Tips & Solutions

May4

Susanna Salk’s Dining Room Refresh

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Susanna Salk's dining room makeover

When our great friend Susanna Salk mentioned she wanted to switch up the look in her dining room, we couldn’t wait to see where her imagination would take her! So we were thrilled when she wanted to use our own Dayna Armchair! She kindly agreed to detail the process in a post for us, so we could share her good ideas with all of you!

They say that it’s important to embrace change when it comes to life. And they also say that your home should be a consistent haven in an ever changing world. So when do you change your home? I don’t mean renovation as in “we need a bigger kitchen or bathroom” sort of change. I mean tinkering of the non essential variety. How important is it to switch up a room that more or less already works?

May1

Update Your Bedding for Summer

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Dressing a bed for warm weather

Your needs for your home change greatly depending on the time of year. In the summer, we need cozy spaces with blankets and layers and plushness to combat the winter chill. And of course in the summer, we need the reverse. Crisp linens, gentle breezes, and breathable fabrics are so important in helping you get a good nights rest. So, in this post, we’d like to help you dress your bed for warm weather!

Apr30

Sunny Days Ahead: Our Summer 2015 Collection

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Blue bedroom inspired by the sea

Shooting the summer catalog in the middle of winter always has us dreaming of spending long, leisurely days outdoors with the sun on our faces. Alas, summer is right around the corner, and we’re making all the necessary preparations for sunny days ahead. To get you in the mood, we spoke to Karen Mooney, our Senior Vice President of Brand Management, about the new summer catalog and some of her favorite must-haves this season.

Apr17

Change the Personality of your Room with Art

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Change the personality of your room with art

Ever wanted to change the direction of a space in your home halfway through the decorating process? Or perhaps you have a room that you’ve partially furnished, but never really finished? Art is the perfect way to bring new personality into your space. And the great thing about our art options is that you could go in so many directions, depending on which pieces you choose. Art just has the uncanny ability to take a room in a new direction!

As an example, take our Sybil Settee. We love tailored, feminine feel it has, but see how the whole space transforms depending on the art we hang over it!

Apr16

Serving Up Summer with Bunny Williams

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Outdoor tabletop collection from Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs

When the weather warms, Bunny Williams heads outside. Whether she’s pulling together an arrangement of flowers from the garden or entertaining poolside, she makes it all look so effortless. And if you ask her about it, she’ll tell you that it’s in the details. Lucky for us, she’s put that same thoughtful, creative sensibility into her spring and summer collection for Ballard. Every piece adds purpose with total style and ease.

Apr14

How Art Can Finish a Room

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Bedroom with large painting

When designing a room, every designer and homeowner knows there are many layers. Of course there are the walls, floors, and windows. Then you have your large furniture pieces, and your lighting, and your rugs. You also have accessories and soft goods. And then finally you have your art pieces. All of these layers play a very important role in turning a room into a space you love. Oftentimes though, the art is one of the last pieces brought into the room, and we actually find it can be the most transformative layer of them all!

Apr10

7 Spring Decorating Tips

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This wall mounted storage unit can be used as an outdoor bar or potting shed

In the pages of our catalog, you’ve probably noticed the tips that we include for design inspiration. From the products we sell to the tips we add to our catalog, our goal is to help you decorate your home inside and out to reflect your unique personality! Today, we thought we’d round up all the fun tips from our Spring 2015 catalog.