• Keri Russell Loves Understated Neutrals

    Keri Russell's home is relaxed and elegantly understated. She told Elle Decor , “With so much wood in the equation, it could have turned into a cliché of farmhouse chic,” she says, “so I stuck with a neutral palette, kept it spare, and worked in as many textures as I could...
  • Winter Whites

    I don’t know why I always think of the movie Dr. Zhivago when somebody mentions winter whites. I know I should picture some off-white cozy cashmere number, but all I can think of is Tonya, played by Geraldine Chaplin, in that stupendous Czarist-Era fur. Although winter whites tend to be associated...
  • Design Obsession - Black and White

    Hello, my name is Lesley and I have a confession - I'm obsessed with black and white home decor. I've been in love with zebra prints since my wild days as a teenager with a zebra bedspread and lime green walls. Bold black and white damask prints excite me. Heck, even the color scheme for my own...
  • Get The Look: Coastal Kids Room

    You don’t need to live by the sea to achieve a cute coastal kids room. When I say coastal I suppose I really mean relaxed and inspired by nature. There are no real rules; however, I would base the colors on nature and make sure to include some white to keep the space fresh. Because kids love multiple...
  • Get The Look: Modern Monochromatic Rooms

    Modern monochromatic rooms don’t need to be cold and sterile. I think this decorative play between an older room and modern furnishings is beautiful. One way this type of room stays comfortable is that it is filled with soft furnishings and curved lines. Avoiding sharp corners and edges makes a...
  • Inspiration Roundup: All White Interiors

    As a designer, I am always asked what color scheme looks best in a space or how to add more color. Recently, I have been inspired by the simplicity of the all white interiors of homes in Sweden. The spaces feel relaxing and fresh, and any small addition of color is a great contrast. Another psychological...
  • A Modern Vision in White

    I was inspired by this post from one of my favorite bloggers over at Elements of Style . A room with a white palette is far from boring ... it's soothing and calming and tres chic! I dug up some wonderful white furniture from our modern collection. These are great choices to build a room around....
  • American Decor: Patriotic Interiors

    It’s almost 4th of July and while I could show pictures of porches draped in American Flags, I’m showing you chic patriotic interiors instead. This is American decor at its best. Is there anything more Yankee Doodle than a red, white and blue dining room? Seriously? A red lacquered ceiling...
  • Color Chart: Sensational White

    The color white offers a refreshing, simple and smart decorating accent. Lighting fixtures and home decor in classic white show off their basic forms and profiles in a crisp and clean manner. They speak for themselves, without having to rely on color to make a statement. With that said, here are...
  • HGTV's David Bromstad, Host of Color Splash, Shares His Inspirations

    I am a huge fan of David Bromstad and HGTV's Color Splash ! Imagine my excitement when I received the opportunity to interview David for our Monday designer interview series. His designs are fun, colorful, and include David's original art tailored to each design. David shares his inspirations...
  • Happy 4th of July! - Americana Home Decor Roundup

    (1. Arteriors Home Teo Red Glass Buffet Lamp , 2. Robert Abbey Gilbert Nickel Boom Arm Desk Lamp , 3. Haeger Potteries Blue Lolly Ceramic Table Lamp ) Happy 4th of July! Hope you have the day off to celebrate with food, family, and fireworks. In celebration of the holiday we roundup up our favorite...
  • Product Roundup: Contemporary White Table Lamps

    Behold one of the most perfect objects, the contemporary white table lamp. Simple in color and form, able to “work” in almost every interior and while not only stunning, always functional. Summer has something to do with my latest obsession with white and because it’s after Memorial...
  • Design Problem? Get Expert Help from Our Interior Designers!

    Have a design problem? Get expert help from the Lamps Plus interior designers! We're launching a new " Ask the Expert " feature here on the blog, and we want to hear your design queries and conundrums to provide you with design solutions to help you create the home of your dreams. Not...
  • Design Flourishes: Monograms in the Home

    In a world excessively concerned with labels, it’s nice when your own is just enough. Well-designed rooms are a study in texture and scale but most importantly layering. The layering aspect is all about balancing the basics like furniture with design flourishes such as trims, lighting, pillows...
  • Tips for Using Pinterest to Organize Your Decorating Projects

    If you're a home decorating enthusiast or a DIY aficionado, chances are that you're familiar with the visual bookmarking site Pinterest . It's not only a great place to bookmark, or "pin" photos and images you like (perhaps of cats doing funny things, or cupcake recipes you're...
  • Coastal Bedroom in 3 Easy Steps

    Recreating a coastal bedroom is easy. Start with bare feet and a relaxed attitude. The beauty of seaside looking rooms is that they can be so affordable to create. Simple white paint on the walls and flea market accent pieces painted sunny colors is a perfect foundation. As you can see from this room...
  • Merry Christmas from Lamps Plus

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at Lamps Plus! Wishing you and your family a safe, happy, healthy, and light-filled day. Image credit: Family Holiday .
  • White Lighting

    White lighting is always crisp and clean whether you take it in a contemporary or traditional direction. An easy and inexpensive way to introduce white into your lighting scheme is by simply adding white lamp shades to entryway, chandelier or bedroom lighting . The Zhush is a great source for beautiful...
  • Make Your Home Happy With White Ceiling Fans

    There's nothing better in the Summer months than to sit under a ceiling fan and cool down from the day's activities.... Are we right? However, many people don't like the look of ceiling fans. We have a perfect solution for those of you who crave that cool breeze overhead, but don't...
  • Ceiling Fans Provide Form & Function

    Ceiling fans? It used to be form had to be sacrificed for function. If you’ve watched enough HGTV, you’re probably having flashbacks of the horrendously outdated fans caked with inches of dust that every renovator couldn’t wait to rip from the ceiling and toss into the dumpster....
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