July 2016 Posts

On Our Turf: Jaipur at the Atlanta Market

By: Shelby Adamson & Danielle Clockel

Last week the Balance Design team took a much deserved trip to the Atlanta Market at AmericasMart to get inspired–and boy were we ever! One of our favorites was Jaipur Living, a vendor we love to source from, and touring their incredible showroom was a real treat.


Just look at this beautiful Kazak-style rug. Jaipur’s diversity in style is unmatched.


How could this beautifully worn medallion rug get better? How about a coordinating pillow?


The displays were incredible. Rugs were artfully paired with pillows, textiles, and carvings.


I mean, we were speechless.

We’ve been huge fans of Jaipur Living for a while now, but finally getting to meet the team at the showroom really gave us a new level of appreciation for the company. Plus, we were surrounded by incredible rugs!

Before and After: Outdoor Planters

By: Elisabeth Paulson

It is hot out there, folks. If your planter boxes are anything like ours, the spring annuals have lost their pep and blooms are melting before your eyes. Fear not – we have the solution. Here are three of our own transformative foliage additions that are sure to last…as long as we remember to water.



Our doorway planters were looking less than welcoming and needed a major facelift. We kept our healthy heavy-hitters (lambs ears and Heuchera) and added the eye-popping Kong Coleus, impatients for color, and potato vine as a trailer. Come on in!



This modern zinc planter box has followed me from my Chicago rooftop to my current Atlanta backyard. Such a shaded area loves the hovering, paper-like Caladium ‘Aaron’ and sculptural addition of ‘Bossa Nova’ begonia. A fragrant geranium doesn’t have blooms but a satisfying citrus smell that keeps the mosquitos away. Kong Coleus made an encore appearance that should last through the fall.



We love a wall planter – this one flanks my own front door and welcomes me home. Staghorn ferns thrive in a vertical position during humid summers, and ‘Mona Lisa’ lipstick plants are an experiment in this felted-pocket home. Finally, a mosaic plant adds a geometric stripe to the plant party.

Celebrate summer and switch out the old for the new – embrace depth in color and a variety of leaf shapes and sizes. Even if your thumb is less-than-green, you can achieve a fresh foliage facelift.

Need We Say More? Empire Chandelier

By: Danielle Clockel


Statement-making, architectural, and timeless in brass and crystal, the Empire Chandelier lives up to its name.

Color Palette: Australian Coastline

By: Danielle Clockel


Photo courtesy of Daily Mail.

From left to right:
Farrow and Ball Cat’s Paw
Sherwin Williams Cape Verde 6482
Sherwin Williams Cotton White 7104
Sherwin Williams Calypso 6950
Benjamin Moore Northern Lights

Recently we’ve found ourselves drawn to shades of deep teal. Until we can make our way to salt water, this beautiful picture will have to do!