Antiques, gardens and design advice! Iconic designer Bunny Williams unveils new patio furniture for Ballard Designs
The garden and décor expert shares her thoughts on product design with Ballard President Karen Mooney
ATLANTE, February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — How To Decorate omnichannel retailer, Ballard Designs, is unveiling a new collection of outdoor products this spring, designed by renowned American interior and garden designer, Bunny Williams.
The furniture and decor company recently co-sponsored from Nashville Antiques & Garden Show 2022, one of the best design events of the year, and Williams was a guest speaker there amidst a show full of dealers and beautiful gardens.
ballard chair Karen Mooney caught up with the esteemed designer at the Nashville show to discuss her new outdoor decor collection. Williams spoke fondly of her patio furniture designed exclusively for Ballard and discussed her favorite outdoor decorating ideas for this season.
“Gardening is so much a part of the indoors – the indoor-outdoor connection is so important,” says designer Bunny Williams. “I wanted a garden, but I knew little about it so when I started I followed a plan.”
She continues: “There are so many things that go with the garden – plants are one thing, but containers are also important, and they can be hard to find. This is what inspires this collection.
Here are some of the designer’s top tips for exterior decorating:
Arrange a garden entrance with an arbor, like the Gazebo gazebo in Kent weathered teak. According to Williams, “It’s a piece of architecture that gives structure and height to a garden. It’s a wonderful feeling to walk through it and be led from one space to another.”
Use an outdoor planter. They give more height while being low enough for annuals in the summer and are versatile enough to be used throughout the different seasons – the Bunny Williams Shipman Raised Bed would be a great option!
Take the garden to the next level with the Bunny Williams Wood Creek Round Plant Stand or any outdoor plant stand to make a plant arrangement more visually interesting with variations in height. Williams says, “I find that when my plants in containers are all lined up on the ground, they are not as interesting as when I raise them to different heights…I have introduced new plant supports.”
Protect plants and their space with garden hose guides, such as the Rabbit Williams Guide to Riverton garden hoses. “I have hose guards in the corners of each of my plant beds so that when I water it prevents the hose from getting into the dirt in the garden and damaging the plants and knocking over the hydrangeas! ” Williams shares.
For outdoor containers, Williams recommends sticking to one color palette. She says it’s more soothing when the colors are consistent – so the plants are the star of the show!
For more outdoor and indoor decorating offerings from Ballard for spring, visit BallardDesigns.com.
About Ballard Designs
Since 1982, Ballard Designs has offered a unique collection of furniture and decor and advice on how to decorate from all eras and from all sources. Its designers travel the world for inspiration, translating the latest trends in fashion, color and style into finely crafted products that can’t be found anywhere else. Ballard Designs is part of Qurate Retail GroupSMa select group of major retail brands which also includes QVC®HSN®Zulily®Front door®, garnet hill®and Grandin Road®.
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