Kitchens

Jul 25

Architect Bill Ingram Shares His Inspiration for the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

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Architect Bill Ingram in his space designed for 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 chatted with the mastermind behind the home, architect Bill Ingram, to find out how the history of the iconic magazine inspired his designs.

 
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.

 
Aug 20

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!

 
Aug 19

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.

 
Apr 16

How to Mix & Match Seating in an Open Floor Plan

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How to Mix and Match Barstools with DIning Chairs

Most modern homes feature open floor plans with large kitchens that connect to the surrounding rooms — dining room, family room and foyer. The openness reflects the way we live today, making it easy to gather and mingle with friends and family in a casual manner without feeling separated from one another. However, creating a cohesive look and feel throughout the space can be tricky. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve coordinated style, and one of those is through seating. Here are our favorite ways to mix and match barstools or counter stools and dining room chairs.

 
Jan 21

Tips for Decorating an Open Floor Plan

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Tips for decorating an open floor plan

As soon as we saw this space from interior designer and blogger Sita Montgomery, we couldn’t wait to share it here on How to Decorate! We love the way Sita uses a happy shades of coral as exclamation marks around this primarily neutral great room. Each space feels defined but still cohesive, which can be a tricky balance in an open floor plan. Luckily, Sita walks us through her favorite ways to bring purpose and pretty to this space.

 
Nov 7

Inside Look at a Kitchen Renovation

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It all started with a pool. After Karen Mooney, VP of Creative for Ballard Designs, and her husband Joe, who entertain often, installed a pool in their backyard two years ago, they quickly realized they needed easier access to it. “We had no way to get to the pool except to go through our master bedroom and bathroom,” she says. “Needless to say, it was a little uncomfortable for our guests.”