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We’re Into: Bamboo Accents

By |Jun 7, 2016|Decorating, Tips & Solutions|1 Comment

West Indies bamboo 3 drawer dresser from Ballard Designs with palm leaf chair

The Asian-inspired bamboo motif is just about everywhere we look, but it’s more than just a passing trend. Finding its way from the Silk Roads of China to the Palace of Versailles and into our homes today, the bamboo look has proved it has real staying power.


Get the Look: Eddie Ross’ Dining Room

By |Jun 6, 2016|Decorating, Dining Rooms, Eddie Ross, Entertaining Experts, Get the Look, Tips & Solutions|2 Comments


If you saw our Summer 2016 catalog, we bet you couldn’t help but swoon over the dining room designed by Entertaining Expert and Better Homes & Gardens Editor, Eddie Ross. This colorful space featured Square Back Louis Chairs in a vibrant red and magenta animal print, peony pink curtain panels, and bold art. We thought we’d share how to get this look in your own home.


Recipe: Schaum Meringue Torte

By |Jun 3, 2016|Entertaining, Recipes, Spring, Summer|4 Comments

Dennis Dean's summer meringue torte recipe

We believe that no dinner is complete without a little something sweet. And Atlanta caterer Dennis Dean certainly delivered a sweet after dinner finale that we’re happy to share with you. You can make the torte the night before and simply pile on the berries and whipped cream right before serving. Find the recipe below:


Decorating Dilemma: Alicia’s Living Room

By |Jun 1, 2016|Decorating Dilemmas|0 Comments

Adding a cozy feel to a living 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.


8 Nautical Accents for a Summer Long Vacay

By |May 31, 2016|Decorating, Summer, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Casual lake-house inspired accents give us the feel that we're always on vacation

Don’t we all think of vacations when we think of summer? You may not be taking a trip around the world (or even out of the state), but we all deserve a little R&R this time of year. Because of that, we like to bring a few summer accents into our home that remind us of our favorite waterfront vacation spot. Casual spaces, nautical accents, and perfectly patina-ed finishes create a cozy vibe that feels relaxed and vacation-ready. Here are our favorites:


Recipe: Dennis Dean’s Chopped Kale Salad with Quinoa, Cherries, and Toasted Pecans

By |May 27, 2016|Entertaining, Recipes, Spring, Summer|0 Comments

Recipe for chicken from Dennis Dean catering

We make no apologies about our love of outdoor entertaining. It’s what summer’s all about, and no matter the size of your space or the weather forecast, getting together with friends and enjoying the great outdoors is what summer is all about. Which is why we want to give you a hand with your entertaining game. We asked Atlanta caterer and seasoned entertainer Dennis Dean to share a few of his favorite recipes with us.


5-Star Stories: Auto Tilt Umbrella

By |May 26, 2016|Decorating, Outdoor Living, Outdoors, Spring, Summer|1 Comment

Four chaise lounge chairs by the pool from Suzanne Kasler's Directoire collection for Ballard Designs

If you live for summer and outdoor entertaining, then you know having plenty of seating for your backyard barbecues is a must. Equally important is ensuring your guests have a respite from the summer sun’s rays. Naturally, there’s a reason our Auto Tilt Umbrella is one of our best-selling outdoor items; it keeps the party cool even in the heat of day.