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Feb12

7 Decluttering Lessons We Learned from Marie Kondo

By |Feb 12, 2016|Decorating, Design Books, Household Basics, How To, Storage & Organization, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

7 lessons we learned from the Japanese decluttering guru, Marie Kondo

By now, surely you’ve heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese decluttering guru who has transformed homes across the globe with her little turquoise book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She’s helped millions of followers take control of clutter in their homes — once and for all — based on one simple premise: keep only the things in your home that spark joy. Discard everything else.

 
Feb10

Decorating Dilemma: Bambie’s Living Room

By |Feb 10, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments

Bambie's 70s living room decor plan

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.

 
Feb9

How to Pick a Side Table

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

How to Choose a Side Table

Wood, metal or acrylic? Square or round? Shelves or drawers? High or low? With so many options, choosing the right side table can be daunting. So we’ve created some simple guidelines to help you get the casting right.

 
Feb8

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:

 
Feb5

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.

 
Feb4

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:

 
Feb3

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.