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When you think of a master bathroom, you think of a double vanity. One in which you and your significant other can have your own space to carry out your daily routine.
When most people think of a double vanity, they usually think of one furniture piece with two sinks and two bathroom mirrors above, however you have to free yourself of this traditional standard.
Double vanities can be arranged in a number of ways, and these amazing inspiration images from Architectural Digest will inspire you to change up the way you think of a double vanity.
The antique-lover will surely swoon over the above image. Classic antique styling with the bathroom mirrors adds a fun, mismatched twist that makes this space so chic. Splitting the sinks awards you your own space, even when you don't have much space to spare.
Clean deco lines and a ridiculously cool teal wallpaper make this master bathroom a contender for one of the coolest I have seen lately. While these may be just decorative bowls on each side, imagine plumbing them as vessel sinks with a gorgeous, tall faucet. Anyone would want to freshen up in this beautiful space.
For a classic space that is equal parts masculine and feminine, contemporary and classic, look no further than this huge master bathroom above.
If you have the space, and storage isn't a huge concern, consider splitting your sink areas with a petit built in bench. It can be used for styling as it is above, or a place to take a load off when you need a seat whilst staring out the window of your massively beautiful bathroom.
What better way to make a punch with your design style than to plaster your walls in amazing marble slabs. These walls do all the talking, while the rest of the bathroom is kept substantially subtle.
Individual pedestal sinks float in front of the marble and offer separation while almost disappearing. The brass faucet accents make me immensely happy.
This industrial, reclaimed bathroom makes me want to take a trip to the woods and never ever leave. You can tell that these vanities are custom made with the homeowners in mind as there is immense attention to detail.
I love how each piece of the vanity is separate, from the sink to the faucet to the mirror and topped off with wall sconces.
The classic country cottage master bathroom is a lesson in how to work with wood. The amazing, old roof served as inspiration for the hand carved vanities and beautiful, wide plank flooring. Reversing the direction of the flooring where the tub lies perfectly lines up with the separation of the vanities and adds a subtle design detail that is on point with the look of this space.
Image Sources: Architectural Digest
My style is eclectic.
It’s a mix of old and new, high and low, vintage finds, antiques and global décor that I’ve picked up in my travels.
I love nothing better than surrounding myself with objects that have meaning and that means my home will never be cookie cutter.
Here are some of my favorite ways to add unique personality to any room.
Intricately patterned rugs from the Middle East add color, pattern and personality to any room. Use the rug as a jumping off point for the color palette by choosing two or three colors to scatter around the room.
In Persian, suzani means needle and they were typically made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry. Today, vntage suzanis have a time worn character that is perfect for displaying on a wall or draping over a sofa or bed to add texture and color.
Hand woven African baskets create an interesting gallery wall full of texture. They also make an interesting conversation piece.
Sometimes a room just needs a fun finishing touch like a brightly colored Moroccan pouf.
Try looking at your home in a new light to see where you can add an unexpected, one of a kind piece to add personality.
For more inspiration, check out the Global Decor section of Lamps Plus' Shop-by-Trend feature.
Image Sources: Better Homes & Gardens; Better Homes & Gardens; Martyn Lawrence Bullard; Jute Home; Better Homes & Gardens
The eclectic design style is something that you either love or hate. I like to acquaint it to jazz music in that it's cacophonously beautiful and layered, weird and wonderful. Here we share some tips on how to perfectly pull off an eclectic space in your home.
As you can see in the amazing inspiration images above from Eclectically Vintage, layering plays a huge role in creating a space with eclectic home decor. Layering can exist in so many different parts of your design. Layering rugs is so chic and easily achievable. Start off with a basic jute or neutral rug and lay a fun, patterned rug on top to add character and style.
Anyone who has told you that mixing patterns is a no-no simply needs to see these images. Florals with geometrics with stripes and toiles - all mixed perfectly and working with each other in beautiful harmony. The trick to getting this look right is sticking to a similar color palette. If your colors are pastel, stay with pastels, or if you're going for bold graphics, keep all your patterns bold and geometric. One thing with the eclectic look is a lot of volume, so don't be afraid to turn it up.
In eclectic design you will never see one note of texture. Often there will be fur, jute, leather, linen, cotton, velvet and stone. That is just how eclectic people roll. They are not afraid to mix textures together to create depth and interest within the space. The key is difference that compliments with a touch of flair.
Image Source: Eclectically Vintage
When you think of cottage style home decor what comes to mind?
Chippy wood, farmhouse patterns, painted furniture, white ware platters, vintage wood floors, baskets and bins and grain sack fabrics are all staples of cottage style home decor.
But it's so more than that.
It's about scrabble games and baskets of fresh flowers and the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven and friends and family celebrating over a glass of sweet tea.
Cottage style home decor is all about making a house into a home.
Want to introduce a little cottage into your decor?
Here's a few tips to get you started.
1. Painted furniture
Cottage style home decor is all about individuality and nothing is as unique as creating your own painted furniture masterpiece.
Start with pieces from the thrift store or estate sales and paint a design to match your own decor.
If painted furniture projects seem a little overwhelming, there are a great variety of painted furniture designs available in different patterns and colors. Like this beautiful antiqued console table with a hand-painted scrolling leaf motif.
2. Unusual storage options
With cottage style home decor, storage can be fun and unique.
Store office supplies in an old post office box or blankets in an over-sized basket or dishes stacked in a glass cloche next to an oval mirror.
Repurpose and think outside the box when it comes to organization and storage for your home
3. Mix in the old with the new
Cottage style home decor is a blending of the present with the past.
Start with linen chairs with nail head trim and layer in a tufted ottoman and white ware dishes.
Complete the look with a natural fiber rug and a little bit of history like vintage architectural pieces or even a stylish industrial ceiling fan.
4. Finish the look with fresh flowers
Nothing says cottage style home decor more than adding in fresh flowers.
Fill urns, like this small urn in a distressed antique white finish, baskets and mason jars with the flowers of the season.
You can also bring a little of the outside in with branches, leaves, grasses and reclaimed wood for a unique addition to any space.
Whether it's chippy wood, painted furniture, woven baskets or vintage floors, cottage home decor creates a welcoming atmosphere.
It's warm, inviting, goes perfectly with sweet tea.....
.....and transforms a house into a home.
Photo credits: Thistlewood Farms
How to select the perfect table lamp in four easy steps.
To determine the perfect height range for your table lamp, sit in the space next to where you are going to place the lamp. Measure from the surface you are placing the lamp to eye level. This is your base measurement. To find the average height of the shade, divide the base measurement by three.For example let's use 18". Divide this number by three, which is 6". This is the average height of the shade.
To determine the estimated table lamp height add 18", to the shade measurement, let's use a 6" shade for an example. In this case, the height of the lamp you'll want is 24".
The lamp shade depends on the use. If you will have the lamp on while watching TV, an opaque shade will minimize lighting glare. A semi-opaque paper shade provides a warm glow for reading.
If the purpose of the table lamp is for reading, use at least an 8 ½ watt LED bulb (that's comparable to a 60 watt incandescent). For extra flexibility, choose a dimmable bulb.
Find your perfect table lamps at Lamps Plus.
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Classic white bathrooms are great but why not amp them up with modern black bathroom accents? We all know about bathrooms that sport black and white tile floors, but black as an intentional design accent can really pop. Now, I’m not so sure about black towels as a choice, but everything else is fair game.
Naturally House Crush had fabulous pictures that feature exciting bathroom design ideas and especially black design touches at their best.
Neutral bathroom walls are a great backdrop for black bathroom light fixtures. My new obsession is pendant lights in the bathroom. I love these contemporary fixtures, especially as they almost become sculptural when placed in a small, minimalist space.
I know it is unorthodox to have a black floor lamp in a bathroom like the one above, but in some quirky way, I think it works. Soapy suds, a good book and a chic floor lamp? Sign me up.
If you are unwilling to commit to black hardwired lighting, try putting new, crisp black shades on your chrome or brass sconces. Juxtaposed against a white wall, they just might be the designer touch you need.
There are other ways to infuse your bathroom with black accents besides lighting. I like a simple accent table or garden stool by a bathtub or a bold black sink vanity.
Did you catch the sliver of the glossy black door in the image on the left? It’s Fantastic, and the perfect balancing act to the white walls and tub of that particular bathroom.
1. The Sonneman Soho Satin Black Wall Sconce will jump out against a stark white wall...in a good way.
2. The Art Deco inspired Minka Camden Square Charcoal Bath Light is clean, streamlined and timeless.
3. Try hanging two Mercer Street Black Mini Pendants with glass shades on either side of your bathroom mirror for a daring new approach to bathroom lighting.
4. Because we all need a laundry basket, why not have it be chic like a folding laundry basket with a bold black and white chevron pattern?
5. I love the modern simplicity of the Chelsea Single Sink Vanity with a black lacquer finish.
6. Try placing a fiberglass high-gloss black accent stool by a tub or shower to hold a book towel or candle.
Go to Lamps Plus' Shop-by-Room feature for more great bathroom design ideas!
Photos: House Crush.
So, you're ready to buy a chandelier for your dining room. With 1000s of chandeliers to choose from, how do you know which one is right?
There are a few steps to finding the perfect chandelier for your space.
Before you even start looking, decide on a style. Are you going for a more contemporary look? Possibly traditional? Somewhere in-between?
Crystal chandeliers tend to be more traditional, while those made of chrome and glass will create a more modern vibe. Do you like the industrial look? Try a chandelier made of iron. These material suggestions aren't rules written in stone, there are always exceptions!
Think your decision through and make sure you really like the chandelier - it's an extension of your style and lighting is an important detail in your design.
Next up is the size. Scale is very important when it comes to chandeliers. A too-small chandelier will get lost in a large room, and a too-big chandelier will overpower the space.
Watch the video for tips on how to buy the chandelier that is just right for your dining room:
Here are two different ways to decide the correct size of your chandelier:
If you want to know more about choosing chandeliers and what to look for when picking one for a room other than the dining room, read our Tips for Buying Chandeliers.
I remember when I was younger coming home from school, dropping my backpack beside the front door, perching on a stool at our kitchen island and drinking milk and dipping Oreos.
I was bursting at the seams to tell my mother about the day.
And she would pause what she was doing and lean over the counter and make me feel like I was the most important person on earth.
The kitchen is, was and always will be the heart of the home.
The place where stories are told and algebra problems are solved and the challenges and triumphs of the day are discussed in great detail.
Need an easy kitchen furniture update?
Here's some fun, unique and creative suggestions for both standard height bar stools and stylish counter bar stools in a variety of decorating styles.
1. Farmhouse Style
This industrial wood bar stool is a the perfect balance of industrial style and farmhouse utility.
Pair this piece with a barn wood table and a pitcher of sweet tea.
Enjoy the laid-back comfort and effortless style that is all things farmhouse.
2. Contemporary Style
This clear acrylic bar stool with it's sleek lines and contemporary styling is the perfect accent for a contemporary kitchen or space.
It's an inexpensive design option that packs style along with a clear, acrylic seat and shiny chrome base.
Add it to a space with a furry white rug, chrome fixtures and white leather seats for a classic contemporary space.
3. Transitional Style
The gleaming silver base and unique wood cut-out back of this adjustable bar stool are at home in a variety of decor and design styles.
The faux black leather seat combines effortlessly with the rich tones of the walnut wood and an adjustable base.
This bar stool is the perfect transitional piece for contemporary, as well as more traditional spaces.
4. Traditional Style
The clean lines of this traditional bar stool combines warm wood with a vintage metal reproduction base.
The piece is bar stool height, swivels and features a contoured back for comfort and usability.
This stool would pair perfectly with a vintage oak counter and grain sack pillows.
5. Upholstered Style
This tufted, brown, linen upholstered stool has tiny buttons and slightly curved arms and distressed wood legs.
Add upholstered style to your space with the clean, traditional lines of this bar stool.
This stool would be the perfect accompaniment for a bar or table in a great room or game room in a home.
So gather the scrabble board, grab the homework and put the oreos and milk on the counter.
The bar stool is ready to take its place at the table.
Whether farmhouse, traditional, upholstered, contemporary or transitional, a bar stool is an easy, inexpensive option to add style to your space.
Photo Credit: Photo 1: HGTV
Have you ever decided to design or re-design a room and felt stumped and can't figure out where to start? Shop by Room may be the help you've been looking for!
Lamps Plus has hundreds of inspiring room ideas for you to peruse. Find ideas for these rooms in Shop by Room:
Many of the items featured in room scenes are available for purchase.
Shop by Room regularly adds new images and products to inspire you, and the best part is that we do all the work and you get all the credit!
Be sure to check out the Lamps Plus YouTube channel for more design tips and ideas.
Bookshelves have universal appeal, necessary for storing books, of course, but also a place to display art and collected things.
Bookshelves are more stylish when the arrangement is considered and not just an afterthought.
Make the most use of your bookshelves as a practical storage solution, but also visually appealing with these five tips:
Bookshelves look best when they're not overcrowded. Resist the temptation to overfill them for the sake of convenience and instead allow for purposeful gaps in order to create a more attractive arrangement and to give the eye a place to rest.
Bookshelves aren't just for books! Take the opportunity to include favorite framed works of art or photographs and vary the size and placement.
Bookshelves are another opportunity to introduce color into your home, painting the backs transforms the ordinary shelving unit into something special and provides a focal point for your favorite things on display.
The frames of your bookshelves are not to be ignored. Consider a unique work of art or mirror to suspend on your bookshelves for added dimension and another layer of interest.
There's no requirement that you need built-ins to have stylish bookshelves. As an alternative, consider a freestanding unit and style it with the same design principles. Balance your display with a mixture of books, collectibles, and artwork in interesting balanced arrangements.
Find a wide variety of living room bookshelves for your home at Lamps Plus. These four wood versions will add warmth to your abode and can be tucked anywhere along a wall for added style and storage.
Pictured: Carmeno 3 Shelf Espresso Bookcase; Stratford Weathered Wood Etagere; Pemberton Barnside 5 Shelf Bookcase; Uttermost Silver and Walnut Etagere.
Books and things collected over time add personality and charm to any home. With a little thought and careful placement, your bookshelves will serve your storage needs and also be attractive to all those who visit!
Image sources: My Domaine; Better Homes and Gardens; VT Wonen; Better Homes and Gardens; My Domaine.