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Jun 28

9 Ways to Add Extra Seating to Your Outdoor Space

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9 Ways to Add Extra Seating to your outdoor space

Deciding on layouts  and floor plans is one of the most common questions we get here on How to Decorate, and we totally understand! With so many different furniture options, it can feel overwhelmingly to work lots of seating into your outdoor space without crowding up your whole yard. That’s why we like to use clever ideas to add more seating, without taking up tons of space. Here are our best ideas for versatile adding seating to your outdoor room:

 
Jun 24

Celebrating 10 Years of our Amalfi Collection

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Ballard Designs' Amalfi Outdoor Collection

When we launched our Amalfi Outdoor Collection 10 years ago, little did we know it would become our best-selling outdoor collection of all time. But, as they say, true beauty transcends time. The classic proportions and timeless style of each piece — from poolside loungers to patio sectionals to dining sets  —  have made our meticulously crafted collection a customer favorite through the years.

 
Jun 20

Jonathan Savage’s Guest Bedroom in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Jonathan Savage of Nashville, who designed a bedroom in the guest cottage. Below, we talked to him about the project.

 
Jun 17

Inside Lisa Mende’s Guest Cottage in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Lisa Mende of Charlotte, North Carolina, who designed the guest house. Below, we talked to her about the project.

 
Jun 16

Inside Brian Patrick Flynn’s Living Room in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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Brian Patrick Flynn's second floor lounge in the 2016 Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo: Robert Peterson/Rustic White Photography

We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Brian Patrick Flynn of Atlanta, who designed a grand bedroom suite. Below, we talked to him about the project.

 
Jun 6

Get the Look: Eddie Ross’ Dining Room

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If you saw our Summer 2016 catalog, we bet you couldn’t help but swoon over the dining room designed by Entertaining Expert and Better Homes & Gardens Editor, Eddie Ross. This colorful space featured Square Back Louis Chairs in a vibrant red and magenta animal print, peony pink curtain panels, and bold art. We thought we’d share how to get this look in your own home.

 
May 26

5-Star Stories: Auto Tilt Umbrella

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Four chaise lounge chairs by the pool from Suzanne Kasler's Directoire collection for Ballard Designs

If you live for summer and outdoor entertaining, then you know having plenty of seating for your backyard barbecues is a must. Equally important is ensuring your guests have a respite from the summer sun’s rays. Naturally, there’s a reason our Auto Tilt Umbrella is one of our best-selling outdoor items; it keeps the party cool even in the heat of day.