Decorating

Jul 23

Decorating Dilemma: Liz’s Narrow Living Room

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Decorating solutions for a narrow 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.

Jul 22

Displaying Items in Unconventional Ways

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Displaying dinnerware in bookcases

We have a lot of decorating mantras here at How to Decorate, but one of them has to be that if you’re going to invest in a quality furniture piece, it needs to be able to serve multiple uses in your home. The way you live in your home is bound to evolve. What may have been a spare office could turn into a child’s bedroom, or perhaps a sunroom off the kitchen turns into your dining space. No matter how situations may change in your life, it’s important to have furniture pieces that can evolve with you, moving from room to room and still being functional and beautiful. Because of this, we love showing unconventional ways to use our pieces in the pages of our catalog, like in this dining room where we used our Toulouse Bookcase to display dinnerware!

Jul 18

Reproducing Vintage Fabrics

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Reproducing vintage fabrics for Ballard Designs

You’ve probably heard a few of our stories over the years of finding inspiration in a beautiful antique we’ve uncovered on our travels abroad. It usually involves a piece of furniture, a chandelier or even a botanical study. But this story is a little different. This fall, we’re introducing two new Fabric by the Yard selections based on vintage scraps of fabric we’ve found. Yes, fabric.

Jul 17

New Items Sneak Peek: Fall 2014

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Next week, we’re thrilled to launch all of the gorgeous new products we’ve developed for Fall 2014! Yes, it’s still July, and yes, it’s still mighty hot outside. Regardless of the heat, the promise of cooler temperatures and changing leaves has us dreaming about Fall and ready to give you a kickstart to back to school planning and Fall decorating!

We thought we’d give you a glimpse into the gorgeous new products you’ll be seeing in our Fall catalogs and online. Look for them on Ballarddesigns.com starting July 25th!

Jul 16

Decorating Dilemma: Lori’s Bedroom

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Decorating ideas for boring bedroom

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.

Jul 15

Ballard Designs at Haven Conference 2014

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Ballard Designs at Haven Conference 2014

We couldn’t have been more excited to sponsor Haven Conference again this year! It’s always a fun time, and we love being surrounded by other decor-philes! We thought we’d share all that went on during this fun weekend, starting with the living rooms we put together for the conference and ending with the fabulous party we were lucky enough to host!

Jul 14

Get to Know Our Essentials Program

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Ballard Designs' Essentials Program

The hardest part of refreshing your decor is often picking just the right fabric for that new pair of drapes, set of throw pillows or slipcovers with complete confidence that it’s going to work with everything else in the room.