Dec 30

Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

By |Decorating, Tips & Ideas|2 Comments

Whew, what a year 2016 has been! Before we officially ring in 2017, we thought it only fitting to look back through some of our best posts here on How to Decorate.

Use a series of paintings to fill a blank wall in a living room

Nov 24

Happy Thanksgiving

By |Entertaining, Holiday Entertaining, Place Settings, Tips & Ideas|1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving table

This season is about giving thanks and celebrating the people who matter most. Without our customers we would not have grown into the brand we are today. Thank you for welcoming Ballard into your homes. – Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Nov 23

Podcast, Bonus Episode: Entertaining Disasters

By |Decorating, Entertaining, Holiday Entertaining, podcast|0 Comments

How to Decorate podcast bonus episode: all about entertaining and our entertaining disasters

This week we’re bringing you a bonus episode, and we’re talking entertaining! Our plan was to bring you a short extra episode with our entertaining stories — to get you in the spirit of Thanksgiving — but of course, we gabbed for over an hour. But, if you listen to the whole episode, you’ll hear our tried and true secrets, entertaining disasters, and suggestions for being a great guest.

Nov 21

Recipes: Moscow Mule and Mint Julep Shots

By |Entertaining, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes, Tips & Ideas, Winter|0 Comments

Moscow Mule and Mint Julep shot recipes

We were so excited to introduce our Moscow Mule and Mint Julep Shot glasses this holiday season, but what good are these adorable shot glasses if you don’t have recipes to go with them?

Nov 11

10 Monogrammable Gifts to Put Under Your Tree

By |Entertaining, Gifts, Holiday, How To|0 Comments

10 christmas gift ideas that are monogrammable

The gift-giving season is upon us. We’re making a list and checking it twice, and this year, monograms are definitely on our ‘Nice’ list! Here are 10 gift ideas that can be personalized, and Santa’s elves are thrilled about it!

Nov 1

A Festive Christmas Table for your Holiday Dinner

By |Entertaining, Holiday, Holiday Entertaining, Place Settings, Tips & Ideas|1 Comment

Festive Christmas table top and place setting

As the holiday season approaches, we start thinking about entertaining. What do we need to pull off a flawless holiday dinner? How can we give our dinnerware and table setting pieces a new look? What festive accents should we add to our repertoire? All of these questions can be answered with a little inspiration which is what we’re bringing you today. A classic holiday table made up of pieces you can use year round but that together evoke that holiday feel we’re after:

Oct 21

Entertaining in a Small Space — Picnic Style!

By |Entertaining, Holiday Entertaining, Tips & Ideas|0 Comments

Host a holiday gathering picnic style around your coffee table

At Ballard Designs, we’re big believers that everyone should entertain, no matter how big or small your home is and no matter how many projects you’ve marked off your decorating To Do list. Entertaining isn’t about perfection, it’s about hospitality! If you have a studio apartment or a small home, consider hosting a holiday gathering picnic-style around your coffee table. Here’s how we did it.