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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.


Feature Friday: Julie Blanner’s Lake Cottage Patio

By |Oct 14, 2016|Decorating, Featured, Outdoor Living, Outdoors, Spring, Summer, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

In our Feature Friday series, we’ll be highlighting the homes of some of our favorite bloggers and designers. We love the way they’ve used our products in their spaces, so we thought we’d bring these bright ideas to you!


Decorating Dilemmas: Ronnie May’s Extra Living Room

By |Oct 12, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments

Ronnie May's living room with furniture and accessories from Ballard Designs

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.


Add Holiday Cheer to Your Guest Bedroom

By |Oct 11, 2016|Decorating, Featured, Holiday, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments

Add holiday cheer to your guest bedroom with plaid shams

During the holidays, it’s all about going home and making memories with the people you love. Or in some cases, it’s about the people your love visiting your home! If you’re hosting family or friends this holiday season, we suggest making your guest bedroom feel like a festive retreat. After all, they’ve been traveling and are away from their own nest, so they deserve their own space that feels extra cozy and special.