Nov 9

Recipe: Bunny Williams’ Milk Punch

By |Entertaining, Entertaining Experts, Featured, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes|2 Comments

Bunny's Milk Punch Recipe

We loved hearing about Bunny Williams’ Christmas Eve traditions, and when she mentioned the milk punch that she makes each year, we had to get our hands on the recipe! She uses the recipe from one of her dear friends, Julia Reed, celebrated writer, foodie, and New Orleans resident. Seeing as milk punch is classic New Orleans drink, we figure this one is a winner!

Nov 6

10 Gifts for Her

By |Featured, Gifts, Holiday Decorating|3 Comments

10 gift ideas for women

It’s the season of giving, and we’re stocking up early with the intention of surprising our best friend, mother, sister, or wife! Here are 10 of our favorite gift ideas for the lady in your life!

Oct 9

All that Shines: Decorating for Christmas with Suzanne Kasler

By |Decorating, Design Experts, Featured, Holiday Decorating, Suzanne Kasler|0 Comments

Suzanne Kasler's 2015 Holiday Collection

It’s our favorite time of year, and nobody does the holidays better than our dear friend and designer, Suzanne Kasler. This year, Suzanne is dreaming of Christmas in color — with lots of sparkle on top. She’s bringing back her signature Holiday Plaid and iconic antlers with even more ornaments that all have one thing in common: shimmer and shine. We got together with Suzanne at her office in Atlanta to talk about her holiday collection.  

Oct 5

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

By |Dining Rooms, Entertaining, Fall, Featured, Holiday Entertaining, How To, Tabletop, Tips & Ideas|6 Comments

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 2

1 Mantel, Decorated from October to December

By |Decor & Pillows, Decorating, Featured, Holiday Decorating, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|10 Comments

1 Mantel from October through December

It seems as though as soon as you’ve decorated your fireplace mantel for Fall, it’s time to do a whole new look for Christmas! This year, we’re taking on a new strategy — we’re decorating our mantel bit by bit. We’re using the same pieces from early Fall through Christmas, just adding things here and there. Here’s how we did it:

Oct 1

Celebrating the Holidays with Bunny Williams

By |Bunny Williams, Decorating, Design Experts, Entertaining, Entertaining Experts, Featured, Holiday Decorating, Holiday Entertaining, Tips & Ideas|0 Comments

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

By |Bunny Williams, Decorating, Entertaining, Fall, Featured, Holiday Entertaining, Place Settings, Tabletop, Tips & Ideas|0 Comments

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.