PB Surprise

Yesterday I received the new Pottery Barn catalogue in the mail. I opened it expecting to be bored and unimpressed, but was pleasantly surprised instead. For the first time ever I wanted to rush down to the store and pick up a bunch of “gotta have it” items.

To begin with, the catalogue’s styling feels so much more fresh and up-to-date. I used to associate Pottery Barn with soccer moms who love oversized couches to go with their oversized tract houses (no offense to soccer moms). But there’s nothing pedestrian about the nifty exposed brick and designer-y wall hangings in the below photo.

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Old-school apothecary cabinets have such appeal, but they seem like a waste of space—who has use for dozens of teeny, tiny drawers? Pottery Barn solves that problem with the Campton media console; the tiny drawers are just a façade that disguises regular size drawers! Though I wish it came in a worn, rustic white instead of red or dark brown…

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The Blanca Settee in yellow ikat upholstery combines two trends I’m loving right now: global influences and pops of juicy color. This piece would be such a sunny addition to an all-white color scheme like the one on the right.
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I’m not usually a chandelier person, but this Edison chandelier certainly caught my eye. Can’t you see it over a kitchen island? The exposed bulbs—with their visible filaments—have such an air of authenticity. Hang it above an antique butcher block or a weathered garden table for a workspace with panache!

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My number one favourite is the Benchwright Dining Table. It looks straight from an old factory on the Hudson! The heavy-duty iron bracket and the deeply grooved surface give it that great salvage look, but you don’t have to spend hours combing antique stores to get it. Not that I don’t love antique stores, but curbside delivery is such a timesaver. I’d mix and match seating with airy, modern pieces to offset the weight of the table. A few wire Bertoia numbers and my beloved Perriand chairs would do just the trick!

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Maybe a trip to PB is in order this weekend…Happy Friday!

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PB Surprise

Yesterday I received the new Pottery Barn catalogue in the mail. I opened it expecting to be bored and unimpressed, but was pleasantly surprised instead. For the first time ever I wanted to rush down to the store and pick up a bunch of “gotta have it” items.

To begin with, the catalogue’s styling feels so much more fresh and up-to-date. I used to associate Pottery Barn with soccer moms who love oversized couches to go with their oversized tract houses (no offense to soccer moms). But there’s nothing pedestrian about the nifty exposed brick and designer-y wall hangings in the below photo.

Img76l_2

Old-school apothecary cabinets have such appeal, but they seem like a waste of space—who has use for dozens of teeny, tiny drawers? Pottery Barn solves that problem with the Campton media console; the tiny drawers are just a façade that disguises regular size drawers! Though I wish it came in a worn, rustic white instead of red or dark brown…

Img39m

The Blanca Settee in yellow ikat upholstery combines two trends I’m loving right now: global influences and pops of juicy color. This piece would be such a sunny addition to an all-white color scheme like the one on the right.
Yellow_bench

I’m not usually a chandelier person, but this Edison chandelier certainly caught my eye. Can’t you see it over a kitchen island? The exposed bulbs—with their visible filaments—have such an air of authenticity. Hang it above an antique butcher block or a weathered garden table for a workspace with panache!

Chandelier3
My number one favourite is the Benchwright Dining Table. It looks straight from an old factory on the Hudson! The heavy-duty iron bracket and the deeply grooved surface give it that great salvage look, but you don’t have to spend hours combing antique stores to get it. Not that I don’t love antique stores, but curbside delivery is such a timesaver. I’d mix and match seating with airy, modern pieces to offset the weight of the table. A few wire Bertoia numbers and my beloved Perriand chairs would do just the trick!

Table_3

Maybe a trip to PB is in order this weekend…Happy Friday!

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