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Aug 19

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 1

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Designer Bunny Williams

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with the incredibly talented Bunny Williams! To celebrate the launch of Bunny’s new collection for Ballard Designs, we thought we’d sit down with the designer and talk shop.

Jul 29

August – October 2014 Paint Colors

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Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore

Because we shoot in real homes, we are not always at liberty to paint the walls. In those cases, we have chosen paint colors that best match the wall color in the photo. Please be aware that color may vary due to various light conditions, finish and other factors.  Therefore, it’s always a great idea to test a paint sample on your wall first. We use Benjamin Moore paint, but most paint stores can match any color.

Jul 28

Inside Look: 2014 Palmetto Bluff Idea House with Suzanne Kasler

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SLideahouse_2014_2

Every year, Southern Living pulls together a talented team of designers to build a home from the ground up that exemplifies southern style. The stage was set with the location of the 2014 Idea House: Palmetto Bluff, smack dab in the middle of Carolina Lowcountry. This year’s dream team, Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler and Architect Ken Pursley, was up to the task. Together, they created a lighter, fresher approach to living. The storybook vacation home, surrounded by pine trees and nestled beside a lake, is complete with a back porch that offers unrivaled views of the sunrise. We got together with Suzanne to talk about the design and what inspired her.

Jul 22

Displaying Items in Unconventional Ways

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Displaying dinnerware in bookcases

We have a lot of decorating mantras here at How to Decorate, but one of them has to be that if you’re going to invest in a quality furniture piece, it needs to be able to serve multiple uses in your home. The way you live in your home is bound to evolve. What may have been a spare office could turn into a child’s bedroom, or perhaps a sunroom off the kitchen turns into your dining space. No matter how situations may change in your life, it’s important to have furniture pieces that can evolve with you, moving from room to room and still being functional and beautiful. Because of this, we love showing unconventional ways to use our pieces in the pages of our catalog, like in this dining room where we used our Toulouse Bookcase to display dinnerware!

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