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Jul31

Get the Look of the Southern Living Idea House

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Get the look of the Southern Living Idea House

We’ve been totally smitten with this year’s Southern Living Idea House, designed by our friend Bunny Williams. It’s everything a farmhouse in the countryside of Virginia should be: welcoming, relaxed, and designed around the show stopping pastoral landscape! After taking the tour of the house, we wanted to replicate the gorgeous rooms Bunny to use in our own home. Here’s how we did it:

Jul24

Video: 5 Must-Haves from the Southern Living Idea House

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Our love for Bunny Williams runs deep, especially since she debuted her new tabletop and accessories collections with us. So you can imagine our delight when we found out she’d be the designer of the 2015 Southern Living Idea House. We couldn’t wait to see how she created an inviting home that reflects her Southern roots.

Jul23

Inside Look: 2015 Southern Living Idea House with Bunny Williams

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2015 Southern Living Idea House designed by Bunny Williams in Charlottesville, Virginia

When the editors at Southern Living chose Charlottesville, Virginia as the site of their next Idea House, there was only one person to call: Bunny Williams. The all-star designer returned to her hometown to design the ultimate modern-day farmhouse that exudes quintessential southern charm. Nestled in the rolling hills of Bundoran Farm, a 2,300-acre conservation community, the home is full of light and life with an outdoor area perfect for entertaining and taking in the amazing views.

Jul16

Dreaming of Paris with Suzanne Kasler’s Fall 2015 Collection

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Suzanne Kasler's new collection for Ballard Designs

Suzanne Kasler just keeps topping herself. After introducing her best-selling line of accessories, linens and lighting, our tireless design partner is dreaming up romantic headboards for the bedroom. And all her signature colors come together in a beautifully curated art collection. With so much to talk about, we couldn’t wait to get together with Suzanne to find out what inspired her latest collection.

Jun29

How to Edit Your Space with Suzanne Kasler

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Editing your home with Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne Kasler is a master at creating richly layered rooms that radiate easygoing warmth and grace and, at the same time, a streamlined simplicity. This edited look is what draws us in every time, so we asked the designer for her best tips. Below, Suzanne shares her strategies for creating an edited space in three easy steps.

Jun9

Tour the Domino ShopHouse in NYC

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Domino Shophouse with Dekar Design and Ballard Designs

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What happens when you marry a pop-up shop with a designer showhouse? You get a shoppable showhouse. This brilliant concept was brought to life in New York City by Domino magazine in the form of its first-ever ShopHouse. For the project, the editors of Domino chose four rising interior design firms to design four apartments on the 37th floor of the Financial District’s 15 William condominium. Each was paired with a favorite home furnishings brand — which is where we come in. Ballard Designs was lucky enough to be matched with design duo (and recent cover girls for Domino’s spring issue) Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant of Dekar Design.

Jun4

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s Connoisseurs Lounge

By |Bill Peace, Decorating|0 Comments

Connoisseurs Lounge at Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

The Connoisseurs Lounge at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is always a huge thrill to see. This large open space has been designed for the last three years (here is 2014 and 2013) by one of our favorite Atlanta interior designers, Bill Peace. This year, we got to work with him on his space again, and we are excited to share it all with you.