Jun 20

Podcast, Episode 22: designer Cindy Meador

2017-06-19T18:25:42+00:00 By |Decorating, Podcast|0 Comments

Interior designer Cindy Meador joins the Ballard designs podcast to talk decorating in the Southeast, vacation homes, and much more

This week, we’re bringing you another interview from our time at High Point Market. Living on the Gulf Coast, interior designer Cindy Meador specializes in decorating and furnishing second homes. From 10,000 square foot houses to high rise beach condos, Cindy and her team have done it all, and they’re sharing a lot of behind the scenes tidbits with us.

Jun 13

Podcast, Episode 21: with “The Professor” Phil Lancaster

2017-06-22T10:16:29+00:00 By |Decorating, Podcast|2 Comments

Our Senior Director of Merchandising schools us on furniture, antiques, and much more

It took some persuasion, but we finally got our Senior Director of Merchandising Phil Lancaster, or “The Professor,” on the podcast! Phil knows it all, teaches us some furniture history, tells us all about how furniture is made, what you need to look for, and generally schools us on the nitty gritty details of furniture and antiques. If you’re wondering how to look for quality in your next furniture piece, this is the episode you need to listen to.

Jun 6

Podcast, Episode 20: interior designer Lisa Mende

2017-06-06T07:57:38+00:00 By |Podcast|2 Comments

Interior designer Lisa Mende joins the podcast to talk paint, color, and much more

Lisa Mende’s room in the Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse stopped us in our tracks, so we knew we had to get her on the podcast. Her spaces are bold, jubilant, and inviting, and we quickly learned that she herself is too. If you’ve ever had questions about paint, then this is an episode you have to listen to. We talk about choosing paint colors, paint finishes, fan decks, why you can’t just look at the paint chip, and Lisa gives us all her favorite paint colors.

May 23

Podcast, Episode 18: designer Mark D. Sikes

2017-06-22T10:11:22+00:00 By |Podcast, Style Tip|9 Comments

How to Decorate podcast guest interior designer Mark D. Sikes

This week we have a very special guest all the way from California, interior designer Mark D. Sikes. Mark is a veritable renaissance man with a furniture line, fabric collection, rug collection, book, fashion line, and of course his interior design business. He shares the story of how his Los Angeles home landed on the cover of House Beautiful, his love of fashion and experience working in fashion, how he approaches a new space, and how to get that effortless California style in your home.