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Decorating Dilemmas: Miranda’s Large Family Room

By |Oct 26, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments

Decorating a large family room with leather sofas

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.


Introducing our New Podcast!

By |Oct 25, 2016|Decorating, podcast, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments

How to Decorate, the podcast from Ballard Designs

We have a secret project in the works that it’s been killing us to keep under wraps, but today we get to finally share that we’ve started a podcast! The goal of the (bi-weekly) podcast will be to help you unleash your inner decorator. We’ll be interviewing interior designers and stylists, sharing the trials and triumphs from our own homes, and answering your burning decorating questions!


3 Ways to Fill Your Non-Working Fireplace

By |Oct 24, 2016|Decorating, Holiday, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

3 ways to fill your non-working fireplace

By nature, fireplaces become the focal point of a room. If, however, your fireplace isn’t a working one, it can be tricky to come up with ways for it to feel intentional and pretty. We came up with three ideas for filling your firebox to you have a proper focal point for the holidays.


Entertaining in a Small Space — Picnic Style!

By |Oct 21, 2016|Entertaining, Holiday Entertaining, Tips & Ideas|0 Comments

Host a holiday gathering picnic style around your coffee table

At Ballard Designs, we’re big believers that everyone should entertain, no matter how big or small your home is and no matter how many projects you’ve marked off your decorating To Do list. Entertaining isn’t about perfection, it’s about hospitality! If you have a studio apartment or a small home, consider hosting a holiday gathering picnic-style around your coffee table. Here’s how we did it.


Book Review: Bunny Williams’ A House By the Sea

By |Oct 20, 2016|Bunny Williams, Decorating, Design Books, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Bunny Williams' book A House by the Sea

In her newest book, celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams gives us a tour of her island home in the Dominican Republic. Introduced to the tropical paradise by close friend and renowned designer, Oscar de la Renta, Bunny and her husband, antiques collector and dealer John Rosselli, instantly fell in love with the island and its people. After many visits, they decided to custom design and build their own home in Punta Cana. They named it La Colina.


Decorating Dilemma: Raman’s Living Room

By |Oct 19, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments

Raman's small living room

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.


Holiday Catalog 2016: Home for the Holidays

By |Oct 17, 2016|Decorating, Holiday, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Ballard Designs Holiday 2016 inspiration, heading home for the holidays

Nothing can replace the excitement of being a kid and receiving the Christmas catalog in the mail to announce the arrival of the holidays. But we like to think we come pretty darn close in capturing a similar kind of anticipation when ours arrives — and it’s finally here. For more tips and insight into how we’re decorating and entertaining for the holidays, we talked to our creative and branding leader, Karen Mooney.