Category Archives: Decorating

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

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Our New, Expanded Collection of Great White Dinnerware
There are a lot of good reasons why we love our Great White Dinnerware collection: it’s beautiful, classic and quality dinnerware that will stand the test of time.

This season, we’ve expanded the collection to include anything and everything your tabletop might be missing. Designed and developed by our in-house design team, the new Great White additions acknowledge that different people eat different ways — and that means we all want something different out of our dinnerware. Our new additions complement every style of cooking, eating and living.

Our Favorite New Additions
We don’t know what it’s like at your house, but coffee is a staple here at PB HQ, so our designers added a brand new set of coffee mugs, cups, creamers and sugar bowls into this collection.

We’ve also made serving food easier — whether you’re having dinner for two or twelve — with additional platters and bowls, a soup terrine, pitcher and small bowls and plates for appetizers and sauces.

Why We Love White Dinnerware
When it comes to dinnerware, there’s something special about simple and classic white dishes. White dishes give you a clean slate when decorating — whether it’s for a dinner party or deciding on a new wall color behind your open kitchen shelves. Plus, serving food on white dishes highlights your meal beautifully — perfect for the Instagram-loving foodie.

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Great White Dinnerware Styles
Coupe: Slim in shape, but with a heavy and sturdy feel, the large size and high edges of Coupe make it great for serving.

Traditional: The original Great White — this classic shape never goes out of style.

Square: This style feels super modern and sleek, much like dinnerware in high-end restaurants.

Rim: The dainty flip on this style of Great White has a slightly old-fashioned feel, similar to antique, all-American dinnerware.

We’re so excited to offer you a beautiful collection with so much thought, time and care put into it by our design team. Whether you like to stick to one style, or mix and match, Great White has something for everyone. 

PS: Enter for a chance to win a set of Great White Dinnerware in the style of your choice! Fill out the form below for a chance to win. Good luck!

Official rules here.

This contest is now closed, thank you!

 

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

Homes We Love: A Pretty Patterned Patio in Marrakesh, Morocco

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In honor of our second #pbcolorweek on Instagram, we’re hosting one of Lonny Magazine‘s beautiful turquoise-accented space for this week’s Homes We Love feature. This shaded patio outside Marrakesh, Morocco proves that there’s no need to shy away from contrasting patterns and prints. Tailored stripes and geometric tile create an intriguing, worldly look.

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Photo via Patrick Cline / Lonny

We love how turquoise, white and black make the entire design feel cohesive, despite the eclectic mix of patterns. Low Moroccan-style coffee tables make this a perfect spot to set drinks and appetizers, adding to the space’s casual but elegant ambiance.

See the rest of this home here. 

Pillow Fight!

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1. Mercer Ikat Applique Pillow Cover, Ikat Embroidered Lumbar Pillow, Washed Velvet Pillow Covers, Kantha Embroidered Pillow Cover/ 2. Camden Blue Stripe Pillow Cover, Washed Velvet Pillow Covers, Cropped Suzani Pillow Cover/ 3. Ikat Embroidered Lumbar Pillow, Diamond Tile Phulkari Pillow Cover, Alana Printed Pillow Cover/ 4. Alana Printed Pillow Cover, Washed Velvet Pillow Covers, Cropped Suzani Pillow Cover/ 5. Cropped Suzani Pillow Cover/ 6. Mini Suzani Pillow Cover/ 7. Cropped Suzani Pillow Cover, Camden Blue Stripe Pillow Cover, Washed Velvet Pillow Covers/ 8. Washed Velvet Pillow Covers, Kantha Embroidered Pillow Cover, Mercer Ikat Applique Pillow Cover

See more of our Fall collection here. 

Pottery Barn’s Weekly Roundup

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Can you believe it’s July already? Summer is already at its peak, and we plan on enjoying every bit of it while it lasts. This week, we’re celebrating all of our favorite summer activities on Inside & Out — from backyard picnics to Fourth of July bashes. Get ready to make the most of your summer with our entertaining ideas, below.

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Picnic Time! A Sweet Summer Picnic for Two

Homes We Love: Hollywood Hills Garden from Lonny Magazine

4th of July Party Picks and Tips from the Pottery Barn Design Team

How to Host a Backyard Summer Wine Party: Part 1

Last Minute 4th of July Recipes from Camp Makery

Could I Have That? Takes Over Pottery Barn’s Instagram