Category Archives: Inspiration

Home We Love: An All-Seasons Porch in the Hamptons

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Whether you live in the Bahamas or Alaska — Mother Nature has a way of dampening our outdoor plans, even with the sunniest forecast.  That’s why we love screened-in porches, like this one in Sag Harbor, New York, shot by Lonny Magazine.

See the full story here.

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Cozy sheepskin throws over woven rattan chairs turn this indoor/outdoor room into a space for all seasons — you can experience the outdoors in comfort, rain or shine. A worn wood table makes this a great spot to read a magazine and drink coffee in the morning, or host an impromptu wine and cheese get-together. It’s the perfect expression of casual elegance. 

Read more about this beautiful home here, at Lonny Magazine. 

Homes We Love: Charlottesville Balcony with Wild Style from Lonny Mag

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Wild thing! Loving the animal print trend but nervous about bringing it home? Don’t be afraid of this safari-style — just treat those cheetah and zebra prints like neutrals, as shown in this chic patio from Lonny Magazine.

A tall screen composed of shutters and a zebra-print rug give this outdoor patio in Charlottesville, Virginia, the atmosphere of a true outdoor room. The symphony of neutral, natural tones feels lush and safari-like against the greenery.

See the full story here.

Jewel Tones: Mixing Warm & Cool Hues

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Interior and architectural designer John Saladino once said: “In choosing colors, follow nature’s lead.” This timeless bit of advice certainly lends true to the color palette for our latest collection.

Cool blues, rich browns, fiery oranges and bursts of sunflower yellow punctuate soft whites and neutrals — each color palette of cool, warm and mixed tones feels bold but natural.

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Deep navy, bright sapphire and rich topaz — this season, our cool color palettes revolve around blue jewel tones.

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Our warm color palettes mimic the signature colors of bright autumn leaves. Use pops of orange, yellow and red to bring pops of vibrant and seasonal color into your home.

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Of course, nature doesn’t just define itself by cool and warm color palettes, which is why we picked each of these jewel tones to combine beautifully with one another. Don’t be afraid to mix warm and cool hues! The contrast creates just the right amount of drama.

You might also like: Guest Post: How to Pick a Color Palette for Your Home

Pottery Barn’s Weekly Roundup

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Summer entertaining tips, Santa Barbara barbecues, sticky bun recipes and more! This week, we were all about embracing the idea of easy summer entertaining here on Inside & Out. Great friends, good food, warm weather and wine — isn’t that all you need this time of year? Get inspiration + instructions for your next summer get together by clicking on the links, below!

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We Love Turquoise!

Home We Love: Dreamy Garden Patio from Lonny Magazine

Raspberry Ricotta Sticky Buns Recipe from Two of a Kind

Sweet Summer Nights: A Santa Barbara Barbecue with Some Pottery Barn Love

Evite Party Planner Jess Bailey’s Entertaining Tips for Summer

Our Top Tips for Choosing White Dinnerware (Plus, a Giveaway!)

Homes We Love: Dreamy Garden Patio from Lonny Magazine

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It’s clear that we’re big fans of outdoor entertaining here at Pottery Barn. Whether it’s a backyard wine party or a picnic in the park, we love to make the most of warm weather while it lasts. To us, a great summer party can be just about anything — but casual elegance always wins out. Summer entertaining should be simple, easy and beautiful — that’s why we love this dreamy garden patio from Lonny Magazine.

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This stylish space encompasses everything we love about entertaining this time of year — the lush landscape requires little decoration, but we love how the paper lanterns and leaf-print pillows jazz up the shaded patio. The casual floral arrangement and drinking glasses reflect the lanterns’ jaunty hues.

Want to see more? Take a peek at the full story on this beautiful home, here.

Photo credit: Patrick Cline/Lonny Magazine

 

We Love Turquoise!

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Did you follow #pbcolorweek on the Pottery Barn Instagram last week? In honor of one of our favorite summer hues, we posted photos that revolved around this cheerful blue all week long. Take a look at some of our favorites below — and don’t forget to follow Pottery Barn on Instagram!

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From left to right: A turquoise door spotted in SF/Love the blue tint of our Jus de Fruits glass set/A clear turquoise sky in Santa Barbara/A beautiful Pottery Barn outdoor lunch set up/An airplane view of clear waters in the San Francisco Bay/Turquoise sea glass feels even more special in our Hanging Mason Jars/Summer meals taste even better on our Rope Outdoor Dinnerware/The perfect turquoise-accented outdoor spot/An amazing turquoise house spotted on the streets of San Francisco

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From left to right: Even cereal looks good on a set-up like this/A clear turquoise view from our Williams-Sonoma headquarters/Our Preppy Votives add a pop of turquoise to this coffee table vignette/The turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe seem even more beautiful with a Chambers Punch in hand/Another turquoise house spotted in San Francisco/Love this DIY turquoise place setting by Inspired by This on our wedding blog/Have you heard the story behind our homescent packaging? Check out the innovative design here/The Pacific Ocean has the perfect turquoise tint in this Santa Barbara view/Beautiful turquoise accents in this Home We Love from Lonny Magazine

Pottery Barn Weekly Roundup

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Can you feel a case of the Mondays coming on? Us too! Fend those symptoms off for as long as possible with a roundup of all things Pottery Barn — from cheesecake recipes, to backyard wine parties, to pretty pillows — here, on Inside & Out.

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Pillow Fight!

A Pretty, Patterned Patio in Marrakesh, Morocco

Behind the Design: Our New Homescent Packaging

Dreamy Spanish Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe from Sugary & Buttery

Behind the Design: Interview with Photographer Alicia Bock

How to Host a Backyard Wine Party: Part 2