Aug 15

Fall 2016 Desktop Wallpaper

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Fall 2016 desktop wallpaper from Ballard Designs

We’re prepping for Fall. Yes, yes, we hear you. It’s still 90 degrees outside, but we’ll admit to getting our Fall wardrobes ready, polishing our favorite boots, and yearning for sweaters and falling leaves. We love this quote from Emily Bronte and wanted to capture the warm ochre colors and rustic touches that remind us of fall. We hope you’ll enjoy this pretty new wallpaper.

Aug 4

Our Fall 2016 Preview: Livable Luxe

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Fall 2016 catalog from Ballard Designs

It’s never too early to start planning for the next season. So while you’re still soaking up the summer sun, take a sneak peek at what we’ve got in store for fall. To walk us through what inspired our Fall 2016 catalog, we talked to Senior Vice President Karen Mooney.

Sep 24

Runway to Room: Top 10 Fall Fashion Trends Translated

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Bling details translated from the Fall runway to your home

Designer: Prada; Photo: Imaxtree for Vogue

Every season, we obsessively follow the runway reports of the best collections from New York, London, Milan and Paris. Not only is fashion fun to keep up with, but the latest trends on the catwalk often inspire the design of our homes. While you may not be able to afford this season’s hottest ready-to-wear looks, you can certainly incorporate some of them into your rooms. Here are a few of our favorites from fall 2015 and how we’re translating them.

Sep 18

Fall 2015 Pillow Collections

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Fall-inspired pillows with spice colors and citron greens

Pillow covers are the hardest working tool in your decorating arsenal. A well placed pillow can ‘pouf!’ give your room a whole new color palette. Not to mention they’re functional, relatively inexpensive compared to most other pieces in your living room or bedroom, and they’re easy to find. But did you know you can order a pillow cover in any of our fabrics? Because of that, it’s simple to get that perfectly coordinate collection of pillows in your home — the ones you usually only see in designer spaces. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite fabrics to help you get a designer look using our custom pillows in some of our beloved fabrics.

Aug 25

9 Details You May Have Missed from our Fall Catalog

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Pretty space with green wall and bird prints

Our catalog is chock full of products, color palettes, ideas and inspiration, so it’s no surprise if you miss a few fun details as you’re paging through. There are just so many things to look at and so many spaces to absorb! But, with each catalog, we try to incorporate ideas for your home and fun ways to bring new life into your space. Here are a few details you may have missed from our Fall catalog that we think are worth taking another look at!

Aug 24

Decorating Your Outdoor Space for Fall

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Let nature be your focal point

Pool party season may soon come to a close, but it doesn’t mean you have to go indoors. In fact, we’re looking forward to cooler days and nights. And those cooler temps of fall make it an ideal time to be outside and enjoy your patio a little longer. Which is why we’re thinking of ways to bring fall to our porch and patio. Here’s what we’re thinking:

Aug 13

Fall Color Palette: Spicy and Gray

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Mix a spicy orange/red with shades of gray for a room that feels energetic and cozy

We’re totally smitten with the happy shade of Spice you’re seeing all over the pages of our Fall 2015 catalog. It feels warm, fresh, unexpected, and it coordinates beautifully with any neutrals you may already have in your home (like grays, beiges, blacks, and even navy!).