Entryways

Jul 25

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

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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

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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

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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!

 
Oct 26

7 Ways to Cheer Up Your Entryway for the Holidays

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Decorate your entryway for the holidays

During the holidays your home inevitably becomes a revolving door of visitors, from the overnight kind to dinner guests. And why not? There’s no better time to reconnect with the people you love most. Set the tone with a cheery entry — and let your guests know they’re being welcomed with warmth. Keep reading for ideas on how to spruce up your entryway this holiday season.

 
Jul 20

2 Small Space, Back-to-School Entryways

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Back to School-ready entryway

When a new school year starts, the air is ripe with possibilities. It’s also ripe with papers, backpacks, school supplies, permission slips, lunch boxes, tennis shoes, and sports equipment. And it seems like no matter how many times you say, “Hang up your coat” or “Put away your backpack,” your entryway or mudroom will indefinitely become a drop zone for whatever comes in the door. Which is why it’s so important to put some thought into this space, so when school starts, you’re ready to tackle the busy days without having to worry about your home will take a beating.

 
Jul 24

The Story of an Antique: Laurent Console

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Producing the Lauren Console

At least once a year we visit Paris for an antique excursion in the famous marchés aux puces, or flea markets. We stroll the vast acres of stalls located on the edge of the city, rummaging through piles of junk and antiques alike — and finding delight in all it. There’s no telling what might catch our eye: the crackled texture of a finish worn with time, the marvelous detail of a framed mirror or the great bones of a classical antique. Without fail, we return home bearing treasures from our trip to fuel our creative fires.

 
Feb 10

Our Love for Oushak Rugs

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oushak_rugs_2Although Oushak rugs (pronounced ooh-shack) date back to the 15th century, the style is as chic as ever – and has become the rug of choice for many of today’s designers. Originating from a Turkish town in the Anatolian Region called Usak, the ancient flat-woven rug possesses a versatility with a perfect blend of old and modern that seems to work in any style interior – which is exactly why the style is so popular. Throw down an Oushak, like our Valentino Rug (pictured above), and you’ll add instant polish without the fuss.