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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.

Jan8

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.

Dec4

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:

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.

Jun10

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.

Dec10

7 Ideas for Displaying Holiday Cards

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Holiday Card Display DIY from Oh My Goodness Gracious blog

It happens to all of us: around this time every year, our mailboxes fill up with beautiful holiday cards from the ones we love the most – but we don’t know how or where we want to display them. (You’ve only got so much space on your fireplace mantel, right?) We’ve gathered up 7 ideas from some of our favorite bloggers that are sure to inspire you to try a new and festive holiday card display this season!

Oct15

How to Paint a Room

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A fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost effective ways to dramatically improve the look of a space. Think of it: a fireplace really becomes the focal point once it’s in front of an accent wall; a bland kid’s room transforms into something playful with a pop of color; a dining room gets a sophisticated upgrade with a darkened ceiling. The right wall hue acts as a complementary backdrop to the furniture you already own.