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Mar 28

Podcast, Episode 12: Magazine Editor Betsy Riley

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Ballard Designs' How to Decorate podcast with guest magazine editor Betsy Riley

Design: Lindsey Coral Harper; Photo: Lauren Rubinstein

Being the design-aholics we are, we couldn’t turn down an opportunity to interview the Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Betsy Riley. We have Betsy to thank for reviving the title in 2015. Each issue brings some of the most gorgeous and inspiring spaces in Atlanta, so we were thrilled to pick her brain about what makes a house magazine-worthy and how she decorates in her own home.

Mar 24

Trending: Woven Textures

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Our Bailey Pendants feature hand painted rattan with stripes

When the weather warms and we start welcoming Spring into our homes, it’s the perfect time to think about making some small seasonal changes to your home. This year, we’ve been really craving those details that remind us of the tropics — bright colors, leaf prints, and woven textures. We loved weaving pieces with raffia and rattan accents into the rooms of our 2017 catalog. Just one piece can give a room a touch of that island feel, without being too kitschy!

Mar 21

Runway to Room: Spring 2017 Fashion Trends Translated

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Spring 2017 runway trends translated to rooms from the Ballard Designs catalog

Designer: Monse; Photo: Imaxtree

We’ve mentioned that the colors and furniture pieces in our collections are often inspired by fashion trends we’re seeing, and this spring was no exception.  Bright colors, tropical motifs, and nautical themes are present in both our Spring 2017 collection and the Spring 2017 collections shown at New York Fashion Week. We thought we’d round up our favorites and share them with you!

Mar 20

Artist Spotlight: Lisa Moore

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Ballard Designs' Exclusive artist Lisa Moore in Chamblee, Georgia

As part of our Exclusive Artist Program, we’re collaborating with a handful of independent artists whose work can only be found in galleries to bring their creative vision to our customers. They create artwork exclusively for us — you won’t find these pieces anywhere else — and you get to enjoy the next best thing to original art at an affordable price.

Last week, we visited Exclusive Artists Lisa Moore in her studio in Chamblee, Georgia where we talked about her pieces, why she started painting, and we even got to watch her while she worked on a new equine painting. Take a tour of her studio below and get to know this talented painter:

Mar 14

Podcast, Episode #11: Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler

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Suzanne Kasler is our guest on the How to Decorate podcast for Ballard Designs

Today’s guest is not only one of our favorite designers and a hometown hero in the design world, she’s also our design partner, Suzanne Kasler. Suzanne’s interiors are usually riddled with classic furniture pieces, but she presents them with a modern point of view. They’re tailored, edited, and punctuated with color. We launched our first collection with Suzanne in 2011, and ever since then, we’ve been making design magic together, so we’re thrilled to have her as our guest today on the blog!