Ballard Designs was founded in 1983 by Helen Ballard Weeks. It is a catalog and online retail company that sells European-inspired home furnishings including outdoor living, lighting, fabric & sleepcovers, bed & bath, wall decor and morw items. Most Ballard Designs stores will be found in shopping malls, but shopping can also be done online because its website is designed to cater to the needs of customers in more than a hundred countries worldwide.
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Real Customer Reviews
"Fantastic deals! Like mist outlets they are a little disorganized but they have unique items at s fraction of the catalog prices. I would have bought more if my car could fit more. They also had very friendly staff."
- Andrea F. 4/18/15
"I totally agree. Ballard Designs is the worst retailer I've ever dealt with. I purchased two sets of wicker dining room chairs with covers. After one and a half years my wife decided to wash the cushions that were lightly soiled. The seams came completely apart. Since it was past their one year store warranty they would only give a $40 gift card towards replacement cushions. Only problem is that they don't sell the same cushions and they are so unique they would have to be custom made. They would not even give us any information on the manufacturer. Since I purchased them with my Visa card I filed a claim with Visa only to find out that Ballard Designs refused to provide Visa any information on the manufacturer quoting that it was confidential and all they could find out is that they were manufactured in India. Since they do not have a USA backed manufacturer warranty Visa denied the claim. What is Ballard Designs hiding."
- Ballard Design Very Bad 6/29/14
"Friendly service and a number of hidden gems can be found here. For the last few years, I have frequented this place when I needed furniture as well as when I was just window shopping. Great decorating inspirations and even sometimes discounts on already marked down items. The style is very French and sometimes shabby chic. The pieces I have purchased from there are of great quality including a rug, a settee, and bar stools. The crew there is great with getting all the furniture in your car. This place can get packed on the weekends but relatively quiet during the weekdays with mostly just designers, decorators, and stay at home mothers. Definitely worth checking out if you like the Pottery Barn, Arhaus, Ethan Allen type furniture styles."
- Julee D. 2/12/14
"I have been a loyal and happy Ballard Designs customer for over 10 years. Just when you think they can't get any better they take it a whole new level.
The Suzanne Kasler line is fabulous.
Every now and then I get something that doesn't quite work or doesn't meet their typical quality standards. They gladly accept returns.
Can't say enough about this great company."
- Kathleen N. 4/26/13