Art

Jul 18

10 Ways to Fill the Blank Space Over Your Sofa

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How to fill the blank space over your sofa

One of the questions our Design Solutions’ team gets all the time is, “How do I fill the blank space on my wall?” Sometimes it’s the top of a stair landing, sometimes it’s the wall of a bedroom, and many, many times, it’s the wall space over the sofa! Considering all the questions, we figured we’d tackle this question on How to Decorate! Here are 10 ways you can fill that big expanse of wall over your sofa to create an impactful focal point.

 
May 20

Artist Spotlight: Rick Reinert

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Ballard Designs Exclusive Artist Rick Reinert

As part of our Exclusive Artist Program, we’re collaborating with a handful of independent artists whose work can only be found in galleries to bring their creative vision to our customers. They create artwork exclusively for us — you won’t find these pieces anywhere else — and you get to enjoy the next best thing to original art at an affordable price.

Charleston artist and gallery owner Rick Reinert‘s distinctive style has captivated us from the moment we laid eyes on his large-scale paintings. Featuring the iconic southern landscape and architecture of his celebrated city, his oil paintings exude warmth and energy, thanks to his signature quick, thick brushstrokes that mimic the great impressionist masters.

 
Mar 28

Artist Spotlight: Marlise Newman

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Exclusive Artist Marlise Newman in her art studio

As part of our Exclusive Artist Program, we’re collaborating with a handful of independent artists whose work can only be found in galleries to bring their creative vision to our customers. They create artwork exclusively for us — you won’t find these pieces anywhere else — and you get to enjoy the next best thing to original art at an affordable price.

We’re excited to introduce one of our newest Exclusive Artists, Marlise Newman. A North Carolina native, Marlise lives and works in Charlotte, but you can find her work in galleries across the southeast. Read our Q&A and find out what inspires this amazing artist whose work we admire.

 
Mar 24

A History of the Obelisk

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There’s just something about the perfect geometry and striking form of an obelisk that has made the pyramid-topped column a popular focal point for thousands of years. Whether standing tall in the center of a park or ceremonial space — the Washington Monument comes to mind — or scaled down to create a modern object for your coffee table, the obelisk lends a sense of elegance and gravitas.

 
Mar 3

Quiz: What Style Wall Decor Are You?

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What wall decor style are you?

We’ve got wall on the brain this Spring, which leaves us wondering, “why is it so hard to decide what to hang on the wall?” It’s a decorating dilemma that troubles lots of our customers and even sometimes us! There are so many options, not to mention the commitment of putting a hole in your wall.

Take our handy quiz to figure out what type of wall decor you should hang in your space.