Friday, May 14, 2010

Inspired by - Suzanne Kasler for Ballard Designs

I always enjoy browsing through the latest Ballard Designs catalog, but the March issue really caught my attention when they teamed up with celebrity interior designer Suzanne Kasler.  She uses a lot of neutrals with pops of color and her designs have an elegant and clean, yet warm and comfortable, aesthetic... So right up my alley.  Here are some of the rooms that she styled for Ballard~

I love how she groups the frames around the round mirror.  I may have to incorporate this... somehow... somewhere...  I also like the chandelier-- it's so unexpected.

Lovely white... I adore how she styled those shelves...

A functional and pretty mudroom entry. A reminder that I need to get ours together soon.  I'm tired of tripping over shoes and backpacks.

I love the round mirrors over the bed and how the chandelier grounds the otherwise light and airy room.  I would never think to paint my walls pink (had enough of that as a child), but it's so unexpected and she makes it work.

Could you imagine having a laundry room like this?  I would be doing laundry every day... just for fun.

And it gets better... she has her own Ballard line coming out this fall.    Ballard continues to move away from country farm and is moving towards comfortable, elegant chic.  I like it.