Im not sure what it is, but something about Ballard Designs makes me think of sleepy summer mornings. Maybe its the soft fabrics, dusty hues and European country designs. Everything feels easy, breezy and cozy.
According to the Pier 1 Imports website, its buyers travel the world hunting for the kinds of treasures you cant find just anywhere. Everything, it states, has a global, artisan feel. Thats not what the merchandise in its spring 2014 catalog reflects.
Crate & Barrels January 2014 Best & Buys catalog is out, and its full of the usual modern, streamlined stuff, some of it in black, white or bright colors; the rest in wood tones.