Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ballard Designs – New Catalog, New Looks

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?

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