Enjoying the Rainbow With Lamps Plus …

Hi – my name is Courtney and I like color.  I love a beautiful neutral space, but color gets my heart racing.  Color gets me excited.  Color is my equivalent of “design MSG” – I think everything looks better with a touch of it.

Thankfully, the folks at Lamps Plus think the same thing because they recently launched their Color + Lighting Collection featuring over 100+ colors and a variety of different lamp styles.  From the classic gourd to groovy floor lamps, this collection really covers the gamut and gives something customers more options than even many custom lighting companies I have worked with in the past.

Lamps Plus has a huge selection of lamps outside its Color + collection that features beautiful colors.  If you lean more towards modern then I suggest the Delta Peacock Lamp from Robert Abbey…..

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For a lamp just shy of 2 feet tall, it packs quite a design wallop thanks to its geometric shape.  Just like the Color + Collection, it comes in a multitude of colors including new two-tone variations which I absolutely adore.  It is on my short list (I know – bad pun!) for at least two different clients – one we will use it in their office and the other will find itself on his night stand.

So embrace your inner Rainbow Bright and throw caution to the wind!  After all, it’s only color!

[photo credit: lamps plus//collage credit: courtney lake]

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disclaimer:  lamps plus was a sponsor of blogtour london 2013 but all thoughts and opinions are mine.

Weekend Reading…..

If you have some free time this weekend and want a healthy dose of design, check out some of the articles I have written this month as well as one I was featured in……

I remember my first apartment.  It was in the basement of a very lovely home in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC and every time it rained, crickets would invade the space in droves.  It had one closet the size of a shoebox, no oven and every piece of furniture I had come from Ikea.  I loved it!   I channel those memories as I help a young client decorate his first apartment to accommodate sleeping, working and the occasional dinner party  - all in 500 square feet of for my monthly column with  SheKnows.com ….

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Switching gears from studio apartments to prefab homes, I recently wrote an article profiling BLU Home for California Home + Design blog.  BLU is one of the leaders pushing the definition of what a prefab home can look like.  And seriously, just drop the “pre” part because the house I profiled at their Sonoma location is just darn FAB…..

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And the lovely folks over at Interior Canvas blog interviewed myself along with fellow designers Jonathan Savage and Grant Gibson (love those boys) as part of their profile on the online retailer Zinc Decor.  I love the store’s modern slant and the ladies behind the brand are honestly two of the most amazing folks I know – design savvy with business acumen…..plus they are super cute to boot (some folks have all the luck!) ……

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(Wendy & Tiffany of Zinc Door — told you they were hot mommas….)

Okay I am off to do a final push for a client presentation on Monday!  Have a great weekend……

[picture credit: Photo by Adza/BLU Home/Zinc Door]

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Motivational Mondays: Luck….

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Luck is a strange thing.  Some people seem to mired in it — seriously they walk out the door and find a $20 bill.  They buy a lottery ticket and win the grand prize.  They walk into a bar and Ryan Gosling starts buying them drinks.  Luck is their wing man…..

I on the other hand have never won anything in my life except for science fairs and scholarships.  Mind you those are all good things that I am grateful for but they aren’t “luck” per say.  In my life, my “luck” comes from careful timing, consideration and large amounts of work to be prepared for when an opportunity arises.  Luck is more my study buddy…..

But luck can you be on your side because there is one more day to enter the Joy & Revelry Pin It To Win Contest……

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A list of the rules are pretty straight forward:

  • To enter you must be a member of Pinterest. To become a member of Pinterest, visit www.pinterest.com to request membership. Membership to Pinterest is free.
  • To enter the Sweepstakes, Head to Pinterest & create a board titled ”Revel & Enjoy Design ”
  • Pin at least 3 photos from the Joy & Revelry web site
  • Add at least three additional pins to show what inspires your personal design style
  • Tag your board with the hashtag #joyandrevelry
  • The 5 Style Mavens + one guest judge will vote to decide the most unique and creative board showing self expression
  • One Entry board per person permitted during the Sweepstakes Period.

So what are you waiting on?  Think about it, 6 pins could win you a $500 shopping spree.  You may be lucky but you gotta be in the contest to win it, so start pinning!

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