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    Southern Living Idea House 2012

    For more than 20 years, Southern Living has built Idea Houses on lakes, beaches and in quaint towns across the South. This year, our favorite Southern magazine returns to Senoia, GA for a historic renovation project.

    Fearless Decorating

    A Review of “Be Your Own Decorator,” by Susanna Salk
    We’re big fans of Susanna Salk, so naturally we were excited to check out her…

    Customer Design Dilemmas Solved by Traditional Home

    Using bold colors – especially greens and blues – can be a little scary. So we asked our friends at Traditional Home to pick their favorite paint colors. Then we used them as our inspiration to take several rooms from staid to stellar. You’ll find TH’s reasons to love it beside each paint chip.

    Susanna Salk’s Fresh & Fearless Decorating Style

    You’ve probably seen her talking about style on NBC’s “Today Show,” followed her on ivillage and or read one of her best-selling books. Susanna Salk delights in design and believes that with the right inspiration, anyone can learn to be her own decorator.

    Gift Giving Made Personal… and from the Heart by Christine Eisner

    People talk about the art of gift giving, but the good news is that you don’t need to be a Picasso (or a Trump) to show someone that you care. Gifts from the heart have less to do with money than with the thought that goes into selecting them. Even better, “heart gifts” are the ones that will stay off the re-gifting merry-go-round!

    What Our Buyers Bought from Ballard

    Our buyers are continuously shopping for up-to-the-minute pieces and searching out inspirational vintage finds. Given their spot-on expertise in identifying great looks and hot…