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Jun23

Pillow Collection for Summer 2015

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Pillow collections for Summer 2015

Pillow covers are the hardest working tool in your decorating arsenal. A well placed pillow can ‘pouf!’ give can room a whole new color palette! Not to mention they’re functional, relatively inexpensive compared to most other pieces in your living room or bedroom, and they’re easy to find! But did you know you can order a pillow cover in any of our fabrics? Because of that, it’s simple to get that perfectly coordinate collection of pillows in your home — the ones you usually only see in designer spaces! We’re pulled together some of our favorite fabrics to help you get a designer look using our custom pillows in some of our beloved fabrics.

Jun16

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Costa

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Ballard Designs' Exclusive Artist, Andrea Costa

We love art and we know you love art, too. That’s why we created 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 Ballard 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.

May21

Wall Brackets: 4 Ways

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Using wall brackets

Wall brackets are just the sort of thing you don’t know your walls are missing until you have a pair. They’re dimensional, decorative and functional. They’re incredibly versatile, and they work in small spaces and large. And if you get tired of them in one room, put them to use in an entirely different way in another room. What’s not to love?

May15

Bunny Williams’ On Garden Style

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Bunny Williams' book Garden Style

As design lovers, we find inspiration in no shortage of places. That’s why we love reading design and garden books … especially when we know the author personally! We were thrilled to learn that Bunny Williams’ book On Garden Style would be reappearing on the shelves of our bookstores, newly revised and packed with even more information straight from Bunny herself.

To get your creative juices flowing, we wanted to share a little preview of Bunny’s book, On Garden Style:

May11

We’re Into: Tortoise Shell

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We love the tortoise shell trend

Tortoise shell is back on everyone’s fashion radar. We’re seeing the gold-and-brown mottled pattern just about everywhere, from the perfect pair of Jackie O sunglasses to wallpaper. But if you ask us, tortoise shell never really went out of style. Just like leopard, it’s a tried-and-true classic.

May7

16 Outdoor Place Setting Ideas

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Ok, it’s no secret we love a beautiful place setting, and while we can’t help but come up with new ideas all the time for how to dress your dining room table, why not take the fun outdoors? This time, we’re using outdoor placemats, melamine dinner ware, shatterproof glassware, and more (of course mixed with some of our favorite indoor pieces) to come up with some outdoor place settings to inspire your next al fresco gathering!

May4

Susanna Salk’s Dining Room Refresh

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Susanna Salk's dining room makeover

When our great friend Susanna Salk mentioned she wanted to switch up the look in her dining room, we couldn’t wait to see where her imagination would take her! So we were thrilled when she wanted to use our own Dayna Armchair! She kindly agreed to detail the process in a post for us, so we could share her good ideas with all of you!

They say that it’s important to embrace change when it comes to life. And they also say that your home should be a consistent haven in an ever changing world. So when do you change your home? I don’t mean renovation as in “we need a bigger kitchen or bathroom” sort of change. I mean tinkering of the non essential variety. How important is it to switch up a room that more or less already works?