up online and show up. How easy is that...
  • Our Outdoor Bird Table Lamp Makes the Press

    We're not the only ones smitten with this bird accented outdoor table lamp ; Family Circle like it, too! The oatmeal linen shade is weather resistant and, amazingly, this retro-cool lamp is UL listed for wet locations. Check out parents.com , Family Circle's website, for more home decor...
  • Powder Rooms with Pizzazz

    We all need them, but do we love them? Bathrooms are a necessity, unless of course you are a survivalist or outward bound type. Seriously, bathroom design can be challenging and if you have the luxury of a powder room at home you should make it shine. I will show you powder rooms with pizzazz and some...
  • Designer Holiday House 2011

    This year marks the fourth annual Holiday House in New York City. This Holiday-themed designer show house benefits cancer research.The goal is inspiring as are the stylish designer rooms. It’s always useful to look at contemporary show houses to get a sense of what’s hot. What’s...
  • Meghan Carter Shares Video Tips on Overhead Lighting

    Author Meghan Carter explains how to use overhead lighting to make you and your home look beautiful. Whether it be in your kitchen or bedroom, overhead lighting can make your home look heavenly or horrendous. Check Meghan's quick fixes, filmed at Lamps Plus to solve common lighting mistakes with...
  • Lighting Inspired by Holiday Decor

    For those of you that embrace the holiday season it must be a very depressing realization when you finally admit to yourself that it’s time to toss out the dried-out, highly flammable tree and box up the ole elf on a shelf. One way to keep the magic going a tad longer could be incorporating lighting...
  • Handy DIY Tip for Faulty Light Sockets

    Lifehacker found a great tip at AskTheBuilder.com that may explain why some sockets burn through bulbs faster than others. Sometimes, over the years, the brass tab at the bottom of a light socket gets flattened. If so, it won't make solid contact with the light bulb. If you have a fixture that...
  • E Interior Design with Coddington Design

    Named one of House Beautiful’s Top 20 young interior designers, Melanie Coddington is the founder of Coddington Design , a boutique firm with studios in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Taylor Tanimoto is the senior designer in the Los Angeles studio. Known for their feminine-but-streamlined “...
  • High End Design, Close to Home

    I know this may come as a shock, but I rather enjoy a beautiful, expensive looking home. As a result, shopping is a key component to making your house come to life. The trick is to make this an easy task and knowing how to create a high-end design, close to home. That said, I challenged myself to recreate...
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