Caroline McDonald

About Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.
Jun 20

Podcast, Episode 22: designer Cindy Meador

2017-06-27T09:55:08+00:00 By |Decorating, Decorating Featured, Podcast|0 Comments

Interior designer Cindy Meador joins the Ballard designs podcast to talk decorating in the Southeast, vacation homes, and much more

This week, we’re bringing you another interview from our time at High Point Market. Living on the Gulf Coast, interior designer Cindy Meador specializes in decorating and furnishing second homes. From 10,000 square foot houses to high rise beach condos, Cindy and her team have done it all, and they’re sharing a lot of behind the scenes tidbits with us.

Jun 15

Navy: The New Neutral

2017-06-27T10:00:18+00:00 By |Decorating, Featured, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments


Neutrals are a great tool in your decorating arsenal. Even if you love color, you still need neutral pieces in your room to let those colorful pieces and patterns really shine. Of course khaki, white, gray, and black are some of our favorites, but like your go-to pair of jeans, navy is versatile classic that can mix with almost anything. Like a chameleon, navy can add a classic feel to a space, it grounds vibrant colors, complements so many different hues, and can also blend with your other favorite neutrals. 

Jun 13

Podcast, Episode 21: with “The Professor” Phil Lancaster

2017-06-27T09:49:01+00:00 By |Decorating, Featured, Podcast|4 Comments

Our Senior Director of Merchandising schools us on furniture, antiques, and much more

It took some persuasion, but we finally got our Senior Director of Merchandising Phil Lancaster, or “The Professor,” on the podcast! Phil knows it all, teaches us some furniture history, tells us all about how furniture is made, what you need to look for, and generally schools us on the nitty gritty details of furniture and antiques. If you’re wondering how to look for quality in your next furniture piece, this is the episode you need to listen to.