Tips & Solutions

Jul 21

August – September 2016 Paint Colors

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August - September 2016 paint colors from the Ballard Designs catalog

Because we shoot in real homes, we are not always at liberty to paint the walls. In those cases, we have chosen paint colors that best match the wall color in the photo. Please be aware that color may vary due to various light conditions, finish and other factors.  Therefore, it’s always a great idea to test a paint sample on your wall first. We use Benjamin Moore paint, but most paint stores can match any color.

Jul 19

The Case for White Walls with Suzanne Kasler

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Why Suzanne Kasler loves using a white wall in her interior design spaces

Photographer: Emily Followill, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Once upon a time, white walls were looked upon with great disdain. Also known as “rental white,” white walls were thought to be void of personality and sterile. Fast forward to 2016, and white walls are de riguer for homes everywhere and a major staple in every designer’s toolbox. We must admit, we love the look, too.

Jul 18

10 Ways to Fill the Blank Space Over Your Sofa

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How to fill the blank space over your sofa

One of the questions our Design Solutions’ team gets all the time is, “How do I fill the blank space on my wall?” Sometimes it’s the top of a stair landing, sometimes it’s the wall of a bedroom, and many, many times, it’s the wall space over the sofa! Considering all the questions, we figured we’d tackle this question on How to Decorate! Here are 10 ways you can fill that big expanse of wall over your sofa to create an impactful focal point.

Jul 15

Get the Look: Neutral & Coral Classic Living Room

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Get the look of this classic living room with neutral pieces and pops of coral

You know what we love about a classic room? No matter what the current trends are or what season it is, you can always give it a few fresh updates without having to reinvent the wheel. That’s what we were envisioning when we designed this living room for our Summer 2016 catalog. A neutral foundation, like our Davenport Sofa and Toulon Chair and Ottoman, is the perfect backdrop for fresh shades of coral and persimmon, art and a statement-making chandelier.

Jul 12

Summer Book Review: Patina Farm

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Review: Steve and Brooke Gianetti's book Patina Farm

What do you get when a renowned architect-and-designer duo with a European design sensibility and a passion for farming put their design ingenuity into a five-acre estate in bucolic Ojai, California? The answer is the subject of Steve and Brooke Giannetti’s new book, Patina Farm.

Jul 8

Feature Friday: Major Closet Makeover

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We’re excited to share the first installment of a new series where we’ll be highlighting the homes of some of our favorite bloggers. We love the way they’ve used our products in their spaces, so we thought we’d bring these bright ideas to you!

Makeovers are always fun in our book! We’ll be honest though, they can really be daunting if you are planning on a head-to-toe room re-do. We have a makeover from Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely that will make your jaw drop. You may even think the before-and-after shots are from completely different homes.

Jul 7

15 Neutral Bedrooms That Are Anything But Boring

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Neutral bedrooms that are anything but boring

You know, neutral gets a bad rap. It’s always accused of being bland and boring, but we beg to differ! With the right mix of proportions, patterns, and neutral tones, gray, white, and even beige can be seriously stunning. We’re sharing 15 different bedrooms that may not be filled with color, but certainly can’t be called boring.