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November 19, 2015

My Road Trip to the New Ballard Store

Last week, one of my best friends and I embarked on a road trip to the King of Prussia Mall.  As many of you have heard, Ballard Designs recently opened up a retail store there.  I had been eagerly awaiting the day when our schedules would allow for a day of shopping and last Friday worked for both of us!  It took about an hour and a half to drive down but was totally worth it!!

I could barely contain my excitement when we approached the store...

Ahh...the thrill of stepping into a catalog..

Gorgeous Christmas decor was everywhere.

How perfect does this console look with the red?

Baskets of beautiful decorations.

And plenty of lovely furniture to sink into.  I don't own any of their upholstered pieces (yet), but I made sure I sat on everything.  I am happy to report they passed my comfort test!  Every piece was well made, very soft and comfortable.  I would have no hesitation about ordering something upholstered.  Now, to choose...

I loved each decorated room in the store.  I am trying to find a place in my home so I can buy the light in this office above.

And I was in love with this table!  What a gorgeous piece of furniture and the velvet chairs got me thinking in a whole new direction for my dining room!

I loved this table too, especially since you can customize the color!  Maybe for my kitchen...

And speaking of tables, this entire Christmas dining area really caught my eye.

And all this blue and white Bunny Williams loveliness speaks for itself!  Ahhh...

 If I update my bedroom duvet, I could definitely picture picture these buffalo checks in there.

I couldn't tear myself away from all the huge fabric samples on display.  I took a few small samples home but these larger samples made me want to redecorate my whole house!

I was so caught up in the store gorgeousness, that I didn't get a chance to take pictures of everything.  There was just so much to take in!  And you will be shocked to know that I didn't buy anything!  I was just so excited to touch and sit on everything that I think my mind was on overload!  Plus, now that I have those fabric samples, I have a few ideas for some purchases.  I hope Santa is generous this year...

Yeah, this last photo pretty much sums up my feelings on the whole shopping experience!  The store was beautiful, the sales staff was very friendly and helpful and now I have a whole list of Christmas ideas!

Have you been to a Ballard Designs retail store yet?



  1. How wonderful that you got to visit. The KOP mall is gorgeous in itself. When I lived in Philly it was a treat to shop there. I'm actually heading to Ballard tonight for a book signing in Atlanta. I've only shopped online, so I'm excited too!!!

  2. Wow! That is incredible. We have a Ballard "store" and outlet here, but nothing like this.

  3. I just spent about $15,932.89 looking through your photos! :) Seriously, I love everything. I'm sure it was like being a child in a candy store. The fabrics are just gorgeous! Let us know if you order something. IF I had the space, I really like the sofa.


  4. Beautiful store! I want the wooden swan with tartan bow. '-)

  5. Aaaah, thanks so much for taking us along on your Ballard field trip. The store is beautiful and you chose some gorgeous items to photograph. I hope to get there someday too. Have a great weekend!

  6. I cannot TELL you how envious I am Shelley! I have loved this catalog for the last 15 or more years and have ordered so many great items from them. But I have hesitated on some large or upholstered items due to shipping and returning concerns - imagine being able to see it all in person! Thanks so much for posting this! Hoping you will do some periodic reviews of some of the things you get there!


  7. I am! So amazing to see all Ballard's goodies in person.

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  8. That looks like so much fun!! Did you buy anything?

  9. Oh everything is just so ME! Lucky I live in Australia, or my bank account would be! Mimi xxx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! My favorite catalogue by far. I devour it the same way I do decorating magazines. Glad you got the chance to go.

  11. What a great day trip. One of my favorite catalogs. Awesome photos. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.


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