Thursday, October 15, 2009

Decorating The House In My Mind

Do you receive a catalog and think that you could probably decorate your entire house from that one catalog? It's the shop that nearly describes your style exactly. Well, I received the newest Ballard Designs catalog this week, and I have probably looked through it fifty times. I just can't seem to get enough of it. I ooo and aaahh over the pictures and think to myself about how I could use those pieces somewhere in Colby's house.

Out with the old and in with the new! It's more like I wish that's what could happen. Right now, I'm very pleased with the opportunity Colby and I have been given by his parents. They've allowed Colby to renovate the house that is next door to them and live there rent free. You just can't beat it. Then, one day we will be able to rent the house and receive the rent in return for the amount of money was put into the house for renovations.

The house is very cute, and it is very presentable. It's just lacking some style and especially some color. That's why I dream of what I'm going to do to the house one day. Right now, we're just trying to get the basics in the house. There is definitely a lack of storage, so that comes first.

In the mean time, I suppose I will just dream about the things I want to add to the house, and especially dream about the things I want removed from the house. Haha! So, I've picked a few pieces to share with you of things I would buy from Ballard Designs if I had all the money in the world to spend....don't we all wish that!

I liked this sofa. We don't have a very big living room, so we would either need two smaller sofas like this or a little bit larger sofa and a chair. I know it is a safe color, but I want to be able to change things up if I'm so inspired to do so. Therefore, safe color couch and other colors incorporated throughout the room to brighten things up...

I also liked this media stand. I always thought I just liked the traditional solid wood looking furniture, but as I've grown older I tend to lean towards things that will brighten up a room, and I really like this piece of furniture in white.

As the queen of organization and a future teacher, I need some space to grade papers, keep important information handy, and have a place to put my laptop other than on the coffee table where I use it now. I also love the adorable chair that goes along with it.

Also, Colby has a full size bed, which means that in the near future we will be upgrading to at least a queen size bed. New mattress size also means new headboard!!! Yay for that! I think a nice upholstered headboard like this one would be nice. I think it would give the room a nice feminine touch against all of the other furniture in the room. What do you think?

Well...I just thought I would share some thoughts this morning I had on my mind. By the way, if you've bought anything from Ballard Designs, what is the quality of their merchandise? Do you recommend it?

1 comment:

  1. I have never bought furniture from Ballard, but it always catches my eye. I did buy that antler flatware for the cabin from there. I think is is of a nice quality. It is way better than what they sell at Bass Pro. I doubt that helps but I thought I would share. Oh, by the way, I think there is a Ballard Design Outlet in ATL. We need to take a road trip. :)