Projects

May 3

Video: How to Create an Edible Centerpiece

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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

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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

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.

 
Jan 8

Free Printable: Guest Bedroom Wifi Password

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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.

 
Dec 4

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:

 
Jun 23

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.

 
Jun 10

Before & After: Ballard Designs Bridal Suite

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Ballard Designs Bridal Suite in Rhodes Hall

Historic mansion and celebrated Atlanta landmark, Rhodes Hall, also known as “the castle on Peachtree,” is one of the most unique venues in the city for weddings. So when The Georgia Trust asked us to help update the bridal suite, we jumped at the chance.