Family Room Update {with our new Pottery Barn Sectional}

I mentioned a few months ago that we were getting some new furniture for our family room.  We purchased this sectional from the Pottery Barn in stone everyday suede.


via pottery barn

Here are a few pictures BEFORE the sectional arrived…



family room before  at home in the northwest

Wall decor had to be moved.  And new lamps purchased to work with the new arrangement.

Let’s take a look at the room now!


The sectional fills the space in this room nicely! And we finally all have space to stretch out!

family room after  at home in the northwest

I’m still working on pillows for the room.  I’ll be sure to share pics when I get them figured out!

It’s safe to say that we are enjoying our new couch!  We waited a long time to make this purchase. And we’re so glad we finally did!

Come back in a few days for a peek at some of our Christmas decor!


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  1. Looks great, Jen!

  2. Are the floor lamps pottery barn as well? We’re looking for the same for our massive sectional and a lot of them seem to be too short.

    • Hi Julie! The lamps are from Target! I think they were $60 or $70 each. Very reasonable price. If you can’t find them in your local store, try online!

  3. Hi Ilove your family room! God bless you we have been looking at sectionals at pottery barn and seriously considering the stone everyday suede . So im curious any issues with stains so far?? I did a bunch of stain testing on the sample swatch everything came out great but worried I dont want to have to wash my cushion covers weekly or even monthly?? Are you noticing things showing up on it easier?

    Your opinion would really help !!! Thanks a bunch 🙂

    • Hi Cyndi!! I’m really happy with the material so far. Any marks that I’ve come across have wiped off really easy. Used a baby wipe one time to get something green (grass stain?) off and it came right off. My only complaint is that when something small (bark/threads) get on the couch, you can’t just whisk them away with your hand. You have to pick them off/out of the knap of the material. My kids seem to bring home so much bark on their clothes from school and it somehow ends up on the couch. (I joke that my sons seems to shed bark from his skin). So that’s been my biggest complaint, But other than that, I’m completely happy with the couch. Let me know if you have any other questions!!

  4. Thanks Jen! We have the same issue with bark or pine needles thanks to our yorkie. Thanks also for mentioning a grass stain/baby wipes . I have 3 lil boys and while we are just about out of the sippy cup drips and food on couch problems, grass stains are a perfect example of the rare mark that could pop up.

    I have one final question if you dont mind :). Did you ever consider the performance tweed fabric? Wondering if so why you chose the everyday suede over the performance tweed? Im having a hard time finding any personel reviews about it. It seems silly to spend an extra $600 for something Im not sure will wear as well over time.

    Thanks again 🙂

    • I believe PB just introduced the performance tweed. At least I wasn’t aware of it at the time we purchased our couch. Otherwise I would have absolutely considered it. I just had a client purchase the performance tweed on two chairs and I can’t wait to see them in person! It looks like a great fabric!

  5. Which sectional is this? I too, had the issue with pollen and bark from my boys’ clothes and socks sticking to the everyday suede. So I traded the sofa out for an everyday velvet and then – the sofa broke! So now I have a merchandise credit and am thinking to buy the comfort square in the performance tweed. I would love to hear how your client likes the fabric!!

    • This is the PB Square (the regular one, not the comfort). And it’s in Everyday Suede. I wish I’d done the performance tweed, but it wasn’t available at the time of purchase. So far, we’re happy with the suede, other than things getting stuck in the knap of the fabric. It cleans up really nicely, thank goodness!

  6. I have had the PB performance fabric in tweed for about 11 months. I loved the fabric at first but…it has gotten balley and looks horrible. We have no dogs and are empty nesters so we are pretty easy on it. I sent pictures to PB along with a few other problems with the sectional not keeping its shape and they are replacing it. They suggested performance velvet or ultra suede. I am happy that they are standing beside their product. Just have to decide which fabric – performance velvet or Ultra suede. Input?

    • We have the performance suede and have been really happy with it. When you get small pieces of fuzz/dust/dirt in the knap of the fabric, it doesn’t just brush off like it would from a cotton. You have to kind of pick it off, which sometimes gets irritating. But it’s held up REALLY well. We’ve had ours (in the stone color, which is a really light color) and I don’t know if I even have one stain on it. And keep in mind, we LIVE in the this house. Two kids, my husband, me. We eat in the room. Food gets on it. But I just use a damp cloth and everything has wiped right off. Including chocolate. I’m sure the velvet is the same? But I can’t speak from experience on the velvet. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have other questions.

      • Hi Jen,
        I’m thinking of purchasing the PB Comfort sectional in EverydaySuede Stone and am wondering if you are STILL loving yours 3 years later? I have a 15 month old and another in the way arriving in January and am a little nervous to pull the trigger on the Stone color with stains, traffic, wear & tear, etc. Was also considering the upholstered sectional instead of the slipcovered because slipcovers tend to shift…any thoughts on that?
        Would love any input you may have for me…thanks!

      • Jen,

        Now that you’ve had the sectional a few years, how are the back cushions holding up? That’s my main concern with this purchase because I’m reading a lot about people having to constantly refluff them as they get squished.

        By the way, I love your room both before and after! lol

  7. Hi there,
    I recently purchased a PB Cameron sectional in performance everyday suede, which I love. 🙂 My one year old niece took a pen to three of the cushions last week. The horror!!! I attempted to gently get the stains out with a Woolite upholstery cleaner but it wasn’t very successful, and I’m afraid it may damage the fabric. A professional company attempted to remove the ink this morning but didn’t feel confident and walked away from the job.

    Have any of you had success removing ink from this fabric? Have you tried alcohol on this fabric? Did it handle it alright?

    I haven’t machine washed the covers yet, but I will try… I think… I’m leery of doing anything! PB is looking into ordering new covers for me but I’m afraid that will cost a fortune!

    Thank you for any input you may have!

    • Jodi,

      I’ve been researching the PB sectionals and especially Everday suede. I read one review where someone had a pen mark and used alcohol and was able to remove it. I know your post is almost a year old, so I am curious what you did? I also know that you can call PB and get knew covers, though that may be an expensive alternative. But I do love that option that you don’t get with regular furniture stores.

      I just purchased yesterday the Pearce 3 peace sectional in Everyday Suede Light Wheat and I’m so excited! I have to wait 10 weeks, but I’m in no hurry, just excited.


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