Furniture

Apr 16

How to Mix & Match Seating in an Open Floor Plan

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How to Mix and Match Barstools with DIning Chairs

Most modern homes feature open floor plans with large kitchens that connect to the surrounding rooms — dining room, family room and foyer. The openness reflects the way we live today, making it easy to gather and mingle with friends and family in a casual manner without feeling separated from one another. However, creating a cohesive look and feel throughout the space can be tricky. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve coordinated style, and one of those is through seating. Here are our favorite ways to mix and match barstools or counter stools and dining room chairs.

Apr 14

How to Decorate with Stripes

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Decorating with stripes indoors

While it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t love stripes, the bold linear pattern is certainly back in a big way. Thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, in living color or in black and white, stripes are like a magnet for the eyes, becoming an instant focal point. Which is why decorating with stripes can be intimidating. But have no fear. With smart styling, you can add them to your decor without conjuring Beetlejuice. Try out one or more of our tricks below.

Apr 1

The Magic of Pairs

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Decorating with pairs

When we’re decorating a space, whether it’s in a catalog or for our own home, some things just work. Symmetry is one of those things. A symmetrical arrangement of furniture or art just works, always, which is why we’re constantly using pairs to turn so-so spaces into gorgeous rooms your family can enjoy. Today, we thought we would elaborate on our love for pairs and why you need them in your home.

Mar 31

4 Ways to Put a Desk to Work

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A desk used as a nightstand

The days of letter writing may be long gone, but the desk will always remain an essential piece of furniture. No matter it’s purpose or where it may be stationed, a desk keeps us organized amid the everyday chaos. And though it’s certainly a practical piece of furniture, it can also be a very stylish addition to any room. Here are four ways you can put a desk to work in your home.

Mar 13

7 Tips for Organizing Your Wardrobe

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Ballard Designs Sarah Storage collection turns any space into an organized dressing room

When it comes to wardrobe organization and storage, one size does not fit all. Which is why we’ve fallen head over heels in love with our modular Sarah Storage System. Whether you’re a fashion minimalist or maximalist, you can cure your closet woes and create a neater and more streamlined wardrobe in any space.

Dec 19

Learn About Lacquer

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Learn about our vintage lacquer collection, from Ballard Designs

The lacquered look may have originated in Eastern Asia thousands of years ago, but it is as popular as ever today. Much like toile or a Louis chair, lacquered furniture boasts a storied history of a style that has been endlessly reborn. Its true beauty lies in its resilience and versatility to adapt to the trends of the modern age—and that is precisely why we love it.

Dec 16

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Console

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Console tables are great multi-tasking furniture pieces

You may not know it, but one of the most functional and versatile pieces in your home is the console table. It has just the right proportions, storage and display to work in virtually any room. The trick in adapting a console table to any setting is starting with a great design and neutral finish. All that’s left is styling it to fit the needs of the space — and suddenly you’ve brought new life to a piece that perhaps you’ve long overlooked.