How To

May 3

Video: How to Create an Edible Centerpiece

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.

 
May 3

Video: How to Create a Living Arrangement

By |Eddie Ross, Entertaining, Entertaining Experts, How To, Outdoor Living, Projects, Tips & Ideas|2 Comments

One of the easiest (and most affordable) ways to make a home feel more lived-in and loved is with plants. Even if you don’t exactly have a green thumb, you can create a living arrangement for instant decor anywhere in your home. Or so says author and style editor, Eddie Ross. Watch the video above to learn how, or read the step-by-step instructions below:

 
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.

 
Jan 8

Our 7 Select Fabrics and How We’re Using Them

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Ballard Designs Select Fabrics program

Drumroll, please: With the launch of our new Select Fabrics program, you can now order any of our upholstered furniture pieces in any of our seven most popular fabrics for the same low “Starting At” price. And because we keep these great fabrics in stock, you’ll get your shipment even faster. 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.