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Jan 2

Our Complete Styling Guide to Consoles, Bookshelves, and Coffee Tables

2017-06-19T08:13:53+00:00 By |Decor & Pillows, Decor & Pillows, Decorating, Entryways, Furniture, How To, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|6 Comments

Ballard Designs' complete guide to styling your bookcases, consoles, and coffee tables

Picking out the right furniture pieces, fabrics, and rugs is only half the challenge of decorating your home. The second half, and sometimes even the most difficult part, is ‘styling’ your room. We think of ‘styling’ as a way to display the decorative objects that you’ve collected and love. It’s that final touch that takes your furniture pieces from simply something functional to something functional and beautiful. For all of us, the decorating objects we use to style our space may be different, but there are some universal strategies that will make styling your home easier.

We scoured our archives, surveyed our design teams, and questioned our stylists to break down all the steps and best tips for you.

 
Jun 9

How to Reupholster a Slip Seat

2017-03-23T11:54:05+00:00 By |Dining Rooms, Fabric & Slipcovers, Furniture, How To, Projects|0 Comments

How to reupholster a slip seat -- Jana Bek shows us how

We love to share spaces and projects from interior designers who use our furniture pieces. They always have fresh takes on our favorite items!

Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Today, she’s sharing how she added her own fabric to our Dayna Chairs to create a custom look. See her step-by-step tutorial below:

 
May 5

How to Add Tape Trim to Curtain Panels

2017-02-03T16:10:31+00:00 By |Decorating, Eddie Ross, How To, Projects, Tips & Solutions, Window Treatments, Window Treatments|4 Comments

Ariel red fabric on Louis dining chairs in dining room designed by Eddie Ross

In the dining room Eddie Ross designed for our Summer 2016 catalog, he combined Suzanne Kasler’s peony pink linen drapery panels with our lime green tape trim. This designer detail feels custom and elevates the entire room, and it’s such an easy change you can make to your panels. We’re showing you how!

 
May 3

Video: How to Create an Edible Centerpiece

2017-06-20T09:57:17+00:00 By |Dining Rooms, Eddie Ross, Entertaining, Entertaining Experts, How To, Projects, Tabletop, Tips & Ideas|6 Comments

According to entertaining expert and style editor, Eddie Ross, creating a mouthwatering crudité platter is all in the presentation. “People eat with their eyes,” he says. “It’s about the wow factor of how it’s served.” So we challenged Eddie to make us a centerpiece-worthy vegetable tray using our Giant Clam Shell.