Podcast, Ep. 210: designer Kara Cox

Designer Kara Cox How to Decorate Podcast

Designer Kara Cox

Our guest today is Kara Cox of Kara Cox Interiors in Greensboro, North Carolina. She’s a North Carolina native in furniture country, so you know she’s passionate about craftsmanship, handmade details, and supporting local artisans. We talk about her own home renovation and how to take on a big project for yourself.

What You’ll Hear on This Show:

  • Why she loves being a Southern designer
  • Her background and how she got her first clients
  • How her style has evolved over time influenced by her own home projects
  • How she prepares her clients for home renovations
  • Details that set her clients’ rooms apart

Designer Kara Cox How to Decorate Podcast

Decorating Dilemmas

Hello Ballard ladies!

I love the podcast so much. I hoard episodes and listen to them back-to-back on long drives.

Harking back to a Fran Keenan episode, I have a question about the best way to curtain a glass door.  I will attach a photo of what I am dealing with. I think Fran had a specific way of attaching a curtain, and I wanted to see if any of you remembered it. I think it was from her first episode, but I just didn’t get it.

I think the other windows are all getting plantation shutters. This room is also getting a Jonah chair thanks to Caroline’s assistance with cushion measurements!

Thanks for any help you can offer! 



Ballard Designs How to Decorate Podcast Decorating Dilemma

Hi Ladies,

I have a neutral living room with just a few touches of butter/grieve.  I want to freshen up my pillows and I didn’t know how I can make the room seem more updated?



Ballard Designs How to Decorate Podcast Decorating Dilemma

Show Notes:

Please send in your questions so we can answer them on our next episode! And of course, subscribe to the podcast in Apple Podcasts so you never miss an episode. You can always check back here to see new episodes, but if you subscribe, it’ll automatically download to your phone.

Happy Decorating!

Subscribe in Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify

Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.


  1. Reply


    August 8, 2021

    Thank you Kara Cox and Ballard ladies for answering my dilemma:) it was a real thrill to be driving along and hear it! Your advice was spot on and so appreciated.
    Xo, Evan