Monthly Archives: April 2013

From Travel Totes to Orchids: 20 Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

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Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? While Mother’s Day isn’t until May 12th, we think it makes sense to prepare in advance so you can find the best gift for your mom. We’ve rounded up gifts that moms everywhere will appreciate, many of which can be monogrammed. Be sure to order gifts early in order to allow time for your mother’s monogram to be engraved or stitched onto a gift.

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Whether your mom is partial to garden plants, jewelry boxes or something in between, we’ve found a number of gifts that will be sure to express your appreciation this Mother’s Day.


You can click on each gift to shop. What one will you be getting for your mom this year?

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Get the Look: Becky’s White and Rustic Kitchen

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Becky at Buckets of Burlap recently shared a tour with us that were full of inspiring photos of her absolutely dreamy rustic white kitchen. While Becky sourced much of her decor from antique stores, you can also get the look with several Pottery Barn products.

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We love Becky’s dining space, with her stacks of vintage grain sacks, worn wooden trays and twinkling chandelier.




To get the look, try these pieces, from top left to bottom left, clockwise:

  1. Our Vintage Wood Pizza Paddle Board is similar to the paddle board hanging on Becky’s wall.
  2. Our Avery Chandelier mimics Becky’s chandelier’s shape and feel.
  3. Love Becky’s vintage French grainsacks? Our Grainsack Stripe Pillow Cover is a good option.
  4. Finally, our PB Found Greek Olive Bucket is a match for the bucket at Becky’s home.


This storage cabinet in Becky’s kitchen is perfectly outfitted with white ceramic tableware, vintage wooden chargers and metal pieces.


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Aren’t the numbered glass jars and picnic basket on the bottom shelf darling? Here are a few suggestions for re-creating this look at your home.




To get the look, try these pieces, from top left to bottom left, clockwise:

  1. Our Jacquelyne Picnic Basket adds flair to kitchen storage.
  2. The Great White Coupe Dinnerware Collection is a near match for Becky’s white ceramics.
  3. Tuck some of these Place Setting Stripe Kitchen Towels into your stove handle, similar to what Becky did.
  4. The Tivoli Glass Cabinet is a perfect piece for kitchen storage.

For more of Becky’s rustic chic style, head to her blog Buckets of Burlap.

5 Ways to Mix Patterns

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5 ways to mix pattern. — Centsational Girl

Gorgeous spring florals from Tulipina. — SFGirlByBay

You probably need to make this landscape pillow. (It’s that cool.) — Poppytalk

Learn more about kitchen gardens with this author. — The Blender

Before and after: a staircase remodel on a budget. — Apartment Therapy

You’ll never guess who used to own this apartment building. — Refinery29

Is this kitchen too blue? Or just blue enough? — Remodelista

Great escapes you can rent from Airbnb. — PopSugar Home

Pinterest Board of the Week: Colors of Summer

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Guilty as charged: we can’t stop pinning. This week, we’re excited about our board Colors of Summer, which features decorating ideas, outdoor inspiration and stylish rooms all representing vibrant colors of summer.




We’re sharing dozens of inspiring ideas on the Pinterest board Colors of Summer, including these four Pins.

From top left, clockwise:

  1. This living room featured on Mast and Falls incorporates a number of floral patterns as well as a mix of vibrant colors .
  2. Talk about wild! We love the maroon shade of this VW bus against the tropical green palm leaves, found on Desert Dreamer.
  3. Our Oceana Outdoor Drinkware Set comes in a variety of shades and a shatterproof polycarb material, making them perfect for outdoor decorating.
  4. We’re delighted by the soft pinks and worn wood found in this outdoor room, which can be found at Hotel Azucar in Mexico.

Are you dreaming of adding colorful decorating moments to your home? Share your ideas with us in the comments, or let us know what you’re pinning, too!

4 Garden Planter DIYs to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space

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Now that spring has sprung, we’re eager to spruce up our outdoor spaces with some fun garden- and decor-related DIYs. Here’s a roundup of some of our current favorites.

Whether planted indoors or out, this charming Mason Jar Herb Garden from Camille Styles will provide you with a rustic chic solution to the need for fresh garden herbs.




Add some modern chicness to your succulent garden thanks to these DIY Concrete Planters from Little House Blog.


Oh Happy Day shows you how to create these chalkboard wheatgrass planters.




While we think these seashells would also look lovely with succulents or tillandsia, the cut flowers adorning these seashell planters are so beautiful. Learn how to create this look on Garden Design.


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What plants and planters are you using in your outdoor space?

Add Fresh Color to Your Home With These Quick Tips For a Spring Refresh

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We’re excited to present a guest post from Dawn Reeves from Inspired Living. Keep reading for her tips for infusing your home with spring color and freshness!

This past winter, I welcomed in the cold and crisp weather by using winter greenery and branches inside my home. In my entryway, I built a neutral backdrop of whites and creams to showcase the beauty of nature indoors.



This spring, I continue to showcase nature inside my home; however, this time around, I wanted a more vivid and colorful display that echoes the vibrant and colorful spring blossoms that would soon appear outside.



Here are a few of my tips for styling your entryway with splashes of color for spring:
Create your foundation by choosing two to three elements for your entry. Here, I used graphic black and white elements, with touches of gold, as a strong contrast to the bold colors.

Add something living. The easiest and most obvious way to add color is through beautiful blooms – any clippings will do. I chose potted orchids for my entryway because they are low maintenance, long lasting, and have a sculptural, colorful beauty. I brought these orchids home mid-February, and 6 weeks later my blooms are still going strong.


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Use colorful pillows and throws. Add a chair to your entryway and throw a colorful pillow on top. In this display, I used a pillowcase inside my black and white frame. Also, consider your entry from all views. Here, I added a soft blue throw on my couch to compliment the blues of the ocean painting I placed on the sideboard.



Layer your colors and add a touch of surprise. While I used reds and purples as the colorful element on the majority of my entry display, I added the blue ocean scene as an unexpected touch of color.




Thanks for the tips, Dawn! Make sure to check out Inspired Living for more of Dawn’s decorating adventures.

Pottery Barn Fans Show Off Their Spring Refreshes on Instagram

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We’re big Instagram fans, and are always happy to find images from Pottery Barn customers and fans posted through Instagram.  If you’re an Instagram fan, too, we’d love it if you followed Pottery Barn on Instagram. Want to share your Pottery Barn favorite finds? Tag your posts with #pbstyle and you might just see your Instagram photo on our blog! Here are a few Pottery Barn Instagram photos from our customers that are wowing us this week.

Instagram user luciteandgold posted this adorable photo of her Yorkie, Sophie. We love her chic coffee table arrangement as well as the paw art above the sofa.



It might be chilly outside Instagram user tracylingle‘s house, but we’re loving her summer-inspired decor, from the lanterns to the woven baskets to the coral art.




Instagram user kimberlyhuberty wrote, “New housewarming gift from my godmother. Love it!”



Instagram user bazilkat did some octipi style spotting at a Pottery Barn store. We’re in love with these accents, too!



We adore this chic bedside vignette posted by Instagram user bamy1986.



Instagram user crewsen85 shared that she’s “totally obsessed with her new spring duvet!”



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