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Sep 19

A Fall Tabletop Look to Steal

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A fall-inspired table with wood chargers and blue and white dinnerware

In three days, it’s officially Fall which means the start of the entertaining season. While that may give of you a chill, we love this time of year when we get to spend time with friends and family in our homes that we’ve spent all year working on. So it should come as no surprise that we love dreaming up new tabletop looks to celebrate the season! Inspired by the colors and textures of fall, we pulled together this dining table featuring our Wood Bark Chargers and Bunny Williams’ Campbell House Dinnerware.

 
Sep 16

Feature Friday: Julie Blanner’s Breakfast Nook

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In our Feature Friday series, we’ll be highlighting the homes of some of our favorite bloggers and designers. We love the way they’ve used our products in their spaces, so we thought we’d bring these bright ideas to you!

 
Sep 13

8 Centerpieces for Your Dining Table When You’re Not Entertaining

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10 things to put on your dining table when you're not entertaining

Dining rooms are an important part of the home when you’re gathering with family or friends, but the reality is that most of the time, they sit empty waiting on your next dinner party. Which begs the question — what do you put on your dining room table when you’re not entertaining? It looks empty and sad if there’s no centerpiece, but who has time to arrange fresh flowers every week? We’ve pulled together 10 ways to give your dining table some personality without all the maintenance:

 
Sep 8

Casa Florentina: Our New Fall Favorites

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Ballard Designs Casa Florentina collection

We’ve racked up a lot of frequent-flyer miles to Italy this year working on our fall Casa collection with our Florentine furniture makers. At their workshop, nestled in the lush hills of Florence, you’ll still find artisans who use the age-old techniques of their ancestors to craft beautiful, well-made furniture with exquisite hand-layered finishes. It’s always an incredible experience to see the masters at their craft.

 
Aug 30

Jana Bek’s Small, Outdoor Balcony Makeover

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Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Today, she’s sharing how she gave her small, outdoor balcony a makeover with Suzanne Kasler’s Directoire Collection.

 
Aug 23

Bringing Modern Pieces into Your Home

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Adding a touch of modern to your home

Our philosophy at Ballard Designs is to infuse every room with an eclectic mix of furniture pieces and styles to create a look that’s uniquely yours. That’s why we’re always bringing together antique-inspired pieces with funky accessories, patterns galore, and more and more modern pieces too. Every home should have a little touch of modern; here are our favorite ways to incorporate it:

 
Aug 11

Kate Singer’s Great Room in the 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse

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Each year, we look forward to sponsoring the Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse. It’s the closest we Atlantans get to experiencing the ultimate summer in such an iconic coastal locale. This year’s team of renowned designers created the quintessential beach house, complete with seaside style and an invitingly serene vibe. Designer Kate Singer decorated the great room using Ballard Designs product, and we’re thrilled to share it with you. We got a chance to chat with Kate, who gave us a few insider tips.