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Dec18

In Honor of Boxing Day: Our 10 Favorite British-Inspired Items

British-inspired products to celebrate boxing day

Here in the United States, the day after Christmas is just like any other day, only with lots of leftovers and no more surprises under the tree. But for the United Kingdom and other countries with English roots, Boxing Day is celebrated. While the exact origins of the name are uncertain, Boxing Day has long been associated with giving money and other gifts to those in need and in service positions. Historically, churches opened the Alms Box, or collection box, to distribute to the poor on this day. It was also custom for tradespeople and servants to collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents as thanks for their good service throughout the year.

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Dec17

Decorating Dilemma: Katie’s Master Bedroom

Katie master bedroom in blues

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.

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Dec15

Make Your Holiday Decor Last Beyond Christmas

Holiday decor that you can keep up after Christmas

When the holidays come, most of us find ourselves completely redecorating our homes to reflect the season — and rearranging the house all over again once they go. This year, we’re taking it easy by selecting items that will not only carry us through the holidays, but well beyond. Here are our favorite ways to extend holiday decor into the new year.

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Dec12

Suzanne Kasler Decorates a Small New York Apartment — Her Daughter’s!

Decorating a small New York apartment
When recent grad Alexandra Morris found her first apartment in New York city, she knew exactly what to do next: call her mother, interior designer Suzanne Kasler, for a little decorating help! Setting the foundation with a few essential Ballard pieces Alexandra owned in her college days, the mother-and-daughter design team set out to create a restful respite away from the frenzied pace of the big city — and shared the results with us.

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Dec11

3 Converts Tell Us Why They Love Their Fake Tree

Small tinsel tree with macaroon ornaments

If you’re fed up with the hassle and mess of a natural tree, perhaps it’s time to go faux. Plus, the great thing about a forever-green tree is you have more control in picking the right size and style that’s a good match for you and your space. That’s just what three Ballard Designs employees found once they made the switch. They share their stories — and their spectacular trees — with us.

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Dec10

Decorating Dilemma: Sally’s Living Room

Decorating a living room space

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.

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Dec5

Dress Up Your Lighting for the Holidays

Add festive touches to your lighting during the holidays

Adding a festive touch to every room makes the holidays all the more merry and bright. Whether you like to decorate a little or a lot at Christmastime, there’s one place you may have overlooked for a little holiday embellishment: the chandelier. Read on for some of our favorite ways to deck out your lighting.

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