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Wall Decor

Jan 26

7 Wallpapered Looks and Why We Love Them

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Birch tree wallpaper in a home office

Wallpaper has the ability to completely transform a room, and we love the way it can make any room (even something as mundane as a laundry room or office) feel special. Read our ode to wallpapers and why you need at least one in your home:

 
Dec 25

Exclusive Artist: Kiki Slaughter

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Ballard Designs Exclusive Artist Kiki Slaughter

The artist in her painting uniform: a pair of paint-covered overalls. Photo Credit: Jimmy Johnston

As part of our Exclusive Artist Program, we’re collaborating with a handful of independent artists whose work can only be found in galleries to bring their creative vision to our customers. They create artwork exclusively for us — you won’t find these pieces anywhere else — and you get to enjoy the next best thing to original art at an affordable price.

 
Nov 30

8 Holiday Ideas for Your Chalkboard

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Peace on Earth on a chalkboard with a wreath

If you have a chalkboard in your home, it can be a challenge to come up with what to draw on it. We share your pain! That’s why we rounded up 8 ideas for what to draw on your chalkboard during the holiday season.

 
Nov 2

Artist Spotlight: Melissa Payne Baker

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Artist Melissa Payne Baker in her studio

As part of our Exclusive Artist Program, we’re collaborating with a handful of independent artists whose work can only be found in galleries to bring their creative vision to our customers. They create artwork exclusively for us — you won’t find these pieces anywhere else — and you get to enjoy the next best thing to original art at an affordable price.

 
Sep 17

Beaded Louis Mirror: Borrowing from a Parisian Antique

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Beaded Louis Mirror

One of our favorite things to share here on How to Decorate is the story behind our products. We design most of the products we sell ourselves, and oftentimes the story behind the products is what makes it special. That’s why we love getting to share it with you! This Fall, we debuted our new Beaded Louis Mirror which has the most gorgeous finish and beaded detailing, all inspired by an antique we found in Paris! Read the whole story below:

 
Jul 9

We’re Into: Diptychs & Triptychs

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Custom Soliloquy Art by Ballard Designs

Diptychs and triptychs come from the Greek meaning two- (dip) or three- (trip) fold (tych) and historically refer to any objects or works of art that are divided into panels and hinged together. Heavily used for religious iconography in churches and cathedrals from the Middle Ages on, diptychs and triptychs in today’s art world are simply a creative continuation of a piece of art on two or more canvases.

 
Jul 2

Artist Spotlight: Carylon Killebrew

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Exclusive Artist: Carylon Killebrew

We love art and we know you love art, too. That’s why we created our Exclusive Artist Program. We’re collaborating with a handful of independent artists whose work can only be found in galleries to bring their creative vision to our Ballard customers. They create artwork exclusively for us — you won’t find these pieces anywhere else — and you get to enjoy the next best thing to original art at an affordable price.