Tips & Solutions

Feb 20

Get the Look: Blush and Gray Bedroom

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Blush and gray bedroom from Ballard Designs Winter 2017 catalog

We’re big fans of blush, and we especially love mixing it with darker, more masculine colors like charcoal or black. We wanted to create a space that balanced feminine and masculine elements to create a restful bedroom, perfect for cozy winter evenings. Our Louise Blush fabric was the jumping off point for this space, which we used on our Camden Headboard and custom drapery panels. Next, we used our Orson Rug which combines a traditional Turkish pattern with a modern, monotone color palette. Add bedding in a luxurious velvet, a mirrored night stand, and a classic x-bench to create a bedroom that’s just right on all fronts.

Shop all of the pieces in this room:

Camden Headboard in Louise Blush
Deanna Mirrored Side Table
X-Bench in Off-White Twill with Danish Linen Welt
Malia Seeded Glass Lamp
Orson Rug
Birdsong Art
Custom Drapery Panels in Louise Blush
Lucca Velvet Bedding
Addison Stitched Bedding
Standing Sunbursts, Set of 3

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Feb 13

8 Ways to Add More Seating to Your Room

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Living room with neutral color palette

When you’re decorating a space, it’s essential to have plenty of places to sit. How else are you going to have friends and family over? You certainly don’t want to offer them a seat on the floor. But in most homes, space is at a premium, so if you’re going to work more seating into your room, you’ve got to be sneaky about it. Well, we’re coming to the rescue with 8 ways to bring more seating into your space.

Feb 7

Why You Should Incorporate Different Furniture Heights Into Your Room

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How to Decorate the new Octavia Bookcase from Ballard Designs

We’ve talked about balance a lot recently here on How to Decorate, specifically in terms of styling your furniture pieces and in bring both light and dark pieces into your room. Another way to bring balance into your space is to incorporate furniture pieces of all heights. It’s important to have something at various heights to help move your eye through the room, and also to make sure every quadrant of your room is ‘active.’ In other words, don’t forget to address the tops of your walls!

Feb 6

Get the Look: Violet & Sky Living Room

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Cozy living room with light purple and blue accents

Pastels are typically a color palette you’d see in the Spring, but we loved incorporating them into our Winter season because they coordinate so beautifully with grays. Our new Minsk and Cleo Glacier fabrics really inspired us to work violet into the space, and once we got going, we couldn’t believe how many of our favorite pieces echoed that icy blue and violet palette.

Jan 30

Home Tour: Natalie Nassar’s Layered, Family Home

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Natalie Nassar's layered, collected home tour with global style

Some people are just born with great style, and as soon as you meet stylist Natalie Nassar, you’ll immediately see that’s she one of those people. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Natalie for years. First as an in-house stylist and now as a freelance stylist, Natalie makes sure every detail of our seasonal rooms are perfect. So we weren’t surprised to find that she designed the Atlanta home she shares with her husband and daughter Noura with the same care.