Living Room Design Ideas

The Spacejoy Team's Favorites From Pottery Barn's Summer Collection (& Their Cheaper Dupes)

Pottery Barn just released their new summer collection, and it has us totally drooling over the endless possibilities for modern farmhouse decor. But it's no secret that PB pieces run up a pretty hefty price tag, so we tapped some of our designers to select their favorite pieces from the collection — as well as some comparable dupes (at insanely low price points). Check out all the selects below. 

From Pottery Barn: Westan Dining Chair ($249 per chair)

pottery barn westan dining chair

"This chair is perfect for the modern farmhouse look," says Spacejoy designer Marisa. It's a universally flattering chair that can be paired with any type of dining table, especially if your vibes fall in the modern farmhouse category. 

For Less: Safiveh Blanchard Black Wood Dining Chair ($130 for a set of 2)

safiveh blanchard black wood dining chair

If you're looking for a farmhouse-inspired black wooden dining chair and are on a bit of a budget, this one is worth investing in. It doesn't have the unique negative space shapes that the Pottery Barn chairs do, they still have a similar overall shape. And for the price, you really can't beat it. 

From Pottery Barn: Fenton Leather Armchair ($499)

pottery barn fenton leather armchair

This unbelievably chic accent chair will fit any modern home, especially if your tastes lean more mid-century. Its wide seat and low height make it a perfectly comfy lounging spot in your living room. 

For Less: Kirkland's Black Leather Weave Chair ($230)

kirklands black leather weave chair

At less than half the price of the Pottery Barn piece, this one from Kirkland's is such a steal. It does have a slightly different silhouette, making it feel more appropriate for a boho living room or modern farmhouse theme (especially thanks to the lighter stain color). 

From Pottery Barn: Livingston Wood Bookcase ($1,468 - $1,568)

pottery barn livingston wood bookcase

Spacejoy designer Cassandra says, "I like this because it gives both open and closed storage options. You can display books, artwork, or decor while also having the option to store away any additional items such as files." 

For Less: Threshold 72" Carson 5 Shelf Bookcase with Doors ($180)

threshold carson 5 shelf bookcase with doors

If you're looking for a more cost-effective option that still offers the same functionality as the piece from Pottery Barn, look no further than this bookcase from Target's line Threshold. It has the same charming finish as the PB one, and its overall appearance is more modern so it'll fit in a variety of spaces, even as your tastes change over time. 

From Pottery Barn: Dayton 42.5" Sideboard Buffet ($499)

pottery barn dayton sideboard buffet

This beautiful mid-century modern console is a beautiful multitasking piece of furniture. Use it as a bar, storage, entry table, bedroom accent, or anything else you can think of. The chevron design of the wood makes it a statement piece, but it can be an investment that will stay with you through many variations of your living room. 

For Less: Carson Carrington Horsens Mid-Century Buffet ($142)

carson carrington horsens mid century buffet

This piece ticks all the boxes that the Pottery Barn one does, but at less than a third of the price. It offers ample storage space, it's quite versatile, and has a beautiful wooden finish that will stand out in any room. 

From Pottery Barn: Livingston 72" Peninsula Desk ($1,600)

pottery barn livingston peninsula desk

"I like this because it offers seating for two without taking up more floor or wall space," says Spacejoy designer Sarah. It comes in a variety of colorways, has ample storage space for books and other office supplies, and you can either place it parallel or perpendicular to a wall to ensure that it can accommodate two people comfortably.

For Less: Highland Dunes Leslie Desk ($500)

highland dunes leslie desk

While this desk doesn't have the same regal stateliness as the Pottery Barn one, it offers many of the same perks. It has a rustic finish that would look beautiful in a modern farmhouse living room or office, and has plenty of storage space for books and files. Plus, you can definitely fit two people at it if you place it perpendicular to the wall.

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