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Design Experts

Jan 11

6 Reasons You Need a Touch of Modern in Your Home

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Why you need a touch of modern in your home

If you’ve flipped through our last few catalogs, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been quietly slipping more and more modern furniture pieces into our collections. The Ballard Designs aesthetic has always been about ‘the mix.’ We’re empowered (and we hope we’re empowering you too) to blend all styles of furniture, art, and accessories together. It’s that beautifully unique combination of things that helps you express your unique personality in your home, which is the goal. For this reason, we’ve been wanting to bring more contemporary accents into our rooms, like our Felicity Acrylic tables and more clean lined furniture, like our Dakota Sofa.

Today, we’re making a case for why you should have a few modern accents in your home!

 
Dec 24

A Holiday Table from Bunny Williams and Eddie Ross

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Holiday table setting from Bunny Williams and Eddie Ross

When it’s time for holiday hosting, it’s all about the mix! Combining different patterns is what makes a table fun, festive, and interesting for your guests. We know that as you collect different entertaining pieces, you’ll be using those in different ways each time you set the table, and that’s what we love! No one does the mix better than Modern Mix author Eddie Ross and our own favorite Bunny Williams, which is why we’re so thrilled to share this gorgeous table with you today. On Christmas Eve!

Below Eddie Ross walks you through his tips for setting a stylish Holiday table.

 
Oct 9

All that Shines: Decorating for Christmas with Suzanne Kasler

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Suzanne Kasler's 2015 Holiday Collection

It’s our favorite time of year, and nobody does the holidays better than our dear friend and designer, Suzanne Kasler. This year, Suzanne is dreaming of Christmas in color — with lots of sparkle on top. She’s bringing back her signature Holiday Plaid and iconic antlers with even more ornaments that all have one thing in common: shimmer and shine. We got together with Suzanne at her office in Atlanta to talk about her holiday collection.  

 
Oct 1

Celebrating the Holidays with Bunny Williams

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Bunny Williams' Holiday Collection for Ballard Designs

Now that our holiday catalog is unwrapped, we can finally talk about our favorite things, and that includes our second holiday collection with world-renowned designer, Bunny Williams. Inspired by her own collected treasures from holidays past, she’s helping us celebrate the holidays the only way we know how: with unforgettable style. We recently spoke with Bunny about her new collection and how she celebrates Christmas.

 
Sep 29

15 Holiday Place Setting Ideas

By |Bunny Williams, Decorating, Entertaining, Fall, Holiday Entertaining, Place Settings, Tabletop, Tips & Ideas|0 Comments

The holidays are nearly here, and we’re helping you get ready for a busy season of entertaining! We love the ceremonial feel of taking out your favorite china pieces at the start of this festive season — whether that’s your holiday pattern, your grandmother’s china, your wedding pieces, or your favorite everyday collection. Traditions are an important part of what makes this time of year special, but we also love the idea of picking a few new pieces to complement your tried and true entertaining favorites.

 
Sep 4

Get the Look: Suzanne’s Peony Pink Living Room

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Suzanne Kasler's peony pink living room for Ballard Designs

We’ve been longtime fans of interior designer Suzanne Kasler, even before she launched her collection with us, but are we crazy to think that each collection is better than the last? This fall, we’ve gone gaga for her neutral living room she designed featuring her newest Signature linen color — Peony!

 
Sep 1

Lighting Tips for Every Room from William Peace

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Lighting tips from interior designer William Peace

Proper lighting is essential to good design. It’s what makes every interior come alive. Just ask award-winning interior designer and fellow Atlantan, William Peace, ASID.