Feb 2

10 White Lies We Tell In Our Catalog

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Lies we tell in our catalog about the rooms you're seeing

While you only see the clean, stylishly decorated rooms that are published in the catalog, the real magic happens behind the camera. Therefore, we thought it might be fun to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making our rooms catalog ready.

Jan 25

7 Ways to Add Drama to Your Room

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Create a dramatic focal point with a collection of art

Drama in life isn’t usually a good thing, but a little bit in the home? We think every room needs some! We’ve mentioned it before, but a focal point is a crucial element for every room, and a little drama helps you achieve that attention-grabbing focal point. Without one, your eye doesn’t know where to land upon entering a room, but with one, a room feels balanced, inviting, and interesting. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to create that dramatic focal point. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Jan 11

6 Reasons You Need a Touch of Modern in Your Home

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Why you need a touch of modern in your home

If you’ve flipped through our last few catalogs, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been quietly slipping more and more modern furniture pieces into our collections. The Ballard Designs aesthetic has always been about ‘the mix.’ We’re empowered (and we hope we’re empowering you too) to blend all styles of furniture, art, and accessories together. It’s that beautifully unique combination of things that helps you express your unique personality in your home, which is the goal. For this reason, we’ve been wanting to bring more contemporary accents into our rooms, like our Felicity Acrylic tables and more clean lined furniture, like our Dakota Sofa.

Today, we’re making a case for why you should have a few modern accents in your home!

Jan 8

Our 7 Select Fabrics and How We’re Using Them

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Ballard Designs Select Fabrics program

With the launch of our Winter catalog, we’re excited to introduce a new program where we’ll be bringing you all of our upholstered furniture pieces in our 7 most popular fabrics for a much lower price! And what makes our Select Fabrics program even better? We’ll be shipping these upholstered pieces out to you faster than ever before! Here’s the deal:

Jan 7

Pretty in Pink: Pantone 2016 Color of the Year

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Pantone's Rose Quartz color of the year

We’re tickled pink over Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year. This year, the color experts selected a duo of shades to share the honor: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Noting the natural balance between the warm rose and cool, tranquil blue, Pantone said the two shades inspired peace and order — something we all crave in our daily lives. And if you’ve seen our most recent catalog, you already know that we are unabashedly in love with pink right now.

Jan 5

How to Decorate our Octavia Bookcase

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How to Decorate the new Octavia Bookcase from Ballard Designs

In our new Winter Collection, we’re excited to introduce our Octavia Bookcase. The octagonal cubbies and two-tone paint colors make this bookcase a shining star in our latest collection, and one that can transition seamlessly into your home. We’re sharing a few looks and inspiration for turning this classically inspired furniture piece into a focal point in your home.

Dec 29

How to Clean Acrylic Furniture & Accessories

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How to Clean Acrylic Furniture & Accessories

For some admirers, acrylic furniture is associated with the glamorous era of Hollywood Regency. For others, the iconic Louis Ghost Chair, introduced by renowned designer Philippe Starck in 2002, comes to mind. Either way, one thing is clear (pun intended): acrylic is as timeless and beloved now as it was when it was first introduced to the world of home decor in the 1930s.