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Tips & Solutions

Feb19

Style in Bloom: Our Spring Preview

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Courtney floral fabric inspired Spring 2015

With the frigid temperatures much of the country is experiencing right now, we can hardly say spring is in the air. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t on our minds. The impending launch of our spring catalog has us dreaming in vivid color — and beckoning spring’s arrival. In the meantime, we got together with Karen Mooney, our Senior Vice President of Brand Management, to chat about the new catalog and some of our favorite looks.

Feb17

Art 101: Part 1 Ballard Designs’ Art Options

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At Ballard, we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to art. The very thing in a piece of art that draws you in may be completely overlooked by another. That’s why we offer lots of style and finish options to make it fun and easy to find that perfect piece, says Ballard Designs’ Art Buyer, Karen Fleenor.

Feb17

Art 101: Part 2 Ballard Designs’ Framing and Finish Options

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When you’re trying to find the perfect piece of art, it’s important to know your options. And at Ballard, you have lots of options. In Part 2 of our Art 101 series, we asked our Art Buyer, Karen Fleenor, to walk us through the different framing and finish options we have available.

Feb16

Video: How to Pick the Perfect Art

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Just like a rug or proper lighting, artwork is an important layer in your decor. It brings color, texture and personality to a room. And because it’s a reflection of you, it adds that personal touch that makes it all the more meaningful, says Ballard Designs’ Art Buyer, Karen Fleenor.

Feb13

Home Tour: A Craftsman Home In Atlanta

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Phil Lancaster, Senior Director of Merchadising at Ballard Designs, has made a career out of staying ahead of trend. So it’s no surprise he bought a house in a hip, historic neighborhood in Atlanta decades before it became one of the most desirable places in the city to live. Buying in 1978 meant he was way ahead of the big housing and renovation boom that transformed the neighborhood. The Craftsman bungalow, purchased from the original owner’s daughter, had been left largely untouched since it was first built in 1909. And this suited the avid antiques collector and his wife, Zoë, just fine.

Feb10

Our Ultimate Fabric Guide

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Ballard Designs fabric guide

Ordering upholstered or slipcovered items online can feel daunting when you haven’t seen a piece in person, can’t touch the fabric, or even get a true read on the colors. And while we offer free swatches for all of our fabrics, we wanted to help you understand and shop for the right fabric for your piece! So, we put together this handy fabric guide to help you get a feel for the options we offer and what will work best for your next project.

Feb9

Ask the Expert: Mark Williams on Bathroom Lighting

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Bath lighting tips

Obviously, lighting is a pretty important factor in every room. But we say the bathroom is where lighting matters most. After all, it’s where you apply your makeup and where he shaves. It’s also where you see yourself in the mirror every morning and again in the evening before bedtime. At the sake of sounding vain, don’t you want that image to be its best? Well, then you really need the right lighting.