Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Conversation With Pottery Barn Featured Artist Lee Cline

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One of Pottery Barn’s exciting introductions for 2013 is our new collection of over 200 exclusive and one-of-a-kind works of art. We’ve partnered with a number of different artists to bring you a variety of beautiful works of original art. Today, we’re getting to know featured artist Lee Cline. Largely self taught, Lee splits her time between San Francisco and rural Maine. Pottery Barn is currently featuring Lee’s landscape series, which germinated over the course of a winter spent in a small Maine farmhouse. Lee’s gorgeous paintings bridge realist and abstract styles, and her landscapes are an absolutely lovely addition to a new or established collector’s home gallery.


Can you tell us more about the inspiration for your landscape series?

“I’m fascinated by the subtle color changes of sky, water and shadow through different times of the day and through the seasons. I want to better understand these nuances, so this series has a lot to do with that. Also, I’m not an abstract painter, but I think I see Rothko’s influence here. I love the meditative, transcendental experiences that Rothko created with color and composition. I’m interested in cutting away cruft and getting to essences, and leaving room for the imagination to wander.”

How are you inspired by both rural Maine and urban San Francisco?

“The contrasts between urban San Francisco and rural Maine are actually pretty intense. But travelling back and forth keeps both landscapes vivid for me; I feel a little like a stranger in each every time I return, so I see things with fresh eyes. When you see the same landscape day after day, at some point it’s easy to stop looking. I guess that’s why I keep moving around.”

You have literary arts degrees in addition to being a visual artist. How does your background in creative writing inform your paintings?

“Studying resonant themes of literature over the years I think I’ve gained some sense of what speaks to us universally . . . what we find beautiful or interesting, what makes us sad or angry or uncomfortable. What are our symbols, who are our heroes. And certainly how to set a tone or tell a story.”

“How has your experience been so far, as one of Pottery Barn’s featured artists?

“I’m impressed that Pottery Barn has taken an interest in showcasing original art by independent artists, and the presentation of the work is done very professionally — the art looks great online. It can be hard to get a sense of the tactility of a painting in a representation of it, but Pottery Barn has done a great job presenting the work.”


What are you currently inspired by in terms of medium, subject, or feeling in your art? 

“Above all, it’s not just about image-making. With every canvas there’s always a bit of a tussle between what I think needs to happen and what actually transpires. Letting go of some of that control and trusting the materials, and intuition, and maybe something else, is always part of the process. Authenticity to me means that these paintings should reveal something of the making of them — not hiding mistakes, for example. Part of it means letting the paint do its thing and be itself, so smudges and drips are all part of the story.”

What advice would you give someone who’s investing in original art for the first time?

“An interesting piece should reveal itself slowly over time, so you can look at it in a year and see something new. It may surprise you when you least expect it. Pretty is nice, but it’s not everything. A piece should resonate with you on a deep level — with your heart and with your mind — and it should inspire you to see the world more richly or think about things a little differently.”

See more of Lee’s art, available through Pottery Barn, below. Click on each image to shop!

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GAME DAY PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY – Official Rules

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 GAME DAY PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY

 Official Rules

1.              NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2.              SPONSOR:  The sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Williams-Sonoma, Inc., through its brand, Pottery Barn (“Sponsor”), 3250 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109.

3.              PROMOTION PERIOD:  The Sweepstakes begins at 08:00:00 am PST on Jan. 25, 2014 and ends at 12:59 pm PST on Jan. 27, 2014 (“End Date”).

4.              ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open only to residents of the 50 United States of America or the District of Columbia (excluding Rhode Island) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older as of their time of entry.  Employees of Sponsor, its prize providers and licensors, and each of the foregoing entities’ affiliates, authorized designees and other related entities, and any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging or administration of the Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), as well as members of such employees’ immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.

5.              HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, access the Pottery Barn Blog, Inside & Out at http://blog.potterybarn.com/ before the End Date and follow all instructions to fully and accurately complete the entry form and be entered in the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person and per e-mail address.

Entries must be received before the End Date.  Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, misdirected, or otherwise unintelligible Entries and for any problems, bugs or malfunctions Entrants may encounter when submitting their entry. Incomplete, garbled, corrupted or otherwise illegible entries are void and will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false and to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweeps or violating these Official Rules. Sponsor is the official time keeper for the Sweepstakes.  All entry information and materials become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Except as otherwise contemplated in these Official Rules, and to the extent entrants may otherwise elect at the time of entry, personal information collected in connection with the Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with the online privacy policy available at www.potterybarn.com.

6.              PRIZES:  One (1) Grand Prize, consisting of one (1) Great White Chip and Dip, one (1) Leather Bottle Cooler with Opener, one (1) Football Leather Bottle Cooler and Dice Set, four (4) Classic Beer Mugs . Prizes will be delivered only to an address in the United States or Canada.  No cash alternative or substitution of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value, in whole or in part, for any reason.  THE WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY AND ALL INCOME, SALES OR EXCISE TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING PRIZES; SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.

7.              ODDS:  Many will enter, only one (1) will win.  Actual odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

8.              WINNER SELECTION:  The winner will be determined by random selection conducted by Sponsor from among all eligible entries on or around Jan. 29, 2014.  All results of the selection are final and binding, subject to these Official Rules.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the e-mail account governing the e-mail address was opened. In the event a winning entry is discovered to be invalid for any reason whatsoever or the person who submitted the winning entry fails to comply with these Official Rules prior to delivery of the prize, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.  No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.

9.              NOTICE TO WINNER:  Attempts to notify potential winner will be made using the e-mail address or telephone number provided at entry.  Sponsor is not responsible for e-mail, telephone or other communication problems of any kind.  If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within fifteen (15) days of the first notification attempt (or such shorter time as exigencies may require), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected.

10.            VERIFICATION OF WINNERS:  Potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”).  If a potential winner is less than the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of primary residence, a “minor,” at Sponsor’s option, the applicable prize either will be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian of winner, or the parent or legal guardian of winner will be required to ratify and sign the Prize Claim Documents.  If any potential winner (or such winner’s parent or legal guardian) fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within fifteen (15) days of prize notification (or such shorter time as exigencies may require), the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

11.            SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ENTRIES THAT ARE ENTERED BY OTHER THAN HUMAN MEANS (SUCH AS BY AN AUTOMATED COMPUTER PROGRAM OR ANY NON-HUMAN MECHANISM, ENTITY, OR DEVICE), IN EXCESS OF THE STATED LIMIT, OR FOR ENTRIES THAT ARE LATE, FORGED, DESTROYED, LOST, MISPLACED, STOLEN, MISDIRECTED, TAMPERED WITH, INCOMPLETE, DELETED, DAMAGED, GARBLED, OR OTHERWISE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AND ALL SUCH ENTRIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.  BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES:  (A) TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND BY ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND ALL DECISIONS OF SPONSOR WHICH SHALL BE BINDING AND FINAL; (B) TO WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO CLAIM AMBIGUITY WITH RESPECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES; (C) TO WAIVE ALL OF HIS OR HER RIGHTS TO BRING ANY CLAIM, ACTION, OR PROCEEDING AGAINST ANY OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES; AND (D) TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, FROM ANY LIABILITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR ANY PROPERTY LOSS, DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, BODILY INJURY, DEATH, LOSS, EXPENSE, ACCIDENT, DELAY, INCONVENIENCE OR IRREGULARITY), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE OUTSIDE ATTORNEY’S FEES) THAT MAY ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH:  (I) THE ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION OR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, (II) TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS IN THE OFFICIAL RULES OR ANY SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, (III) ACCEPTANCE OR POSSESSION, DEFECTS IN, USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY PRIZE (OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF), (IV) ANY CHANGE BY ANY COMPANY OR ANY OTHER PERSON PROVIDING ANY OF THE COMPONENTS OF A PRIZE DUE TO REASONS BEYOND ANY OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES’ CONTROL OR AS OTHERWISE PERMITTED HEREUNDER, (V) ANY INTERRUPTIONS IN OR POSTPONEMENT, CANCELLATION, OR MODIFICATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, (VI) HUMAN ERROR, (VII) INCORRECT OR INACCURATE TRANSCRIPTION, RECEIPT OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY PART OF THE ENTRY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE ENTRY INFORMATION OR ANY PARTS THEREOF), (VIII) ANY TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR UNAVAILABILITY OF ANY WEBSITE OR ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK, COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEM, COMPUTER DATING MECHANISM, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, OR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER UTILIZED BY ANY OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES OR BY AN ENTRANT, (IX) INTERRUPTION OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SWEEPSTAKES, ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED WEB PAGES, OR ANY ONLINE SERVICE VIA THE INTERNET DUE TO HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY PROBLEMS, (X) ANY DAMAGE TO ENTRANT’S (OR ANY THIRD PERSON’S) COMPUTER OR ITS CONTENTS RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM ANY PART OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, (XI) ANY LOST OR DELAYED DATA TRANSMISSIONS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, OR ANY OTHER ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS, (XII) ANY WRONGFUL, NEGLIGENT, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACT OR OMISSIONS ON THE PART OF ANY OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, OR ANY OF THEIR AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, OR (XIII) ANY OTHER CAUSE, CONDITION OR EVENT WHATSOEVER BEYOND THE CONTROL OF ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES.  EACH WINNER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES HAVE NEITHER MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO ANY PRIZE OR COMPONENT THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES PROVIDED BY ANY OF THE PRIZE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

12.            Acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising or publicity purposes, worldwide, and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation.

13.            Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or modify these Official Rules as necessary for any reason or as required by applicable law.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify from the Sweepstakes, and ban from any future promotions, any person it believes to have intentionally violated these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or to have tampered with any element of the Sweepstakes without notice to the disqualified or banned person.

14.            All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules or provisions.  Any legal claims arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Los Angeles, California.

15.            To obtain any legally-required winners list (after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed envelope with the proper postage affixed to:  Pottery Barn, 3250 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109.  Please specify “winners list” or “Official Rules” and the name of the Sweepstakes in your request.

Decorating With 2013’s Hottest Hues

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Tips for decorating with 2013’s hot hues. — Country Living

An office makeover that’s full of freshness. — Centsational Girl

We’re wowed by this hanging whisk lamp. — Sweet Paul Magazine

Decorate for winter with a pinecone terrarium. — Folk Lifestyle

Are you decorating with exposed bulbs? — Niche Interiors

Decor inspired by Les Misérables — CasaSugar

A lovely variety of laundry hampers. — Apartment Therapy

Instagram, Pottery Barn and Pups — A Perfect Combination

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If you’re dreaming about a cozy weekend curled up with your favorite four-pawed friend, this post might just convince you to stay in bed for the next day or two. We were absolutely charmed by these Instagram photos, which feature a mix of Pottery Barn products staged with some truly adorable dogs. (And we freely admit it: we have a soft spot for dogs on furniture.)

Want to share your Pottery Barn favorite finds and your favorite pet? Tag your posts with #pbpets and you might just see your Instagram photo on our blog!

Instagram user merming wrote, “Where’s Coco?? Little fur ball loves my new blanket.”

 

Instagram user forbesjessicalynn apologized to her dog with this post, noting, “Sorry I disrupted your nap time to take this adorable pic, Oliver.”

 

Instagram user lal1010 summed it up simply with this photo of her goldendoodle: “Goodnight!”

 

Instagram user iamcourtneylove wrote, “#spoiledbrat on the new #potterybarn washed velvet quilt.” (But what a cute spoiled brat, in our humble opinion!)

 

While you may not be able to take these cute pooches home, you can shop the Pottery Barn items found in these photos. Check them out below.
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Behind the Scenes With One of Our Favorite New Shows — Nashville

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As we look forward to this Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards presentation, we’re reflecting back on some of our favorite shows, including Downton Abbey, The Good Wife and Nashville. While we’re huge admirers of these shows thanks to the great plot lines, writing and acting, we have to admit we’re equally drawn to them due to their fantastic set designs. Of all of these, Nashville is currently the staff favorite here, and we’re quite thrilled for Connie Britton, who plays fictional country superstar Rayna James on the show, and is nominated for best actress in a TV drama. Her costar, Hayden Panettiere, who plays James’s country music star nemesis Juliette Barnes, is also nominated for supporting actress in a series, miniseries or movie.

In an interview with the LA Times, Britton noted of the role, “I just thought it was a great opportunity to play a very complex powerful woman. And the country music world just seemed like such a fun and exciting world to step into. It’s been a blast.”

The show’s attention to detail has really impressed us, including the re-creation of The Bluebird Cafe, a Nashville institution. The cafe was lovingly re-created down to the art on the walls. Set decorator Ruby Guidara is responsible for the show’s authentic look and set design, which encompasses a number of sets, from Rayna’s luxurious, southern-style home to the more humble digs of Deacon Claybourne or Scarlett O’Connor. From huge stages to studio moments, the show gets it right every time.
Are you a fan of the show as well? Which set is your favorite? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!

Take a closer look at the show’s sets in our slideshow.
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4 Fun and Stylish Laundry Baskets That Will Upgrade Your Laundry Routine

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Lately, we’ve been dreaming of some upgrades for one of the hardest-working rooms (or corners) of your home: the laundry room. While there are some obvious essentials you need for this space, there are also ways to add an infusion of style to those same essentials. Today, we’re looking at four alternatives to the standard laundry basket, each of which can add a spirit of fun to your regular wash and fold routine. Here’s to stylish laundry baskets!

Saybrook All-Weather Wicker Hamper ($159)

This covered hamper has a curvaceous shape and fun lidded top. Handwoven of all-weather wicker over a galvanized steel frame, it’s actually meant for the outdoors — say, around a pool — but that weather resistance means it’s well suited to deal with damp towels that often make their way into the laundry basket. Stored in a bedroom closet or in your laundry room, it will keep your dirty duds under wraps beautifully.

 

French Wire Hamper and Liner ($159)

We’re positively smitten with this charming little hamper. Thanks to its swiveling casters, it’s a breeze to move from room to room or machine to machine, as need be. Made of steel with an oxidized finish, it includes a cotton liner with drawstring closure. (Oh, and you can also monogram the liner, which in our opinion, would be absolutely darling.)

 

Savannah Divided Hamper and Liner ($179)

Thanks to its split compartments, now your household will have no excuse when it comes to mixing light and dark loads. Crafted from hndwoven seagrass wrapped tightly around a sturdy wire frame, its cut-out handles make it simple to transport. It comes with two removable cotton liners, which you can chuck in the wash with your light loads as needed.

 

Canvas Hanging Hamper ($69)

Short on floor space? Then take advantage of your walls with this clever hanging laundry hamper. Made of sturdy cotton canvas with brass finished grommets, it’s a great alternative for a cramped laundry space. The hamper can also be monogrammed, with either a word or initials. Perhaps one for each member of the family is a good idea — and then each person can be made responsible for his or her laundry. (Wouldn’t that make life easier!)

 

Have you upgraded your laundry space with a stylish laundry basket or hamper?

Discover the Perfect Home Office For Small Spaces With These Tips

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As many people’s workspaces become increasingly mobile, an office space is often an essential feature in one’s home. But what if you don’t have an entire room to dedicate to a home office? There are plenty of options, provided you choose your home office furniture carefully and follow a few smart tips. There’s absolutely no need to relegate a home office to an entire room, especially if you’re trying to curate the perfect home office for small spaces. We’re positive that there’s a space in your home that can be rearranged to create room for a stylish, multitasking home office space. Check out our tips below.

 

Look at your home with a fresh eye. Is there a corner of your living room or guest bedroom that could accommodate a desk? How about the space where a console might usually fit? We’ve visited some homes where an entry has also housed a desk quite handsomely. Think creatively about your space and how it can work harder for you.

Standard office chairs need not (necessarily) apply. By using a dining room chair, stool, or side chair, you can add fewer furniture pieces to your home. When you aren’t using your desk, the chair can move to another spot in the room. Bonus: a dining chair or side chair is usually much more elegant than an office chair anyway.

Seek out chameleons when it comes to your desk. Secretary desks are a perfect small-space desk. We also love desks that can serve as console tables, entry tables or display areas when they’re not in use. These desks are much easier to integrate into a dining room, living room, guest room or entry.

Style your desk. By adding elements such as candles, a handsome table lamp, favorite art books and journals, your desk can transform itself in to a beautiful vignette in the room where it is housed, making the addition seem more natural.

Accessorize and organize. Keep needed work tools such as laptop, power cords, files and other items hidden away in drawers or baskets. Pencils, pens and paper clips can look lovely when housed in a pretty vase or jar.

Check out a few of our favorite desks and chairs from our home office sale. Are you adding a home office space to one of your rooms this year?
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Before and After: Jonathan’s Incredible Kitchen Renovation

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Last year, we visited Pottery Barn fan Jonathan’s lovely home with a brief look at a small corner of his home. Now, he’s back to give us a closer look at his kitchen, which he recently renovated. We caught up with Jonathan to ask him some questions about the incredible transformation of his kitchen space. Here’s what Jonathan’s kitchen looked like before the renovation. Keep reading for our interview with Jonathan and the incredible after photos!

 

Can you tell us a little bit about this kitchen renovation? 

“My kitchen only gets light from one window, above a built-in breakfast bench. The cabinets were the same color as the hardwood floor so it was hard to tell where the floor ended and the cabinets began. This combined with a lack of light made the kitchen feel cave-like. I spent October and November combing Cultivate, Houzz and Pinterest. I’ve always loved how clean and crisp a white kitchen looked and knew it would definitely help grab more light and open up my space. The actual reno took five weeks. Three weeks of that was waiting on the new countertops to be made and installed. I was able to use the cabinet maker who did all of my original kitchen cabinet work. This was also the case with the painter. The cabinet maker recommended the countertop company who then recommended a tile installer. It definitely took some project management skills, getting everyone scheduled at the right time. I needed to have everything done by Christmas. Everything fell in to place with the last piece of subway tile getting placed and grouted at 6 pm, December 21st.”

What were some of the most important elements of the room?

“I’d definitely say the sink and shelves. The sink and exposed shelves command such attention. To break up this mostly linear space, I decided to add the round, over-sized clock. I think it creates a really nice focal point.”

We love the mix of open shelving with cupboards with doors. How did you choose to mix them like this?

“I love exposed shelves, especially when combined with all white dinnerware. I decided I’d remove the two cabinets on each side of the sink and replace them with exposed shelves. I also hoped the shelves would help open up the space. The less boxy, the better. These shelves have also provided me with more storage space.”

What are the countertops made from?
“The countertops are actually a matte granite that resembles soapstone. You get the beauty of soapstone but the durability and less maintenance of granite. Brilliant.”

The farmhouse sink is gorgeous! Was this a must-have for you?

“I knew I wanted a farmhouse sink from the beginning. I love the character that is adds, especially with the bridge faucet, complete with hot and cold turn handles.”

How did you decide on the tile and backsplash?

“Subway tile is classic. I toyed around with a recycled glass tile but kept coming back to the white. It’s clean, crisp and bright. I felt reassured when the gentleman who installed the backsplash, with his 15 years of experience told me he’s seen all kinds of tile come and go, but subway tile never goes out of style.”

What are your favorite parts of the kitchen?

“Definitely the farmhouse sink and shelves and the character they bring. I decided to get a commercial range at the last minute and that’s definitely a close second.”

Which Pottery Barn pieces did you use?

“I knew pieces from Pottery Barn would make the finished kitchen feel more like home. I started with the paperwhite bulbs next to the sink. They bring life to the space and I love how the green pops against the white tile. I filled one of the oversized mason jars with lemons to add another pop of color. The PB White and Great White dinnerware collections helped to fill the exposed shelves. I also mixed in things like the Jus De Fruit glasses to add to the overall farmhouse feel. Lastly, I hung two of the rustic glass pendant lights over the bar. They give the kitchen even more character and with the filament bulbs, add a nice warmth to the kitchen.”

What do you love most about your new kitchen?

“What do I not love about my new kitchen?!”

Imagine Your Dream Registry With Pottery Barn

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Are you planning a wedding this year? Dreaming of your big day’s every last detail? Perhaps pinning registry must-haves to a new Pinterest board? Planning your wedding, and creating a registry filled with the pieces you’ve chosen for your new life as a married couple, is absolutely all-encompassing and thrilling. We’re excited to announce that we’re here to add even more excitement to the process with  our Imagine Your Dream Registry Sweepstakes.To help to make your registry dreams a reality, we’re offering a grand prize of a $5,000 Pottery Barn gift card to purchase your dream registry.

To enter the Pottery Barn Imagine Your Dream Registry Sweepstakes, simply create a gift registry online at potterybarn.com/registry or in one of our stores by February 28th, 2013. Then, enter your email address on our sweepstakes page. If you already have a registry, just sign up for the sweepstakes with your email address. You can increase your chances of winning by entering daily through February 28th, 2013.

One lucky winner will receive our grand prize — a $5,000 Pottery Barn gift card to purchase their dream registry! We’re also giving away weekly prizes. This week’s prize is our beautiful Schott Zwiesel Stemware and Decanter, specially designed to resist breakage, which would be a perfect gift for the Classic Traditional bride. (Not sure if you’re Classic Traditional? Take our style quiz to find out!)

Weekend Project: Glitter Cards

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Need to send a note to a special friend? These glitter cards will do the trick. — Sweet Paul Magazine

14 design resolutions for 2013. — California Home+Design

How to make a design statement this year. — House Beautiful

Tips for getting organized in 2013. — Folk Magazine

Post-holiday accessories for a chic winter mantel. — CasaSugar

A quick bread recipe you can make today. — The Blender