• Add Holiday Style with Contemporary Light Fixtures

    I’ve spent the last few weeks decking the halls. There are sparkles and pattern and color and ornaments and trees and snowflakes and reindeer. I’m getting the house ready for guests and family and I’m making my list and checking it twice and updating a few things to treat my home...
  • The Paris Apartment Redefined

    The romance of Paris still exists even with changing times. The Paris apartment redefined is the embodiment of classic French architecture coupled with modern furniture and decor. They coexist harmoniously because each element is treasured and of the highest quality. I immediately popped in to see...
  • Cool Concrete Interior Design

    Are you one of those people who sits around and stares at amazingly chic, concrete interior design and decide you could never have that style in your own home? Well I am here to tell you, you are dead wrong. These days there are so many creative and stylish ways to incorporate concrete walls/ceilings...
  • How to Light a Modern Patio

    Lighting a modern patio and yards should reflect the modern aesthetic of your home, so choosing the appropriate fixture is key. It’s simply not good enough to go the big box store and jam some solar lights around and call it a day. Rather, thoughtfully chosen modern outdoor lights should be...
  • Dining Room Updates

    Dining room updates can be done quickly, and most importantly, inexpensively. Quick fix decorating does not mean you will sacrifice style or sophistication, rather it’s a way of refreshing a room with a simple plan and limited budget. House Crush featured several dining rooms that were quite...
  • Modern Ceiling Fans (That Actually Look Good)

    Rejoice - there are beautiful modern ceiling fans out there! As with energy efficient lighting, ceiling fans have sometimes left a little to be desired in the design department. I'm happy to see the trend leaning towards beautiful forms and sophisticated finishes. Ceiling fans are evolving...
  • Minimalist Bathroom Lighting Tips

    Minimalist bathrooms can be a true work of art. Mundane items like faucets and lighting can become sculptural works of art when offset by simple architecture and monochromatic colors. Such bathrooms need not be “cold” if you are not a fan of concrete and glass. By using creamy limestone...
  • Wild About Walnut - Lighting & Home Decor

    As per the post title, at the moment I am Wild about Walnut! No the but, but the finish, especially in lighting and home decor. I just love how warm the tonality is, how much movement exists in the graining and how versatile it is between different design styles. Walnut can translate from vintage...
  • Glamorous Mirrors and Sconces in Bathrooms

    Years ago I traded a builder grade cabinet and bland overhead vanity light with an updated look in our hall bathroom and it's a medley you'll see over and over again in a designer space. The trick is simple: pair a modern mirror that suits the style of your home with a set of contemporary...
  • Modern Floor Lamp Style

    This modern Art Deco style room features a gorgeous modern floor lamp. Modern floor lamps are perhaps one of the most versatile forms of lighting. Not only can you find any type of material that will work with your specific design scheme, you can also get any type of style from the huge selection...
  • The Uncluttered Kitchen

    Clean, modern kitchen without any clutter. The uncluttered kitchen is a thing of beauty, especially after several weeks of cooking and prepping for the holidays. Keeping a clean and clutter-free kitchen may seem daunting, especially if you have kids, but there are ways to make your kitchen appear...
  • Happy New Year from Lamps Plus

    Welcome to 2015! We suggest enjoying this chilly holiday by staying curled up in bed with a good book, a furry friend, and the soft glow of the perfect bedside lamp . We'll be back tomorrow with lighting and design ideas to keep you inspired throughout the year. Happy New Year!!
  • Style Illuminated's Best Blog Posts of 2014

    In just a few short hours, 2014 will come to a close. Thanks for following along this year on the Style Illuminated blog! Here's a look at a few of our favorite posts on lighting, home decor, and design trends from the past year: Reinvent Your Decor with Modern Lamps Unexpected Style: Chandeliers...
  • Interior Design Inspiration: Jean-Louis Deniot

    Interior design inspiration, Jean-Louis Deniot. I have found true interior design inspiration... Jean-Louis Deniot is the last word when it comes to artful interior design. The Style Saloniste reviewed his new book and reproduced some wonderful images of his elegant interiors, which are fresh and...
  • Moody Black Home Design

    We all know about the Black Friday that happens after Thanksgiving - but this year I'm making today my very own Black Friday - Black Interiors Friday to be more precise. These dark, moody, wintry black rooms will make you squirm for some delicious black wall paint in your home... Moody,...
  • Updating your Entryway for the Holidays

    Your entryway is the first impression for any guest coming to your home during the holiday season. Implementing some simple updates can take your home's first impression from average to incredible. This beautiful image from Domaine Home serves as the inspiration for my entryway updates. I love...
  • Celebrity Style: Sarah Jessica Parker

    Living room of Sarah Jessica Parker. I think it’s fun to recreate celebrity home styles. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s home in New York is nothing if not stylish and worthy of emulating. Casa Sugar recently posted some shots from the star’s town house, which was...
  • Inviting Black and White Design

    Black and white design for the home. There is always something chic, hip, somewhat exotic and edgy while always stylish, about black and white. For those who think it might be a little to modern and minimal for you, I am here to say NO! Explore the photos below from Fancy to see how to make warm,...
  • Contemporary Mexican Style Home Ideas

    Chic contemporary Mexican style terrace. Contemporary Mexican style embodies the earthy qualities found in the organic, Mexican landscape coupled with the current vernacular of modern interiors. Coco Cozy featured a modern Mexican home that I immediately fell for...hard. I love the rough hewn textures...
  • Choosing The Right Desk Lamp

    Most of us have home offices but rarely think of having a stylish desk lamp. My guess is that it probably came from a big box store or is a leftover from college. If you think about the sheer number of hours you spend at a desk, why wouldn’t you invest in a functional and beautiful desk lamp...
  • Lighting Ideas For a Teenage Bedroom

    We strongly believe that if you raise your kids with style, everyone is better off. Ok, so it might be a silly theory, but at the very least, designing with your kids could make for a fun project together this Summer. Work with them to create the perfect bedroom style. Here's some great ideas...
  • Floor Lamp Ideas with Style

    There are many instances where you might have several lighting options or very limited options, like with small spaces... Either way, floor lamps add light and style to any space like in this pretty modern space found on Decor8 Blog. I particularly think that using them in places where they aren't...
  • Get the Look With Monaco Blue Home Accents

    When decorating, you never go wrong by choosing a classic color, like Monaco blue for your home accents. A timeless option. Whether your inspiration is the blue doors of Greece, or the classic prep look of Nantucket — Monaco blue is a no fail. Artcraft On the Spot Chrome Pendant Light , Zuo...
  • Choosing a Distinctive Modern Lamp for your Office

    With more and more people working from home, there's no wonder that the world of design has had to consider how they decorate and make home offices functional while still beautiful. Distinctive lighting is one of the areas in home offices that is often overlooked or becomes an after thought. ...
  • Modern Lighting for Modern Nursery Decor

    Every spring seems to bring a wave of new babies —and with it the fun involved in decorating the nursery, most importantly the lighting of course. In contrast to recent years, many parents are choosing not to learn the gender of their child before it's born, making neutral decor the best...
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