Our Patio Before & After with Ballard Designs

Dining Table & Chairs | Sofa | Side Chairs | Coffee Table | Cushions | Pink Pillows | Palm Pillows | Rug | Tortoise Vase | Miles Redd Garden Stools | Pram | Maxi’s Outfit | Hello Kitty | Mules | Skirt {Old Alice & Olivia}, Similar | Green Top | Earrings [c/o]

Photography by: Madison Katlin | A huge thank you to Ballard Designs for helping me style my patio and making this dream come true! 


You all know Ballard Designs is my brand. When you see your BFF do something great you think, “That’s my girl!” When I get the Ballard Designs’ catalog I think, “That’s my brand!” In fact, last week a reader commented on my Instagram and said, “I’ve always thought your style was very Ballard Designs.” I’ve never felt so loved by a comment. ha!

And guess what Fort Worth girls? Ballard Designs is coming. They are opening up May 18th at the Shops at Clearfork! If you are a FW native, you know that’s all anyone can talk about. Every lunch with a girlfriend, each stroll past the new Mesero restaurant and 90% of direct messages I’ve received lately prompts the question, “When is the new Ballard Designs opening?!” Mark your calendars for that weekend because it’s going to be major.

Take it back to 2015 on Snapchat and you know their catalog is the catalyst to much of my happiness. I snapped the thing each time it came in the mail. Everything from their styled shoots to their impeccable delivery service has me purchasing their items over and over and over again. See here, here and here. It’s European furnishings, but every single person can find a style they love. And ultimately, that’s why I rave about their pieces so much. If you are into farmhouse chic, they’ve got burlap for you. If you want something glam, get all the prints you want. {I just purchased two of these for formal living and can’t wait to show you!} If you need your home a bit more eclectic, take the Miles Redd Collection. And if you are a mix of everything in between [me!] their styling and blog will give you plenty of inspiration.

When it came to designing our patio, I let that space sit empty for a bit. I love to decorate, but I proudly admit I can’t do window treatments, I can’t do rugs and I can’t do patios. I’m helpless at those three things. I know my limits. You should have seen the patio at our last house. That poor hodgepodge mess was a disaster.

When Ballard Designs contacted me to share their Fort Worth opening date, I was telling them how I couldn’t wait to see their patio selections in person as my mom decorated her patio with a lot of decor from Ballard Designs. The black and white striped pillows by their pool have always been a staple in my mind, so I knew I wanted to do a bit of the same! They offered to help me style the space and I was thrilled.

My mom has a vintage set of patio furniture from her grandmother, whom Maxi is actually named after! It’s been something she has cherished since she was a little girl enjoying her summers there. When I saw the new BD catalog and found something nearly identical I knew that I wanted to recreate that look. I went with the Maison Collection as it felt so similar to what I grew up with. I followed in my mom’s footsteps with black and white cushions and BD helped suggest the pink and palm. They have free design services if you are ever in need! 

The final look feels glam and fresh to me all at the same time. I hope you loved this before and after of the space as much as we do! I’ll be sharing my go-to al fresco dining recipes for your patio soon as well.

How do you decorate your patio?!

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20 Comments

  1. I love your take on the patio, Katey! The design is so modern and fresh. The black and white striped sofas are really nice. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    Published 07 May 18Reply
  2. I love how cute and also functional your patio looks!! I love Ballard!

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Thank you so much, Alexis! That was so important to me with a toddler- so glad you like it! xo, Katey

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  3. Kate wrote:

    Your patio looks EPIC!!!! My patio is officially jealous…ha! I am loving everything about this! && could Maxi be any cuter in these photos!

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Haha, thank you Kate! I know, I was obsessed with her little photos I had to include them! xo, Katey

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  4. Sarah wrote:

    Your patio is gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors and patterns that you mixed.

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Thank you so much, Sarah! 🙂 xo, Katey

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  5. Rajal wrote:

    Love your patio furniture ! I can’t wait when the FW LOCATION opens because I need new wind proof patio furniture. I live on on high rise condo in FW.

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Rajal! OOh- I bet your condo is STUNNING!! Me either, I’m seriously dying for it to be here! xo, Katey

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  6. Hailey wrote:

    Love everything about this! Ballard is the best. Do you know what your paint colors are on the house & trim? We are working to paint the outside of our house now!!

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Hailey! Of course! Here are the colors:

      white: Alabaster SW 7008 by Sherwin Williams
      trim: Colonnade Gray SW 7041

      I hope that helps! 🙂 xo, Katey

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  7. Lara wrote:

    Hope this isn’t too TMI but what bra are you wearing with that top? I can never figure out what type of bra to wear with tops like the one pictured or halter tops.

    (Your patio is beautiful btw.)

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Lara! Not TMI at all, that’s what I’m here for! 🙂 I recently got this one from Neiman Marcus and really like it! It’s what I’m wearing here. I find it doesn’t really show with tops that are low on the sides which I always hate. https://rstyle.me/n/c4b2835p2w

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  8. Morgan wrote:

    My “patio” is actually a balcony but is also black and white themed!! It’s a work in progress but I’m going to check out Ballard Designs for some accessories to add to the space. Love how yours turned out!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Love it, girl! I feel like black and white is so timeless no matter what style you decorate in. Thank you so much! 🙂 xo, Katey

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  9. Love how it turned out!! <3

    BlondieintheCity.com

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Thank you so much, Hayley! xo, Katey

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  10. MariTess wrote:

    This is lovely! So chic and so different for patio furniture! I love it! Gorgeous!

    Published 07 May 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Thank you, girl! xo, Katey

      Published 07 May 18Reply
  11. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Your patio looks amazing! I love the colors and patterns you went with!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

    Published 17 May 18Reply