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Apr29

Entertaining with Eddie Ross

By |Apr 29, 2016|Eddie Ross, Entertaining, Entertaining Experts, Featured, Summer, Tips & Ideas|0 Comments

Colorful dining room designed by Eddie Ross for Ballard Designs Summer 2016 catalog

Eddie Ross is the East Coast Editor of Better Homes & Gardens. Recognized by design aficionados for his inventive, out-of-the-box approach to high-style decorating and entertaining on a budget, Eddie consistently re-imagines the aesthetic possibilities in secondhand finds, imbuing them with a chic and colorful sophistication. His first book, Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds, was published last fall.

If you’re a trained chef and you’ve worked for Martha (yes, that Martha), then chances are you know a thing or two about entertaining. We got a chance to ask Eddie, who also designed three beautiful rooms for our Summer catalog, for a few tips on the art of entertaining. See his answers below.

 
Apr28

3 Super Chic Summer Bedrooms

By |Apr 28, 2016|Bedding & Bath, Bedrooms, Decorating, Featured, Summer, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Neutral bedroom with pink accents and a beachy vibe

When we think of summer, we think of a slower pace. Enjoying the weather from your front porch, afternoon walks, sleeping in just a bit later (one can only hope!), reading in bed. We want all of those places for relaxation, especially bedroom, to feel inviting, light, open, and carefree. We thought we’d pull together 3 pretty bedroom spaces that capture that casual, chic summer vibe. Here goes:

 
Apr27

Decorating Dilemmas: Cathy’s Living Room

By |Apr 27, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments

Decorating a living room with teal 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.

 
Apr26

10 Ways to Bring Home Seaside Style – the Chic Way!

By |Apr 26, 2016|Decorating, Featured, Summer, Tips & Solutions|1 Comment

How to bring home beach style, the chic way

Don’t we all wish we could live seaside year round? If only there was a way to bottle up the warm weather, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, and wonderfully salty smell to bring home with us from vacation. Instead, we thought we’d share how you can infuse your space with some seaside style, without turning your home into the shoes-optional souvenir shop!

 
Apr25

Hosting a Bridal Shower with Bunny Williams

By |Apr 25, 2016|Entertaining, Entertaining Experts, Featured, Tips & Ideas, Weddings|0 Comments

Hosting a bridal shower with Bunny Williams and Ballard Designs

“I love bridal showers,” says interior designer and consummate host, Bunny Williams. “Whether or not we all know each other, we all share a common bond. We are all there to celebrate the bride’s wedding, and that makes it special.”

Planning a wedding is a special time for every bride, and for the the friends in her life, there’s no better way to honor her than with a bridal shower. And now that we’re about to hit peak wedding season (June is the most popular month for weddings), we were inspired to recreate a bridal shower for the catalog — and we asked Bunny to help us decorate.

 
Apr22

Welcoming Summer 2016 with Bunny Williams

By |Apr 22, 2016|Bunny Williams, Decorating, Design Experts, Summer|0 Comments

Bunny Williams' country house in Connecticut

If you know world-renowned designer Bunny Williams, then you know there’s only one place she’d rather be in the summertime. That would be her beloved New England country house and gardens. Room by room, she has thought of every detail, so her friends, family and other guests can simply enjoy themselves. Lucky for us, she has recreated some of those special touches in her newest collection for Ballard. Below, we chat with Bunny about her collection and how she welcomes summer.

 
Apr21

May-July 2016 Paint Colors

By |Apr 21, 2016|Catalog Paint Colors, Decorating, Featured|2 Comments

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.