Tabletop

May7

16 Outdoor Place Setting Ideas

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Ok, it’s no secret we love a beautiful place setting, and while we can’t help but come up with new ideas all the time for how to dress your dining room table, why not take the fun outdoors? This time, we’re using outdoor placemats, melamine dinner ware, shatterproof glassware, and more (of course mixed with some of our favorite indoor pieces) to come up with some outdoor place settings to inspire your next al fresco gathering!

Feb5

20+ Place Setting Ideas for your Table

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When it comes to setting the table, we love playing around with new combinations. We bring together pieces we’ve never thought to mix, and swap out flatware, flowers, and table linens to create a whole new look. Above, we’ve put together 22 fun place setting looks we’re excited to share with you. We hope you’ll use these table settings to inspire your next dinner party, holiday gathering, or even a family meal!

Jan23

We’re Into: Personalized Barware

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Personalized glassware

Monogramming, once a tradition associated with the preppy set, has gone mainstream. And we couldn’t be happier about it. A monogram — the personalization of an item with initials — has a way of adding a personal touch and makes you feel like an item was custom-made just for you. In short, if there’s an option to add a monogram, we always do — from totes to towels.

Jan1

Traditional Home Editor’s Wishlist: Mix-and-Match Dinnerware

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Why this Traditional Home editor has always wanted mix-and-match dinnerware

You may have seen the faces of the Traditional Homes editors smiling at you from the pages of our January catalog. They shared the items they’ve been dreaming of adding to their home, so we sat down with them to talk about their choices.

Jenny Bradley, Senior Design and Lifestyle Editor, loves to entertain! Because of that, she loves to have lots of dinnerware she can mix and match together to create new, unique looks. We asked her to share how she started her collection and what her entertaining philosophy is!

Aug20

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 2

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Bunny Williams' Connecticut home

In Part 1 of our chat with Bunny Williams, we talked about what inspired her new collection, but today we wanted to talk about her home, on which she based her book An Affair with a House, as well as what makes her style so iconic!

Aug19

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 1

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Designer Bunny Williams

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with the incredibly talented Bunny Williams! To celebrate the launch of Bunny’s new collection for Ballard Designs, we thought we’d sit down with the designer and talk shop.

Nov12

Simple but Elegant Holiday Tables

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With the holidays approaching, all the planning, shopping and cooking becomes an overwhelming task. We have taken a simple approach to setting the table this Christmas. We think you will be able to make your table look elegant with very little effort.

Our choice for dinnerware is our Antique Beaded Dinnerware (BD323). It is ivory, so it blends with whatever we do. Our flatware is called Chatou (BF046) and again goes with everything, our glasses – our favorites- Bee Glasses (BG066). The basics always remain the same – only the accents will change. Watch the transformation!

 

Elegant Christmas Tabletops

 

Thanksgiving Basket of Mums