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Apr 14

What’s The Best Fabric for My Sofa?

2017-04-14T08:23:08+00:00 By |By Category, Decorating, Fabric & Slipcovers, Featured, Furniture, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments

OUr guide for choosing a fabric for your sofa or couch

If you’ve been listening to our podcast, you’ve likely heard one of our most common questions which is ‘where should I invest my decorating dollars?’ Nearly all of our guests are in agreement that a great, well-made sofa is an investment you won’t regret. The guts of any upholstered piece are important because that determines the lifespan and comfort of a furniture piece, but equally as important is your fabric choice. Today, we’re walking you through all of the options so you can make the best choice for your sofa.

Apr 3

15 Ways to Layout Your Living Room

2017-04-05T12:00:36+00:00 By |Decorating, Featured, Furniture, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|16 Comments

How to layout your living room

Each week we share a decorating plan we’ve developed for a customer as part of our Decorating Dilemmas column, and in nearly every single dilemma we’re asked how to layout the room. Laying out a room is difficult, especially when you factor in television placement, space restrictions, open floor plans, and natural pathways. Every room is different and there are lots of ways to solve your difficult-to-layout space, but we’ve put together some foolproof layout options to make the task easier.

Mar 31

5 Outdoor Decorating Rules to Live By

2017-03-31T09:40:30+00:00 By |Decorating, Outdoor Living, Outdoors, Spring, Summer, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

10 outdoor decorating rules to live by

On a gorgeous Spring day, there’s nothing more luxurious than enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, but before you can do that, you’ve got to get your outdoor room in order. We think of decorating outdoor rooms like you would your living room — comfortable seating, a tight grouping of furniture, fluffy pillows, and enough side tables for guests to put down a drink. While you’re decorating your porch or patio, follow these simple decorating rules to create the ultimate outdoor retreat.

Mar 20

Artist Spotlight: Lisa Moore

2017-03-24T11:32:47+00:00 By |Art, Decorating, Featured, Tips & Solutions, Wall Decor|4 Comments

Ballard Designs' Exclusive artist Lisa Moore in Chamblee, Georgia

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.

Last week, we visited Exclusive Artists Lisa Moore in her studio in Chamblee, Georgia where we talked about her pieces, why she started painting, and we even got to watch her while she worked on a new equine painting. Take a tour of her studio below and get to know this talented painter: