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Color Outside the Lines with our Spring 2017 Collection

By | Feb 27, 2017|Decorating, Featured, Spring, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

We're talking about the inspiration behind our Spring 2017 catalog with Senior Vice President Karen Mooney

We’re readying for Spring and digging bold color palettes, playful prints, and a sleeker silhouette. We sat down with our Senior Vice President Karen Mooney to talk about all the trends we’re fawning over for Spring, how we designed spaces around them, and which ones she can’t wait to bring into her own home.


Spring 2017 Catalog Paint Colors

By | Feb 24, 2017|Catalog Paint Colors, Decorating, Spring|1 Comment

Spring 2017 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 chosenpaint 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.


10 Rooms that Prove Dark Walls Will Make You Swoon

By | Feb 21, 2017|Catalog Paint Colors, Decorating, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Decorate your bedroom with an all over pattern like our watercolor herringbone

Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze

We’ve given a lot of love to white walls, and while they do make a great backdrop for art and furniture pieces, we’ve got a lot of love for dark walls too. Almost like magic, they turn a room into a cozy cocoon and set off interesting furniture shapes beautifully. But painting your walls dark gray or brown is scary. It feels like a big commitment, but they can be very powerful! Today, we’re proving that there’s no reason to fear a dark wall:


Get the Look: Blush and Gray Bedroom

By | Feb 20, 2017|Bedrooms, Decorating, Get the Look, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Blush and gray bedroom from Ballard Designs Winter 2017 catalog

We’re big fans of blush, and we especially love mixing it with darker, more masculine colors like charcoal or black. We wanted to create a space that balanced feminine and masculine elements to create a restful bedroom, perfect for cozy winter evenings. Our Louise Blush fabric was the jumping off point for this space, which we used on our Camden Headboard and custom drapery panels. Next, we used our Orson Rug which combines a traditional Turkish pattern with a modern, monotone color palette. Add bedding in a luxurious velvet, a mirrored night stand, and a classic x-bench to create a bedroom that’s just right on all fronts.


Podcast, Episode #9: Interior Designer Miles Redd

By | Feb 14, 2017|Decorating, Design Experts, podcast, Style Tip|0 Comments

Interior designer Miles Redd joins the How to Decorate podcast for Ballard Designs

Go ahead and pinch us. We can’t believe we get to introduce this week’s podcast guest, interior designer Miles Redd! We were beside ourselves when he agreed to sit down with us while recently in his hometown of Atlanta (and ours). Plus, he’s our first AD100 Designer on the podcast. Miles’ spaces are packed with style, drama, and whimsy, and we think you’ll be were struck by how darn nice he is!