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Aug 15

Fall Color Palette: Pomegranate & Sand

By |Aug 15, 2014|Decorating, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments|

Fall color palette with reds and neutrals

All of a sudden, we’re crazy about reds! Though our true love is spa, we’ve recently been so inspired by rich pomegranate and cranberry colors. When blended with a cool blue wall color, like Quiet Moments (#1563) by Benjamin Moore which we used here, it feels unexpected and warms up a space for Fall.

In this gorgeous family room, we used a sandy neutral (our Dover Linen) on our Griffin armchair, as well as a deeper chocolate color, our Marlow Mocha fabric, on the Griffin sofa. Together they provide the perfect neutral base for our richer accent color! Rather than choose large upholstery pieces to bring in our red color, we opted for accents like our Linen Pillow with Embroidered Double Flange in Pomegranate, our Luciana Table Lamp in red, and our Beckett Hooked Chevron Rug in Red. Those three accents bring in just the right amount of deep red to give this space a warmth, while still feeling balanced.

To top it all off, we chose a diptych from one of our favorite artists, Wendy Whitson. Her Forest of Dreams paintings are gallery-wrapped canvases that tie everything together, from the wall color to the red accents and even the sandy neutrals. We love how many colors this painting has — it makes coordinating colors a cinch!

Find more color palette ideas, or browse our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!

Aug 14

Bakes & Kropp’s Poolhouse in the 2014 Hampton Showhouse

By |Aug 14, 2014|Decorating, Design Experts|0 Comments|

Hamptons poolhouse designed by Bakes & Kropp

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. Bakes & Kropp shared with us their inspiration for the gorgeous pool house, which they furnished using Ballard Designs products!

Aug 13

Decorating Dilemma: Debra’s Living and Dining Room

By |Aug 13, 2014|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments|

Decorating a small living and dining 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 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|4 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!