Tips & Ideas

Oct16

How to Choose the Right Dining Room Table

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How many dining chairs can your table seat?

When it comes to picking the perfect dining table for your space, your biggest question is most likely, how many people does it seat? Because more than anything, you want a dining table to be able to fit your entire family, and even extend with a leaf for larger groups! With this in mind, we thought we’d share how many chairs can fit around round, oval, and rectangular tables of standard sizes.

Oct10

Fall-Inspired Tablescape from Mandy Kellogg Rye

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Fall tablescape with Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we’ve found ourselves thinking more and more about table settings, Fall desserts, and entertaining! This is the perfect time to pull together that well-appointed table just in time for the holidays, so we asked Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha to show us how it’s done. Mandy’s a pro a designing a beautiful table, so we’re thrilled to share this fabulous entertaining space with you! Let’s see how she did it:

Sep25

How to Fold Napkins like Bunny Williams

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How to fold napkins like Bunny Williams

As we’ve been working with Bunny Williams on her new collection for Ballard Designs, we’ve enjoyed learning a little bit about how she entertains and what her favorite entertaining tips are. We were delighted to learn that she always folds her napkins a certain way when having guests over for dinner, and she even designed her new table linen collection to look best when folded in this manner! We thought we’d share with you her napkin fold and how to do it!

Sep24

Video: Flower Arranging with Bunny Williams

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Celebrated entertainer (and interior designer extraordinaire) Bunny Williams walks us through her strategy for arranging flowers using her new container for Ballard Designs.

Sep23

Video: Setting the Table with Bunny Williams

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Celebrated entertainer (and interior designer extraordinaire) Bunny Williams talks to us about her love of china, her new dinner ware designs, and why she considers a table setting a work of art!

Sep22

Video: Entertaining Tips with Bunny Williams

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Celebrated entertainer (and interior designer extraordinaire) Bunny Williams talked to us about where her passion for entertaining came from and what are her tried and true tips for hosting friends and family in her home.

Sep15

We’re Into: Cachepots

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re kind of obsessed with containers! What’s not to like? From trays to baskets to bowls and more, they’re the ultimate decorator’s trick. They tidy up or dress up any surface that needs a little help. One of our favorite kinds of containers for just about any occasion is a cachepot.