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Mar 25

Recipe: New Orleans-Style Jambalaya

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jambalaya recipe

We’re delighted today to introduce one of our favorite food bloggers and a fantastic talent in the kitchen, Bree of the blog, Baked Bree. This gal knows how to pull together a delicious meal, and in honor of Mardi Gras, she’s shared with us her recipe for New Orleans-Style Jambalaya. 

Jan 21

Tips for Decorating an Open Floor Plan

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Tips for decorating an open floor plan

As soon as we saw this space from interior designer and blogger Sita Montgomery, we couldn’t wait to share it here on How to Decorate! We love the way Sita uses a happy shades of coral as exclamation marks around this primarily neutral great room. Each space feels defined but still cohesive, which can be a tricky balance in an open floor plan. Luckily, Sita walks us through her favorite ways to bring purpose and pretty to this space.

Nov 14

Recipe: Annette Joseph’s Roast Chicken

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Annette Joseph's Roast Chicken recipeAs a stylist, Annette Joseph is well known for her flair with food prep and presentation. Her motto is “make it simple and make it gorgeous.” In this excerpt from her new book “Picture Perfect Parties,” Annette coaches us in preparing an elegant Sunday Night Supper centered around her Roast Chicken recipe. The theory behind this special meal – warm, comforting food that is fairly simple to make, delicious, and brings everyone to the table for an enjoyable conversation. We know you can duplicate her dishes with little effort, bringing the tradition of Sunday Night Supper to your home. 

Nov 11

New Puppy Essentials

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Check out our new puppy checklist to make sure you've thought of everything

Bringing home a new puppy can be a very challenging and exciting experience, often all at once. With wet kisses and wagging tails, it’s easy to let them into our hearts and homes. Before you make the leap, be sure you’re prepared to make that transitional puppy period a comfortable—and stylish—one for all involved. Check out our new puppy checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything.

Nov 7

Inside Look at a Kitchen Renovation

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It all started with a pool. After Karen Mooney, VP of Creative for Ballard Designs, and her husband Joe, who entertain often, installed a pool in their backyard two years ago, they quickly realized they needed easier access to it. “We had no way to get to the pool except to go through our master bedroom and bathroom,” she says. “Needless to say, it was a little uncomfortable for our guests.”

Oct 31

The Spotlight: October 2013

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Did you spot these Ballard Designs items in your October magazines? We did! Here’s a roundup for the month.House Beautiful October 2013 House Beautiful October 2013: Ingrid Rug by Ballard Designs 101613_thespotlight_03 Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles October 2013 Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles October 2013: Suzanne Kasler Sunburst Mirrors by Ballard Designs Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles October 2013: Suzanne Kasler Atelier Antlers Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles October 2013: Suzanne Kasler Lavender Linen by Ballard Designs HGTV Magazine October 2013 HGTV Magazine October 2013: Grecian Urn by Ballard Designs HGTV Magazine October 2013: Orb Chandelier by Ballard Designs

Sep 18

Meet Carmel Phillips of Our Fifth House

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#CelebrateBallard with Carmel on Pinterest

Ballard Designs is turning 30 years old! To celebrate the occasion, we’ve asked one of our favorite bloggers – Carmel Phillips of Our Fifth House – to curate her very own Pinterest board featuring 30 of her favorite things from Ballard Designs. We seriously love how Carmel isn’t afraid to be bold in her designs – she mixes rich colors with eclectic prints to make her home truly unique while keeping it comfy.  Let’s get to know a little bit more about the woman behind the blog, shall we?

Carmel Phillips of Our Fifth House