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Jun 24

Celebrating 10 Years of our Amalfi Collection

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Ballard Designs' Amalfi Outdoor Collection

When we launched our Amalfi Outdoor Collection 10 years ago, little did we know it would become our best-selling outdoor collection of all time. But, as they say, true beauty transcends time. The classic proportions and timeless style of each piece — from poolside loungers to patio sectionals to dining sets  —  have made our meticulously crafted collection a customer favorite through the years.

 
Jun 21

10 Ways to Serve Drinks at Your Next Outdoor Party

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10 ways to serve drinks at your next outdoor party

Send out an evite, pull out your favorite cocktail napkins, and crank up the music. We think it’s time to throw a backyard party! The first order of business? Set up the bar — or at least figure out where you’re going to serve the drinks. After all, it’s the first place people gravitate towards when they come over. We’ve got 10 ideas for setting up a drink station … and no, it doesn’t include a plastic cooler on the back porch.

 
Jun 20

Jonathan Savage’s Guest Bedroom in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Jonathan Savage of Nashville, who designed a bedroom in the guest cottage. Below, we talked to him about the project.

 
Jun 16

Inside Brian Patrick Flynn’s Living Room in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse

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Brian Patrick Flynn's second floor lounge in the 2016 Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo: Robert Peterson/Rustic White Photography

We recently attended the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival in New Orleans, and the absolute highlight was Traditional Home magazine’s showhouse, a Queen Anne Victorian mansion located in the Uptown District on St. Charles Avenue. Aptly described by Curbed New Orleans as a “veritable funhouse for design lovers,” the showhouse is a spectacular homage to the region’s rich and colorful cultural traditions.

More than 25 local and national designers, all originally from the south, were invited to lend their contemporary vision to this uniquely southern-style house, and we were excited to have the opportunity to work with some of them by providing furniture and decor. One of those designers is Brian Patrick Flynn of Atlanta, who designed a grand bedroom suite. Below, we talked to him about the project.

 
Jun 14

Quiz: What’s Your Signature Summer Cocktail?

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What should your signature summer cocktail be?

Summer is that magical time of year that feels so nostalgic, so adventurous, and so relaxing at the same time. It’s the perfect time of year to take in your world, enjoy the company of family and friends, and recharge your batteries. Whether you’re on vacation, hosting an outdoor party, or just kicking your feet up by the pool, we love the idea of having a signature cocktail that embodies the season. We’re helping pick your next favorite with our new quiz.

 
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?