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Our home decorating blog offers interior design tips and lighting ideas for today's home! Enjoy professional interior design advice, home decor ideas and inspiration.

  • Introducing: Kathy Ireland Air Purifiers

    Room Air Purifier PictureWe've introduced Kathy Ireland's new line of air purifiers to our site.

    They come in three different sizes for large to small rooms, and all have super efficient HEPA style filters that can trap up to 99.97 percent of the nasty dust and mold particles in the air.

    If you have asthma or suffer from allergies, these make a great addition to your home.  

    Take a look: Kathy Ireland air purifiers.  

     

  • Our Outdoor Bird Table Lamp Makes the Press

    We're not the only ones smitten with outdoor table lamps; 100's of you do too!

    These weather resistant and retro-cool lamp are UL listed for wet locations. 

    Check out Outdoor Living Design Ideas, for more home decor ideas. 

    You can also browse our complete table lamps collection for other styles and designs, or check out the range of outdoor table lamps that we have available. 

  • A Candice Olson Design in Damask Glass

    Candice Olson Damask Glass Table LampWe were speaking with designer Candice Olson the other day about the Damask Glass table lamp that's part of her brand new lighting collection. Afterwards, she e-mailed us this piece we thought we'd share with you:

    "This lamp embodies my signature approach to design...modern interpretations of traditional and historical design elements.

    A clean, refined silhouette of etched glass, nickel  and linen combine to contrast and set off an intricate damask pattern creating a lamp that is fresh yet familiar....the perfect lamp for both modern or traditional rooms or the bridge uniting a space that is an eclectic mix of both. 

    Cheers! - Candice"

    Update: Sorry, the Damask Glass table lamp is no longer available. View our entire line of designer lamps at Lamps Plus.

  • "Seen" on HGTV's Designed to Sell

    Designed To Sell Logo Picture

    Our very own Seen Robinson and his wife, Amy, took part in the popular HGTV show "Designed to Sell" that's hosted by Lisa LaPorta and Clive Pearse.

    Their episode is slated to air this coming Monday, June 23rd. You can find additional show times and check out the episode online at the Designed to Sell website. My daughter loves the show, so we'll definitely be watching!

  • The Cutest Desk Lamp Ever

    Pinguino Desk Lamp ImageWe fell instantly in love with the Pinguino accent desk lamps. They come in a variety of colors and make a great accent for a computer desk or study area. Note the little feet!

    Want a version that wobbles but won't fall down? Try the Birillo desk lamp. Just as cute, but without the stylish two-tone color and feet.

    Find 'em all in our desk lamps collection.

  • Around the House Portland Podcast

    Lamps Plus Clackamas-Portland Store Photo Tony Jump and store manager Mark Himebauch from our Portland, Oregon, Lamps Plus Clackamas-Portland store, made a Saturday radio appearance on the local KXL 750 Around the House show with Handyman Bob.

    The show covers home improvement tips, and this episode presents some general lighting tips and terms.

    To get the podcast, click on the 6/15/2008 show link to download the episode. Tony and Mark are first heard at the 12 minute mark.

    Post Update 7-15-11: Unfortunately, this radio show is no longer available on the KXL-750 website. For more home improvement and lighting tips, visit our Advice and Tips section, or learn about all the latest design styles in Shop By Trend,

  • Renters Do the Swag

    Swag Chandelier PhotoBlog Apartment Therapy points out what a great choice swag lighting is for renters: Overhead Lighting for Renters: Swag Lamps

    The post mentions how easy it is to install swag lighting; all you need is a ceiling hook to hang the lamp and there's no worry about electrical wiring. When you move, take the swag light with you and change back the ceiling with just a minor patch and paint job.

    Swag lighting collection.

  • Trick the Eye with Trompe L'oeil

    Trompe L'oeil Table PictureTime Out New York magazine featured our Trompe L'oeil Booklover's Table in their Use Your Illusion product feature. So what if you couldn't finish that classic? This home decor look is the next best thing.

    Post Update 10-1-11: Sorry all, but it looks like the Time Out New York website has removed the link mentioned in the post above. You can still visit their site via the top link, and our home decor section is loaded with new decorating looks to trick your eye!

  • Outdoor Lighting Tip: Save with Motion Sensors

    Motion Sensor Outdoor Wall Light

    Looking for a way to save money and energy? Outdoor lighting with a built-in motion sensor will save you energy, plus add year-round security. 

    Use a two light design centered on a garage or at a house corner to cover large areas, or go with a decorative design for porch and patio areas. What's more, many of the designs are Title 24 Compliant, an important consideration for new home construction. You'll find many Title 24 designs in our motion sensor lighting collection.

    If you are looking for more details about this, you can learn more on the California Energy Commission's Title 24 information page.

  • Some Questions With: Kathy Ireland