Furniture

Apr 4

10 Living Rooms Without Coffee Tables

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Living Rooms without coffee tables

If you’re furnishing your first living room, there’s often a mental check list that comes to mind. Sofa? Check. Chair? Check. Coffee table? Check. But just like any room in your house, we want you to make your spaces work for you, so ditch that check list and think outside the box. We’re advocating for you to pick exactly what you need, and in many cases, that might not be a coffee table. Here are 10 living rooms that go without one — maybe one of these setups work for you!

 
Feb 26

Greeting Spring with Suzanne Kasler’s New Collection

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Suzanne Kasler's Taylor Parsons Office Collection for Ballard Designs

Our tireless design partner, Suzanne Kasler, likes to usher in spring with a big clean and a little redecorating. Her newest collection will have you ready to do the same. This season, she’s opting for soft, comfortable lines, warm colors and a playful attitude that works on every level. We got together with Suzanne to talk about her new collection and her emphasis on two rooms inside the home: the office and the bedroom.

 
Feb 9

How to Pick a Side Table

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How to Choose a Side Table

Wood, metal or acrylic? Square or round? Shelves or drawers? High or low? With so many options, choosing the right side table can be daunting. So we’ve created some simple guidelines to help you get the casting right.

 
Jan 28

We’re Into: Multipurpose Furniture

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Living room with Ballard Designs furniture

When the calendar flips to a new year, many of us suddenly feel the need to reorganize, tidy up and maybe even downsize. Yes, having less clutter — and more floor space — just feels good.

 
Jan 14

Introducing Our Helena Bedroom Collection

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Helena Bedroom collection from Ballard Designs

Great style is constantly evolving and changing. That’s what makes what we do so much fun. We find joy in building on the looks we love — or reinventing them. The trick is staying open to those possibilities.

As you well know, we love Louis, and our Louis Bed has been a favorite for a long time. Recently, though, we started thinking about the evolution of Louis. What if we took the things we love about this bed and redefined them for a more pared down, yet equally elegant, look? Our design senses immediately started tingling. And this is how our Helena Bedroom Collection was born.

 
Jan 5

How to Decorate our Octavia Bookcase

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How to Decorate the new Octavia Bookcase from Ballard Designs

In our new Winter Collection, we’re excited to introduce our Octavia Bookcase. The octagonal cubbies and two-tone paint colors make this bookcase a shining star in our latest collection, and one that can transition seamlessly into your home. We’re sharing a few looks and inspiration for turning this classically inspired furniture piece into a focal point in your home.

 
Oct 12

Celebrating an Iconic Design: Bentwood Chair

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History of Thonet Bentwood chair

Some designs are so iconic they transcend time, like a Chanel tweed jacket or a Coca-Cola bottle. This definitely applies to one of the most popular chairs of all time (and a favorite of ours): the bentwood chair, also known as a Thonet (TOE-NET). And whether you know it or not, chances are you’ve sat on one plenty of times in your life, especially if you’ve ever ventured into a coffee shop or two.