Patricia Palermo

About Patricia Palermo

Patricia Palermo has been writing about home décor and design since 1999, which is when she first learned the term faux bois. She's passionate about helping others find their design style, because she believes with a little know-how and inspiration, anyone can decorate with confidence. Patricia has a degree in Journalism and lives in Atlanta with her husband and four-year-old twins.
Jan 5

Our Winter 2017 Preview: Unleashing Your Inner Decorator

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In our winter 2017 catalog, we want to help you unleash your inner decorator

Once the decorations from the holidays are down and you’ve welcomed a new year, it’s the perfect time to turn a fresh eye to your home. What do you love about it? What would you like to change? Where do you turn for inspiration? To help you answer those questions and more, we chatted with our Senior Vice President, Karen Mooney, about becoming your own decorator, the very best trends we love and her absolute favorites from our Winter Catalog.

 
Oct 20

Book Review: Bunny Williams’ A House By the Sea

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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.

 
Oct 17

Holiday Catalog 2016: Home for the Holidays

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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.

 
Oct 10

Celebrating the Holidays in Style with Bunny Williams

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Bunny Williams new furniture collection for Ballard Designs

Anyone who knows designer Bunny Williams knows she’s a consummate and gracious entertainer. She knows all the key ingredients to ensuring her guests have a good time. Lucky for us, she’s sharing her lifelong love for thoughtful details and timeless style with us. This holiday, she’s adding to her fabulously unique collections of decorative accessories and tabletop, plus she’s introducing a limited edition dining collection, designed especially for you and Ballard Designs. We spoke to Bunny about her new holiday collection and what she most looks forward to during the holidays.

 
Oct 3

Wishing for a White Christmas with Suzanne Kasler

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Suzanne Kasler's tips for decorating your home for the holidays

For designer Suzanne Kasler, a white Christmas is always in style. This year, she brightens her signature color with Czech-inspired crystal trees, shimmering silver reindeers and mini Flocked Frasier Firs decked out in her festive ball ornaments. We got together to talk with Suzanne about her holiday collection and how to add festive touches to every room.

 
Sep 15

How to Match a Coffee Table to Your Sectional

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Matching a coffee table to your sectional sofa

There’s a lot to love about sectional sofas. They’re a great alternative to the more traditional sofa and loveseat combination while providing just as much, if not more, seating. Plus, they’re hands down super snuggly.

However, when a sectional is not paired with the right coffee table, the result can be off-putting and have a major effect on the overall look and feel of your room. Here are our best tips for matching a coffee table to your sectional.

 
Sep 8

Casa Florentina: Our New Fall Favorites

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Ballard Designs Casa Florentina collection

We’ve racked up a lot of frequent-flyer miles to Italy this year working on our fall Casa collection with our Florentine furniture makers. At their workshop, nestled in the lush hills of Florence, you’ll still find artisans who use the age-old techniques of their ancestors to craft beautiful, well-made furniture with exquisite hand-layered finishes. It’s always an incredible experience to see the masters at their craft.