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Jul24

Video: The Perfect Southern Table with Bunny Williams

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Our love for Bunny Williams runs deep, especially since she debuted her new tabletop and accessories collections with us. So you can imagine our delight when we found out she’d be the designer of the 2015 Southern Living Idea House. We couldn’t wait to see how she created an inviting home that reflects her Southern roots.

Jul14

Guide to Choosing Throw Pillows

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Guide to choosing throw pillows

We’re always touting how easy it is to breathe new life in your room simply by switching out throw pillows. It’s true, a group of new fabrics and colors can give your space a totally different feel, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to cull through all of the thousands of great throw pillows in every shade imaginable to find 4 or 5 that will work well for your space. There’s an overwhelming selection out there, which makes the process confusing! Well, we want to make things easier for you. Consider this our guide to choosing the right throw pillows for your room.

Jul9

We’re Into: Diptychs & Triptychs

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Custom Soliloquy Art by Ballard Designs

Diptychs and triptychs come from the Greek meaning two- (dip) or three- (trip) fold (tych) and historically refer to any objects or works of art that are divided into panels and hinged together. Heavily used for religious iconography in churches and cathedrals from the Middle Ages on, diptychs and triptychs in today’s art world are simply a creative continuation of a piece of art on two or more canvases.

Jul2

Artist Spotlight: Carylon Killebrew

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Exclusive Artist: Carylon Killebrew

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.

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?