Design Experts

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

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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.

 
Feb 26

Greeting Spring with Suzanne Kasler’s New Collection

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Suzanne Kasler's Taylor Parsons Office Collection for Ballard Designs

Our tireless design partner, Suzanne Kasler, likes to usher in spring with a big clean and a little redecorating. Her newest collection will have you ready to do the same. This season, she’s opting for soft, comfortable lines, warm colors and a playful attitude that works on every level. We got together with Suzanne to talk about her new collection and her emphasis on two rooms inside the home: the office and the bedroom.

 
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.