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Apr3

15 Ways to Layout Your Living Room

By | Apr 3, 2017|Decorating, Featured, Furniture, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions|15 Comments

How to layout your living room

Each week we share a decorating plan we’ve developed for a customer as part of our Decorating Dilemmas column, and in nearly every single dilemma we’re asked how to layout the room. Laying out a room is difficult, especially when you factor in television placement, space restrictions, open floor plans, and natural pathways. Every room is different and there are lots of ways to solve your difficult-to-layout space, but we’ve put together some foolproof layout options to make the task easier.

 
Mar31

5 Outdoor Decorating Rules to Live By

By | Mar 31, 2017|Decorating, Outdoor Living, Outdoors, Spring, Summer, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

10 outdoor decorating rules to live by

On a gorgeous Spring day, there’s nothing more luxurious than enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, but before you can do that, you’ve got to get your outdoor room in order. We think of decorating outdoor rooms like you would your living room — comfortable seating, a tight grouping of furniture, fluffy pillows, and enough side tables for guests to put down a drink. While you’re decorating your porch or patio, follow these simple decorating rules to create the ultimate outdoor retreat.

 
Mar28

Podcast, Episode 12: Magazine Editor Betsy Riley

By | Mar 28, 2017|Decorating, podcast, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Ballard Designs' How to Decorate podcast with guest magazine editor Betsy Riley

Design: Lindsey Coral Harper; Photo: Lauren Rubinstein

**Disclaimer: We had some technical difficulty with one of our mics. It refused to cooperate! We hope you’ll enjoy the show anyways.**

Being the design-aholics we are, we couldn’t turn down an opportunity to interview the Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, Betsy Riley. We have Betsy to thank for reviving the title in 2015. Each issue brings some of the most gorgeous and inspiring spaces in Atlanta, so we were thrilled to pick her brain about what makes a house magazine-worthy and how she decorates in her own home.

 
Mar24

Trending: Woven Textures

By | Mar 24, 2017|Decorating, Spring, Summer, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments

Our Bailey Pendants feature hand painted rattan with stripes

When the weather warms and we start welcoming Spring into our homes, it’s the perfect time to think about making some small seasonal changes to your home. This year, we’ve been really craving those details that remind us of the tropics — bright colors, leaf prints, and woven textures. We loved weaving pieces with raffia and rattan accents into the rooms of our 2017 catalog. Just one piece can give a room a touch of that island feel, without being too kitschy!