WHAT I’M LOVING: NEW STUFF FROM BALLARD DESIGNS

I get so stupidly excited when new stuff comes out from vendors I use a lot for design projects. As of late, I have been giddy over all the new stuff coming out from Ballard Designs, a company I use a lot for budget friendly jobs.  Take a peek at some of my favorite new things- so good, right?

This table skirt blew my mind. Know why?

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Because it looks just like this one I’ve coveted forever from designer Tom Scheerer! Having this made would cost at least three times as much as they are charging.

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More favorites- this tufted ottoman with tape trim (many options for the trim!) and this studded long x-bench for the end of the bed!

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DYING over the lacquered faux bamboo barstools.

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Gorgeous block print bedding (a few color and print options, but this grey is a fave) and adorable quilts with pom pom trim.

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Tape trim Parsons chairs? YES PLEASE. Trim options abound too.

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I love me a good tufted chair- these are both genius.  Ballard has a lot of fabric options for their upholstered goods but the really awesome thing about them is that you can send your own fabric too. I do this ALL the time for clients.

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Block print shower curtains and an AMAZING giclee that looks a lot like the works of a very pricey artist I love.

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Killer new wallpapers in this cool scenic toile that looks like a much more expensive brand and a wide charcoal stripe that is reminiscent of Tori Mellot’s old apartment from Domino!

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A couple gorgeous new mirrors

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A to die for chaise with nailhead detail and a flatweave rug that I’d love to use ASAP!

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This brass bar cart looks vintage and this dining room server is a great alternative to built ins! LOVE it.

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19 Responses to “What I’m Loving: New Stuff From Ballard Designs”

  1. Amy Florez says:

    Love Ballard and all of your picks!

  2. Maria says:

    Great post, Erin! I was just on Ballard’s website last night looking at the swivel gliders (particularly the Howard Tufted) for my family room. Have you ever ordered one of those? I hate to order something without sitting in it first! Thanks!

  3. Susan says:

    Got my catalog in the mail yesterday and noticed many of the same items – big improvement for them! I remember you showing some studded barstools from them that you made for a client – they looked great! Have they held up well?

  4. Patricia says:

    My catalog hasn’t come yet … great picks!

  5. Quiana says:

    Thank you for the reminder! I always forget about Ballard Designs – my mom put me on to them years go. They really do have stunning yet affordable pieces.

  6. Lindsey A. says:

    I was thinking the same thing when I got their catalog a few weeks ago. I feel like I haven’t seen much new from them lately. This was the first time in a while where I was like YES. YES. YES.

  7. Christine says:

    While I love BD, I love this post even more because you show us how the designers use the products…thank you!

  8. deb says:

    received this week too… picked out the same items!

  9. They always have a great selection of items and fabric choices! A great resource for any design project.

  10. Mia says:

    I’ve had such great luck with Ballard rugs. Especially the indoor/outdoor ones — perfect for entry way mudrooms!

  11. LittleMissLullaby says:

    just bought three of the white stools for our new kitchen! love…

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  13. Mary says:

    Hi Erin, Please tell me when home decor places will start selling longer shower curtains. I think it looks best when a shower curtain rod is up to the ceiling. Once the rings are added, a shower curtain 93in long is required. I have to make my own. It sure would be easier if I could just buy one.
    My personal opinion is 72in shower curtains are as bad as 84in window treatments.

  14. Anne says:

    Love that table skirt! I need to see the catalog.

  15. Couldn’t agree more about that table cover. I just ordered it for on my table for NEXT Christmas! Love it, now if they’d just do a console cover to match….:)

  16. Ashley says:

    I just bought the white bamboo counter stools. Love them! I’m going to recover the cushions, just need to figure out what I want.

  17. Angie says:

    I usually don’t comment, and I’m not trying to write a “review” in your comment section, but I just ordered four of the faux bamboo counter stools for my kitchen. I love all of your pics including these stools and Ballard in general for all of the same reasons, BUT, I’m not super happy with the stools. They are a cream color with a- dare I say- shabby-chic looking distressing to them and visible brush strokes/paint marks throughout. Not the crisp, white lacquered look I was hoping for at all! Again, sorry for the review-like comment, but I figured I would send it out there since I too was super excited about the new product, quickly ordered, and now am a little disappointed. Great selections though! :)

  18. franki says:

    I get their catalog and it’s a “two cupper.” Just ordered the “compass side table” for our cabin. I’ve used Ballard for years…sometimes you just need a quick change…I particularly like their giclee prints. franki

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