Furniture

Jan 5

Our Winter 2017 Preview: Unleashing Your Inner Decorator

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In our winter 2017 catalog, we want to help you unleash your inner decorator

Once the decorations from the holidays are down and you’ve welcomed a new year, it’s the perfect time to turn a fresh eye to your home. What do you love about it? What would you like to change? Where do you turn for inspiration? To help you answer those questions and more, we chatted with our Senior Vice President, Karen Mooney, about becoming your own decorator, the very best trends we love and her absolute favorites from our Winter Catalog.

 
Jan 2

Our Complete Styling Guide to Consoles, Bookshelves, and Coffee Tables

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Ballard Designs' complete guide to styling your bookcases, consoles, and coffee tables

Picking out the right furniture pieces, fabrics, and rugs is only half the challenge of decorating your home. The second half, and sometimes even the most difficult part, is ‘styling’ your room. We think of ‘styling’ as a way to display the decorative objects that you’ve collected and love. It’s that final touch that takes your furniture pieces from simply something functional to something functional and beautiful. For all of us, the decorating objects we use to style our space may be different, but there are some universal strategies that will make styling your home easier.

We scoured our archives, surveyed our design teams, and questioned our stylists to break down all the steps and best tips for you.

 
Oct 10

Celebrating the Holidays in Style with Bunny Williams

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Bunny Williams new furniture collection for Ballard Designs

Anyone who knows designer Bunny Williams knows she’s a consummate and gracious entertainer. She knows all the key ingredients to ensuring her guests have a good time. Lucky for us, she’s sharing her lifelong love for thoughtful details and timeless style with us. This holiday, she’s adding to her fabulously unique collections of decorative accessories and tabletop, plus she’s introducing a limited edition dining collection, designed especially for you and Ballard Designs. We spoke to Bunny about her new holiday collection and what she most looks forward to during the holidays.

 
Sep 20

Emily Clark’s Kitchen Keeping Room

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Emily Clark's keeping room with the Shiloh Spool Chair

We love seeing our pieces in real homes, so you can imagine our delight when we saw our fabulous Shiloh Spool Chairs in Emily Clark‘s keeping room. She’s sharing her makeover with you today!

 
Sep 15

How to Match a Coffee Table to Your Sectional

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Matching a coffee table to your sectional sofa

There’s a lot to love about sectional sofas. They’re a great alternative to the more traditional sofa and loveseat combination while providing just as much, if not more, seating. Plus, they’re hands down super snuggly.

However, when a sectional is not paired with the right coffee table, the result can be off-putting and have a major effect on the overall look and feel of your room. Here are our best tips for matching a coffee table to your sectional.

 
Sep 8

Casa Florentina: Our New Fall Favorites

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Ballard Designs Casa Florentina collection

We’ve racked up a lot of frequent-flyer miles to Italy this year working on our fall Casa collection with our Florentine furniture makers. At their workshop, nestled in the lush hills of Florence, you’ll still find artisans who use the age-old techniques of their ancestors to craft beautiful, well-made furniture with exquisite hand-layered finishes. It’s always an incredible experience to see the masters at their craft.

 
Aug 2

3 Ways to Use our Harper Bar

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3 ways to use our Harper Bar

While we all want our house to be beautiful, it’s even more important that it functions for our life. That’s why we love creating furniture pieces that are hardworking and functional for modern life. We’re excited to introduce our new Harper Bar which is packed with storage for all of your barware, but with brass accents and sleek lines, it’s a piece that brings instant chic to your space. Of course if you have no use for a bar, we can imagine a few other ways to use this gorgeous piece!