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August – September 2016 Paint Colors

By |Jul 21, 2016|Catalog Paint Colors, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

August - September 2016 paint colors from the Ballard Designs catalog

Because we shoot in real homes, we are not always at liberty to paint the walls. In those cases, we have chosen paint colors that best match the wall color in the photo. Please be aware that color may vary due to various light conditions, finish and other factors.  Therefore, it’s always a great idea to test a paint sample on your wall first. We use Benjamin Moore paint, but most paint stores can match any color.


Decorating Dilemma: Susan’s Multipurpose Entry and Dining Space

By |Jul 20, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments

Decorating a mudroom and breakfast area

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.


The Case for White Walls with Suzanne Kasler

By |Jul 19, 2016|Catalog Paint Colors, Decorating, Suzanne Kasler, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Why Suzanne Kasler loves using a white wall in her interior design spaces

Photographer: Emily Followill, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Once upon a time, white walls were looked upon with great disdain. Also known as “rental white,” white walls were thought to be void of personality and sterile. Fast forward to 2016, and white walls are de riguer for homes everywhere and a major staple in every designer’s toolbox. We must admit, we love the look, too.


10 Ways to Fill the Blank Space Over Your Sofa

By |Jul 18, 2016|Art, Decorating, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions, Wall Decor|0 Comments

How to fill the blank space over your sofa

One of the questions our Design Solutions’ team gets all the time is, “How do I fill the blank space on my wall?” Sometimes it’s the top of a stair landing, sometimes it’s the wall of a bedroom, and many, many times, it’s the wall space over the sofa! Considering all the questions, we figured we’d tackle this question on How to Decorate! Here are 10 ways you can fill that big expanse of wall over your sofa to create an impactful focal point.


Get the Look: Neutral & Coral Classic Living Room

By |Jul 15, 2016|Decorating, Get the Look, Living Rooms, Summer, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Get the look of this classic living room with neutral pieces and pops of coral

You know what we love about a classic room? No matter what the current trends are or what season it is, you can always give it a few fresh updates without having to reinvent the wheel. That’s what we were envisioning when we designed this living room for our Summer 2016 catalog. A neutral foundation, like our Davenport Sofa and Toulon Chair and Ottoman, is the perfect backdrop for fresh shades of coral and persimmon, art and a statement-making chandelier.


Decorating Dilemma: Maribel’s Living Room

By |Jul 13, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments

Maribel's living room with abstract art, a blue velvet sofa, and blue accents

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.


Summer Book Review: Patina Farm

By |Jul 12, 2016|Decorating, Design Books, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Review: Steve and Brooke Gianetti's book Patina Farm

What do you get when a renowned architect-and-designer duo with a European design sensibility and a passion for farming put their design ingenuity into a five-acre estate in bucolic Ojai, California? The answer is the subject of Steve and Brooke Giannetti’s new book, Patina Farm.