Ballard Designs' How to Decorate podcast helps you unleash your inner decorator and create a home you love

We’re excited to introduce our new decorating podcast — How to Decorate. You can listen in the iTunes store, on Google Play, and on Stitcher. Just search ‘How to Decorate’ and look for the pink chair! We’d love for you to subscribe so you never miss an episode, or you can stream all of the episodes below. Be sure to send in your burning decorating questions on the next show by emailing here.



Podcast, Episode 14: Interior designer Beth Webb

By | Apr 25, 2017|Decorating, podcast|4 Comments

Interior designer Beth Webb joins the How to Decorate podcast from Ballard Designs

Interior designer Beth Webb‘s spaces are comfortable, tailored, and utterly timeless, so you can our imagine our delight when she joined us for this week’s episode of the podcast. We talk about her recent challenge of blending her own style with her new husbands, we talk entertaining, southern hospitality, and the importance of great lighting, among other things.


Podcast, Episode 13: Interior Designer Bunny Williams

By | Apr 11, 2017|Bunny Williams, Decorating, podcast|9 Comments

Celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams joins the How to Decorate podcast to talk about her new outdoor collection for Ballard Designs

Hold onto your earbuds because our guest today is none other than our own design partner, author, acclaimed interior designer, and hostess extraordinaire Bunny Williams! We traveled to Bunny’s office in New York to record this special episode in her office, and she definitely did not disappoint. Bunny shares some incredible decorating tips and stories, including how she furnished her first apartment and decorating her home in the Dominican Republic. We talk about her new outdoor furniture collection La Colina, and of course she answers your decorating questions!


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.


Podcast, Episode #11: Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler

By | Mar 14, 2017|Decorating, podcast, Suzanne Kasler, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Suzanne Kasler is our guest on the How to Decorate podcast for Ballard Designs

Today’s guest is not only one of our favorite designers and a hometown hero in the design world, she’s also our design partner, Suzanne Kasler. Suzanne’s interiors are usually riddled with classic furniture pieces, but she presents them with a modern point of view. They’re tailored, edited, and punctuated with color. We launched our first collection with Suzanne in 2011, and ever since then, we’ve been making design magic together, so we’re thrilled to have her as our guest today on the blog!


Podcast, Bonus Boston Episode #2 w/ architect Katie Hutchison

By | Mar 2, 2017|Decorating, podcast, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Bonus Boston podcast episode with author and architect Katie Hutchinson

We’re opening a new store outside of Boston at Natick Mall, and to celebrate, we wanted to talk to some local design talents. You may remember me mentioning Katie Hutchison’s book The New Small House on our episode with Annette Joseph. We ended up connecting with Katie and were thrilled when she agreed to join us for a live podcast episode from the floor of our brand new store! Since we’re live, you’ll notice lots of background noise (we apologize in advance), but we loved picking Katie’s brain about living in a small house, designing a small house, and takeaways even those of us not in small houses can utilize in our own spaces!


Podcast, Bonus Boston Episode #1 w/ designer Erin Gates

By | Mar 1, 2017|Decorating, podcast, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Designer, author, and blogger Erin Gates joins the How to Decorate podcast from Ballard Designs, live from our Boston store at Natick Mall

We’re big fans of interior designer, blogger, and author Erin Gates, so when we headed to our new Boston store at Natick Mall, we knew we had to sit down with this local stylemaker. She joined us for our first live podcast recording in the front window of our brand new store to talk about designing for families, her massive home renovation, and so much more.


Podcast, Episode #10: Interior Designer Melanie Turner

By | Feb 28, 2017|Decorating, podcast|2 Comments

Interior designer Melanie Turner joins the How to Decorate podcast

We can’t help but be struck by how powerful yet restrained interior designer Melanie Turner’s spaces are, and we were even more struck by how down-to-earth and cool she is. In only seven short years after opening her interior design business, she’s earned such accolades as Veranda’s Southeastern Designer of the Year, Trad Home’s Top 10 Designers, Architectural Digest’s 2010 Kitchen of the Year, and many more. We were beyond thrilled when she sat down to talk with us about her recents trip to Morocco, the power of vision boards, why she never puts bookshelves in a home, and so much more.