• Escape: Beach Inspired Rooms

    Getting away from it all doesn’t mean you have to leave home, especially if you want to create beach inspired rooms. Too often people are far too literal when designing with a theme in mind, so please don’t toss a few seahorse prints on the mantle and think you have created a beachside getaway...
  • Modern Farmhouse Decorating Inspired by the Hudson River Style

    I'm a big fan of modern farmhouse decorating. One of the best ways to incorporate aspects of a particular decor look into your home (in this case, the Hudson River Style) is to break the style down at its point of origin. That way you understand it more fully, and can pick and choose the elements...
  • Summer Decor: East Coast Style

    While the Jersey Shore makes some think of Snooki and bad behavior, I think of chic East Coast Style. Like the Hamptons, the Jersey Shore can offer some of the best in easy summer decor. This glorious shingle style home is classic Americana. Large windows let in the summer sun, while Colonial-Style quality...
  • Designer Debbie Talianko's Dramatic Before and After With Lamps Plus Lighting

    We rarely have the opportunity to see Lamps Plus products used in real interior spaces, so we were thrilled when interior designer Debbie Talianko, principal of Talianko Design Group , shared these before and after photos of one of her recent designs. Debbie's work is clean, modern, and tasteful...
  • Lighting and Decor for the Dog Days of Summer

    The dog days of summer are upon us. The country has been baking and all anybody wants to do is lay low and avoid anything strenuous. Choosing lighting and decor based on sultry summer days seems bizarre at best, however I have put together some calming home decor that is the essence of relaxation and...
  • Celebrity Interiors: Giuliana and Bill Rancic

    I think it’s fun to look at celebrity interiors and get inspired for my own home. Giuliana and Bill Rancic have an extremely tasteful home and worth trying to emulate if you are a fan of traditional, crisp spaces. Traditional Home magazine did a fantastic spread on their home and I thought it...
  • Tips from Kichler Lighting

    Kichler has some interesting designs for the kitchen, like this kitchen island chandelier (no longer available). Twenty-three candelabra bulbs are set inside of faux glass candles. It has this very romantic look, yet there are also two spot light bulbs hidden in the bottom for task lighting. There...
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