Outdoor Living

May15

Bunny Williams’ On Garden Style

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Bunny Williams' book Garden Style

As design lovers, we find inspiration in no shortage of places. That’s why we love reading design and garden books … especially when we know the author personally! We were thrilled to learn that Bunny Williams’ book On Garden Style would be reappearing on the shelves of our bookstores, newly revised and packed with even more information straight from Bunny herself.

To get your creative juices flowing, we wanted to share a little preview of Bunny’s book, On Garden Style:

Apr9

Why Outdoor Fabrics are Ultra Durable

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Solution dyed outdoor fabrics

Now that our focus has shifted to the great outdoors, we’re constantly dreaming up ways to make our open-air living spaces as beautiful and comfortable as possible. And with today’s wide variety of weather-defying textiles, from curtains to cushions, stripes to polka dots, it’s now easier than ever.

Aug5

Using Outdoor Pieces Indoors

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We love to share spaces from interior designers who use our furniture pieces. They always have fresh takes on our favorite items, and today is no exception! Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Today, she’s sharing with us several ways that she uses outdoor furniture pieces indoors!

Jun19

Decorating Outdoor Rooms

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There’s been a lot of talk around the office about “outdoor living” and what exactly that means. The consensus is that we are not making the most of our outdoor spaces. Think about it: if we’re spending a huge chunk of our time outdoors, shouldn’t we make the spaces we’re using just as inviting and comfortable as any of our indoor rooms?

May7

Update Your Bar Cart for Outdoor Entertaining

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Outdoor bar cart

When the weather warms, it’s time to roll the party outdoors. Whether you’re hosting a small get-together with friends or throwing a huge backyard bash, the caster-rolling bar cart is an entertaining essential for serving up food and drinks in a breeze. It’s perfectly scaled for small sunrooms, patios and porches, but it’s also great for parking near poolside for a quick refreshment after laps.

Apr21

Suzanne Kasler’s Summer 2014 Collection

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Suzanne Kasler's collection for Ballard Designs

The start of a new season is the perfect time for a refresh — indoors and out. And that is exactly what was on designer Suzanne Kasler’s decorating mind as she worked on her all-new collection for us. This season, it’s about making simple touches that add extraordinary style and comfort for everyday living. Whether you want to ready your porch or patio for outdoor entertaining or looking to lighten up indoors, Suzanne has everything you’re in the mood for.

Apr17

7 Ways to Decorate Outdoor Spaces with Stripes

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Outdoor terrace with cabana striped patio cushions

After the big chill of winter, your outdoor living areas probably could use a little TLC. What if we told you there was a simple way to give your outdoor decor an instant makeover? The answer lies in one word: stripes.