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Oct16

How to Choose the Right Dining Room Table

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How many dining chairs can your table seat?

When it comes to picking the perfect dining table for your space, your biggest question is most likely, how many people does it seat? Because more than anything, you want a dining table to be able to fit your entire family, and even extend with a leaf for larger groups! With this in mind, we thought we’d share how many chairs can fit around round, oval, and rectangular tables of standard sizes.

Oct6

Two Unexpected Ways to Use a Runner

By |Decorating, Rugs, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments

Pair of rug runners in the bedroom

Let’s pretend we’re playing a word association game, and we give you the term “rug runner.” What word immediately comes to mind? Was it “hallway”? That would be an obvious answer, since it seems runners were exclusively made for those long, narrow spaces. But we think it’s time to step outside of the…um…rectangle and put your runner in an expected place. Here are a couple of our favorite ways to use a runner beyond the hallway.

Sep18

10 Ways to Cozy Up Your Bedroom for Fall

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10 ways to create a cozier bedroom this Fall

When the temperature drops, our nesting instincts kick into overdrive — and the bedroom becomes ground zero for hibernation mode. Now’s the time to layer on the cozy comforts of fall for snuggle-up warmth you can enjoy all winter long.

Aug20

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 2

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Bunny Williams' Connecticut home

In Part 1 of our chat with Bunny Williams, we talked about what inspired her new collection, but today we wanted to talk about her home, on which she based her book An Affair with a House, as well as what makes her style so iconic!

Aug19

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 1

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Designer Bunny Williams

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with the incredibly talented Bunny Williams! To celebrate the launch of Bunny’s new collection for Ballard Designs, we thought we’d sit down with the designer and talk shop.

Aug8

Why We Love an Occasional Chair

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An occasional chair is a must for every home

Before we dig into why we love them, we first have to answer the question, “What is an occasional chair?” Think of an occasional chair as an accessory, not a main component of your furniture design. They’re used to supplement your main seating areas and provide extra seating when you really need it, but they aren’t your mainstay lounging chairs which you use on a daily basis.

Aug5

Using Outdoor Pieces Indoors

By |Decorating, Outdoor Living, Tips & Solutions|1 Comment

We love to share spaces from interior designers who use our furniture pieces. They always have fresh takes on our favorite items, and today is no exception! Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Today, she’s sharing with us several ways that she uses outdoor furniture pieces indoors!