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Meet Bamboo Trellis: My Exclusive Lighting Collection

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Tobi Fairley Bamboo Trellis Table Lamp

Today I’m announcing–along with Lamps Plus–my design for lampshades in this new Bamboo Trellis lighting collection. My lampshade pattern is part of the Icons Collection, which is an amazing launch of designs by 5 interior designers (or design teams).  It was an honor to be chosen among such great company, and it has been a labor of love. I’m so excited to finally share the gorgeous results with YOU! Can I show you a few of my favorites?

These Bamboo Trellis classic pendant lights are designed with an eye to style as well as function, and I’m sure you’ll find a perfect use for them in your own home!

Tobi Fairley Bamboo Trellis 16 inch wide Pendant

The pendants are just the beginning of all the fun, though, and I’ve also designed shades for some other great items, like this Bamboo Trellis Arc Floor Lamp

Bamboo Trellis Arc Floor Lamp

or this Bamboo Trellis Swag Plug-in Chandelier.

Tobi Fairley Bamboo Trellis Swag Plug In Chandelier

All of these shades also come in lots of great colorways to work with your own palette, and there are SO many more shapes, sizes and styles to LOVE, so go shopping and let me know what you think!!

Tobi Fairley Bamboo Trellis 16 Inch Wide Ceiling Light


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Designer MBA Day Three: Lightbulb Moments with Lamps Plus

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[This post is sponsored by Lamps Plus, in conjunction with our #DesignerMBA event that’s wrapping up today! Follow the event on Twitter with me @tobifairley and @TeamTobi .]

Wow! What a fun session of Designer MBA this has been! These designers, who are all at different places in their lives and businesses, have really taken-on my challenge to push themselves out of their comfort zones and into their profitability zones!

My favorite part of every event I lead is hearing the takeaways from each attendee just before we conclude the session. The content is one thing, but hearing what people have absorbed and why one thing meant more to them than everything else they learned is why I love my job! These are the light bulb moments that make everything else come together. Like finding one piece of a puzzle that shows you how the whole thing fits together!

Lamps Plus is one of our great sponsors for these events, and the whole idea of enlightenment makes a lighting company a PERFECT partner for us. I love how gorgeous lamps and light fixtures are BOTH tool and design inspiration, which is exactly how I like to think of the Designer MBA training. Yes, you get nuts and bolts for building a booming design business, but what really brings people to life is tapping-in to their real vision for their businesses.

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Ok, I’m off to hear today’s takeaways and then I’m sending these powerful designers back out into the world with their lights all ON!


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p.s. One way that I help get people (designers and enthusiasts) inspired for design is my signature event, Design A-to-Z! Learn more about the next session, HERE. And if YOU think #DesignerMBA sounds like the event for you, our next session is going to be held in November, so stay tuned for our announcement of those dates soon!





Sunday Showcase: Mottega Lamps

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Confession: here at TFID we are slightly – er, okay majorly – OBSESSED with Mottega lamps. If you’re not already familiar with this fabulous, innovative company (which was created by Mark Moussa who also happens to be the creator of Arteriors Home!), allow me introduce you to one of the best ideas in lighting history!

This highlight from House Beautiful in 2011 is a great illustration of what Mottega is all about — configuration! On Mottega’s user-friendly website, you can mix and match lamp “anatomy” and colors until your heart is content! It’s like Legos for grown-ups. Ha!

There’s truly something for everyone, and the possible combinations are endless!

Some like it with gloss… (photo source: Apartment Therapy)

… and some like it with glass!

Here’s a few configurations I put together for you as a little demo:

Cool, right? So head on over to the Mottega Configurator and design the lamp of your dreams!



Nautically Nice

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With all of this warmer weather we’ve been having lately, I’m already dreaming of summer and can almost hear the ocean calling my name! It’s never to early to start scouting for some fresh updates for your home or wardrobe and get ready to ring in the season of sunshine and sandy beaches. These nautically inspiring finds will have you saying “anchors away!”

1. Catamaran Stripe Breton Red/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug by Dash & Albert Rug Company  2. Chevron Oval Lamp by Jill Rosenwald Studio  3. Flavin Stripe Skirt by Marc by Marc Jacobs  4. Chambray Blue Stripe Pillow by Barclay Butera  5. Overboard Red Navy by Naughty Monkey  6. Katie Double Wrap by Marc by Marc Jacobs  7. Hilary Duffle from Scout by Bungalow  8. America’s Cup Napkin Set by Dabney Lee Home  9. Nautical Sailboat Invitation Set by Dots & Dahlias from Etsy  10. Antibes Chevron Navy Fabric by F. Schumacher  11. Rope Bin Collection in Cobalt by Serena & Lily  12. Rockabilly Pin Up Navy & White Stripe with White Anchor Nautical Sailor Hair Bow Clip by Lulu in the Sky from Etsy 13. Jacobson Stud Bangle by Marc by Marc Jacobs

Need more Nautical? Head on over to Pinterest and check out our Going Nautical board!

Design Resource: Swank Lighting

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Adding colorful lamps to a room is always a bright idea in my book! I have several go-to sources when it comes to lighting, but today I want to share a few of my favorite finds from Swank Lighting.

If you saw the bedroom, I designed for the Hampton Designer Showhouse, you know how fabulously unique their rock and mineral creations are.

While perusing their site, I spotted this dreamy blue coral one. I’m pretty sure there’s a beach house somewhere out there that is dying for this lamp.


This white coral one could be great against a brightly painted wall.

And, as much as I love their mineral and rock pieces, I must say I am equally obsessed with the beautiful colored Murano glass options they have to offer, like this robin’s- egg-blue pair with gold accents.

And this vintage red-and-white striped set. Just seeing these makes me think of an uptown apartment in the city.

Oh yes, and this orange pair! Wouldn’t these be fun for bedside tables?

They have so many new and vintage options, it’s easy to get carried away! I hope these gorgeous lamps were a fun start to your Monday. Have a great week!