Nov 18

3 Mantel Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

2017-02-03T16:12:10+00:00 By |Decor & Pillows, Decorating, Holiday, Living Rooms, Tips & Solutions, Winter|3 Comments

One mantel styled three ways for the holidays

‘Tis the season for spreading good holiday cheer. Parties abound, and chances are you’re making your own plans for entertaining friends and family during the holidays. Make sure your home is a festive expression of the season, starting with the mantel. It’s easy to transform your fireplace into a stunning and cohesive focal point for the holidays when you decorate with a theme in mind. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve used our three holiday themes to show you how easy it is.

Nov 14

Recipe: Annette Joseph’s Roast Chicken

2017-02-03T16:12:10+00:00 By |Entertaining, Entertaining Experts, Fall, Recipes, Style Tip, Winter|3 Comments

Annette Joseph's Roast Chicken recipeAs a stylist, Annette Joseph is well known for her flair with food prep and presentation. Her motto is “make it simple and make it gorgeous.” In this excerpt from her new book “Picture Perfect Parties,” Annette coaches us in preparing an elegant Sunday Night Supper centered around her Roast Chicken recipe. The theory behind this special meal – warm, comforting food that is fairly simple to make, delicious, and brings everyone to the table for an enjoyable conversation. We know you can duplicate her dishes with little effort, bringing the tradition of Sunday Night Supper to your home. 

Nov 11

New Puppy Essentials

2017-02-03T16:12:11+00:00 By |Style Tip, Tips & Solutions|0 Comments

Check out our new puppy checklist to make sure you've thought of everything

Bringing home a new puppy can be a very challenging and exciting experience, often all at once. With wet kisses and wagging tails, it’s easy to let them into our hearts and homes. Before you make the leap, be sure you’re prepared to make that transitional puppy period a comfortable—and stylish—one for all involved. Check out our new puppy checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything.

Nov 7

Inside Look at a Kitchen Renovation

2017-02-03T16:12:11+00:00 By |Design Experts, Kitchens, Kitchens, Style Tip|23 Comments



It all started with a pool. After Karen Mooney, VP of Creative for Ballard Designs, and her husband Joe, who entertain often, installed a pool in their backyard two years ago, they quickly realized they needed easier access to it. “We had no way to get to the pool except to go through our master bedroom and bathroom,” she says. “Needless to say, it was a little uncomfortable for our guests.”