By Season

Nov 23

Podcast, Bonus Episode: Entertaining Disasters

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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 1

A Festive Christmas Table for your Holiday Dinner

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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!

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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.