Pottery Barn and tastemaker Julia Berolzheimer recently launched a gorgeous garden-themed collection just in time for summer. Berolzheimer puts her own spin on traditional style for the line, weaving in both her personal aesthetic as well as that of the brand. “I am thrilled to be partnering with Pottery Barn, an authority in the home space and a brand I admire, to reflect my love for design and the beauty within each detail. Together we created a collection filled with pieces inspired by my own home and garden in Charleston,” she says. “My hope for this collection is that it inspires beautiful moments, and I can’t wait to see how others incorporate these pieces, from celebrating with others to their everyday lives.”
Featuring sage and blue colorways, there are so many great pieces from vintage-inspired melamine dinnerware, to sophisticated cloth napkins, table cloths, and charming glasses made from recycled glass. Coordinating larger pieces are available as well including a stylish potting station that any gardener will appreciate. There’s also plenty of bedroom decor including reversible quilt and sham sets.
Handmade woven baskets and scalloped trays round out the collection with a little something for nearly every room in the home.
I recently spoke with Berolzheimer about working with Pottery Barn and her process of designing this beautiful collection.
Amanda Lauren: Can you define your interior design style?
Julia Berolzheimer: My interior style is traditional with a twist, with a high emphasis on print and color. My home is a reflection of my personal style. I want my surroundings to represent me.
Lauren: Why do you think traditional styles are making a comeback?
Berolzheimer: I don’t think traditional ever went out of style, it just wasn’t as mainstream popular.
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Lauren: How did this collaboration with Pottery Barn come about?
Berolzheimer: I think I had naturally been on Pottery Barn’s radar for years after buying and showing their products organically. They reached out to me at the beginning of last year and we knew right away that this was going to be a great partnership.
Lauren: What’s your favorite piece in the collection and why?
Berolzheimer: I am extremely proud of the garden pieces. Our porch and outdoor space are where we spend most of our time.
The items we created are ones that I had always wished I had for our space. The two plant stands and potting station are three stand-out pieces that are not to be missed.
Lauren: What was your process for creating the collection?
Berolzheimer: The Pottery Barn team and I had many Zoom calls talking about the collection and what we wanted it to be. I first start with a mood/inspiration board, where I pull swipe, color palette, and product ideas. I knew right away what I wanted the collection to look like. A lot of the designs snowballed from the first few ideas. I had found an antique pot that had a really cool scalloped edge that I hadn’t seen before.
We first added that onto the tiered plant stand and etagere, but then we loved continuing it throughout the whole collection. I wanted the prints to feel cohesive and coordinated but in a layered, fresh way with feminine elements but not too sweet.
Lauren: Several pieces are a very specific shade of green. How did you choose this color and what draws you to it?
Berolzheimer: I have always been drawn to dustier green shades. Our branding for JB and previous collaborations have tied in this color, so naturally, we wanted this collaboration to be a continued extension of that.
Lauren: You have beautiful tableware in your collection. Any tips for creating beautiful tablescapes?
Berolzheimer: I always love a table that feels layered, and is coordinated but not too matching. I usually start with a printed tablecloth and then build everything else around that. We have a mix of different prints within the collection that you can use for this layered look. The collection is meant for easy summer days by the pool with minimal effort (melamine is great for that), but it also looks beautiful, styled a bit more formally with a full place setting, as we did for our launch dinner.
Lauren: What are some of your favorite Pottery Barn pieces that aren’t from your collection?
Berolzheimer: I have always stocked up on Pottery Barn’s beautiful solid table linens. I have full sets in blue, light pink, and white. These are great to layer within printed pieces and always nice to have on hand. I also love our teak pool umbrellas and outdoor dining chairs with a durable, faux rattan.
Lauren: How would you coordinate or style your pieces with other Pottery Barn pieces?
Berolzheimer: Pottery Barn is known for such beautiful, timeless basics. You can really mix in so many pieces from the collection with almost anything Pottery Barn. I had fun styling the collection with a mix of different Pottery Barn furniture, especially ones with texture like their rattan and natural wood pieces.
The conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.