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Celebrate the Holidays with Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams' holiday collection for Ballard Designs

“I love Christmas. I’m always thinking ahead, trying to get ready.” Being the consummate designer and collector she is, Bunny Williams knows how to prepare for the holidays. Lucky for us, she shares her best tips and tells us how she’ll be using pieces from her own magical collection of gifts and accents to deck her halls at Christmastime.

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8 Favorite Pet Gifts for the Holidays

Gift ideas for pets

This holiday season is almost upon us. This year, when you’re making your list and checking it twice, make sure the special pooch in your life is on it! Whether you want to lavish your own dog with a special treat on Christmas Day or you’d like to gift the pet lover in your life, we’re full of ideas. Here are our top 8:

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How to Choose the Right Dining Room Table

How many dining chairs can your table seat?

When it comes to picking the perfect dining table for your space, your biggest question is most likely, how many people does it seat? Because more than anything, you want a dining table to be able to fit your entire family, and even extend with a leaf for larger groups! With this in mind, we thought we’d share how many chairs can fit around round, oval, and rectangular tables of standard sizes.

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Decorating Dilemma: Karen’s Guest Bedroom

Decorating ideas for a French-inspired guest bedroom

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.

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10 Fun Tips from our Holiday 2014 Catalog

Hide your flatscreen TV behind antique shutters

In the pages of our catalog, you’ve probably noticed the tips that we include for design inspiration. From the products we sell to the tips we add to our catalog, our goal is to help you decorate your home inside and out to reflect your unique personality! Today, we thought we’d round up all the fun tips from our Holiday 2014 catalog.

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Fall-Inspired Tablescape from Mandy Kellogg Rye

Fall tablescape with Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we’ve found ourselves thinking more and more about table settings, Fall desserts, and entertaining! This is the perfect time to pull together that well-appointed table just in time for the holidays, so we asked Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha to show us how it’s done. Mandy’s a pro a designing a beautiful table, so we’re thrilled to share this fabulous entertaining space with you! Let’s see how she did it:

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We’re Into: Dalmatian Spots

Dodie dalmation print

It’s no secret we’re smitten with animal prints. And now there’s a new one that’s barking for our attention: dalmatian spots. Like Cruella de Vil, we can’t get enough of this playful pattern. There’s just something so fresh and appealing about those black spots; they’re more imperfect than polka dots, but every bit as bold.

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