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Aug 12

Mixing Wood Tones in a Room

By |Aug 12, 2014|Decorating, Furniture, How To|2 Comments|

How to Mix Wood Finishes

Let’s all sing it from the mountain tops: The days of matching wood furniture sets are a thing of the past. Truthfully, it was a decorating rule that really never was — and for good reason. When all of the wood surfaces in a single space share the same tone, nothing stands out and the room falls flat. Allowing various wood finishes to coexist can result in a more eclectic, layered look that lends the right amount of texture and depth. The overall feel is more organic, as if individual pieces have been collected over time.

Aug 11

We’re Into: Global-Inspired Accessories

By |Aug 11, 2014|Decorating|0 Comments|

Global inspired accessories

Touches of a worldly influence on fashion and design is evident everywhere these days — and we’re into it. A cultural mash-up of styles can give a home the layered, collected look of a world traveler. But you don’t have to be a globetrotter to pull off an international vibe. Take a visual journey with us to see our favorite global-inspired looks that you can actually get much closer to home.

Aug 8

Why We Love an Occasional Chair

By |Aug 8, 2014|Decorating, Furniture, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments|

An occasional chair is a must for every home

Before we dig into why we love them, we first have to answer the question, “What is an occasional chair?” Think of an occasional chair as an accessory, not a main component of your furniture design. They’re used to supplement your main seating areas and provide extra seating when you really need it, but they aren’t your mainstay lounging chairs which you use on a daily basis.

Aug 7

Tobi Fairley’s Master Bedroom in the 2014 Hampton Showhouse

By |Aug 7, 2014|Bedrooms, Decorating, Design Experts, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments|

Tobi Fairley's Master Bedroom in the Hampton Designer Showhouse

Each year we’re proud to sponsor the Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse which benefits the Southampton Hospital. This year’s showhouse located in Bridgehampton was a fantastic success. We sat down with interior designer Tobi Fairley to talk about her master bedroom design, as well as the adjoining deck which was furnished using Ballard Designs products!

Aug 6

Decorating Dilemma: Jenny’s Family Room

By |Aug 6, 2014|Decorating Dilemmas|1 Comment|

Jenny's Coastal Family Room

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.

Aug 5

Using Outdoor Pieces Indoors

By |Aug 5, 2014|Decorating, Outdoor Living, Tips & Solutions|1 Comment|

We love to share spaces from interior designers who use our furniture pieces. They always have fresh takes on our favorite items, and today is no exception! Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Today, she’s sharing with us several ways that she uses outdoor furniture pieces indoors!

Aug 4

Fall Color Palettes: Copper and Tangerine

By |Aug 4, 2014|Decorating, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments|

Fall color palette with copper and oranges

It’s still August, so you’re certainly thinking, fall color palette? Are you crazy? It’s still 90+ degrees outside. And we understand, we really do, but sometimes dreaming of cooler weather gives you a nice reprieve from the scorching summer heat. Which is why we’re getting inspired to feather our Fall nest!