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Mar 28

Pack a Chic Picnic

By |Mar 28, 2014|Entertaining, Spring, Tips & Ideas|0 Comments|

Pack a chic picnic

We’ve been saying for weeks now that Spring is almost here, but honestly, this time, we can feel it! At least we think?

While brainstorming about Spring and all the joys and excitement around it, we got on the topic of picnics — primarily how wonderful they are. This time of year, when buds are just starting to open, the air is still a bit crisp from winter, and everyone is ready to take in some Vitamin D, one of our favorite things to do is meet friends and family outdoors, take a few snacks, and enjoy a picnic! There are few things more simple and more guaranteed to help you enjoy the start of a new season than getting outdoors and taking it all in. But of course, we wouldn’t be Ballard Designs if we didn’t suggest you at least picnic in style, would we?

Mar 27

Clever Ways to Use Pinterest

By |Mar 27, 2014|Decorating, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments|

We love pinning recipes on Pinterest

If you’ve ever taken a gander at our Pinterest boards, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that the entire Ballard Designs team is smitten with Pinterest! We love using it to gather and share helpful tidbits, inspiring imagery, and even recipe ideas, but we’ve also found it to be a helpful tool for some of our own team members, as well as people and brands who we love to work with! We spoke with a few of our favorite folks to see what they’re pinning and why they love this visual discovery tool!

Mar 26

Decorating Dilemma: Lisa’s Entryway

By |Mar 26, 2014|Decorating Dilemmas|2 Comments|

Lisa's entryway design dilemma

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.

Mar 25

Recipe: New Orleans-Style Jambalaya

By |Mar 25, 2014|Entertaining, Recipes, Style Tip, Winter|4 Comments|

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. 

Mar 24

Inspired Color Palettes for Spring 2014

By |Mar 24, 2014|Decorating, Fabric & Slipcovers, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|6 Comments|

Living room color palette of coral and mineral

Whether Spring has sprung where you are or you’re still waiting for the sun to come out, the time has come to spruce up your space for warmer months. Inspired by the spaces in our Spring 2014 catalog, we’ve broken down exactly how to get the look of four of the rooms you’ve seen in our pages!

Mar 21

5 Laundry Room Decorating Ideas

By |Mar 21, 2014|Decorating, How To, Storage & Organization, Wall Decor|0 Comments|

Tips for bringing style into the laundry room

Laundry rooms are a place where we spend more time than we realize. Whether you’re swapping loads, sorting lights and dark, or folding freshly laundered linens, you probably spend a good amount of time in this space, so it deserves a little attention, just like the rest of your home. Inspired by this laundry room from our Spring 2014 catalog, we thought we’d share our favorite laundry room decorating ideas for giving this hardworking space a little extra pizzazz.

Mar 20

4 Ways to Hang Art Above a Console

By |Mar 20, 2014|Decorating, Tips & Solutions, Wall Decor|0 Comments|

4 different looks with wall decor

We’ve shown you how to get the most out of your console in any room, but not what to do with the empty wall space above it. Here are four simple ways to decorate above your console to create a welcome focal point.