If you’re a fan of Ballard Designs, then there’s one thing you should know about us when it comes to home décor furniture: we love Louis!

Ballard’s successful home decor philosophy comes from an eclectic mixture of European influenced furniture (many of which are inspired by Louis XIV, XV and XVI) mixed with current contemporary pieces that reflect today’s modern, relaxed lifestyle.

Whether you are fan of the ornate Louis XIV or love the simple refined lines of Louis XVI, French accent furniture remains as much in style today as in the reign of the “furniture kings”- Louis XIV, XV and XVI. Somehow these home decor pieces fall right into place with our contemporary furnishings of today. In fact, the personality of the Louis pieces makes your room more stylish than ever.

Louis furniture has been around for well over 200 years and still maintains that fresh and much-needed “punch” that a room so often lacks. It seems to blend effortlessly with most home décor styles without overpowering. So if your room needs something extra and you can’t put your finger on it, try adding a piece of Louis Furniture – a coffee table with fluted legs, a sideboard in the restrained style of Louis XVI or a beautifully detailed side chair upholstered in a contemporary fabric.