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Tips & Ideas

Dec 24

A Holiday Table from Bunny Williams and Eddie Ross

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Holiday table setting from Bunny Williams and Eddie Ross

When it’s time for holiday hosting, it’s all about the mix! Combining different patterns is what makes a table fun, festive, and interesting for your guests. We know that as you collect different entertaining pieces, you’ll be using those in different ways each time you set the table, and that’s what we love! No one does the mix better than Modern Mix author Eddie Ross and our own favorite Bunny Williams, which is why we’re so thrilled to share this gorgeous table with you today. On Christmas Eve!

Below Eddie Ross walks you through his tips for setting a stylish Holiday table.

 
Oct 5

How to Set Up a Buffet on a Dining Table or Sideboard

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How to Set up a buffet for parties or family gatherings

It’s the season for entertaining, which means if you haven’t already started planning your holiday gathering or family events, you will be soon! As they should, most get togethers revolve around food, so while you don’t have to make things complicated, it’s always important to put some advanced thought into either making or buying something (hey, we aren’t above prepared dishes or catering!) delicious for your guests. The next step is setting up a buffet, which can sometimes feel intimidating.

We’re going to walk you through it, step by step — whether you’re using your dining table or a sideboard!

 
Oct 1

Celebrating the Holidays with Bunny Williams

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Bunny Williams' Holiday Collection for Ballard Designs

Now that our holiday catalog is unwrapped, we can finally talk about our favorite things, and that includes our second holiday collection with world-renowned designer, Bunny Williams. Inspired by her own collected treasures from holidays past, she’s helping us celebrate the holidays the only way we know how: with unforgettable style. We recently spoke with Bunny about her new collection and how she celebrates Christmas.

 
Sep 29

15 Holiday Place Setting Ideas

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The holidays are nearly here, and we’re helping you get ready for a busy season of entertaining! We love the ceremonial feel of taking out your favorite china pieces at the start of this festive season — whether that’s your holiday pattern, your grandmother’s china, your wedding pieces, or your favorite everyday collection. Traditions are an important part of what makes this time of year special, but we also love the idea of picking a few new pieces to complement your tried and true entertaining favorites.

 
Jul 24

Video: The Perfect Southern Table with Bunny Williams

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Our love for Bunny Williams runs deep, especially since she debuted her new tabletop and accessories collections with us. So you can imagine our delight when we found out she’d be the designer of the 2015 Southern Living Idea House. We couldn’t wait to see how she created an inviting home that reflects her Southern roots.

 
Apr 27

Video: How to Use a Floral Frog for a Low, Classic Arrangement

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Just in time for summer, Bunny Williams designed a variety of floral frogs to make flower arranging easier than ever. According to Bunny, anyone can create a beautiful arrangement if you’ve got the right tools. We’re not saying we didn’t take her word for it, but we did put her floral frogs to the test. We asked garden and entertaining expert, James Farmer, to help us create three unique looks using each one of Bunny’s floral frogs — and we think you’ll love the results every bit as we do.

 
Apr 27

Video: How To Use a Floral Frog for a Traditional Arrangement with a Twist

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Just in time for summer, Bunny Williams designed a variety of floral frogs to make flower arranging easier than ever. According to Bunny, anyone can create a beautiful arrangement if you’ve got the right tools. We’re not saying we didn’t take her word for it, but we did put her floral frogs to the test. We asked garden and entertaining expert, James Farmer, to help us create three unique looks using each one of Bunny’s floral frogs — and we think you’ll love the results every bit as we do.