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10 Rooms from the Ballard Archives

By |Feb 8, 2016|Decorating, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

1986 Fall catalog featuring one of our original dolphin pedestal tables with a glass top

Seeing as we’ve been mailing our catalog for more than 30 years, you can imagine the number of photographs we have of beautiful rooms featuring our products. We’ll admit that we couldn’t even go through them all when sitting down to right this post! But we thought it might be fun to look back and share some of our favorite shots over the years. Here goes nothing:


8 Canopy-Inspired Beds and Why You Need One

By |Feb 5, 2016|Bedding & Bath, Bedrooms, Decorating, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Canopy-inspired bed created with sheer linen drapery panels

Ally Headboard with Brass Nailheads // Linen Sheer Tie Top Drapes // Lacquer Louis Side Table // Dorchester Bench

Plain and simple: your bedroom should make you feel like a queen! It’s that place where you can be utterly yourself and even indulge — in that extra 10 minutes of sleep or with your extravagant lotion and skincare routine. Or whatever it is that makes you feel pampered! And is there anything more luxurious and regal than a canopy bed? We think not. But even if you aren’t in the market for a new bed, there are some ways you can create that lovely, luxurious cocoon feel.


Get the Look: Fresh, Fun Living Room

By |Feb 4, 2016|Decorating, Get the Look, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Get the look of this eclectic living room with pink accents

Frankly this living room doesn’t have all that much pink in it, which is one of the things we love about it! With a few strategically placed pops of pink, you get a pretty color palette without the commitment. We’re sharing how to get the look of this living room in your own home here:


Decorating Dilemma: Kristin’s Double Entry

By |Feb 3, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|1 Comment

Decorating a foyer with storage

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.


10 White Lies We Tell In Our Catalog

By |Feb 2, 2016|Decorating, Featured, Tips & Solutions|9 Comments

Lies we tell in our catalog about the rooms you're seeing

While you only see the clean, stylishly decorated rooms that are published in the catalog, the real magic happens behind the camera. Therefore, we thought it might be fun to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making our rooms catalog ready.


Recipe: The Cures-What-Ails-You Hot Toddy

By |Jan 29, 2016|Entertaining, Fall, Recipes, Winter|0 Comments

Hot Toddy Recipe

Baby, it’s cold outside! If you ask us, the best remedy for coping with these cold winter nights is cozying up with something hot and boozy. So we asked a few friends to share their favorite winter warmers. Next up, is our favorite concoction guaranteed to lift your spirits, warm your insides and cure what ails you: the hot toddy. Today, our Sr. Art Director, Liz Anderson, is sharing her very own tried-and-true recipe.


We’re Into: Multipurpose Furniture

By |Jan 28, 2016|Decorating, Furniture, Storage & Organization, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Living room with Ballard Designs furniture

When the calendar flips to a new year, many of us suddenly feel the need to reorganize, tidy up and maybe even downsize. Yes, having less clutter — and more floor space — just feels good.