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Aug 25

Fall Color Palette: Cranberry & Onyx

By |Aug 25, 2014|Decorating, Offices, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments|

Fall color palette inspiration

On the cover of our August catalog, we went bold with red and black, or as we like to call it, Cranberry and Onyx. We chose deep, rich reds and paired them charcoals and blacks, both with a little hint of shine. Our new Morgan pendant in Bronze is a particular favorite, especially in this space, because of its clean lines and subtlety shiny finish. We reinforced that shiny black finish by using our Durham Desk and our Allen Stools, which both have iron frames for that have a slight reflective quality.

Bringing in that rich red was too easy — we used some of our favorite new pieces for Fall, like our Beckett Hand Knotted Rug, our Sydney Berry fabric, and our Linen Flange Pillows in Pomegranate. Together, these pieces feel tailored, rich, and even a little masculine. What a cozy workspace this would make for Fall! But you could just as easily reinterpret it into a bedroom with our Annabel bedding, and upholstered headboard and some Durham side tables. How would you use this color palette in your home?

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

Aug 21

Decorating Dilemma: Maureen’s Family Room

By |Aug 21, 2014|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments|

Design plan for Maureen's 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 20

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 2

By |Aug 20, 2014|Bunny Williams, Decorating, Design Experts, Dining Rooms, Kitchens, Tabletop|1 Comment|

Bunny Williams' Connecticut home

In Part 1 of our chat with Bunny Williams, we talked about what inspired her new collection, but today we wanted to talk about her home, on which she based her book An Affair with a House, as well as what makes her style so iconic!

Aug 19

Introducing Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs, Part 1

By |Aug 19, 2014|Bunny Williams, Decorating, Design Experts, Dining Rooms, Featured, Kitchens, Tabletop, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments|

Designer Bunny Williams

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with the incredibly talented Bunny Williams! To celebrate the launch of Bunny’s new collection for Ballard Designs, we thought we’d sit down with the designer and talk shop.

Aug 18

Our New Tabletop Collection with Bunny Williams

By |Aug 18, 2014|Bunny Williams, Design Experts, Entertaining|0 Comments|

Developing a new product line with a design legend is a thrill, to say the least! And over the past year, we’ve been working with iconic interior designer and entertaining guru Bunny Williams on a new tabletop collection, straight from her home to yours!

You may have seen a sneak peek of the items recently in Better Homes & Gardens, but we wanted to share with you today some of the products you can expect to see in our Holiday catalog! Sit back, take in the beauty, and gear up for some serious drooling.

Find all of the items from Bunny Williams’ collection on

Aug 15

Fall Color Palette: Pomegranate & Sand

By |Aug 15, 2014|Decorating, Tips & Solutions|3 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!
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