Tips & Solutions

Apr 28

3 Super Chic Summer Bedrooms

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Neutral bedroom with pink accents and a beachy vibe

When we think of summer, we think of a slower pace. Enjoying the weather from your front porch, afternoon walks, sleeping in just a bit later (one can only hope!), reading in bed. We want all of those places for relaxation, especially bedroom, to feel inviting, light, open, and carefree. We thought we’d pull together 3 pretty bedroom spaces that capture that casual, chic summer vibe. Here goes:

Apr 26

10 Ways to Bring Home Seaside Style – the Chic Way!

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How to bring home beach style, the chic way

Don’t we all wish we could live seaside year round? If only there was a way to bottle up the warm weather, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, and wonderfully salty smell to bring home with us from vacation. Instead, we thought we’d share how you can infuse your space with some seaside style, without turning your home into the shoes-optional souvenir shop!

Apr 19

Our Summer 2016 Preview: Bringing Summer Inside

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Summer 2016 inspiration from Ballard Designs

We love to live outside during summer. Who doesn’t? It’s the perfect excuse to take things a little slower and to just enjoy being under the sun with the ones you love. And while a lot of our time and attention is spent on our outdoor spaces, it’s also a great time to focus on the inside of our homes. This summer, when you’re not outside, look for ways to bring summer inside and to create a cool flow from room to room.

That’s exactly what was on our decorating minds when we put together our summer catalog. For more details on how it all came together, we talked to Karen Mooney, Senior Vice President of Brand Management. She also shares her new favorite items.

Apr 14

10 Must-Have Pieces Every Home Needs

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Must-have pieces every home needs

When you’re furnishing your home, you don’t want to just buy pieces that will fill space. Invest in items that can serve multiple purposes, work in various rooms, and can be moved as you do. We gathered together a list of the most versatile, go-anywhere pieces that every home should have.

Apr 11

How to Pick Exterior Paint Colors

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Exterior paint colors with color expert

Inevitably, when the weather warms we turn our attention to the outside of our homes, sprucing up the yard and porches and generally looking for ways to turn up the curb appeal. One of the biggest exterior changes you can make for the most impact is painting your home. It’s also one of the most daunting.

To help you choose the right palette, we got in touch with color consultant and designer, Jennifer Ott of Jennifer Ott Design. “It’s good timing,” Jennifer told us when we contacted her at her office in San Francisco. “With everyone heading outside, now is the best time to paint the exterior of your house.”

Apr 8

15 Ways to Arrange Your Porch

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How to arrange your porch for maximum comfort

Is there anything more inviting than a comfortable and inviting porch? Whether it’s a front porch that welcomes visitors or a back porch that’s private and perfect for entertaining, we love the way a porch functions as an additional living room during the summer months. That’s why it’s important to make the most of the outdoor space you have, and the biggest thing you can do to up your porch game is to arrange furniture in a way that functions for your needs. Here are 15 ideas for coming up with a layout for your porch furniture.

Apr 7

Get the Look: Pink Home Office

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Get the look of this girly, home office

Sometimes you just want to take a room to an unabashedly girly place, and that’s certainly what we did with this home office. Dare to mix pink with animal print — they aren’t as different as you may expect. We brought together our Antelope Rug with Suzanne Kasler’s Peony Pink Linen.