Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pottery Barn Style

Pottery Barn

This inspiration board is for the style I call "Pottery Barn".  Most of us are somewhere near here--it is the most widespread style in the US and has been for a decade.  Here are the ingredients:

Wood floors

Asian-inspired rug with cut pile

Tall baseboards

Solid-colored paint on walls

Solid-colored sofa

Espresso-stained wood furniture

Storage furniture like armoires and hutches painted in light/white color or dark/black color with edges sanded

Wall with collage of framed images with big white matts

Glass-based lamp

Collections of candles, books, sea shells

Panel curtains in simple printed fabric


  1. Funny! We all know what Pottery Barn style is, but I hadn't put it together that it would make history as "Pottery Barn style". No wonder there are no good discounts/coupons coming out of that store. They don't need to do any and people will still buy.

    1. There was a Skirted Round Table discussion a couple of months ago about Restoration Hardware's new catalogue. They talked about Potty Barn too in the sense that it is the "every man's look". I think that Pottery Barn will evolve with popular taste also. But they were a major part of decor in the 2000-2010 decade.