Friday, August 26, 2011

If I Could Live in the Ballard Designs Catalog...

My world would be fabulously beautiful.  I'd have to allow no eating, drooling, drinking, slobbering, or general tom-foolery in any room in my house, maybe the backyard,

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Lets mention how I get the 'To The Trade' discount, cuz I'm cool like that.
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Second
I love this {dot} circle graphic they have been using on their catalog and site recently.  I think I saw an address stamp like it when I was planning {designing} my wedding.
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Third
There's not enough time for me to show you ALL the things I would like nor would you have the time to go through it all. Because, surely then you would get lost in internet window shopping land looking at the of the things yourself.  I will just show you a few things that if I were able to make over one room in my house that I would choose.  Let's make over my unused room at the front of the house my giant entry Front Room, shall we?

Exhibit A: Entry Cabinet for storing "drop off items."  I would place a large vertical mirror on one side of this. Last min under-eye bag check before I start the day.
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Exhibit B: Upholstered Setee {AKA Loveseat}
Yes, I chose that fabric.
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With pillows like this.
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This is a stray from my normal Autumn palette, but that's why I'm not a good residential Interior Designer, because I can't make up my mind, and I like too much.  Right now, I am feeling fresh and springy...

Exhibit C: Two Side Chairs {fantastic fabric, wouldn't you say?}
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Each with one of these. I like a little pop of red in every room. Plus the wall dividing my Front Room and Dining Room will be this color red some day, both sides. 
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Exhibit D: 6' Round Rug. This is the best fit for this room, I would be using it to anchor this seating group while still allowing the travel path along the two other walls. 
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Exhibit E: Cocktail table.  The room isn't quiet big enough for a full on coffee table, so this is the best choice.  Note that If I were to get a square rug (not rectangle) I would look for a round cocktail table.   Yes, I mix woods, that just how I do it. 

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Exhibit F: These wall prints. I guess I could always MAKE them myself, but for now we are assuming that I am SO rich, it is easier to buy off the rack. I wouldn't out them all together like this.  I would also shop out some prints that have some pops of red and use them as two different groupings. 
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Exhibit G: Lighting.  I have a ceiling fan, it would stay. It's Texas and it's HOT people.  I know there are many  Interior Designers out there that feel like ceiling fans are the downfall of the industry, again, this is why I am in commercial design.   Don't touch my ceiling fan.
Now, I'd take two of these lamps, please.
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Now, I know I've left some things out, side tables, draperies, dust balls, pet toys, etc.  But this is just a small glimpse into what I'd like today.  Tomorrow, things may change. Today, this is it.

Please note that Ballard Designs has not sponsored me, I honestly love them all on my own.  IF they should give me free stuff, it would be welcomed.



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