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Aug12

Mixing Wood Tones in a Room

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How to Mix Wood Finishes

Let’s all sing it from the mountain tops: The days of matching wood furniture sets are a thing of the past. Truthfully, it was a decorating rule that really never was — and for good reason. When all of the wood surfaces in a single space share the same tone, nothing stands out and the room falls flat. Allowing various wood finishes to coexist can result in a more eclectic, layered look that lends the right amount of texture and depth. The overall feel is more organic, as if individual pieces have been collected over time.

Aug1

6 Must-Haves for Your Side Table

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Styling side tables

When it comes to living room furniture, the coffee table gets all the glory. Aside from the sofa, it’s one of the first items people look to purchase when they’re setting up house for the first time or upgrading from the hand-me-downs of college days past.  It’s easy to understand how the much smaller side table might be easily overlooked, but we’d argue that it’s just as important a player. These flexible pieces of furniture offer a place to set a drink, provide storage, and, depending on the style of the table, pinch hit as an extra seat or a mini-bar.

Even if your side table isn’t front and center, it’s still worth taking the time to style it like you would your coffee table to create a balanced space that reflects your personality. Read on to find out what our favorite must-haves are for a well-styled side table.

Jun27

4 Tips for Creating a Classic, Lush Container Garden

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Tips for container gardening

Container gardening is akin to flower arranging in that you’re blending lots of different plants together to create a beautiful focal point, only in a container garden, the arrangement is permanent! Today, we’re bringing you tips from gardening expert, Nonie Daniel. She arranged the following containers for us and shares a few of her favorite tips!

Jun23

How to Hang String Lights

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The inviting glow of our vintage string lights can make any outdoor gathering all the more magical. And when you leave them up year-round, you’re always ready for a get-together with friends.

Jun10

Before & After: Ballard Designs Bridal Suite

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Ballard Designs Bridal Suite in Rhodes Hall

Historic mansion and celebrated Atlanta landmark, Rhodes Hall, also known as “the castle on Peachtree,” is one of the most unique venues in the city for weddings. So when The Georgia Trust asked us to help update the bridal suite, we jumped at the chance.

May20

Measuring Outdoor Cushions

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How to measure for replacement cushions

If you’re interested in ordering replacement cushions, it’s important to get an accurate measurement before you order to ensure you receive the proper cushions to fit your outdoor furniture. We’ve discussed measuring and selecting the right replacement cushions before, but in order to help you get the most accurate measurement, we developed this handy guide! Read on for a step-by-step guide to measuring your outdoor cushions.

Apr14

How to Decorate with Stripes

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Decorating with stripes indoors

While it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t love stripes, the bold linear pattern is certainly back in a big way. Thick or thin, vertical or horizontal, in living color or in black and white, stripes are like a magnet for the eyes, becoming an instant focal point. Which is why decorating with stripes can be intimidating. But have no fear. With smart styling, you can add them to your decor without conjuring Beetlejuice. Try out one or more of our tricks below.