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Today, we’re talking about an old favorite: Pottery Barn.
Meet the Brand: Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PB Teen
Pottery Barn was founded in 1949, and today it is part of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. family of brands. The brand was first created when brothers Paul and Morris Secon discovered three barns full of pottery in upstate New York and built up a chain of stores selling their wares. (This is where the name Pottery Barn comes from, in case you’ve ever wondered!) Today, Pottery Barn creates high-end home furnishings in American updated-traditional style. Within the brand, you’ll find different furniture and decor collections that showcase the breadth of looks they create—including some mid-century-inspired and rustic design ideas.
Under the Pottery Barn umbrella, you’ll also find Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen (or, PB Teen). Pottery Barn Kids was established in 1999 by two moms who wanted to create safe and stylish furniture for their children. This line of kids room furniture caters to the needs of children and focuses on functionality. But their pieces are also dedicated to both furniture and environmental safety. This line features pieces for babies up through school-aged kids—from cribs to kids desks, playroom furniture, toys, and more. PB Teen was founded a few years later, in 2003, with a focus on trendy, quality furniture for preeteen bedrooms up through college dorm rooms. Their product lines are teen-focused to help create spaces that teens will love, with style that parents will approve of.
What They’re Known For
Pottery Barn is known for creating very comfortable and livable furniture. They have a high-end style but are built for everyday living, and have proved to be a great option for families with kids and pets. Though mass produced, they have a rustic, homey quality that feels personalized and spans interior design styles. But they don’t just do furniture. They’re also known for quality bedding and bath products like duvet covers, sheets, towels, and more. And their large retail stores are set up in a way to give you an immersive experience with their products while you shop.
Pottery Barn Kids is known for creating customizable items for kids to make pieces special for each individual child—including monograms and many color options. They’re also known for creating stylish furniture that can grow up with your child. Pottery Barn Kids desks and chairs are perfect for those who are homeschooling or doing distance learning! PB Teen is known for their hip and trendy furniture decor, including their pop culture collections. They’re probably most well-known for their popular Pottery Barn Teen Harry Potter collection! PB Teen creates solutions-based furniture for studying and organization (we love Pottery Barn Teen desks!), resulting in multifunctional pieces for teens. But they also make fun lounge furniture, quality bedding, and quirky decor and accessories that allows a teen to really personalize their space.
Why We Love Them
All three brands under the Pottery Barn umbrella create quality items that are built to last, and designed in a timeless style. We love how many options they have for upholstery and materials, so you can truly customize your pieces. Their staple furniture feels homey and traditional—but they also release new and trendy collections annually to keep things fresh. So, while you know what aesthetic to expect from Pottery Barn, with these collections you’ll never get bored with their selections!
Our Stylists’ Picks from Pottery Barn
York Slope Arm Slipcover Sofa
This classic slipcovered sofa embodies Pottery Barn’s updated-traditional aesthetic. The neutral fabric can go with almost any color schemes, and the deep seat makes this sofa comfortable for lounging. It also offers a dash of sophistication with its shapely lines and full-front skirt. A true chameleon piece, it can be at home in formal and casual spaces alike!
This buffet’s light, washed wood finish that feels both modern and coastal. While a large piece, it has an airy vibe while offering loads of surface space and internal storage. And we love the glass panels of the doors, which offer a peek inside—the perfect opportunity to style and show off some books or other decor (with no dusting required)!
Clara Upholstered Armchair
This is a small, compact chair with big style. With tight upholstery on the seat and a classy tufted back, it’s a comfortable but sophisticated piece. And its low profile makes it feel more casual and accessible. In fact, it perfectly embodies Pottery Barn furniture’s classic-but-approachable aesthetic. It’s also a perfectly sized armchair for smaller spaces!
Nash Leather Desk Chair & Francisco Drafting Desk
We love the combo of this leather desk chair and drafting desk. The leather on this chair is easy-to-clean and durable, and the deeply cushioned seat and back—with extra padding in the lumbar section—makes this chair very ergonomic. But the chanel-tufted back and mid-century style gives this chair some serious style. Stylish and practical? We dig it.
We paired this office chair with the Francisco drafting desk, which features a wood top and metal legs. This industrial-style Pottery Barn desk offers ample surface space for spreading out with both your computer and paperwork. And there’s also a ton of leg room underneath due to the style of the frame!
Turner Square Arm Sectional in Leather
Looking for a classic piece of Pottery Barn furniture? This handsome leather sectional offers a ton of seating to your living room or family room. With its L-shape, it can fit snugly into a corner or floating in the room, like in the design above. The burnished bourbon leather looks aged but is comfortable, long-lasting, and gives this sectional a timeless look. It’s the perfect choice for a family room or a living room for people who love to entertain!
Printer’s 64″ Writing Desk with Drawer
This weathered black Pottery Barn desk gives the look of an antique while being a new and durable desk. Its turned legs adds visual appeal and a traditional-style element, while its single drawer adds just enough storage space for keeping office supplies near-at hand. At 64 inches long, it offers a large surface area—but because of its simple, airy design, it doesn’t take over whatever space it’s in. This desk is also available in chestnut and seadrift finishes.
Aiden Paneled Mirror & Benchwright Buffet
We love the frame of this paneled mirror—antiqued wood in a vintage finish. It gives this piece an artisanal look. With the illusion of being a window pane, this mirror is perfect for smaller or darker spaces in your home where you also want to add a touch of vintage rustic charm. Meanwhile, the rustic mahogany buffet is a beautiful storage piece that would be at home in any room of your house. With its durable, solid wood construction and timeless design, this piece adds ample hidden storage and beauty to your home.
Reyes Leather Chair
With lower-profile armrests, a wide backrest, and a T seat cushion for extra leg room, this armchair is built for comfort and relaxation. The tapered legs give it some mid-century flair, but the leather upholstery keeps it timeless and traditional. And with different shades of leather to choose from, you can find the exact right tone for your space.
This large, solid dining table has a bold presence. Grooves and saw marks on the wood’s surface gives the look of salvaged lumber to this industrial-inspired dining table. But it’s not just about the looks with this table. It’s also extendable—making it practical for entertaining and large family gatherings.
Whitney Shuttered Desk
We love this bright and airy desk, with its shutter-front detailing. The wooden top gives it a rustic touch, while the black hardware adds a contemporary feel. Its transitional shape and coloring allows it to be at home in a variety of homes and styles—from coastal and contemporary to rustic and traditional. It also offers a ton of concealed storage to help keep your home office organized!
Bosworth Hand-Tufted Rug
Pottery Barn rugs are inspired by traditional patterns and colors, bringing a timeless quality into your home. The Bosworth rug has a beautiful antique-inspired design, with a timeworn look. This rug is hand-tufted of 100% wool, and yarn dyed for lasting, vibrant color. Its simple, pleasing pattern adds just enough visual interest, and the blue-grey coloring makes it very versatile—so it can work across multiple styles.
We love the woven caning in this headboard, paired with the weathered wood platform bed. The turned wood detailing on the legs is a lovely detail that makes it unique from other platform beds out there. This Pottery Barn bed particularly suits a coastal bedroom, but would be at home in a variety of styles, including rustic and traditional spaces. Pair it with some Pottery Barn bedding to drive home your desired look!
Fairview Upholstered Armchair
This contemporary armchair combines plush upholstery with a slender, mid-century-inspired frame. The seat angle back ever-so-slightly, making it perfect for leaning back and reading or lingering in conversation. The neutral upholstery can easily go with a variety of styles and color palettes, making this armchair quite versatile!
Ludlow Trunk Dresser
This Industrial-style dresser gives us visions of travelling by train, with all our belongings packed not in a suitcase but a trunk. In fact, the leather drawer handles, decorative nailheads, metal edging, and reinforced metal corners give it the look of a repurposed antique trunk. And the rest of the finish is made to look like a weathered canvas! We love the unique look of this dresser—which makes a perfect standalone clothing storage piece, or an oversized nightstand/dresser combo in a smaller bedroom.
Reed Dining Chair
These weathered wood dining chairs are constructed in such a way that they appear to be made of one solid piece of wood. With their simple lines and warm, natural finish, these well-constructed dining chairs blend a modern aesthetic with rustic warmth. A more compact design, they’re good chairs for smaller spaces—whether you’re using them around the table or as a spare accent chair elsewhere in your home.
Our Stylists’ Picks from Pottery Barn Kids
Comfort Swivel Glider
As its name implies, this Pottery Barn Kids chair is super comfortable—great for rocking and nursing babies. And, since unexpected spills and diaper malfunctions are par for the course with little ones, we love that this glider is slipcovered for easy cleaning. You can also change out the slipcover when you’re ready for a fresh look! Designed in a very versatile color and style, this glider can be used in a nursery or living room—wherever you want a comfortable place to rock!
Paper Mache Moon Light
Your child needs some soft lighting in their bedroom—and this paper mache moon light offers a practical and adorable solution. This light is great for babies and young children. Since the light is so soft and diffused, it can even be used as a nightlight. And, though you can hang it up, it plugs into the wall, so it can easily be moved around to anywhere it’s needed.
Tucker Toy Chest
What kid wouldn’t love a toy chest? And what parent doesn’t love a way for their kids to easily and quickly clean up at the end of the day?? This top-hinged toy chest is a stylish place to put toys and gives kids an easy way to access their stuff. And we love the cute details—like the “games” applique on the side and the leather handles—which make this a stylish addition to any playroom or bedroom. It’s a perfect piece for parents exploring shared kids bedroom ideas, as it offers ample space to store two kids’ toys and games!
Blythe Tufted Canopy Bed & Farmhouse 2-Drawer Nightstand
This canopy bed has some major princess vibes. It makes a big statement, with or without the curtains. The tufted headboard gives it a very sophisticated look (while also giving your kiddo a comfy place to read before bed). And the canopy fabric comes off the frame for easy cleaning—and can be removed altogether for a fresh look!
This shaker-style nightstand is a perfect companion to the Blythe canopy bed. With both closed storage and a lower shelf for books or baskets, there’s plenty of room for bedside storage. It has a fairly simple design, which allows it to go with a variety of color palettes and styles. But we love that the weathered wood finish gives it a bit of a trendy vibe.
Booksmart Shelving Book Rack
We’re big believers in keeping books close at hand. So, we love this space-saving book rack—a perfect kids room design idea for when you’re short on space. You can hang it near your child’s bed or a reading chair, and hang it low enough that they can access their favorite books on their own. It’s a stylish but practical piece that’s perfect for a kids’ bedroom!
Emerson Dresser and Topper
This stylish weathered wood dresser has eight drawers for all your child’s clothing. For nurseries, a matching topper adds a place to change your baby’s diaper without needing to bring in an extra piece of furniture. (We love a good all-in-one, space-saving solution!) The topper can be easily removed when your baby is out of diapers—leaving you with a stylish dresser that can grow up with them.
Our Stylists’ Picks from Pottery Barn Teen
Woven Cave Chair
We love this tropical-inspired egg-style chair. It offers a cozy place to chill and relax (for teens and adults alike). It’s a unique piece that offers a woven surround that makes you feel like you’re in a cocoon! It has a more casual look that’s best suited to bohemian or mid-century spaces—but it can really go with a variety of styles. Your teen will love that they can personalize this chair with colored cushions and throw pillows to really make it their own!
Hampton Loft Set & Diamond Shag Rug
Looking for a creative teen bedroom design idea? This loft set offers quite the set-up. With a full mattress in the loft bed, your teen will have a little extra room to spread out. Beneath, they have a cool hang space, complete with a cushy loveseat, media console, and bookcase. This 4-in-1 solution is perfect for compact spaces, as it gives you a lot of storage and space, without taking up a ton of square footage. And the white wood finish and streamlined design allows it to blend in with a plethora of design styles. This is something we love about Pottery Barn Teen beds—they’re versatile pieces that are the perfect transition from childhood to adulthood!
Placing this diamond-patterned shag rug beneath the bed, in the hangout space, offers coziness underfoot—creating a soft, plush space to lounge, do homework, and hang with friends. Plus, the color and pattern adds a trendiness to the space!
Grey Leopard Swivel Chair
These plush swivel plush are great for teen hangout areas. They’re low to the ground and plush all the way around—and are upholstered in a trendy leopard print in a faux fur finish! They’re easily the best seat in the house for hanging out, watching movies, or doing homework!
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