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Jul28

3 Ways to Use our Paulette Pantry

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Ballard Designs Paulette Pantry

Our favorite products to introduce each season are the ones that we’ve designed to solve a problem. There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing from our customers about an issue they have in their home and dreaming up a way to fix it. That’s precisely why we’re so excited about our Paulette Pantry Cabinet. This piece has a modest footprint but huge potential for keeping all your pantry items, cookware, serve ware, wine, and other kitchen necessities organized and on hand, but it also has huge potential outside of the kitchen too. In this post, we’ll show you 3 ways to put our Paulette Pantry to work!

Jul27

Warming Trends: Our Fall 2015 Collection

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Inspiration for our Fall 2015 catalog

When you’re smack-dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, it’s hard to even think about fall. But we think you’ll reconsider once you get a glimpse of the luscious pages of our August-September catalog. While you’re waiting for your copy in the mail, you can read our conversation with Karen Mooney, our Senior Vice President of Brand Management, about the new catalog and some of her favorite fall looks.

Jul23

Inside Look: 2015 Southern Living Idea House with Bunny Williams

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2015 Southern Living Idea House designed by Bunny Williams in Charlottesville, Virginia

When the editors at Southern Living chose Charlottesville, Virginia as the site of their next Idea House, there was only one person to call: Bunny Williams. The all-star designer returned to her hometown to design the ultimate modern-day farmhouse that exudes quintessential southern charm. Nestled in the rolling hills of Bundoran Farm, a 2,300-acre conservation community, the home is full of light and life with an outdoor area perfect for entertaining and taking in the amazing views.

Jul21

5 Tips for Carving out a Kid’s Homework Space

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Back to School Work Spaces for Kids

Much to your child’s chagrin, the start of a new school year means the onslaught of homework, school projects, and studying. If you’ve got a busy, school-age child, a dedicated workspace is a must. No more taking over the dining room table!

Jul20

2 Small Space, Back-to-School Entryways

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Back to School-ready entryway

When a new school year starts, the air is ripe with possibilities. It’s also ripe with papers, backpacks, school supplies, permission slips, lunch boxes, tennis shoes, and sports equipment. And it seems like no matter how many times you say, “Hang up your coat” or “Put away your backpack,” your entryway or mudroom will indefinitely become a drop zone for whatever comes in the door. Which is why it’s so important to put some thought into this space, so when school starts, you’re ready to tackle the busy days without having to worry about your home will take a beating.

Jul16

Dreaming of Paris with Suzanne Kasler’s Fall 2015 Collection

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Suzanne Kasler's new collection for Ballard Designs

Suzanne Kasler just keeps topping herself. After introducing her best-selling line of accessories, linens and lighting, our tireless design partner is dreaming up romantic headboards for the bedroom. And all her signature colors come together in a beautifully curated art collection. With so much to talk about, we couldn’t wait to get together with Suzanne to find out what inspired her latest collection.

Jul14

Guide to Choosing Throw Pillows

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Guide to choosing throw pillows

We’re always touting how easy it is to breathe new life in your room simply by switching out throw pillows. It’s true, a group of new fabrics and colors can give your space a totally different feel, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to cull through all of the thousands of great throw pillows in every shade imaginable to find 4 or 5 that will work well for your space. There’s an overwhelming selection out there, which makes the process confusing! Well, we want to make things easier for you. Consider this our guide to choosing the right throw pillows for your room.