I received in today’s mail the current Ballard Designs catalog. This is one I’ve ignored the last few years because of Ballard’s almost unseemly attachment to "pseudo-Tuscan" décor. But I flipped open this issue and saw a few particularly interesting items – the company has finally started to show more current fabrics and even some trendy accessories. And teaming with noted designer Suzanne Kasler (her "Inspired Interiors" is a visual feast) can only up their glam quotient.
Graphic fabrics for indoor and out — love the green geometric on an armchair, and the black for a sophisticated outdoor space or sunroom. And the still popular ikat in an interesting color combination I think has longevity.
Here is a nicely shaped headboard that’s calling out for an upholstered inset — a great way to customize a catalog purchase.
These city street pillows are an inexpensive way to incorporate the current trend in alpha and numeric accents into your home.
Inject a graphic element into any room with an inexpensive jute rug.
And these rain boots, just for fun. Animal prints and fresh colors, what’s not to love?