Design Experts

Oct 20

Book Review: Bunny Williams’ A House By the Sea

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Bunny Williams' book A House by the Sea

In her newest book, celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams gives us a tour of her island home in the Dominican Republic. Introduced to the tropical paradise by close friend and renowned designer, Oscar de la Renta, Bunny and her husband, antiques collector and dealer John Rosselli, instantly fell in love with the island and its people. After many visits, they decided to custom design and build their own home in Punta Cana. They named it La Colina.

Oct 10

Celebrating the Holidays in Style with Bunny Williams

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Bunny Williams new furniture collection for Ballard Designs

Anyone who knows designer Bunny Williams knows she’s a consummate and gracious entertainer. She knows all the key ingredients to ensuring her guests have a good time. Lucky for us, she’s sharing her lifelong love for thoughtful details and timeless style with us. This holiday, she’s adding to her fabulously unique collections of decorative accessories and tabletop, plus she’s introducing a limited edition dining collection, designed especially for you and Ballard Designs. We spoke to Bunny about her new holiday collection and what she most looks forward to during the holidays.

Oct 7

4 Ways to Use Bunny Williams’ Upholstered Screen

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Bunny Williams' upholstered screen in a cozy, family room

We love Bunny Williams’ collected style, so we’re always looking for ways to bring that perfectly layered look into our homes. Her new Nailhead Folding Screen makes it easy to add art, pattern, and purpose to an empty corner or space. We’re showing you four ways we’ve used this upholstered screen that comes in more than 200 colors!

Oct 3

Wishing for a White Christmas with Suzanne Kasler

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Suzanne Kasler's tips for decorating your home for the holidays

For designer Suzanne Kasler, a white Christmas is always in style. This year, she brightens her signature color with Czech-inspired crystal trees, shimmering silver reindeers and mini Flocked Frasier Firs decked out in her festive ball ornaments. We got together to talk with Suzanne about her holiday collection and how to add festive touches to every room.

Sep 12

The Art of the Mix with the Madcap Cottage Gents

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Living room of the Traditional Home Napa Showhouse, designed by Madcap Cottage designers John Loecke and Jason Olive Nixon

Photo: Dustin Peck Photography

Today we’re excited to introduce John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon— the dynamic duo behind North Carolina- and New York-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage. Known for their whimsical use of color and pattern, they scour the world for eclectic finds that capture their unique and gimlet-eyed viewpoint. This month, Traditional Home magazine features their gorgeous room in the 2015 Napa Showhouse in its pages, so we asked Jason and John to share more about the space with you.

Aug 11

Kate Singer’s Great Room in the 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse

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Each year, we look forward to sponsoring the Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse. It’s the closest we Atlantans get to experiencing the ultimate summer in such an iconic coastal locale. This year’s team of renowned designers created the quintessential beach house, complete with seaside style and an invitingly serene vibe. Designer Kate Singer decorated the great room using Ballard Designs product, and we’re thrilled to share it with you. We got a chance to chat with Kate, who gave us a few insider tips.

Jul 29

Video: Decorating a Classic Southern Porch & Patio

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Every year, we look forward to the unveiling of the Southern Living Idea House, and this one was no exception. Of course we were delighted to see our outdoor furniture on the porch and patio, so we sat down with Margaret Kirkland to hear all about her inspiration for the space. She used pieces from Suzanne Kasler’s Directoire Collection, as well as our Sunday Porch Swing. In the video above she shares her inspiration!