Why Outdoor Fabrics are Ultra Durable

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Solution dyed outdoor fabrics

Now that our focus has shifted to the great outdoors, we’re constantly dreaming up ways to make our open-air living spaces as beautiful and comfortable as possible. And with today’s wide variety of weather-defying textiles, from curtains to cushions, stripes to polka dots, it’s now easier than ever.


Decorating Outdoor Rooms

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There’s been a lot of talk around the office about “outdoor living” and what exactly that means. The consensus is that we are not making the most of our outdoor spaces. Think about it: if we’re spending a huge chunk of our time outdoors, shouldn’t we make the spaces we’re using just as inviting and comfortable as any of our indoor rooms?


Update Your Bar Cart for Outdoor Entertaining

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Outdoor bar cart

When the weather warms, it’s time to roll the party outdoors. Whether you’re hosting a small get-together with friends or throwing a huge backyard bash, the caster-rolling bar cart is an entertaining essential for serving up food and drinks in a breeze. It’s perfectly scaled for small sunrooms, patios and porches, but it’s also great for parking near poolside for a quick refreshment after laps.


7 Ways to Decorate Outdoor Spaces with Stripes

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Outdoor terrace with cabana striped patio cushions

After the big chill of winter, your outdoor living areas probably could use a little TLC. What if we told you there was a simple way to give your outdoor decor an instant makeover? The answer lies in one word: stripes.


What’s Your Outdoor Seating Style?

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Covered porch with Ballard Designs Sutton Collection outdoor furniture

There’s no better time to get ready for summer living. Maximize your outdoor lounge time by transforming a backyard space into a relaxing retreat. The best place to start is finding the right seating that not only fits your space, but your lifestyle, too. And that can depend on what you love to do most when you step outside. Depending on your outdoor space, find the perfect outdoor


4 Festive Ideas for Fall Container Gardening

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Now is a great time to freshen up your garden containers with the rich colors and textures of the season. There are plenty of late-season bloomers and fall foliage beauties that will keep your containers looking gorgeous up to the first frost and even beyond.


Planter Ideas From Margot Shaw of Flower Magazine

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Margo Shaw and a planter

When I got the call from Ballard asking for planter ideas I thought, again, I love my job!

But since I’m more of a cut flower girl, I decided this would be a great opportunity for me to learn a new skill, so I did what I always do, enlisted the help of an expert, and went through a lightning speed tutorial before filling the outdoor planters with botanical beauty. Thanks Clarke Bohorfoush!