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.

Sep 7

Casa Florentina: Introducing Luxury Rugs, Lighting and Accessories

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Four years ago, we launched our Tuscan-inspired collection of classic furniture, each piece custom-made with meticulous attention to detail and available in a range of stunning finishes. We called it Casa Florentina, and we hoped customers would love these gorgeous pieces as much as we did. Turns out, you did!

Aug 27

We’re Into: Federal Style

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Ballard Designs Tremont Chair inspired by Federalist style

It’s no secret that we often look to the past for inspiration, painstakingly reproducing antiques we’ve found on our travels all over the world. But we didn’t have to look far to find a certain historical style we’re into right now.

Aug 10

Our Sofa Style Guide

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European-inspired sofa styles from Ballard Designs

With so many sofa styles out there, how can you possibly decide which one makes the most sense in your space? The options can be overwhelming, so we sat down and did the hard work for you.

May 4

Susanna Salk’s Dining Room Refresh

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Susanna Salk's dining room makeover

When our great friend Susanna Salk mentioned she wanted to switch up the look in her dining room, we couldn’t wait to see where her imagination would take her! So we were thrilled when she wanted to use our own Dayna Armchair! She kindly agreed to detail the process in a post for us, so we could share her good ideas with all of you!

They say that it’s important to embrace change when it comes to life. And they also say that your home should be a consistent haven in an ever changing world. So when do you change your home? I don’t mean renovation as in “we need a bigger kitchen or bathroom” sort of change. I mean tinkering of the non essential variety. How important is it to switch up a room that more or less already works?

Mar 16

How to Style a Bookcase

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Yes, bookcases are utilitarian by providing much-needed storage, but they also add a major style statement to any room. They’re the perfect solution to a blank wall, lending a sense of height and space. And with your own artful arrangement, you get to add your stamp of personality. Check out our images and tips below to achieve a well-styled bookcase at home.

Oct 16

How to Choose the Right Dining Room Table

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How many dining chairs can your table seat?

When it comes to picking the perfect dining table for your space, your biggest question is most likely, how many people does it seat? Because more than anything, you want a dining table to be able to fit your entire family, and even extend with a leaf for larger groups! With this in mind, we thought we’d share how many chairs can fit around round, oval, and rectangular tables of standard sizes.