Design Experts

Jul 28

Inside Look: 2014 Palmetto Bluff Idea House with Suzanne Kasler

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Every year, Southern Living pulls together a talented team of designers to build a home from the ground up that exemplifies southern style. The stage was set with the location of the 2014 Idea House: Palmetto Bluff, smack dab in the middle of Carolina Lowcountry. This year’s dream team, Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler and Architect Ken Pursley, was up to the task. Together, they created a lighter, fresher approach to living. The storybook vacation home, surrounded by pine trees and nestled beside a lake, is complete with a back porch that offers unrivaled views of the sunrise. We got together with Suzanne to talk about the design and what inspired her.

Jul 11

Using Color with Susanna Salk

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Tips for using color in your home, from Susanna Salk

In April, our great friend and design expert Susanna Salk came out with a new book, Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence, and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces! In the book, she shows us how to use color in a personal way and to make a bold statement that reflects YOU! We asked Susanna to share some of her favorite guidelines (rules being one of her least favorite words!) for incorporating color into your home. 

Jun 24

Q&A with Designer Tish Mills: Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

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Tish Mills' room in the Atlanta Symphony Showhouse

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In May, we were proud to be a sponsor of the 44th annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, an Atlanta springtime tradition. Palazzo Rosa, a stunning Italian Baroque-styled home built in the 1920s, played host this year, where top designers from the Southeast were invited to express their creative vision in a dedicated space. We proudly sponsored two of those rooms, and we’re showing off the beautiful results!

Jun 3

Inside the Connoisseur Lounge at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

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Connoisseur's Lounge at Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, designed by Bill Peace and sponsored by Ballard Designs

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has become one of our favorite Springtime traditions. Honestly, we can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than to sip and savor mouth-watering food, wine and spirits prepared by the brightest talent in the South today. It truly is a one-of-a-kind culinary journey.

Apr 30

Browse the spaces Domino Magazine Designed for our Summer Catalog

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We’ve partnered with the editors at domino to help you kick your outdoor entertaining game up a notch! To inspire your next summer soirée, the editors at domino have designed three gorgeous outdoor spaces using products from Ballard Designs to create the perfect setting. Learn about their inspiration for these spaces.

For a chance to win $5,000 for the outdoor party of your dreams, enter to win our Summer Soirée Sweepstakes hosted by domino magazine and Ballard Designs. One grand prize winner will win $5,000 in Ballard Designs merchandise and three winners will receive $500 in Ballard Designs merchandise.

Apr 30

A Chic City Celebration with Domino Magazine

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Urban entertaining with Domino magazine

We’ve partnered with the editors at domino magazine to help you kick your outdoor entertaining game up a notch! To inspire your next summer soirée, the editors at domino have designed three gorgeous outdoor spaces using products from Ballard Designs to create the perfect setting. Learn about their inspiration for these spaces, their best-loved ways to create a comfortable space, and even some of their must-make summer recipes!

Apr 29

Recipe: Lobster Rolls with Caper Remoulade

By |Domino Magazine, Entertaining, Recipes, Summer|2 Comments|

Recipe for Lobster rolls with caper remouladeWe’ve partnered with domino magazine to help you kick your outdoor entertaining game up a notch! To inspire your next summer soirée, the editors at domino have designed three gorgeous outdoor spaces using products from Ballard Designs to create the perfect setting. With the help of Chef Alison Leuker-Ritter from Sun in My Belly, we developed delicious, party-ready recipes to help you plan the perfect get-together.