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We want to teach you how to decorate! We'll help you unleash your inner decorator with interviews from interior designers, sharing the trials and triumphs from our own homes, and answering your burning decorating questions. Brought to you from the Ballard Designs team.

We want to teach you how to decorate! We'll help you unleash your inner decorator with interviews from interior designers, sharing the trials and triumphs from our own homes, and answering your burning decorating questions. Brought to you from the Ballard Designs team.
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We want to teach you how to decorate! We'll help you unleash your inner decorator with interviews from interior designers, sharing the trials and triumphs from our own homes, and answering your burning decorating questions. Brought to you from the Ballard Designs team.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 59: designer Libby Langdon

9/11/2018
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Chances are you have seen our guest Libby Langdon’s work in all of your favorite magazines. Libby has been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Homes, Better Homes and Gardens, and has been on HGTV and The Today Show. We talk with Libby about her trifecta of combining product design, client work, and media and injecting them all into everything she does. She also spills some secrets of behind the scenes screws of makeover TV shows, how she learned to install a house in one day. Libby...

Duration:01:10:30

Ep. 58: designer Kevin Isbell

8/28/2018
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Kevin Isbell joins us today for a round of Would You Rather? -- Decorating Edition. We also chat about adding texture and soul into a modern home, Kevin’s superpower of using strong color in subtle ways, decorating pet peeves, and his recent Nantucket cottage project featured in House Beautiful. It is apparent that Kevin loves what he does, and is deeply passionate about the craft behind design. What You'll Hear on This Episode: House BeautifulBallard’s Original Office Collection

Duration:01:04:07

Ep. 57: designer Liz Bauer

8/14/2018
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Elizabeth Bauer joins us today to share her story on how a passion for flea markets and shopping to repurpose led to a career design and a successful shop in the West Village of New York. She talks about the importance of “getting the bones right” of a home upon first moving in, how to make the most of small spaces, and decorating a seaside and vacation home in a playful and sophisticated way. We take listener questions on sprucing up long hallways, painting vs renovating, and why you...

Duration:01:11:01

Ep. 56 with designer Katie Lydon

7/31/2018
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This week we are joined by the very talented Katie Lydon. Originally from London, Katie founded her downtown New York interior design firm in 2002. Katie has been featured in House Beautiful, Elle Decor, The New York Times, and Metropolitan Home. We talk with Katie about her love of color, her recent work with longtime client, author and podcaster Gretchen Rubin, and plans for the renovation of her home. We also speak with Katie about her favorite part of the design process, and ways to...

Duration:01:11:20

Ep. 55: editor Tori Mellott

7/17/2018
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In this episode we are joined with Tori Mellott, Senior Design and Markets Editor for Traditional Home Magazine. We talk trends with Tori from her recent trip at High Point Market, her background and where her love of design emerged from, some fun behind the scenes stories from her career in magazines, the roles and responsibilities of a Markets Editor and why we all feel that it’s impossible to have too many chairs. What You’ll Hear on This Episode: How Tori has had the energy and...

Duration:00:44:01

Ep. 54: designer Philip Mitchell

7/3/2018
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This week we travel to New York to catch up with interior designer Philip Mitchell and his very cute dogs. Philip is based in New York and Toronto, and has been featured in Traditional Home, House and Home Magazine and Canada’s Style at Home Magazine. We talk with him about his beautiful captain’s house in Nova Scotia, his approach to restoration, fun and affordable ways to add texture and details, and the art of mixing historic with contemporary and modern comfort. What You'll Hear on...

Duration:01:00:35

Ep. 53 with designer Whitney Durham

6/19/2018
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We love seeing the way interior designers use our products in their client's spaces, and that's precisely how we found interior designer Whitney Durham. Plus, her home is featured in the Summer 2018 issue of Atlanta Magazine HOME. We talk to her about how she decorates with two rowdy boys at home, her love of original art, and the dreaded over-the-mantel television dilemma. What You'll Hear on This Episode:

Duration:01:06:16

Ep. 52: Miles Redd & David Kaihoi

6/5/2018
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This week we go to New York to catch up with Miles Redd, and his design partner in crime David Kaihoi. Miles has been featured in Vogue, W, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest and now he brings his one of a kind style to outdoor furniture at Ballard Designs. We talk with Miles and David about the inspiration behind the new collection, which offers beautifully designed quality pieces that look expensive and high end but are affordable and functional. What You'll Hear on This Episode:

Duration:00:40:41

Ep. 51 with designer Lauren DeLoach

5/22/2018
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Atlanta designer Lauren DeLoach caught our eye at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Showhouse, so we were super excited to have her on today’s episode. She talks with us about why she loves brown furniture, why she uses a check in almost every room, tips on how to decorate bookshelves, and family-friendly design ideas. WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Showhouse

Duration:01:11:41

Ep. 50 with Suzanne Kasler

5/8/2018
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We hear what keeps award-winning interior designer Suzanne Kasler so busy, and the inspiration behind her new wicker Southport Collection. We talk about her love for pink, modern trends, guilty pleasures and much more. What You’ll Hear on This Episode: Sophisticated SimplicityInspiredeverySuzanne’s Southport collection

Duration:00:53:01

Ep. 49: Landscape Architects Spencer Tunnell and Will McDonald

4/24/2018
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With Spring in the air, we thought we'd talk about our outdoor spaces. They're just as important as your indoor spaces, but for many of us, knowing what to do with them can be a challenge. Atlanta landscape architects Spencer Tunnell and Will McDonald of Tunnell & Tunnell Landscape Architecture stopped by to talk about when we need to call a professional, how to add a little curb appeal to your space, why non-native plants aren't a smart choice in many cases, and much more. WHAT YOU'LL...

Duration:01:23:42

Ep. 48 with Montgomery Gratch Interiors

4/10/2018
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Almost a year ago Atlanta interior designers Julie Montgomery and Michele Gratch joined forces to create Montgomery Gratch Interiors. We loved hearing about how their unique strengths compliment and challenge each other. We talk family homes, renovations, the fifth wall, and much more. WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE: anything

Duration:01:22:19

Ep. 47 with antiques dealer Shane Robuck

3/27/2018
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This past Fall, Karen met antique dealer Shane Robuck of Robuck & Co on a buying trip to Europe, and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to chat with him about antiques, travel, and his love of furniture. Shane travels the world looking for the most beautiful curiosities and furniture pieces and sells them in his shop in Atlanta.

Duration:00:55:18

Ep. 46 designer Laura Walker Baird of Verde Home

3/13/2018
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Atlanta interior designer and owner of Verde Home on the Upper Westside Laura Walker Baird joins the podcast to talk about antiquing overseas, why Europeans rarely hire designers, and her own major home renovation. WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE:

Duration:01:06:12

Ep. 45 with designer Paloma Contreras

2/27/2018
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Design blogger and interior designer Paloma Contreras stopped by the podcast while in Atlanta to talk about her upcoming book, the ten year anniversary of her blog, and how important it is to enjoy living in your home. WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE: La Dolce Vita

Duration:01:00:38

Ep. 44: Performance Fabrics 101

2/13/2018
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We've gotten lots of questions from listeners about performance fabrics. What are they? Why are they so durable? Are they safe to use in our homes? We thought we'd answer all of your questions, so we went straight to the source. Kimberly Peoples and Emily Cosgrove of Sunbrella stopped by the podcast to give us a 101 lesson in performance fabrics. Plus we talk about our newest collection of over 100 performance fabrics we're adding to our line. WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE:

Duration:00:54:39

Ep. 43 with designer Rachel Cannon

1/30/2018
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While in Atlanta for market, Baton Rouge interior designer Rachel Cannon stopped by the podcast to talk brown furniture, waiting for that perfect piece, letting your layout dictate your furniture pieces, and her 'cantaloupe' bookshelf styling trick. Definitely don't miss this one! WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE:

Duration:01:11:28

Ep. 42 with designer Barbara Westbrook

1/16/2018
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The impossibly talented Barbara Westbrook stops by the podcast to talk antiquing, her book Gracious Rooms, her client work, renovating her homes, and her decorating pet peeve. And of course, we answer your decorating questions! WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE: Miles Redd's mirrored bathroomhome in a historic neighborhood in Atlanta

Duration:01:03:03

Ep. 41 with The Peak of Chic's Jennifer Boles

1/2/2018
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Atlanta native Jennifer Boles of The Peak of Chic stops by the podcast to give us a decorating history lesson, her favorite decor books, and much more. We talk about the origins of her book In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z and the concept for her next book coming out Fall 2018. What You'll Hear on This Episode: The Peak of ChicArdrossanIn with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z

Duration:01:13:06

Ep. 40: with Maison Studios' Anne Scott Shelley and Allison Smith

12/19/2017
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Okay, when Anne Scott Shelley and Allison Smith of Maison Studios stopped by for this episode of the podcast, we had a serious case of the giggles! Get ready for a fun episode, where the decorating duo behind this 30A interior design firm talks vacation homes, granny chic, online shopping, and much more. What You’ll Hear on This Episode

Duration:00:55:58