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The well-known chain of comfortably chic home furnishing stores, Pottery Barn began in 1949 as a single location in New York City and is today a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma. Pottery Barn’s true beauty lies within its accessibility factor, where furnishings deliver both high style and superb value, and are available in stores, through catalogs and online. Collections of Furniture, Outdoor, Rugs & Windows, Bedding & Bath, Lighting, Accessories & Pillows and Dinnerware & Entertainment make this a one-stop home decorating hit. Almost all designs are exclusive to the brand and portray fresh American looks meshed with global fashions.
Creating an inviting environment is a cinch with Pottery Barn’s innovative design coordination systems. Various vignettes dot this well-organized store which features a floor-to-ceiling mix of hard materials and soft textiles. Whether decorating a living room, bath, kitchen or small space, Pottery Barn offers an array of delightful possibilities. Lively color palettes flow with the latest hues popping up on everything from sectionals to slipcovers and cushions to candlesticks. Swatches, samples and fan decks are available to the shopper as helpful design tools. Associates are always on-hand and use an expedient head-set system which allows them to check on available inventory faster than you can say “ottoman.”
What makes this brand a stand-out is its dedication to green design and ecological responsibility. Pottery Barn and its employees uphold this commitment through a variety of initiatives including using recycled post-consumer waste in up to 30% of its paper products like gift wrap, shipping cartons and paper shopping bags. In the near future, 100% of the store’s signage, packaging and receipts will meet this standard. Pottery Barn designers are implementing a variety of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified reclaimed or sustainable materials such as wood, cypress, seagrass, bamboo and jute in their creations. Getting cozy never felt so good with more than 50% of the brand’s new bedding being 5% organic fiber. Finally, within a two-year window, all stores are aiming to convert to low-energy lighting, while remodeling with low-VOC paints (which are available to consumers in exclusive Benjamin Moore Pottery Barn colors) and reclaimed or recycled wood flooring.
While trained associates are on-call for the most challenging of design tasks, Pottery Barn also caters to the do-it-yourself crowd. It offers a rolling calendar of unique in-store Decorating Classes which deliver plenty of edgy ideas. For added convenience, the Pottery Barn site features resources like Online Room Ideas, Design Tips, a Video Library and even the “Room Designer Tool” which allows you to print out a scaled grid of your room dimensions for optimum design suggestions.
Today, there are over 200 Pottery Barn stores in the United States and Canada. With its widespread following (including mentions in prized television shows like Friends, The Simpsons and Seinfeld), Pottery Barn is one of North America’s top home furnishing stores, setting the standard for anything but common goods.
For more information and a list of stores, visit www.potterybarn.com