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Designer statement: Pottery Barn

Working at Pottery Barn for the better part of a decade has allowed me to pursue my passion for design. My taste leans to the minimal side, and it is important to make sure that you work with a designer who excels at the style you prefer. In my approach, which I would call relaxed sophisticated elegance, sometimes it is just one or two pieces that will set the tone of the project. The wonderful thing about Pottery Barn is the one-stop approach. We can provide solutions in all areas of the home as well as outdoor spaces. And our product lines change every year, but still relate to things you may have purchased previously, so if you like what you already have, you can update and keep it fresh and new. For this project, it was about the farmhouse simplicity and the white backdrop that allows the seasonal colors to pop. These spaces celebrate the joy of being with family and friends during the holidays, and allow everyone to feel right at home. —Laureen Marks, designer, Pottery Barn, Mashpee

The homeowners are avid art collectors and have chosen a painting by Elsha Leventis to grace their mantle. Her work is available at

Paine’s Patio in Bourne generously supplied two of their beautiful adirondack chairs and a bronze fire pit to create our cozy scene outside the barn.



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