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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Favorites at Ballard Designs

The designers at Ballard must have been reading the blogs.  While they may offer some acceptable basics, I've been underwhelmed by most (not all) of the offerings from large-scale interior retailers for years now.  However, Ballard Designs is definitely upping the style quotient with its new spring/ summer collection

For instance, check out this Faux Bamboo Bar Cart.  Sure, a vintage one is cooler, but they are hard to find and can be pricey.  So this is the next best thing.
Jill Bar Cart

I love the softness that an upholstered end table can add to a room, but the ones on the market have been quite expensive.  Ballard has just added a very affordable version (ixnay on the green glass top) and it looks great.
Hayden Upholstered Table

This linen Simone bench has gorgeous turned legs.  It would be so pretty at the foot of a bed, and you can't beat the price.
Simone Bench

If you have a beach house, you need this rattan parsons console table.  I would put the benches elsewhere, like in a bedroom, but I love all 3 pieces (just not all together).  Even without a beach house, this table would be a gorgeous way to add texture and depth to a room.
3 Piece Sea Isle Rattan Collection

A capiz shell chandelier is so glamorous in any dining room.
Alessandra 5 Light Chandelier

They are even doing a watered-down (sorry) pagoda chandelier.  I prefer a vintage true pagoda piece, but because that is such a specific style, it doesn't work in every space, so this is a great option. 
Lily 8 Light Chandelier

Are you as surprised/ impressed as I am?  That console table is really calling my name!


Anonymous said...

I've been eying that bench for my mud area! It's great to see good design at an affordable price point.


Alexis Solomon Design Studio said...

I agree that Ballard is really pushing to stay on trend. The items you pulled are all really pretty, but I have used the Simone bench (upholstered in a gorgeous Schumacher fabric) and was really disappointed with the quality. Its painful to sit on and feels like its going to break at any second. Its fine if its never going to actually be used.

Lacquered Life said...

They really are upping their design!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I cannot wait until my children get a bit older, and I can own a bar cart! Cheers to that! :)

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