Tips & Solutions

May 19

10 Pretty Entries to Transition You into Summer

2017-05-19T08:15:32+00:00 By |Decorating, Entryways, Featured, Style Tip, Summer, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments


Your entryway is the first space guests see when they enter your home, and even more importantly, they’re the first place you see. That’s reason enough for us to make it a beautiful focal point that functions for your family and looks pretty too. We’ve rounded up 10 entries from our summer catalog to bring you a little inspiration so you can whip this little spot into shape.

May 8

Summer 2017 Inspiration with Suzanne Kasler

2017-05-05T16:36:09+00:00 By |Decorating, Design Experts, Featured, Summer, Suzanne Kasler, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Suzanne Kasler's Summer 2017 collection for Ballard Designs with green, french blue, and navy

With every new collection, we fall more in love with Suzanne Kasler’s tailored, timeless style, so it’s no surprise that her summer 2017 collection has us ready to throw back the window treatments and take in that gorgeous summer weather. We visited Suzanne’s office to talk with her about her new pieces, her new favorite color, and why nautical accents belong in every room.

May 1

Luxury Laid Back for Summer 2017

2017-04-28T11:36:56+00:00 By |Decorating, Summer, Tips & Solutions|1 Comment

Inspiration for Ballard Designs' summer 2017 catalog

Each season before we start planning new products, fabrics, and rooms, our whole team sits down to get our creative juices flowing. When sharing what summer meant to each of us, an overwhelming theme emerged — taking the time to enjoy your home and most importantly your family and friends. Enjoy it. Walk around your home barefoot, leave the doors open, and just be within your home. Like we do each season, we sat down to talk with our Senior Vice President Karen Mooney about that very concept and how we’ve translated it into our new collection.

Apr 17

10 Pink Rooms Meant for Grown Ups

2017-04-25T09:43:40+00:00 By |Decorating, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments


Pink is one of our favorite colors right now, and we’ve used almost every shade of it in our most recent Spring catalog. It can be a polarizing color though because it’s so unabashedly feminine and usually conjures images of your pre-teen bedroom or nursery. But we actually think the softness of pink makes it the perfect foil for the more clean, masculine shapes we’re seeing in furniture trends. 

Apr 14

What’s The Best Fabric for My Sofa?

2017-04-14T08:23:08+00:00 By |By Category, Decorating, Fabric & Slipcovers, Featured, Furniture, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments

OUr guide for choosing a fabric for your sofa or couch

If you’ve been listening to our podcast, you’ve likely heard one of our most common questions which is ‘where should I invest my decorating dollars?’ Nearly all of our guests are in agreement that a great, well-made sofa is an investment you won’t regret. The guts of any upholstered piece are important because that determines the lifespan and comfort of a furniture piece, but equally as important is your fabric choice. Today, we’re walking you through all of the options so you can make the best choice for your sofa.