• A Rainbow of Lamps and Rugs for Kids

    When choosing lamps and rugs for kids, you can include playful colors that you may not include in your living spaces as an adult. I always like to start a room with a colorful area rug , and then pull out the palette for the rest of the items in the room from there. When decorating for a child, you can...
  • 2013 Color Trends

    You can all finally relax because the 2013 Color Trends are out! Now, I know these color trends seem to be designed for fashion, but fashion and home design are truly linked and let’s face it, if something is hot on the runway it’s bound to be sexy at home. I have put together ways in...
  • 4 Pink and Navy Rooms Done Right

    Sometimes you see a room, or an outfit, and think, "I never would have put those colors together." I admit to not having been a huge fan of pink and navy rooms, but it's definitely grown on me. When done right of course. The secret, judging from these spaces, is to maintain relatively straight...
  • Trendspotting: Copper Lighting and Decor

    Once consider old fashioned, copper lighting and decor started making a serious comeback last year and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down in 2013. Copper light fixtures are a great way to infuse a bit of texture or an unexpected moment in your spaces. Whether you introduce a classic...
  • Free Printable 2013 Calendars

    Happy New Year's Eve! If you weren't lucky enough to get a calendar covered in adorably cute puppies in your stocking, don't you worry - I've rounded up some great (and free!) printable 2013 calendars. Above: If you've ever dabbled in the crafty collage-style creation of a mood...
  • Soothing Color Palettes for Small Spaces

    Hi all and happy 2013! Given that the new year is about fresh starts and all, I'm going to be focusing my posts here on style and design tips for small spaces I've certainly done enough of it, inhabiting apartments as small as 475 sq feet. (My current San Francisco loft at 1,000 sq ft feels palatial...
  • Romantic Ideas: Valentine’s Day Decorating

    Romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day decorating don’t need to come from insipid heart-shaped candies or cupid designed boxer shorts. Serious interiors can be achieved with the use of reds, pinks and even frills! No question, pink is a feminine color, however it can be used so that it doesn’t...
  • Using Neutrals: Caramel Colored Decor

    Caramel colored decor is sumptuously rich and delicious. It looks like how it might taste if it were edible and believe me, my current post-holiday diet is starting to make me hallucinate. Caramel, like camel and beige are wonderful neutrals. They pair beautifully with white, cream and black for both...
  • How to Beat The Winter Blues With Turquoise

    Asking yourself how to beat the winter blues? Between blizzards on the East Coast and the general malaise of the post holiday winter, it’s hard to feel perky. What’s even more depressing is seeing all the cruise wear in stores and knowing you can’t get away! I have concocted a design...
  • Fashion Week Design Inspiration

    New York has just bid adieu to Fashion Week. Design inspiration seen on the runway can now be adapted to the home. There has always been somewhat of a correlation between fashion and home as both are a visual way to express ourselves. Fashion week is a time for designers to pull out all the stops...
  • Introducing the Color Plus Collection at Lamps Plus!

    We're tickled pink (get it?) to introduce the Color Plus collection from Lamps Plus! Our Color Plus table lamps are available in 60+ designer colors, hand-crafted by our artisans in California. Each glossy glass lamp comes with a crisp white shade or striped shade in coordinating colors. With over...
  • Design Trend: White and Wood

    The new year is almost upon us, but before I start anticipating 2013’s newest home decorating themes , I’m taking inventory of the most popular looks from the past year. One of my absolute favorites is an interior scheme done in white and pale (even raw) wood. Its roots are Scandinavian,...
  • Decorate With Winter Whites

    While some still feel like it's a faux pas to wear white after Labor Day, others embrace winter whites in fashion and home decorating. Winter white decor, whether permanently or decoratively for the festivities, is a gorgeous, glamorous way to go. Check out some super chic inspiration to decorate...
  • Romantic Bedroom Decor Inspiration for Valentine's Day

    What's your style when it comes to Valentine's Day indulgences? Do you prefer light and frothy or rich, dark, and delicious? Yes, I am referring to food, but I'm also talking about bedroom decor. The culinary arts are one of my favorite unexpected arenas from which to draw design inspiration...
  • One Slipcover Sofa: Two Holiday Looks

    Sometimes it’s not about adding an inflatable Santa but creating a holiday look that compliments an existing interior design scheme. I love taking a basic, like a classic off white slipcover sofa, and making it look custom as well as designer done. Timeless home decorating is about using things...
  • Which Modern Home Decor Style Are You?

    The word "modern" often acts as a catch-all phrase in the design world, but there's not just one type of modern design out there. Which modern home decor style are you - funky modern, or industrial modern? Funky Modern : I think we can all learn from (or at the least be inspired by...
  • 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...
  • 4 Kids Rooms with Robert Abbey Lamps

    I've always loved the Robert Abbey Delta Lamp. It comes in a slew of colors, and is so versatile — it can go in a chic office, a living room, or even kids rooms. Inspired by two rooms for the little ones, I've put together two options per room based on four different Robert Abbey Lamps...
  • Black, Glass, or Brass Lighting?

    Have a hard time picking out lighting fixtures for your dining room? It can definitely be an overwhelming task when there are so many styles to choose from. I've found three images for you to visualize your dining room fixture style using common finishes — black, glass or crystal, and brass...
  • Mid Century Decorating Inspired by Palm Springs Style

    Welcome to another installment of Style School , in which we explore the origins and defining elements of different regional aesthetics. Our topic today is the fun and frivolous mid century decorating, for which Palm Springs style is known. It's an decor approach that has gained steam in recent years...
  • 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...
  • Get The Look: Palm Springs Modern

    I was just in Palm Springs and fell in love with the Palm Springs Modern aesthetic. There is something about the rough and tumble desert environment coupled with sleek modern design and pops of hot colors that echo the bright sunshine and crisp blue sky. I found there are two distinct looks to...
  • 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...
  • Interior Designers Weigh In on the 2013 Color of the Year

    The luscious jewel-tone Emerald green was recently named Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013. Now that they've had a few weeks to work with it, what do interior designers and color experts really think of the 2013 hue? Manja Swanson, Chief Creative Officer, Lamps Plus : "Emerald is...
  • Los Angeles Interior Designer Showhouse Preview

    Seven innovative Los Angeles interior designers collaborated on the first ever Small Space, Big Style showhouse sponsored by California Home + Design magazine , and we've got an exclusive showhouse preview for you! The stunning showhouse, located in downtown Hollywood, doesn't open to the public...
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