Artist Spotlight: Carylon Killebrew

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Exclusive Artist: Carylon Killebrew

We love art and we know you love art, too. That’s why we created our Exclusive Artist Program. We’re collaborating with a handful of independent artists whose work can only be found in galleries to bring their creative vision to our Ballard customers. They create artwork exclusively for us — you won’t find these pieces anywhere else — and you get to enjoy the next best thing to original art at an affordable price.


How to Edit Your Space with Suzanne Kasler

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Editing your home with Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne Kasler is a master at creating richly layered rooms that radiate easygoing warmth and grace and, at the same time, a streamlined simplicity. This edited look is what draws us in every time, so we asked the designer for her best tips. Below, Suzanne shares her strategies for creating an edited space in three easy steps.


Tour the Domino ShopHouse in NYC

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Domino Shophouse with Dekar Design and Ballard Designs

Brittany Ambridge/domino

What happens when you marry a pop-up shop with a designer showhouse? You get a shoppable showhouse. This brilliant concept was brought to life in New York City by Domino magazine in the form of its first-ever ShopHouse. For the project, the editors of Domino chose four rising interior design firms to design four apartments on the 37th floor of the Financial District’s 15 William condominium. Each was paired with a favorite home furnishings brand — which is where we come in. Ballard Designs was lucky enough to be matched with design duo (and recent cover girls for Domino’s spring issue) Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant of Dekar Design.


16 Outdoor Place Setting Ideas

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Ok, it’s no secret we love a beautiful place setting, and while we can’t help but come up with new ideas all the time for how to dress your dining room table, why not take the fun outdoors? This time, we’re using outdoor placemats, melamine dinner ware, shatterproof glassware, and more (of course mixed with some of our favorite indoor pieces) to come up with some outdoor place settings to inspire your next al fresco gathering!


Update Your Bedding for Summer

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Dressing a bed for warm weather

Your needs for your home change greatly depending on the time of year. In the summer, we need cozy spaces with blankets and layers and plushness to combat the winter chill. And of course in the summer, we need the reverse. Crisp linens, gentle breezes, and breathable fabrics are so important in helping you get a good nights rest. So, in this post, we’d like to help you dress your bed for warm weather!


Sunny Days Ahead: Our Summer 2015 Collection

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Blue bedroom inspired by the sea

Shooting the summer catalog in the middle of winter always has us dreaming of spending long, leisurely days outdoors with the sun on our faces. Alas, summer is right around the corner, and we’re making all the necessary preparations for sunny days ahead. To get you in the mood, we spoke to Karen Mooney, our Senior Vice President of Brand Management, about the new summer catalog and some of her favorite must-haves this season.


Change the Personality of your Room with Art

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Change the personality of your room with art

Ever wanted to change the direction of a space in your home halfway through the decorating process? Or perhaps you have a room that you’ve partially furnished, but never really finished? Art is the perfect way to bring new personality into your space. And the great thing about our art options is that you could go in so many directions, depending on which pieces you choose. Art just has the uncanny ability to take a room in a new direction!

As an example, take our Sybil Settee. We love tailored, feminine feel it has, but see how the whole space transforms depending on the art we hang over it!