Fabric & Slipcovers

Mar 18

Introducing Our Tape Trim Program

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We often say that great design is in the details. Whether it’s a sophisticated nailhead trim that gives definition to the curve of a headboard or the most lovely jewel-shaped pulls on a cabinet, it’s those little finishing details that instantly elevate a look. These days, one of our absolute favorite ways to add decorative detail into a space is with tape trim. Designers have been using trim in fine interiors for years, but we can work the look, too!

Jan 8

Our 7 Select Fabrics and How We’re Using Them

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Ballard Designs Select Fabrics program

With the launch of our Winter catalog, we’re excited to introduce a new program where we’ll be bringing you all of our upholstered furniture pieces in our 7 most popular fabrics for a much lower price! And what makes our Select Fabrics program even better? We’ll be shipping these upholstered pieces out to you faster than ever before! Here’s the deal:

Aug 7

1 Fabric, 4 Ways: Rayna Coral

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Rayna coral fabric, used 4 different ways

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: one of the easiest ways to give your home a bold, new look is through the use of fabric. A burst of color and a show-stopping print can instantly breathe new life into any room. And with the end of summer in sight, now’s the time to start thinking about fabrics that effortlessly transition into fall. It just so happens we’re mildly obsessed with a new fabric from our collection that’s perfect for right now and later on when you’re craving a little warmth.

Mar 31

1 Fabric, 4 Ways: Ticking Stripe

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4 ways to use a classic ticking stripe fabric

When we’re designing fabrics, it’s always fun to envision where those designs will live in our customers’ homes. In the case of a classic ticking stripe, there are limitless ways to use this never-go-out-of-style print.

A small ticking stripe looks fantastic as a dining chair cushion (here, we have it on our LeMans Dining Chair). Since the scale of the stripe is small, it works well for items that don’t have a lot of surface area. We also can’t help but love a stripe in the bedroom — on a bedskirt, duvet, and even a headboard. An orderly bedroom is a relaxing space, which is why we love using stripes here!

If you’re a little more daring, perhaps you want to use a ticking stripe on a large sectional. A print is actually a great choice for a large upholstered piece because it hides stains so well! Here, we’ve used it on our Eton Sectional. And if you really just want to bring a touch of ticking into your home, a simple throw pillow works beautifully.

So which way do you like this print best? Would you use our Ticking Stripe in your own home?

Find more ideas on our Pinterest Boards, or browse rooms in our Photo Gallery.

Mar 3

How Would You Decorate with Courtney Fabric by the Yard?

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Dining room decorated with Parsons chair slipcovers

If you’ve read our Spring Preview post, then you already know how much we absolutely love Courtney Fabric by the Yard. Its fresh color palette and fun pattern inspired much of our spring collection, and now it has us all thinking about how we can incorporate the look into our own homes. The good news is, fabric is an easy, budget-friendly option for changing up your look, so making that quick update for spring is a no-brainer.

Feb 10

Our Ultimate Fabric Guide

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Ballard Designs fabric guide

Ordering upholstered or slipcovered items online can feel daunting when you haven’t seen a piece in person, can’t touch the fabric, or even get a true read on the colors. And while we offer free swatches for all of our fabrics, we wanted to help you understand and shop for the right fabric for your piece! So, we put together this handy fabric guide to help you get a feel for the options we offer and what will work best for your next project.

Jan 15

1 Fabric, 4 Ways: Black and White Dodie Print

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Black and white dalmation print fabric

Top Right image courtesy of Grace of A Storied Style

When our team is coming up with our new fabric collections for a season, not only do they focus on color stories and themes, but they look for fabric options that can be used on a variety of items! After all, you can order yardage of any of our fabrics to use for your own project, so we want to offer fabrics that are versatile enough for whatever you need!