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Feb17

Art 101: Part 1 Ballard Designs’ Art Options

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At Ballard, we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to art. The very thing in a piece of art that draws you in may be completely overlooked by another. That’s why we offer lots of style and finish options to make it fun and easy to find that perfect piece, says Ballard Designs’ Art Buyer, Karen Fleenor.

Feb17

Art 101: Part 2 Ballard Designs’ Framing and Finish Options

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When you’re trying to find the perfect piece of art, it’s important to know your options. And at Ballard, you have lots of options. In Part 2 of our Art 101 series, we asked our Art Buyer, Karen Fleenor, to walk us through the different framing and finish options we have available.

Feb16

Video: How to Pick the Perfect Art

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Just like a rug or proper lighting, artwork is an important layer in your decor. It brings color, texture and personality to a room. And because it’s a reflection of you, it adds that personal touch that makes it all the more meaningful, says Ballard Designs’ Art Buyer, Karen Fleenor.

Feb12

How to Install the Highgate Tree Guard

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How to Install the High Gate Rubber Tree Ring from Ballard Designs

If you’ve been to Paris, you’ve probably noticed the protective cast iron grates that encircle the trees on sidewalks. We’ve always admired the pretty architectural style of  such a utilitarian object. In fact, we love the look so much, we decided to come up with our own version to enjoy at home.

Jan9

Controlling the Clutter in 2015

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Controlling clutter around the home

This time of year, it’s only natural to want to simplify. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many of us just want to relax in a clean, uncomplicated, and organized home! But tackling your entire house can be intimidating. There’s so much to do, so little time to do it!

But never fear, take a look at our game plan, and we’ll have your messiest spots in the house in tip top shape in no time.

Jan8

Free Printable: Guest Bedroom Wifi Password

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Printable wifi password sign

If you’re lucky enough to be located near any of our stores, perhaps you’re familiar with our Design Discovery program. Five times a year, we offer a free workshop where we share decorating ideas for one space in your home. Our team of experts show you how to combine fabrics, blend styles, rethink colors, or reexamine how you use your space.

Dec4

3 Ways to Decorate with Glitter Branches

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How to use glitter branches in your home for holiday decorating

You may have seen these fun, glittery branches in our catalog or online. They’re rather unsuspecting if you only catch a picture, but they’re one of our secret weapons for dressing up your home for the holidays. They bring a little bit of sparkle wherever you need it, they’re endlessly versatile, and they’re so basically foolproof! Below, we’ll show you 3 of our favorite ways to use them: