Feature Friday: Ballard Designs Bosch House at Serenbe

A couple of weeks ago, I got invited to a preview party of the new Ballard Designs Bosch Net Zero house in Serenbe.  Net Zero means all sorts of green living and high-tech, energy saving devices in this house, but I went to see the pretties.  If Ballard is involved, I know it will be pretty!

And it was!

Ballard Designs Serenbe house

Come along for the tour!  As usual, I couldn’t stop taking pics.  You don’t mind, do you if we do it in two parts again?  I didn’t think so!  The outside of the house is very charming and cottagey.

Bosch house

Sponsored by Bosch

Jill Sharp Brinson

Designed by this cute lady, Jill Sharp Brinson, Creative Director at Ballard Designs. It was great to meet her and she was very friendly.

lanterns on porch

Loved this touch of the black and white paper lanterns on the front porch.  Cute, cute!


These hanging vases in fishing net was an extra special touch as well.

Ballard House front porch

Overall, a very inviting porch.  And I happen to love inviting porches, don’t you?


A hanging swing on the side porch creates almost a hidden little room.


All cozied up with Ballard pretties and you have a winner in these accessories.


Wouldn’t you love to while away some free time here?


Inside the living room is cozy and textural too.


Loved the fabric on these chairs.


Lots of textures going on with this rustic coffee table and fabrics around the room.  Neutrals with pops of color.


Graphic fabrics are really catching my eye these days, so expect to see some of this in my new house.


That looked like wallpaper on this wall in the dining area and it was very striking.


How pretty is that Ballard’s light fixture?  Love it!


Inside the front door is this pretty iron and wood bakers rack.


Loaded with all sorts of glassware and practical storage pieces.  Open shelving can be a good thing.


In the kitchen, there’s more open shelving.


Those are my friends in the kitchen chatting it up with the Bosch rep, as I was busy snapping pics.  That’s my friend, Ruby, Debbie and my sister, Renee.  I’m not sure what was so funny.


The kitchen was spacious and pretty at the same time.


Loved the big island in the middle with open shelves below.


Open shelves with fabric or wallpaper behind.  Love this look!


This room was one of my faves.  I love green anyway, so this one made me say “ahhhhh”.  I’m loving Ikat fabrics now too.  They seem to be classic fabrics, but I sure don’t remember seeing them before now, but I love their textural feel and how they look.  I’m getting some Ikat too!  This green really makes me smile.


There’s that beautiful lantern again that I bought for my dining room.  Sigh….love it still!  Can’t wait to get it hanging in my house.  Isn’t this bed gorgeous?


All this green just makes me happy!


I also want a leaning mirror in my house.  That’s on my list too for my bedroom.


Love how that artwork is displayed on the wall.


Another pretty Ballard’s mirror.


This sconce is pretty cute too with the moss ball on top.


A cozy little porch off this room is a nice retreat.

Hope you enjoyed Part 1, I’ll be back next week with Part 2 of this beautiful house in Serenbe.

- Rhoda


  1. That was beautiful! I loved everything they did!

  2. I guess I’m in the minority. I find the design totally too busy. I would never be able to relax in that house. Too much stuff.

    Gail D.

    • Lillie Sparks says

      I agree with you. After seeing this houseplan other ways, this is pretty busy and tiring for me also.

  3. Rhoda,
    I love when you share these design homes. This one is beautiful. Two Ballard outlets in GA? I must travel south once summer and the triple digit temps disappear!
    Your Friend,

  4. I love all of the features of each room and there were so many interesting prints of fabrics!

  5. Thanks for the tour of this house! Do you happen to know the source for that wonderful porch swing?

  6. Oh I love that porch and all the natural elements used in the house! Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Do you happen to know where they found those great pieces of art in the green bedroom? They are exactly what I am looking for.

  8. My favorites are the antiqued mirror behind the stove, the open kitchen island and that fabulous porch swing bed!

  9. Rhoda…I finally got to the Southern Living one…now I have to try and make this one before it closes 🙂 Great pictures!

  10. Loved it ALL! Seriously!


  11. Love the house! I’m like you these Ikat fabrics just catch my eye and the geometric designs look great…enjoyed my visit thru your eyes! Can’t wait for part 2!

  12. Hi! Do you know where the sheep print above the mantel came from? I love it!!

  13. I am the carpenter of the white porch swing and made this for Serenbe. I build to order and to the customer specific measurements. Please inquire if you are interested in a purchase. Stands are also available if required.


  14. Jennifer Riehle says

    Where did you get the grey and white stripe porch lounge furniture?! I love it!!!


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