Fab Finds Friday: Ballard Designs Travel Art

My favorite pastime is internet shopping. Dangerous on the credit card to just point and click I suppose but I will say, often I’m just “window shopping” and getting inspiration and ideas. One of my favorite sources of home inspiration is Ballard Designs. A friend turned me on to them a few years ago and I’ve never looked back. I only wish I could afford to design an entire room with their product but that’s just not feasible at this time. In fact, I don’t think I technically own anything from Ballard and the bargain shopper in me enjoys the challenge of finding the look for less, as you know. But I would love to invest in a few pieces that will go the distance decor wise and I’m gravitating to their accessories and art prints. Unlike a big piece of expensive furniture, lighting fixtures, decor, and art, allows you to achieve the Ballard styling without breaking the bank. Now, if only I could make a decision on what absolutely needs to be in our home!

On to the art. I’ve been smitten recently with their travel and map inspired art prints. Primarily because travel has been such a huge part of our lives and we’ve both been very fortunate to have some wonderful experiences abroad. I’ve been scheming how and where to execute some travel art in our home. I have a few DIY ideas up my sleeve that I’m still working out the details but Ballard has some awesome options as well. Here are a few of my favorites:

ballard-map-print-1

ballard-city-signs

ballard-paris-map

ballard-florida-map

ballard-jersey-map

I’d love to know. How have you incorporated your love for travel (if you have a love for travel) into the design or decor of your home? I’m always looking for ideas!

PS: I was not paid or otherwise provided incentive to feature Ballard Designs in this post. As always, products or companies that I feature and discuss are because I’m just obsessed. 

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6 thoughts on “Fab Finds Friday: Ballard Designs Travel Art

    • That’s awesome! In the past I haven’t planned funds for some special finds very well but going forward, I’m definitely going to plan our travel with a budget for some special purchases! 🙂 Can’t think of a better souvenir

  1. Love the first pic, and maps in general 🙂 Other than just little trinkets from trips I have a big old trunk that used to belong to my grandmother that I use as a side table. To think that it made the trip across the Atlantic by boat all these years back is quite special.

  2. For Mikes’ Christmas gift I bought (with Mike’s credit card) two watercolour paintings of Singapore street life by a local artist. We chose areas he knows well to commemorate and remember when we eventually leave.

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