Ep. 349: Life in the Garden with Bunny Williams
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by Ballard Designs
4d ago
This week, we welcome back legendary interior designer Bunny Williams. In preparation of her new book Life in the Garden to release in March 2024, Bunny generously shares some great tips on planning successful gardens from starting small to considering ongoing maintenance. Bunny also offers advice for novice gardeners, including prioritizing manageable tasks, plant care, pot selection, and using garden structures to enhance outdoor spaces. Get ready to be inspired to spend some time outdoors!  What You’ll Hear On This Episode: What inspired Bunny to make Life in the Garden.&nbs ..read more
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Ep. 348: Home at Last with Gil Schafer
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by Ballard Designs
1w ago
Award-winning architect and best-selling author Gil Schafer joins us this week to discuss his beautiful third book, “Home at Last”. Gil shares the inspiration behind his new work, along with a behind-the-scenes look of a few of the featured homes. Gil discusses some ways to blend styles and design homes that stand the test of time, advice for creating spaces that foster family memories, and how to think out of the box without being too gimmicky. Gil is one of the most sought-after architects of the last two decades because of his authenticity, his impeccable style, and his practical approach t ..read more
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Ep. 347: Coastal Style with Megan Molten
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by Ballard Designs
2w ago
We are joined this week by Megan Molten, Charleston interior designer and shop owner. Megan is known for her modern, light, and airy design sense, where she effortlessly mixes feminine and masculine elements together for a balanced and clean result. Megan talks with us about learning how to take bigger risks, how to embrace your coastal style, and ways to incorporate pattern and color through accessories like vases and artwork. Follow along with this week's decorating dilemma here. What You’ll Hear On This Episode: Megan took a leap of faith and left her corporate career in sales to start her ..read more
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Ep. 346: 2024 Trend Report
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by Ballard Designs
2w ago
It’s all about trends this week as we forecast what will be “in” for 2024, and what things we are happy to leave behind in last year. We are joined by Will and Hillary, both part of the product design team at Ballard Designs, who are on the frontlines of seeing all the upcoming trends in design. We discuss the resurgence of classic colors navy blue, the growing interest in environmentally conscious design, and the emergence of new trends like celestial yellow and pink. We also chat about materials used in furniture making, with a focus on personalization and blurring the lines between indoor a ..read more
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Ep. 346: 2024 Trend Report
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by Ballard Designs
3w ago
It’s all about trends this week as we forecast what will be “in” for 2024, and what things we are happy to leave behind in the New Year. We are joined by Will and Hillary to round out the product design team, who are on the frontlines of seeing all the trends in design. We discuss the resurgence of classic colors navy blue, the growing interest in environmentally conscious design, and the emergence of new trends like celestial yellow and pink. We also chat about materials used in furniture making, with a focus on personalization and blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. What Yo ..read more
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Ep. 345: Taryn’s House Journey
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by Ballard Designs
3w ago
This week, Taryn shares the update from building her dream house from the ground up. She shares her own trials and triumphs throughout the process, how she keeps things organized, and what she wishes she did differently. This is a great listen if you are already in the process of a big renovation, or if you have future plans for taking on a big project. Stay tuned for more of Taryn’s home journey!  See pictures of Taryn's house build here on the How to Decorate blog. What You’ll Hear On This Episode: Why did Taryn and her family decide to tear up the house and rebuild in the same locatio ..read more
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Ep. 345 - Taryn’s House Journey
How to Decorate
by Ballard Designs
1M ago
This week, Taryn shares the update from building her dream house from the ground up. She shares her own trials and triumphs throughout the process, how she keeps things organized, and what she wishes she did differently. This is a great listen if you are already in the process of a big renovation, or if you have future plans for taking on a big project. Stay tuned for more of Taryn’s home journey!  See pictures of Taryn's house build here on the How to Decorate blog. What You’ll Hear On This Episode: Why did Taryn and her family decide to tear up the house and rebuild in the same locatio ..read more
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Ep. 344: Neutrals with David Frazier
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by Ballard Designs
1M ago
We welcome New York designer, David Frazier, known for his warm modernist interiors and place-based architecture. Originally from West Point, Georgia, David attended Auburn School of Architecture before moving to New York, where he designed spaces for his clients in New York, the Hamptons, Connecticut, Colorado, and throughout the South. David shares some great advice for using neutrals in a way that suits your aesthetic and design dreams. He talks about why he gravitates towards neutrals, some of his favorite shades to use to warm up a room, and how to give neutrals the same energy as colors ..read more
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Ep. 343: Decorating Throwback: Picking Paint Colors with Fran Keenan
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by Ballard Designs
1M ago
More than any other topic, we're constantly getting questions about paint -- how to pick it the right one? What are the best colors? Which finish to use? We're answering all of your questions with today's guest, interior designer Fran Keenan. We're big fans of Fran's work, and she was a guest on episode 83. She's always picking bold, saturated color in her design work, so we thought she'd be the perfect designer to chat with us about one of the trickiest elements of design, paint. In Part 1 of this two part series, we're talking about picking colors. What You'll Hear on This Episode: We talk ..read more
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Ep. 342: City & Country Architecture with Peter Pennoyer
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by Ballard Designs
1M ago
We are thrilled to welcome back Peter Pennoyer, a world-renowned architect, whose eponymous architecture firm has helped redefine New York’s architecture specializing in new construction, renovation, and preservation of residential, commercial, and institutional projects around the world. Peter talks to us about his recent monograph of the firm’s work, Peter Pennoyer Architects: City | Country. He also discusses the different projects within the book, why people shouldn’t be intimidated by plans, the beauty of working with different designers, and preservation and sustainability in architectur ..read more
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