Dining Rooms

May4

Susanna Salk’s Dining Room Refresh

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Susanna Salk's dining room makeover

When our great friend Susanna Salk mentioned she wanted to switch up the look in her dining room, we couldn’t wait to see where her imagination would take her! So we were thrilled when she wanted to use our own Dayna Armchair! She kindly agreed to detail the process in a post for us, so we could share her good ideas with all of you!

They say that it’s important to embrace change when it comes to life. And they also say that your home should be a consistent haven in an ever changing world. So when do you change your home? I don’t mean renovation as in “we need a bigger kitchen or bathroom” sort of change. I mean tinkering of the non essential variety. How important is it to switch up a room that more or less already works?

Jan22

Winter Color Palette: Leopard & Orchid

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Dining room color palette with leopard print and magenta accents

Suggesting you decorate your space with leopard and magenta sounds a bit intimidating; after all, both of those are quite bold! But for this dining banquette, the final space was actually quite restrained. To do that, we used a creamy white shade on the paneled walls and then brought in lots of accents of blacks, like the Paris Bistro Chairs and the ironwork on the Arturo 8-Light Chandelier.

Jan1

Traditional Home Editor’s Wishlist: Mix-and-Match Dinnerware

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Why this Traditional Home editor has always wanted mix-and-match dinnerware

You may have seen the faces of the Traditional Homes editors smiling at you from the pages of our January catalog. They shared the items they’ve been dreaming of adding to their home, so we sat down with them to talk about their choices.

Jenny Bradley, Senior Design and Lifestyle Editor, loves to entertain! Because of that, she loves to have lots of dinnerware she can mix and match together to create new, unique looks. We asked her to share how she started her collection and what her entertaining philosophy is!

Jan1

Traditional Home Editor’s Wishlist: A Dining Banquette

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Traditional Home editor Tori Mellott talks about why she's always wanted a dining banquette

You may have seen the faces of the Traditional Homes editors smiling at you from the pages of our January catalog. They shared the items they’ve been dreaming of adding to their home, so we sat down with them to talk about their choices.

Tori Mellott, Traditional Home’s Senior Design & Markets Editor, has always wanted a cozy dining banquette for her home, complete with a perfectly aged wooden table. We asked her why it’s on her list and what her first meal would be once she had one!

Oct16

How to Choose the Right Dining Room Table

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How many dining chairs can your table seat?

When it comes to picking the perfect dining table for your space, your biggest question is most likely, how many people does it seat? Because more than anything, you want a dining table to be able to fit your entire family, and even extend with a leaf for larger groups! With this in mind, we thought we’d share how many chairs can fit around round, oval, and rectangular tables of standard sizes.

Aug20

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 2

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Bunny Williams' Connecticut home

In Part 1 of our chat with Bunny Williams, we talked about what inspired her new collection, but today we wanted to talk about her home, on which she based her book An Affair with a House, as well as what makes her style so iconic!

Aug19

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 1

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Designer Bunny Williams

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with the incredibly talented Bunny Williams! To celebrate the launch of Bunny’s new collection for Ballard Designs, we thought we’d sit down with the designer and talk shop.