Tips & Solutions

Jul28

3 Ways to Use our Paulette Pantry

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Ballard Designs Paulette Pantry

Our favorite products to introduce each season are the ones that we’ve designed to solve a problem. There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing from our customers about an issue they have in their home and dreaming up a way to fix it. That’s precisely why we’re so excited about our Paulette Pantry Cabinet. This piece has a modest footprint but huge potential for keeping all your pantry items, cookware, serve ware, wine, and other kitchen necessities organized and on hand, but it also has huge potential outside of the kitchen too. In this post, we’ll show you 3 ways to put our Paulette Pantry to work!

Jul27

Warming Trends: Our Fall 2015 Collection

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Inspiration for our Fall 2015 catalog

When you’re smack-dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, it’s hard to even think about fall. But we think you’ll reconsider once you get a glimpse of the luscious pages of our August-September catalog. While you’re waiting for your copy in the mail, you can read our conversation with Karen Mooney, our Senior Vice President of Brand Management, about the new catalog and some of her favorite fall looks.

Jul24

Video: 5 Must-Haves from the Southern Living Idea House

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Our love for Bunny Williams runs deep, especially since she debuted her new tabletop and accessories collections with us. So you can imagine our delight when we found out she’d be the designer of the 2015 Southern Living Idea House. We couldn’t wait to see how she created an inviting home that reflects her Southern roots.

Jul23

Inside Look: 2015 Southern Living Idea House with Bunny Williams

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2015 Southern Living Idea House designed by Bunny Williams in Charlottesville, Virginia

When the editors at Southern Living chose Charlottesville, Virginia as the site of their next Idea House, there was only one person to call: Bunny Williams. The all-star designer returned to her hometown to design the ultimate modern-day farmhouse that exudes quintessential southern charm. Nestled in the rolling hills of Bundoran Farm, a 2,300-acre conservation community, the home is full of light and life with an outdoor area perfect for entertaining and taking in the amazing views.

Jul17

We’re Traveling to: East Hampton

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Home decor inspired by the Hamptons and New England

When we think of summer, we think of summer vacation of course! And if you’re taking a vacation over the next few months, chances are you’re headed to some kind of beach. There’s something about the water that really inspires all of the senses, so we’re letting our wanderlust guide our inspiration for a new series! In our We’re Traveling Series, we’re letting some of the locations on our must-see list guide our home decor choices.

Jul14

Guide to Choosing Throw Pillows

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Guide to choosing throw pillows

We’re always touting how easy it is to breathe new life in your room simply by switching out throw pillows. It’s true, a group of new fabrics and colors can give your space a totally different feel, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to cull through all of the thousands of great throw pillows in every shade imaginable to find 4 or 5 that will work well for your space. There’s an overwhelming selection out there, which makes the process confusing! Well, we want to make things easier for you. Consider this our guide to choosing the right throw pillows for your room.

Jul9

We’re Into: Diptychs & Triptychs

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Custom Soliloquy Art by Ballard Designs

Diptychs and triptychs come from the Greek meaning two- (dip) or three- (trip) fold (tych) and historically refer to any objects or works of art that are divided into panels and hinged together. Heavily used for religious iconography in churches and cathedrals from the Middle Ages on, diptychs and triptychs in today’s art world are simply a creative continuation of a piece of art on two or more canvases.