Sharon recently shared photos of her living room with us through Share Your PB Style, and we’re excited to feature her living room on the blog today. Sharon, a realtor and stager, lives in Reston, VA, just outside of Washington D.C. We caught up with her to see why she decided to decorate with the PB Square Sectional in her living room.
How would you describe your style?
“Relaxed, casual. Clean lines are preferred.”
Why did you choose the PB Square Sectional?
“We moved to our current home from a townhome. It had a traditional floor plan and we had properly scaled furniture pieces to fit the space. Every effort was made to use said furniture in the new place. We lived with our little leather love seat in the large living room as long as we could. When friends came, it just seemed like there was nowhere to sit. So we embraced the challenge of seeking out the right piece. It provides comfortable seating for several people. The ottoman can serve as extra seating as well. The shape really worked with the flow of the room.”
We love how open this room is! What was challenging about working with an open space? What was rewarding?
“We also love the openness of the space. It did present some decorating challenges, though. There is a fireplace, sliding doors and a wooded view — none of which could be obstructed. And, this room opens to the dining area — yet another consideration.What we needed in this case was an objective third party to find just the right seating for this room. I enlisted the help of the in-home design service of my local Pottery Barn. They asked thoughtful questions : How do you use the room, how many people do you need seating for, any children or pets, is your style more formal or more casual, etc.. So, based on all considerations, this sectional is working out perfectly. It does not overwhelm the room or block the view or walkways or fireplace. We are very happy with this piece!
This was the first time I had engaged the PB in-home decorating service. The two women were wonderful to work with. We discussed what pieces would remain in the room, what our style was like, how many people typically use the room. They took careful measurements and left a written estimate. They also made great suggestions to further enhance the space such as a low bench below the window as extra seating, if needed. We had one in a guest room that fit the bill perfectly. They also suggested moving the PB Metro console table from the foyer to behind the couch for a new look.
I have recommended the services to others who may have a design dilemma!”
What other PB items did you use in the room? Why did you choose them?
“We chose neutral fabric so that accessories could easily be changed. There are currently a few Pottery Barn pillows and a very cozy throw on the couch. These accessories are of good quality and are timeless. When the seasons change, the pillow covers can be easily changed for a different look.The PB Tuscan urns sitting beside the fireplace are also versatile pieces. Earlier this spring, they held flowering branches and last fall, autumn leaves.”
Why do you like to shop at Pottery Barn?
“I enjoy shopping at my local PB because the staff really knows the merchandise. They make suggestions about different ways to use items.I often attend the free decor classes and always come away with new, fresh ideas.”