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Feb 12

7 Decluttering Lessons We Learned from Marie Kondo

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7 lessons we learned from the Japanese decluttering guru, Marie Kondo

By now, surely you’ve heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese decluttering guru who has transformed homes across the globe with her little turquoise book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She’s helped millions of followers take control of clutter in their homes — once and for all — based on one simple premise: keep only the things in your home that spark joy. Discard everything else.

 
Feb 9

How to Pick a Side Table

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How to Choose a Side Table

Wood, metal or acrylic? Square or round? Shelves or drawers? High or low? With so many options, choosing the right side table can be daunting. So we’ve created some simple guidelines to help you get the casting right.

 
Jan 8

Our 7 Select Fabrics and How We’re Using Them

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Ballard Designs Select Fabrics program

With the launch of our Winter catalog, we’re excited to introduce a new program where we’ll be bringing you all of our upholstered furniture pieces in our 7 most popular fabrics for a much lower price! And what makes our Select Fabrics program even better? We’ll be shipping these upholstered pieces out to you faster than ever before! Here’s the deal:

 
Jan 5

How to Decorate our Octavia Bookcase

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How to Decorate the new Octavia Bookcase from Ballard Designs

In our new Winter Collection, we’re excited to introduce our Octavia Bookcase. The octagonal cubbies and two-tone paint colors make this bookcase a shining star in our latest collection, and one that can transition seamlessly into your home. We’re sharing a few looks and inspiration for turning this classically inspired furniture piece into a focal point in your home.

 
Dec 29

How to Clean Acrylic Furniture & Accessories

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How to Clean Acrylic Furniture & Accessories

For some admirers, acrylic furniture is associated with the glamorous era of Hollywood Regency. For others, the iconic Louis Ghost Chair, introduced by renowned designer Philippe Starck in 2002, comes to mind. Either way, one thing is clear (pun intended): acrylic is as timeless and beloved now as it was when it was first introduced to the world of home decor in the 1930s.

 
Dec 28

What’s the Best Way to Hang Your Drapery?

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How to hang drapery panels

Curtains are often the finishing touch in your decor. And with the right combination of color, pattern and texture, the right pair of panels can really set the mood in a room and influence how you and your guests will feel. How you hang them also affects the overall feel, which is an often overlooked detail. So let’s take a look at the different ways you can hang your curtains and the considerations that go into choosing your best option.

 
Nov 24

11 Gifts for the Chef

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10 gift ideas for the chef

The holidays are the season of giving, but also of cooking! Whether they’re roasting a turkey, baking cookies, or preparing a cheese plate for the holiday party, it’s time to gift your favorite cook a special gift they’ll use year round. Here are our 11 best ideas: