Design Experts

Jul 19

The Case for White Walls with Suzanne Kasler

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Why Suzanne Kasler loves using a white wall in her interior design spaces

Photographer: Emily Followill, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Once upon a time, white walls were looked upon with great disdain. Also known as “rental white,” white walls were thought to be void of personality and sterile. Fast forward to 2016, and white walls are de riguer for homes everywhere and a major staple in every designer’s toolbox. We must admit, we love the look, too.

 
Jun 23

Summer Book Review: It’s the Little Things

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Photo from Susanna Salk's It's the Little Things book

Design editor and author, Susanna Salk, has done it again. With her latest book, It’s the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through the Stylish Small Stuff, Susanna continues to inspire us with the notion that decorating your home is deeply personal. When you pay attention to the details and decorate with only the things that you love, you can create big moments in rooms that transcend the ordinary.

 
Jun 20

Jonathan Savage’s Guest Bedroom in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Jonathan Savage of Nashville, who designed a bedroom in the guest cottage. Below, we talked to him about the project.

 
Jun 17

Inside Lisa Mende’s Guest Cottage in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

By |Decorating, Design Experts, Living Rooms, Traditional Home|2 Comments

We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Lisa Mende of Charlotte, North Carolina, who designed the guest house. Below, we talked to her about the project.

 
Jun 16

Inside Brian Patrick Flynn’s Living Room in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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Brian Patrick Flynn's second floor lounge in the 2016 Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo: Robert Peterson/Rustic White Photography

We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Brian Patrick Flynn of Atlanta, who designed a grand bedroom suite. Below, we talked to him about the project.

 
Apr 22

Welcoming Summer 2016 with Bunny Williams

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Bunny Williams' country house in Connecticut

If you know world-renowned designer Bunny Williams, then you know there’s only one place she’d rather be in the summertime. That would be her beloved New England country house and gardens. Room by room, she has thought of every detail, so her friends, family and other guests can simply enjoy themselves. Lucky for us, she has recreated some of those special touches in her newest collection for Ballard. Below, we chat with Bunny about her collection and how she welcomes summer.

 
Mar 11

Headed Outside: Suzanne Kasler’s Spring 2016 Collection

By |Decorating, Outdoor Living, Outdoors, Spring, Summer, Suzanne Kasler, Tips & Solutions|3 Comments

Suzanne Kasler's 2016 Outdoor Furniture Collection

When the weather warms, it’s time to move the party outdoors. Luckily, our design partner, Suzanne Kasler, spent the winter sweating the details to ensure her summer collection had all the right elements to turn a bland backyard into a great spot for lounging and entertaining. We got together with Suzanne to chat about getting those details right.