Rated 5 out of 5 by belle550 Substantial plaque
I ordered the plaque in the wood color. It is a pretty heavy and thick piece. I was planning to use it in a narrow hallway but it was too wide and stuck out too far. I thought it would be a very detailed piece with some depth but a little more than i thought. So i ended up using it in my family room, i really do like the piece but use it in a wide open space or as people suggested over a bed would be a great place too
December 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by sassymamanj Looks impressive
Have eyed this for a long time and finally pulled the trigger. Glad I did. It looks impressive in my dining room, filling the space above the wainscoting. I chose the wood color as I wanted a warmer feel to the room. Shipping was quick and installation was easy (for my handyman, anyway!)
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elegance10 Very beautiful.
Based on other reviews and viewing this item online, we felt sure it was the perfect piece for our living room. Not only did it arrive in perfect condition, but it was true to the picture and filled the spot we had envisioned for it.
We would recommend this item without reservation.
December 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by sheba777 Design is nice, but color looks cheap and doesn't arrive ready to hang.
The architectural design is very pretty. The hardware on the back did not make it user-friendly to hang. It came with two triangle shaped loops attached to the back on each side. If you use picture hanger hooks (j-shaped with nails), the plaque will not lay flat against the wall. We decided to stretch picture hanging wire in between the loops. The problem with this arrangement is that the attached loops were too close to the top of the plaque so the weight of the plaque kept stretching the wire and then the wire was exposed when you hung it on the wall. It was difficult to manually pull the wire tight enough. For the money this plaque cost, it should have arrived ready to hang.
Also, I order the wood tone color but it was not as pretty as pictured. Instead it has a lot of orange undertones, which in my opinion cheapened the look of it somewhat. A nice rich brown would have been nice and would go with multiple decors. Orange tones, not so much. Maybe the other colors look better. I had planned to return it, but the shipping box it came in was so badly damaged I couldn't reuse it and the cost of returning it would be too much.
December 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtIsMyLife Lovely!
The plaque fits perfectly above our fireplace. It makes a beautiful focal point in the room. I bought the "gray" color...it's what I would call "understated elegance". The only problem I have now is that I'm wanting to redecorate the room because I'm afraid the room doesn't match the elegance of the plaque!
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvMyMaltese Stunning!!
I ordered this in Antique Grey and it is stunning! Very ornate and well made. Couldn't be happier!
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2roses Grand Bouquet Plaque
I had an empty wall in my dining room, and never knew what to add there until I saw the Grand Bouquet Plaque. The color I chose was perfect with my dining room set and china hutch! I was pleased with how easy it was to hang, and how intricate the design popped looking at it from a distance. It is a focal point now, where there never use to be. Yes, Ballard Designs, you have done it again!
I'm a happy girl.......
Thank you so much.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by nanag Just right
I am so happy with this item! I ordered the cream w/gold accent. I was worried it would be too "GOLD"! But it wasn't at all and it's a perfect fit right over my sofa! It was so easy (very light weight) for my husband to hang.
September 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Everything I hoped it be and more!
Love, Love, Love this piece. I am using it as a headboard in my guest room. It blends in beautifully with my french country antiques. Also very easy to hang.
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by llarueky beautiful!!!
I needed a solution to cover a large wall area-including an old wall phone jack/mount. This was the perfect answer. My friends all think its beautiful and that it's real wood. Very high quality and makes a unique statement.
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamNana Excellent quality
We put this on a long entry way wall ... it is lovely.
The carved look is very well done and it was easy to hang.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by simplysuigeneris Beautiful!!
I hung this above a queen size bed and it looks just lovely. It is nice and lightweight for hanging but has the appearance of being very substantial. Well worth the money.
July 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by karole Beautiful design piece
I have always admired this plaque ,When I noticed the piece was on sale I bought it.It is a beautiful addition to my house and looks substantial but is lightweight.The wait was worth it
May 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2yearReno Beautiful Plaque
Love it!! The plaque is even more elegant looking in person. I ordered Cream with Gold Accents and the coloring was beautiful. I've been very pleased with the quality of this plaque and all other items ordered from Ballard Designs.
May 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whippetmom Gorgeous piece!!!
This is the prettiest thing I have gotten from Ballard's. Bought it for a house warming gift, and will definitely be getting one for myself. Elegant, expensive looking and unique, and so many possibilities for places to hang it. Don't hesitate to buy it.
May 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by janetl Exquiste Beautiful Piece!
This Plaque has caught my eye for a year or so, Ive been tempted. Finally bought it and it was so much more than even I expected. The detail and the coloring make it look like a vintage piece. No one believes it isn't wood and I get comments on it all the time! Thanks for the unique piece at a great price!
May 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CindyLouKib Even prettier "in person"
This is just the perfect thing that I have been searching for. I have a pass-through from my kitchen to the dining room and the bare wall over the cutout has bugged me for years. This plaque is quite a find. After some serious math and measuring, it was easy to hang.
May 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MVARDH Beautiful Plaque
I love my plaque! Placed it over my fireplace in my family room. I purchased the ivory colored one. It looks great on my honey paneled walls.
May 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JECH Absolutely Beautiful
I have been looking at this for some time now and when it came on sale, I jumped at it. I bought the white with gold and I hung it above my fireplace. It is the first thing you see when you come into the room. My husband said it looked very expensive and was very nice! I love it and the best part is that I can put it in any room if I like. If you have been looking at it, buy it, you won't be sorry.
May 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great
Most satisfied.This bas relief is exquisite above my guest room bed--queensize. It became the focal point of the room.
April 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ilovelily Wow, what a special piece!
I very rarely buy anything for my walls, as they are pretty much done. I've been eyeing this plaque for sometime. Very unusual, attention to detail and lightweight and easy to hang. Looks exactly as if real wood. I'm more than pleased with purchase . Exquisite, unusual piece that I wouldn't return at twice the price!
April 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Georgiebg this product looks like an authentic antique!
Love it. Have received compliments from all who have seen it. It looks great on my wall.
April 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosanne Very nice for not so much $
When I ordered it I had no idea what to expect. When it came and we saw it it looked fantastic,from the material to the workmanship. We hung it in a high place overlooking our LVR and when people come in the front door and look up they all say how much they like it. The piece is great!
April 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coffeekat Lovely and substantial!
I ordered the carved look wooden brown choice and use it as a headboard for my bed! It is the perfect length for a full size bed. The picture does not do it justice! In person it is fantastic and looks hand carved. The quality of the piece is outstanding. It arrived in perfect condition and was well wrapped. If your on the fence about this one I would encourage you to get it. You won't be sorry!
April 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angie64 Elegant!
I have this plaque in my two story family room above a large media unit. I was looking for a piece that would top off the unit and this piece was large enough to do the trick. I loved it from the moment I put it up and continue to enjoy it every time I look at it . It is so elegant - I'm really glad I got it!
April 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaintKatt Beautiful!
We ordered this plaque in the wood tone and have it in our dining room above the console. It is an impressive piece! I highly recommend it!
April 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by italiana Very impressive looking ,great value
I have hung this plaque outside on a stucco wall near my patio and it really evokes a feeling of a piazza with antique decor. My only request would be that the other color options be rated for outdoor use. I am really enjoying this item.
April 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by debbo Nice lightweight plaque
Placed this in an entry above front door with very high ceilings, looks nice.
April 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Loni Design great! Gold a little heavy.
Love the design. Looks great above my mantle, however, it had a little more gold color than what i expected.
April 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Elconejo Cream with gold very cheap looking
I have enjoyed high quality Ballard products over many years, so I didn't hesitate to order this plaque. When I got it out of the box it looked like cheap plastic with an excess of gold accents applied. Not wanting to go through the trouble of mailing it back, I tried it in different rooms and lighting. Nothing improved the appearance. Long and short, I put it back in the packing and it's on its way back to Ballard.
April 6, 2012