Just when I thought the holiday catalogs had finally stopped coming, along come the new product catalogs from my favorite decor and design stores. I’ve always love Ballard Designs but they have really taken it up a notch by adding some trendier, less traditional pieces. Nothing wrong with that! Trendy has become a bad word but I think a judicious use of trends keeps things fun and interesting. Like acrylic! This coffee table is beautiful (and the antelope rug is pretty sweet, too.) I love styling under an acrylic table as well as on top. I have large books stacked under mine, but I also like the look of these dough bowls or maybe a large basket of magazines.
Pineapples are very ” in” right now and this one is a beaut. Display as is or remove the top and use it as a vase.
I love things that are functional and decorative. Use this eye catching tortoiseshell umbrella stand to fill an empty corner in an entryway. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
Everyone is carrying wallpaper these days and Ballard has some beautiful papers, too. Some are offshoots of their fabrics like this Dodie paper.
Ballard is a great resource for art and I’m loving these new abstracts by Charlottesville artist Kiki Slaughter. These canvases come in three sizes and would look great hung as a pair as well. I didn’t even notice the purple shades at first until I saw it used as an accent color in the living room below.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!