Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ballard Designs

I have been child-less for the last few nights.  I'd like to say that I got a lot done at the house (I didn't) or that I really tied one on (I certainly didn't).  What I did do was watch a lot of this:


Seriously addicting, folks.  I cannot recommend it enough.  In between binge watching House of Cards and gold leafing my garage sale find, I also perused a lot of catalogs that were lying around the house.  In doing so, I thought it might be fun to pick a catalog and design a room entirely from that store.  I know, I know.  This isn't a "curated" look that we all love; but, I still think that if you are selective, you can still achieve a layered look. 

For this round I chose Ballard Designs.  I am really enjoying the new direction that Ballard seems to be taking...a little more modern and a little more color.

I started this design with this Belize fabric from their fabric by the yard offerings.  It immediately caught my eye because of its fun apricot color.


Then I built the room around it.  Although it is a little less impactful than my designs normally are, I still think there is an effortless sophistication to this room that makes it timeless.

Ballard Room

So, what do you think of the room?  Would you like for me to do another catalog/store? 



  1. yes...please do a room using the bass pro shops catalog.

  2. I like how your post went from House of Cards to Ballard's! I have yet to watch House of Cards because I know I'll end up binge-watching, but all my other shows are over now so what am I waiting for? Love your Ballard's room! Isn't that a Lacefield Designs fabric they're carrying now. They're definitely getting more vivid. Liking it. I am pro-catalog moodboard-making. How about Wisteria? Or Serena & Lily?

  3. I finished House of Cards. I can't wait for the second season of Orange is the New Black. Love the board. How about something funny like the Sears Catalog.