Simply Home Styles: Transitional and Lakehouse

Here at Rowe Pottery, our hometown is located on Lake Ripley, a popular tourist and summer home destination for folks who come to enjoy one of the cleanest lakes in southern Wisconsin.  Dipping our toes in the shimmering waters, taking a spin on the boat or savoring morning coffee (in our favorite Rowe Pottery mug) while watching the sunrise over the waves brings these decorating styles to mind.

Lakehouse decorating brings a casual breath of fresh air to your home.  And, you don’t need to live on a lake to love this style!  Whether your look is coastal chic or cabin comfort, Rowe Pottery collections fill your capsule decorating with plenty of inspiration.  Our Northwoods collection is a fitting choice for cabin decorating.  There’s nothing fussy about our ash glaze pottery featuring pinetrees and pinecone designs–either as a complete collection or mixed with other pottery as accent pieces.  From full dinnerware sets to kitchen and bakeware accessories, serving up the latest catch becomes a breeze. 

For a fresh, coastal feel, mix kettle blue and drift white Ridges tableware and accessories.  The crisp colors and soft waves in the pottery amplify nautical style, just like skipping stones on top of the water.  Lakehouse style is close to our hearts since our owners, Bev and Marc, enjoy lake living when they are not managing daily operations here at Rowe Pottery and much of the photography (and baked goodies) you see in our posts are from their home and from Bev’s kitchen.

Sandstone dinner plate, mug and Farmhouse Ridges drift white bowl. In the background Farmhouse Ridges drift white short vase.

Our Ridges pottery in drift white can be a key component in transitional style as well.  With muted colors, organic textures, minimal artwork and bold comfortable furniture, transitional style is a simple but eclectic mix for easy living.  Since transitional style dances the line between traditional and modern, a table full of Ridges would be a simple choice, but we also think our Sandstone pottery really shines in transitional homes.  We offer Sandstone in two gorgeous finishes: sage and blue (which plays like a deep gray).  The polished glazeware finish of the sandstone collection gives a glossy texture that sparkles on a transitional table.  The neutral undertones of this collection and the organic elements of the glazeware finish are easy to integrate and practical for the rigor of daily use.  The two neutral sandstone colors can be collected separately, mixed with each other or blended with drift white Ridges for a custom feel.

In transitional decorating, consider using the vessel and platter capsules throughout your home.  Arrange flowers in our Ridges tall or short vases (or go bold with our utensil jar) or use the Sandstone chip and dip as a raised platter by placing the dip bowl underneath the chip platter.  Versatility is one thing we love about our handcrafted pottery! 

No matter which style brings you the simple comforts of home in the coming season, your Rowe Pottery capsule pieces will provide the perfect starting point or finishing touch.  For more inspiration, follow us on Facebook and Instragram and see our entire collection at 

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