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8 Foolproof Design Tips For Studio Apartments

There’s no question that crafting the perfect studio apartment design can be a serious challenge. You’re working with a small space that needs to serve multiple needs, from sleeping to lounging to sometimes even doing actual work. Additionally, you still want to show off your personal style while creating a functional, livable space. From bringing…

How to Shop Your Home for a Fresh New Look

Do you feel like your home needs a little mid-winter refresh? I know I do!  There’s something about this time of year that makes me want to update our house, but I don’t want to completely redecorate or spend a lot of money. Thankfully, I’ve discovered a little secret to shake things up when my…
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Delicious Dining In 2020: Dining Table Sets For Sumptuous Meals

Trendy dining table sets to elevate home dining in 2020 “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf,  A Room of One’s Own  And of course, one can only really dine well, when one has the perfect setting to match a good meal. Finding the right…
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I don’t really like Valentine’s Day and all the pressure it puts on people, but I do like Valentine’s Day  gifts :) So I pulled together some cute ideas for her, him and kids in case you too like to gift a little something to your loved ones.  Growing up the rule was the gifts…

Hire An Interior Designer: 10 Essential Questions To Ask Them

So, you’re excited and eager to start your new home adventure and have decided to hire an interior designer. You have made a great choice, but now you have to be sure that the designer you hire, is going to be the right one for you and your home. This can feel daunting, but don’t...…

Kitchen Trends 2020: Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas That Are...

Trends come and go, most of the time. However, some escape the mold and become timeless classics interior-lovers can’t get enough of. We love the innovation of contemporary kitchen design ideas, but there are a few old favorites that won’t be going anywhere soon.  2020 is a year filled with classic interior design trends we...…
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Get organized! 5 things for 5 min

Creating a routine doesn’t have to be difficult! You CAN maintain a tidy home. My new cleaning mind game I’m playing with myself is a game changer! Choose 5 tasks to do a day and do them each for 5 minutes. That’s it! Breaking tasks down by five minute intervals makes things more manageable. It takes at…
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3 Dreamy, Winter Bedrooms

Here at Ballard Designs, we base our decorating philosophy on one principal — having a space that reflects your personality. We spend the majority of our lives at home, so why shouldn’t it feel comfortable, inspiring, functional, and reflective of who you are? Often people neglect the rooms guests never see (like bedrooms), and we get…
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Design An Easy-Clean Home In 6 Simple Ways

An easy clean home is a matter of choice, some careful planning and a little hard work. Want to know what else goes into it? There’s a lot of difference between a home that has been created  around a preconceived design and one that has been built keeping much more in mind. In the former,…
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Meet Skye, Our SVP of Merchandising & Design

Every ship has a captain, and here at Ballard, our Senior Vice President and Merchandising and Design Skye Kirby Westcott leads the style vision you see on the pages of our catalog and online. With a background as an interior designer and with an impressive tenure in the furniture industry, Skye travels the world to…