Shop the Design: Transitional Meets Modern Living Room From Pottery Barn

It’s time for the next installment of Shop the Design! This time, it’s a transitional meets modern living room from Pottery Barn!

(P.S. New around here and wondering what this series is all about? With Shop the Design, I challenge myself to source everything for a room from one retailer. Now, while I don’t normally design rooms that are all from one place, this is more about showcasing some of my favorite pieces from a store and seeing how they all come together in one room! )

If you haven’t shopped Pottery Barn recently, hearing the words “transitional” and “modern” may surprise you - farmhouse or industrial may be more of what comes to mind. And although they do have tons of pieces of furniture and home decor that fall along those lines, their style has evolved in recent years to include a wider variety than you might expect! The living room I designed for today’s post will show you some examples - take a look below at what I pulled together!

It’s time for another Shop the Design! This time, it’s a transitional meets modern living room from Pottery Barn. Grab the sources and hear the thoughts behind the design over on the blog!

Slope Arm Upholstered Sofa

Modern Tufted Swivel Chair

Subtle Plaid Gray Rug

Reversible Block Print Pillow

Blue/Red Printed Lumbar

Blue Embroidered Tribal Pillow

Gray Shibori Pillow

Neutral Embroidered Tribal Pillow

Floor Lamp With Marble Base

Black Nesting Tables

“Shelter” Canvas by Elizabeth Nagle

“Sunken Treasure” Canvas by Mary Elizabeth Peterson

“Cozy Day” Canvas by Elizabeth Nagle

Round Wood Coffee Table with Metal Base

Black Metal Media Stand

Textured Table Lamp

I wanted to design a space that felt classic with a slightly eclectic modern twist - the furniture has nice clean lines, and the textiles bring in that cozy factor that every living room needs. There’s loads of texture and pattern mixed in here when you start to look closely.

Let’s talk about a few of the pieces I found in more detail so you can get a sense for why I chose them:

I want to start with the throw pillows since that’s really what got me excited about designing a room full of Pottery Barn pieces. I was super impressed with their selection right now - especially these five. It’s a bit of an unexpected mix, but they work together because they all lean a little toward a tribal style. We’ve got shibori, block print, and even a pattern that echoes a Persian rug!

The other thing that surprised me when I started digging into Pottery Barn’s website was how good their art selection was. They had quite a number of prints and canvases by independent artists (yes!) and I chose the three you see here to create a gallery wall of sorts over the sofa. The sizes aren’t truly to scale though, so if you’re thinking about mimicking this look in your own home, check the dimensions first! One of them (the largest one) is huge at 50” square and would make an amazing statement on a big wall all on its own.

That tufted modern swivel chair is one I’ve been eyeing ever since it first came out a few years ago. It looks so cozy and I absolutely love the design. It comes in TONS of fabrics and leathers too, so if you like the way it looks here, but want to see it in a different fabric, head on over to check it out in detail. There are also two base options: brushed nickel and bronze.

Then there’s that floor lamp. Sigh. It’s so beautiful and simple! The base is a black marble (i.e. heavy), so I assume it would be pretty steady, but if you have kids or pets that may mess with it, it may not be the best one to have around. It’s so eye-catching though and it would look great with so many different styles.

Finally, the last piece I want to mention is that fabulous round wood coffee table. It’s big at 40” in diameter - a table this size can stand up to a large living room really well (no dinky coffee tables, please!). The top is reclaimed eucalyptus wood, which is pretty unique, and the “X” base makes for a pretty frame.

So what do you think of this transitional meets modern living room? Which retailer should I tackle next? Let me know in the comments or over on Instagram!

Shop the Design: Transitional Meets Modern Living Room

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