May 24

How to Plant a Fabulous Window Box

By |How To, How-to's and Tips, Outdoor Living, Projects|3 Comments


Not only do window boxes go a long way in adding curb appeal to a home, they’re also great for apartment dwellers who still wish to indulge a green thumb. Whether placed outside a window, on a balcony or even inside, a window box with a pretty mix of plants, flowers or herbs can bring cheerfulness and color to any environment. Here are a few tips to ensure you love the outcome.

Jul 15

A Special Summer Retreat by Karen G.

By |Customer Homes|6 Comments

Living in the South, you need a place you can shade yourself from the hot sun.  My Porch is just that place.  I added a daybed and filled it with Sunbrella  Canvas Blue Pillows and Brown Damask Pillows for a comfy feel.  When the sun gets too hot – I close the Sunbrella Canvas Blue Outdoor Drapes and it keeps, not only the porch cool, but my kitchen as well.  Lastly, I added the indoor/outdoor Verona Rug – it transformed the porch into a room.  Can’t you just taste the cool lemonade?


Jun 21

Why We Love Our Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

By |How-to's and Tips, Outdoor Living, Rugs|5 Comments

When we first introduced Outdoor Rugs more than five years ago, we admittedly had one thing in mind: transforming drab outdoor spaces into truly magnificent outdoor rooms. We were so excited to find durable fade- and weather-resistant rugs that were equally fashionable. They brought instant color and anchored seating areas to finish the look. We were in love.

May 31

Planters – Not Just For Plants Anymore!

By |How-to's and Tips, Outdoor Living|10 Comments

How can we count the ways we love planters? They’re one of the most useful and versatile outdoor accessories we can think of, especially if you want to add impact without spending a lot of money.

From aged urns to colorful clay pots to classic window boxes, planters provide pretty texture and color for your favorite outdoor spot. Plus, they’re easily portable so you can rearrange and repurpose them to meet your needs of the moment.

There’s no need to be too matchy-matchy when it comes to containers. A mix of vintage and new pots in a variety of finishes and sizes adds loads of visual appeal. All that’s important is creating a great place to gather this summer.

Here are our top 5 uses for our favorite planters:


Not a gardener? Use a few potted containers to create lush, easy-to-maintain landscaping for your outdoor space all season long. A mix of foliage plants and flowers provide instant color—just choose the palette to suit your site.

Mar 9

“The Perfect Mirror” From Malissa

By |Customer Homes|7 Comments

Malissa from Atlanta loves decorating with Ballard!

The perfect mirror from Ballard. We removed a less than attractive mantle and hung the mirror – It made the fireplace the focal point of the room.


 Key West Chairs and the Heart Throb Frog


The Seek Happiness Print greets everyone at our table!


Adirondack Chairs
nbl_03Posted 3/9/10