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.
Apr 25

Podcast, Episode 14: Interior designer Beth Webb

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Interior designer Beth Webb joins the How to Decorate podcast from Ballard Designs

Interior designer Beth Webb‘s spaces are comfortable, tailored, and utterly timeless, so you can our imagine our delight when she joined us for this week’s episode of the podcast. We talk about her recent challenge of blending her own style with her new husbands, we talk entertaining, southern hospitality, and the importance of great lighting, among other things.

 
Apr 17

10 Pink Rooms Meant for Grown Ups

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Pink is one of our favorite colors right now, and we’ve used almost every shade of it in our most recent Spring catalog. It can be a polarizing color though because it’s so unabashedly feminine and usually conjures images of your pre-teen bedroom or nursery. But we actually think the softness of pink makes it the perfect foil for the more clean, masculine shapes we’re seeing in furniture trends. 

 
Apr 14

What’s The Best Fabric for My Sofa?

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OUr guide for choosing a fabric for your sofa or couch

If you’ve been listening to our podcast, you’ve likely heard one of our most common questions which is ‘where should I invest my decorating dollars?’ Nearly all of our guests are in agreement that a great, well-made sofa is an investment you won’t regret. The guts of any upholstered piece are important because that determines the lifespan and comfort of a furniture piece, but equally as important is your fabric choice. Today, we’re walking you through all of the options so you can make the best choice for your sofa.

 
Apr 11

Podcast, Episode 13: Interior Designer Bunny Williams

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Celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams joins the How to Decorate podcast to talk about her new outdoor collection for Ballard Designs

Hold onto your earbuds because our guest today is none other than our own design partner, author, acclaimed interior designer, and hostess extraordinaire Bunny Williams! We traveled to Bunny’s office in New York to record this special episode in her office, and she definitely did not disappoint. Bunny shares some incredible decorating tips and stories, including how she furnished her first apartment and decorating her home in the Dominican Republic. We talk about her new outdoor furniture collection La Colina, and of course she answers your decorating questions!