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Podcast, Episode 12: Magazine Editor Betsy Riley

By | Mar 28, 2017|Decorating, podcast, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Ballard Designs' How to Decorate podcast with guest magazine editor Betsy Riley

Design: Lindsey Coral Harper; Photo: Lauren Rubinstein

Being the design-aholics we are, we couldn’t turn down an opportunity to interview the Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Betsy Riley. We have Betsy to thank for reviving the title in 2015. Each issue brings some of the most gorgeous and inspiring spaces in Atlanta, so we were thrilled to pick her brain about what makes a house magazine-worthy and how she decorates in her own home.


Trending: Woven Textures

By | Mar 24, 2017|Decorating, Spring, Summer, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Our Bailey Pendants feature hand painted rattan with stripes

When the weather warms and we start welcoming Spring into our homes, it’s the perfect time to think about making some small seasonal changes to your home. This year, we’ve been really craving those details that remind us of the tropics — bright colors, leaf prints, and woven textures. We loved weaving pieces with raffia and rattan accents into the rooms of our 2017 catalog. Just one piece can give a room a touch of that island feel, without being too kitschy!


Runway to Room: Spring 2017 Fashion Trends Translated

By | Mar 21, 2017|Decorating, Spring, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Spring 2017 runway trends translated to rooms from the Ballard Designs catalog

Designer: Monse; Photo: Imaxtree

We’ve mentioned that the colors and furniture pieces in our collections are often inspired by fashion trends we’re seeing, and this spring was no exception.  Bright colors, tropical motifs, and nautical themes are present in both our Spring 2017 collection and the Spring 2017 collections shown at New York Fashion Week. We thought we’d round up our favorites and share them with you!