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Aug 29

Runway to Room: 8 Fall 2016 Fashion Trends Translated

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Velvet on the Fall 2016 runways

Designer: Akris; Photo: Ylannis Vlamos, Indigital.tv for Vogue

When we’re dreaming up the new products for a season, we’re always super inspired by fashion — whether it’s color palettes, dressmaker details, or overall style sensibility. So we’re always tickled pink when certain trends we’ve been loving show up both in our seasonal stories and on the runway. Below we’re talking about 8 fall fashion trends you can find both on the world’s chicest catwalks, as well as in our catalog.

 
Aug 26

Feature Friday: Light, Bright Kitchen Makeover

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Kitchen design from Julie Holloway of Milk & Honey Home blog

In our Feature Friday series, we’ll be highlighting the homes of some of our favorite bloggers and designers. We love the way they’ve used our products in their spaces, so we thought we’d bring these bright ideas to you!

This Friday, we are putting the spotlight on the room where many of us spend the most time — the kitchen! Julie Holloway of Milk and Honey Home is a residential and commercial designer who was faced with a kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room renovation in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

 
Aug 25

Get the Look: Living Room in Jewel Tones

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Jewel toned living room from Ballard Designs Fall 2016 catalog

Every season, we love exploring new color palettes, and for Fall 2016, we were inspired by jewel tones. There’s something about them that just feels so cozy, welcoming, and luxe. And who doesn’t look forward to a little luxury once the colder months come around? Candlelit dinners, fireside chats, cashmere sweaters, and leather boots? Consider us in! And for an evening like that, we think you need to spend it in a room like the jewel toned living room in our Fall 2016 catalog. Get the look below:

 
Aug 23

Bringing Modern Pieces into Your Home

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Adding a touch of modern to your home

Our philosophy at Ballard Designs is to infuse every room with an eclectic mix of furniture pieces and styles to create a look that’s uniquely yours. That’s why we’re always bringing together antique-inspired pieces with funky accessories, patterns galore, and more and more modern pieces too. Every home should have a little touch of modern; here are our favorite ways to incorporate it:

 
Aug 22

4 Ways to Give Your Storage a Quick Update

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Easy ways to make your storage solutions more stylish

Where would we be without baskets and bins? They help control the clutter by storing your stuff in plain sight while also adding major style with just the right amount of warmth and texture. So whether you’re in desperate need of storage containers or you’ve used the same ones for years, now’s the time for a quick update that will give your space a new look.

 
Aug 15

Fall 2016 Desktop Wallpaper

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Fall 2016 desktop wallpaper from Ballard Designs

We’re prepping for Fall. Yes, yes, we hear you. It’s still 90 degrees outside, but we’ll admit to getting our Fall wardrobes ready, polishing our favorite boots, and yearning for sweaters and falling leaves. We love this quote from Emily Bronte and wanted to capture the warm ochre colors and rustic touches that remind us of fall. We hope you’ll enjoy this pretty new wallpaper.

 
Aug 12

A Late Summer Look for Your Front Door

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A late summer look for your front door with a chinoserie door mat, blue planter, and hanging basket

As the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression, and that’s why we think it’s important to add some finishing touches to your front door. It doesn’t take a lot, but a nice welcome mat, some greenery, and a wreath on the door can make a world of difference. And give your guests and neighbors a hint to the fabulously stylish space you’ve created on the inside. Here are our picks for creating a front door for late summer and early Fall: