ann bridgman

Like it or not, Pottery Barn is a great barometer of what will be popular in home trends.  Unlike high design, their style is easier to blend into your existing home, and their relentless catalog delivery floods our senses with ideas we eventually consider “our own”.  They recently provided designers with a sneak peak of early spring trends they will be offering, so here is a digest to help you make “fashion forward” choices on your next home purchases:

1. Rich indigo Blue

They are using this cousin to denim blue in hues that range from deep and moody to sunwashed and beachy.  Rather than adding punches of yellow or orange that we might expect from retailers like West Elm, they pair it with neutrals, a la Restoration Hardware.  Think Belgian linen taupes.


2. Geometrics

The pattern of the moment continues:  trellis patterns, ikats and other geometrics are still the pattern of choice for rugs in particular.


3. Industrial Chic Metals

Nary a polished stainless lantern to be seen.  Metals have warmed up and are largely aged bronze (formerly known as wrought iron). These are incorporated on traditional lamps, as well as reproductions of industrial artifacts, nodding to the Steampunk trend of a couple years ago.