Tips & Ideas

Aug 28

Balancing Your Space with Masculine and Feminine Decor

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Some of our favorite spaces exemplify what founding editor of Domino Magazine, Deborah Needleman, describes as the perfectly imperfect home — one that’s both lived in and loved. So much of achieving that look comes down to striking the right balance in your decor, from the shape and scale of your furniture to the color palette to the amount of light sources in the room.

Aug 25

Fall Color Palette: Cranberry & Onyx

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Fall color palette inspiration

On the cover of our August catalog, we went bold with red and black, or as we like to call it, Cranberry and Onyx. We chose deep, rich reds and paired them charcoals and blacks, both with a little hint of shine. Our new Morgan pendant in Bronze is a particular favorite, especially in this space, because of its clean lines and subtlety shiny finish. We reinforced that shiny black finish by using our Durham Desk and our Allen Stools, which both have iron frames for that have a slight reflective quality.

Bringing in that rich red was too easy — we used some of our favorite new pieces for Fall, like our Beckett Hand Knotted Rug, our Sydney Berry fabric, and our Linen Flange Pillows in Pomegranate. Together, these pieces feel tailored, rich, and even a little masculine. What a cozy workspace this would make for Fall! But you could just as easily reinterpret it into a bedroom with our Annabel bedding, and upholstered headboard and some Durham side tables. How would you use this color palette in your home?

Find more color palette ideas, or browse our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

Jul 3

Al Fresco Entertaining with Southern Style

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Ballard Tall

We’re thrilled this week to introduce Nealey Dozier of the food blog, Dixie Caviar. Nealey is always cookin’ up fantastic recipes, and we’re excited to bring you a slew of them this week!

Jun 20

10 Tips for Backyard Entertaining

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Backyard entertaining

Sometimes when the universe blesses you with that perfect, sunny day, it’d be a crime not to invite guests over just to celebrate! Even if you don’t have anything planned in advance, we have a few ideas for throwing a last-minute party, while still impressing your guests and showing them a good time. Below are some of our favorite tips for outdoor entertaining on the fly!

Jun 16

How to Throw an Impromptu Outdoor Party

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How to host an impromptu party

It felt like it would never arrive, and now it’s finally here. We’re talking about summer, of course. The time of year when we want to fling open the doors and head outside. Great weather and even better cocktails are best enjoyed with friends, though. So invite them over when the moment hits. You might be surprised at just how quickly you can pull a last-minute party together with panache. Just use our helpful party guide and timeline!

May 23

12 Summer Entertaining Tips

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A table setting with jute twine and pink peonies

This summer we’re collaborating with the editors at Domino Magazine to bring you summer entertaining ideas so you can host your next perfect party. Whether you’re hosting an outdoor brunch in the shade or a pool party for friends, these tips will help you wow your guests!

Apr 30

A Chic City Celebration with Domino Magazine

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Urban entertaining with Domino magazine

We’ve partnered with the editors at domino magazine to help you kick your outdoor entertaining game up a notch! To inspire your next summer soirée, the editors at domino have designed three gorgeous outdoor spaces using products from Ballard Designs to create the perfect setting. Learn about their inspiration for these spaces, their best-loved ways to create a comfortable space, and even some of their must-make summer recipes!