Tips & Ideas

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.

 
Oct 6

A Stylish Thanksgiving Table for Your Family Gathering

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Thanksgiving tabletop inspiration for your placesetting and dining room

The weeks and months leading up to the New Year move at warp speed, which is why it’s important to step back and enjoy the moments you get to spend with family during the fall. Of course Thanksgiving is one of those times of year we get to sit down together and enjoy each others’ company, give thanks, and enjoy a meal together. For a big gathering like this, we like to set a table that feels special and festive. We pulled together some of our favorite pieces, both new and old, and are sharing how to get the look for yourself!

 
Sep 19

A Fall Tabletop Look to Steal

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A fall-inspired table with wood chargers and blue and white dinnerware

In three days, it’s officially Fall which means the start of the entertaining season. While that may give of you a chill, we love this time of year when we get to spend time with friends and family in our homes that we’ve spent all year working on. So it should come as no surprise that we love dreaming up new tabletop looks to celebrate the season! Inspired by the colors and textures of fall, we pulled together this dining table featuring our Wood Bark Chargers and Bunny Williams’ Campbell House Dinnerware.