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May 17

8 Simple Ways to Punch Up Your Outdoor Room

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Wicker sectional with white cushion and patterned pillows on a covered porch

You’ve got all the makings of a great outdoor space for entertaining, but it’s feeling a little lackluster after the long winter. Sound familiar? Giving your space a quick, budget-friendly pick-me-up is as easy as adding a few decorative elements — and you’ll be ready for deck and patio party season in no time. Check out a few of our favorite ideas below.

 
May 16

What To Do When Your Home Doesn’t Have ‘Good Light’

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What to do if your room doesn't get good natural light?

If you’ve ever flipped through a magazine or pinned a photo on Pinterest, you’ve probably oogled over big, bright open rooms with sunlight streaming in and what seems like this incredible glow throughout the space. These are the rooms we all pine after and try to create in our own homes, but there’s one very important element you may not be accounting for — lighting. In most magazine spreads and virtually every image on Pinterest, each room has been professionally lit by a photographer to create that beautiful open, airiness. So what do you do if your home doesn’t have tons of natural light and you still want to capture that feel?

 
May 6

Quiz: How Big a Design Buff Are You?

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How much do you know about interior design? Test your knowledge

You love design, constantly redecorate your home, and love browsing home decor ideas — but how well do you really know your stuff? We’re here to challenge your design knowledge and reveal just how big a design buff you really are!

 
May 5

How to Add Tape Trim to Curtain Panels

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Ariel red fabric on Louis dining chairs in dining room designed by Eddie Ross

In the dining room Eddie Ross designed for our Summer 2016 catalog, he combined Suzanne Kasler’s peony pink linen drapery panels with our lime green tape trim. This designer detail feels custom and elevates the entire room, and it’s such an easy change you can make to your panels. We’re showing you how!

 
Apr 29

Entertaining with Eddie Ross

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Colorful dining room designed by Eddie Ross for Ballard Designs Summer 2016 catalog

Eddie Ross is the East Coast Editor of Better Homes & Gardens. Recognized by design aficionados for his inventive, out-of-the-box approach to high-style decorating and entertaining on a budget, Eddie consistently re-imagines the aesthetic possibilities in secondhand finds, imbuing them with a chic and colorful sophistication. His first book, Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds, was published last fall.

If you’re a trained chef and you’ve worked for Martha (yes, that Martha), then chances are you know a thing or two about entertaining. We got a chance to ask Eddie, who also designed three beautiful rooms for our Summer catalog, for a few tips on the art of entertaining. See his answers below.

 
Apr 28

3 Super Chic Summer Bedrooms

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Neutral bedroom with pink accents and a beachy vibe

When we think of summer, we think of a slower pace. Enjoying the weather from your front porch, afternoon walks, sleeping in just a bit later (one can only hope!), reading in bed. We want all of those places for relaxation, especially bedroom, to feel inviting, light, open, and carefree. We thought we’d pull together 3 pretty bedroom spaces that capture that casual, chic summer vibe. Here goes:

 
Apr 26

10 Ways to Bring Home Seaside Style – the Chic Way!

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How to bring home beach style, the chic way

Don’t we all wish we could live seaside year round? If only there was a way to bottle up the warm weather, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, and wonderfully salty smell to bring home with us from vacation. Instead, we thought we’d share how you can infuse your space with some seaside style, without turning your home into the shoes-optional souvenir shop!