Sunday, August 22, 2010

Where we work... a look at Helen Ballard Weeks

If I could order up my decorating style from a catalog it would be Ballard Designs. And Helen Ballard Weeks is the founder and creative force behind the Atlanta based mail order catalog and stores. Helen founded Ballard Designs in 1993. "It brought together all my interests including design, traveling, photography and business", she states. She traveled as a child with her mother and grandmother, who both collected antiques, porcelain and silver. Today, Helen has a busy schedule with meetings, trade shows and photo shoots and spends very little time in her office. She says that her office is her "personal domain" and there she is surrounded by her favorite old chipped mirrors and arts and objects given to her by friends. Her office is also used as a style lab for the business. Many of the pieces are there for product development and inspiration. The room holds architectural salvage finds, paintings, photos, magazine tearsheets, ribbons, and fabric. She calls it her "stylish nest". I thought I would share some photos of her workspace with you.


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