Casa Florentina: The Art of the Mix

Decorating with Ballard Designs Casa Florentina collection

The beauty of our carefully curated Casa Florentina collection is that every piece is made to coordinate with every other. Even our fixtures, rugs, linens and accessories are specially selected to layer with our 15 hand rubbed furniture finishes. It makes putting a room together a fairly effortless endeavor. Don’t believe us? See some of our favorite looks below.

Fresh Color

The best way to wake up a tired room — and put a fresh spin on traditional style — is with splashes of welcoming color. We started with the expressive colors of our Oriental hand-knotted rug and threaded its luscious gold, green and teal tones throughout with our luxuriously soft mohair pillow, classic wing chair and two-toned china cabinet. The swooping arms of the chandelier matches the lightness of this collection perfectly.

Casa Florentina: Borghese China Cabinet Two Toned in Distressed Blue Green // Lamontagne Hand Knotted Rug // Mohair Box Pillow in Green // Arielle Chandelier
Other: Winged Chair in Queens Velvet Butter

Decorating with Ballard Designs Casa Florentina collection

Feminine Balance

This is a room that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The soft curves of our classic French bergere chair are upholstered in our new favorite pink for a fun and flirty pop of color, while the washed tones of our Oushak hand knotted rug ground it. The richly finished console, notched solid brass lamps and framed bird prints balance out the feminine touches in the room. For the final touch, we added in a chic bamboo motif with our pendant lighting.  

Casa Florentina: Lungarno Slim Console  // Coretta Hand Knotted Rug // Copertino Buffet Lamps // Antique Olive Jar
Other: Louisa Bergere Chair in Suzanne Kasler Linen Peony // Suzanne Kasler Medallion Linen Pillow // Morris Seabird Prints // Bamboo 4-Light Pendant

Decorating a dining room with our Casa Florentina Collection

Easy Elegance

The prevailing mood of this room collection exudes a relaxed, yet refined, quality. The rustic warmth of a classic trestle-style table gets dressed up with Louis in leather and a pair of upholstered end chairs. Breaking up a neutral palette, shades of soft blue are woven in with our corner cabinet, hand knotted rug and landscape art. Wonderful notes of texture are struck with the lighting and tabletop pieces.

Casa Florentina: Tarvine Double Pedestal Dining Table // Gabriele Corner China Cabinet in Distressed Blue Gray // Ellis Hand Knotted Rug // Verona Chandelier // Lorenzo Stitched Leather Tray
Other: Cortina Chair // Square Back Louis XVI Side Chair // Breeze Art // Bunny Williams Melange Dinnerware // Bunny Williams Melange Flatware //  Bunny Williams Banded Napkins // Set of 4 Woodland Accent Plates

Decorating a bedroom with our Casa Florentina Collection

Restful Neutrals

For a restful reprieve, we mixed tonal washes of wood with soft creams and relaxed gray. Our elegant upholstered bed is layered in white with touches of color and pattern coming from pillows. The cool tones of the solid alabaster lamp and flax upholstered chair and ottoman find harmony with the warmer tones of the side table and hand-woven rug. The pair of abstract prints blend with the serene feeling of the room, while the crystal-drenched chandelier adds a decadent feel.

Casa Florentina: Anna Maria Upholstered Bed // Fiore Side Table in Distressed Glazed Sage // Alida Table Lamp // Wynne Hand-Knotted Rug // Pompeii Handwoven Pillows
Other: Marchette 5-Light Chandelier // Regency 2-Piece Chaise // Suzanne Kasler Serene Vista Art

Decorating a living room with Ballard Designs Casa Florentina Collection

Warm Welcome

The centerpiece of this sophisticated collection is our sinuous French bombe style chest in our show-stopping Distressed Red finish. We carried the rich accent color through to the Oushak hand knotted rug, gorgeous beaded mirror and Louis chair, upholstered in Brooks Gray. The bookcase picks up the green tones in the rug, and our conversation-starting cowhide lamp holds its own in this ensemble. Try this combination in an entry for a high-impact hello.

Casa Florentina: Bombe Chest // Josephina Classic Bookcase in Distressed Sage Glaze // Payton Hand Knotted Rug // Hair on Hide Table Lamp
Other: Louis XVI Square Back Armchair in Brooks Gray // Beaded Louis Mirror

Find our entire Casa Florentina Collection, or browse ides on our Casa Florentina Pinterest Board.

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    October 19, 2015

    Looking for a dining room rug low pile soft palette pale blues and yellows

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 5, 2015

      We have a few options for you: our Montreaux Greek Key Rug has beautiful colors and a great pattern that would work well in so many spaces. You might also consider any of our Dhurrie rugs which have a flat weave and therefore the low pile you’re looking for!
      Best of luck.