Seasonal Makeovers


I want my room to feel cool in summer and cozy in winter. What can I do that won’t melt my credit card?


Treat your decor just like you do your wardrobe. Choose cooler colors for spring and summer and earthier tones for fall and winter. It’s easy and affordable with a few Ballard Essentials.

Here, we changed the Baldwin Piped Slipcovers from cool Celery Twill to warm Chocolate Twill, swaped out pillow covers and accented with checked tablecloth, seagrass shade, and fall sunflowers – all for around $750.

Spring/Summer: light, airy colors and accessories make this room ready for sunshine

Spring and Summer

Fall/Winter: rich, earthy tones and textures feel cozy in colder months

Fall and Winter

Makecover Cost
1 Baldwin Piped Slipcover $520
2 Ballard Throw Pillow Covers $88
3 Terrific Tablecloth $65
4 Seagrass Lamp Shade $40
5 Flowers $45
  Total $758

Posted 8/14/09

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    Ballard Designs

    December 6, 2010

    Jewelsy: We are sorry but the drapes are no longer available. But we do carrry another crewel pattern drapery panel called Belle Vigne that might interest you. It is a similar pattern but done in a more neutral palette.
    The Style Studio Team

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    December 4, 2010

    Where can I get the fabric for the curtains?