Ballard Designs

January 18, 2006

Good design simply rocks our socks no matter what form it takes. Take the “Victoria Dress Form”, for example. I saw one like this in Elle Decor UK in a contemporary apartment with hardwood floors, leather sofa, and white walls combined with abstract art, and the words, “Pure Brilliance” came to mind. My search began and the target was located for $179 at Ballard Designs
Design tip: You could also use it for your wedding or a large party…simply use clothes line clips (natural ones, dip in dye to color) and clip on the persons name and table number card to the form. You could even use it in your home office as a catch all for great quotes, fabric swatches, anything that inspires you…

Side point: the photo shows it in the bathroom. Um…don’t know about that given moisture and wrought iron not making such a good team. I’d opt for displaying it in an entryway, living room, office…

P.S. I’ve also added some killer lamps from Ballard Designs, below. They actually work well in modern mid century spaces to, agree?

(Photos: TOP: “Victoria Dress Form”. BOTTOM: “Double Gourd Lamp” available in the petite size in apple green, red, black, white, and french blue for $119 and a large size Double Gourd Lamp is available in apple green, chocolate, red, white, and french blue for $159. “Madison Lamp” available in white and clear $129) Ballard Designs
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  • Reply becky January 24, 2007 at 12:32 am

    Hey Holly, Did you catch Vogue Living (Jennifer Lopez is on the cover). It was a fun glossy – a bit more glamourous and less minimal (“less minimal” – that sounds weird) than a lot of other mags. It came out a few months ago but I noticed it still on the stands at the airport last weekend.


  • Reply emily miller November 26, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    Great blog! Thanks for the fab tips and finds. Has anyone heard of a Ballard Design outlet in the Dallas area? I would love the scoop!


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