Entryways

May 19

10 Pretty Entries to Transition You into Summer

2017-05-19T08:15:32+00:00 By |Decorating, Entryways, Featured, Style Tip, Summer, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments

 

Your entryway is the first space guests see when they enter your home, and even more importantly, they’re the first place you see. That’s reason enough for us to make it a beautiful focal point that functions for your family and looks pretty too. We’ve rounded up 10 entries from our summer catalog to bring you a little inspiration so you can whip this little spot into shape.

 
Jan 2

Our Complete Styling Guide to Consoles, Bookshelves, and Coffee Tables

2017-03-24T12:38:26+00:00 By |Decor & Pillows, Decor & Pillows, Decorating, Entryways, Featured, Furniture, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|6 Comments

Ballard Designs' complete guide to styling your bookcases, consoles, and coffee tables

Picking out the right furniture pieces, fabrics, and rugs is only half the challenge of decorating your home. The second half, and sometimes even the most difficult part, is ‘styling’ your room. We think of ‘styling’ as a way to display the decorative objects that you’ve collected and love. It’s that final touch that takes your furniture pieces from simply something functional to something functional and beautiful. For all of us, the decorating objects we use to style our space may be different, but there are some universal strategies that will make styling your home easier.

We scoured our archives, surveyed our design teams, and questioned our stylists to break down all the steps and best tips for you.

 
Jul 25

Ashley Gilbreath’s Foyer and Bedroom in the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

2017-02-03T16:10:27+00:00 By |Decorating, Design Experts, Entryways, Southern Living, Tips & Solutions|13 Comments

Alabama-based interior designer Ashley Gilbreath at the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

This year’s 2016 Southern Living Idea House is a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Set in Southern Living’s hometown of Birmingham, AL, and built from the ground up by a team of designers with roots in the south, this year’s house celebrates traditional southern design with modern detail.

We got a chance to speak with interior designer, Ashley Gilbreath, to find out how the history of the iconic magazine inspired her rooms.

 
Feb 29

3 Ways to Use our Double Boot Tray

2017-02-03T16:10:40+00:00 By |Decorating, Entryways, Kitchens, Storage & Organization, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Storage and organization ideas for the entryway using Ballard Designs Double Boot Tray

Our Double Boot Tray has been a customer (and office!) favorite for years — it’s just so darn practical. But everything can be improved upon but looked at anew once in a while, so we’re delighted to bring an even more useful boot tray to you in our Spring Collection. Here are our three favorite ways to use it around the home.

 
Feb 23

3 Ways to Use our Scatola Organizer

2017-02-03T16:10:40+00:00 By |Decorating, Entryways, Offices, Spring, Storage & Organization, Tips & Solutions, Wall Decor|0 Comments

Ballard Designs Scatola wall mounted organizer for your home office

Here at Ballard, we love houses. We love decorating them, we love coming up with solutions to solve problems, and we love living in them. So when we develop a new product that we all love, well we just can’t wait to share it with you! That’s the case of our new Scatola Organizer. This clever little bin can work in nearly any room. It’s perfectly sized to hold file folders for an office, and it works like a charm in an entry for mail, keys, and other knick knacks that come in the door.

We thought we’d share with you our three favorite ways to use this fun little bin — maybe it’ll spark some ideas for your own home!