Tag: Pottery Barn

Top 10 Favorite Online Shopping Sources

October 26, 2019

I do a lot of online shopping for clients and have a list of go-tos when looking for furniture and accessories. What does it take to make the list of my favorite shopping places? In no special order:

1) Free shipping

2) Customer Reviews

3) Price

4) Sales

4) Individuality of Products

5) Good Customer Service

Ballard Designs:

ballard mirror

Thomas Round Mirror

Although I still love to look through their mailed catalog page by page for great inspiration and ideas, I usually buy online.  I have had my eye on this Thomas mirror, (just purchased for a client), and am going to find a spot somewhere in my new home for this beauty.


Ananda Console Table



Woodland Vases

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Quick Tip For Indoor Sparkle

January 17, 2016

Want to make your fireplace sparkle? Try using bottle glass accessories.


Glass bottles are such pretty accessories by themselves anytime, but when the fire dances on the glass, it is a beautiful thing. (Unfortunately, every photo I took in the dark was blurry.) You just have to trust me on that dancing! 🙂

glass bottle fireplace bottle


It is nice being able to find glass bottles not just at Pottery Barn anymore at $99-199.00 a bottle. I found both of these bottles at Target and Home Goods for only $12.00- 15.00 each!


What do you think? I tried this at my condo – I can’t wait until I get to NH and try this idea on the big fireplace! I love new accessory ideas, don’t you?

Pottery Barn’s Spring/Summer 2015 Color Palette

May 23, 2015

pb colors 2015


The new Pottery Barn Color Palette for the spring and summer of 2015 has been announced. Such pretty colors! I thought you might enjoy looking through a few inspirational photos of the colors selected. A few of my favorites:

SW Naval

via SW Naval

sw carefree

via  SW Carefree

sw 2015


Wall colors shown above from left to right: SW 6070 Heron Plume, SW 6248 Jubilee and SW 7006 Extra White.

sw exta white

via  SW Extra White

sw extra white

via  SW Extra White

sw domino

via  SW Domino

sw heron plume

via  SW Heron Plume

sw sassy green

via  SW Sassy Green

sw denim

via  SW Denim

sw porpoise

via  SW Porpoise

Quite a few great colors! Loving Naval and Denim the best. Not surprising for me, is it? I just love the dark blues.

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. Be safe. Be happy!

Guest Bedroom Update

June 14, 2014

[pinterest]I recently finished an online design plan for a family guest bedroom:

deb br

Mary Ellen wanted a new and fresh guest room for her parents who stays with her a few months out of the year. And she specified that she wanted the room to look pretty! Everything in the room was going except for the carpet and ceiling fan. It is hard to see in the photos, but the carpet has a yellow undertone.

I had suggested twin beds, which I think is a great option for guest rooms. She decided to go with a queen size bed. Here is her final headboard selection:

deb bed


I wanted to brighten the room as much as possible, so I suggested white bedding:

white coverlet


With a beautiful, colorful duvet folded at the bottom of the bed:

deb duvet


I also suggested placing the headboard centered against the window to balance out the room:

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She is going to look for a small dresser for the wall on the right above. One trick I use to save space in bedrooms, is to hang the tv up on a wall bracket and out of the way:

tv stand


There were several different ways we could have gone to select a paint color using the duvet cover:

deb duvet2


She decided she loved Benjamin Moore Lavender Wash CSP-515:

CSP-515 lavender wash


Especially with the window treatments she chose:

deb window


deb bedroom

I wish I could fast forward and show you the after pictures! Mary Beth said she would share photos after she finished the room.

I think it looks marvelous! And so does Mary Beth which is what really matters. What do you think of the plan put together for the guest bedroom?

If you need help planning your room redesign, contact me today.

Pottery Barn’s Spring/Summer 2014 Color Palette

January 23, 2014



This post is for those of you that love looking at photos of Pottery Barn rooms that are painted in special colors for the Season. In previous years, Benjamin Moore colors were highlighted with Pottery Barn merchandise. I am not sure what happened, but Sherwin Williams is Pottery Barn’s new paint partner in creating seasonal coordinated rooms. Let’s see what you think of the colors:

SW 6244 Naval & SW 7566 Westhighland White:



Cupola Yellow SW 7692:



Distance SW 6243:



So pretty! SW used a painting technique called Striae Quartz Stone technique with the color Distance to achieve this look.

Westhighland White SW 7566:



Latte SW 6108:



And beautiful Naval SW 6244:



Extra White SW 7006:

extra white


A modern, clean, blue undertoned white.

Virtual Taupe SW 7039:

virtual taupe


Another pretty beige with red undertones.

Here are a few of the 2014 colors not featured with Pottery Barn furnishings but I wanted to you to see:

Swelte Sage SW 6164:



A beautiful green, don’t you agree? Swelte Sage would work well with stained trim and also oak cabinets.

Burlap SW 6137:

sw burlap


A nice beige but be aware of the green undertones.

Library Pewter SW 0038:

library pewter


Can you see what the undertone above is?

Best of all, Sherwin Williams is having a sale right now! Go here to receive a coupon for $15.00 off your next paint purchase over $75.00.

I hope you have enjoyed looking through the photos. Any favorites? Any inspiring colors you would like to try?

If you need help selecting paint colors for your home, contact me today.

Bradstreet Beige Bedroom

June 15, 2013



I recently completed an online design consultation for a master bedroom. The walls were newly painted in a soft, beige color – Benjamin Moore Bradstreet Beige HC-48:

HC-48 bradbeige

Bradstreet Beige is a designer favorite because it is a beautiful neutral color. Do you see the undertone of the beige? Yellow, red or green?

If you guessed red, you are correct! Should that be taken into consideration when looking for fabrics for the room? Absolutely. I would suggest using a beige fabric background rather than a clean white. That also applies to any bright, clean colors because of the clean/dirty theory.



My client needed help choosing a fabulous duvet cover for the room as well as  lighting and accessories. She did mention to me that she loves Pottery Barn, so I started my search there. I found this pretty Blythe Paisley Organic Sateen Duvet Cover & Sham in neutral which she loved:

pb duvet

pottery barn

And here is our design plan:

PicMonkey Collage2

She is very happy! What do you think? The flower color can be used as an accent piece as well. A beautiful new redesigned bedroom.

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.