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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.

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.

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.

Mar5

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Outdoor spring cleaning checklist

So much attention is paid to indoor spring cleaning, but what about the outside? Our home’s exterior and outdoor spaces need just as much TLC from enduring the long, harsh winter. Use our handy Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist to get you started, so you can relax and enjoy the rest of the season without a second thought.

Jan29

Ask an Expert: Bathroom Renovation Trends

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Bathroom Renovation Trends

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With so many design ideas out there, transforming your master bath into a luxurious and relaxing retreat can actually be a little stressful. To help make the process easier and provide a little inspiration, we talked to Atlanta-based interior designer Mark Williams, of Mark Williams Design Associates, about making the right choices in designing the bathroom of your dreams.