Los Angeles, California
Flowers, plants and gardening supplies
Mary Gray & Annette Goliti Gutierrez
Los Angeles, CA
We opened what we envisioned to be a mecca for like-minded, design-loving, garden enthusiasts–people like us who want to shop for the outdoor area of their homes like they do their interiors. At Potted, we create an eclectic environment filled with an array of styles, from kitsch to cottage and vintage to modern. Each have their own special personalities, and we get a huge kick out of blending them all together in our own Potted Style.
Friends for over 20 years, Mary Gray and Annette Goliti Gutierrez both wanted to start a business together. With a deep love of design and a history in the film industry, they took a great leap of faith in opening a garden store. With absolutely no retail experience whatsoever but a great deal of enthusiasm and ideas they decided to open Potted.
"We wanted to create a place where people could shop for their outdoor spaces with the same inspiration and style that was available for their interior spaces. We are all about 'Outdoor Living,' providing you the elements to make your backyard a place to actually live in...beautifully."
Potted has been open for 8 years now and has participated in the Dwell on Design Outdoor Section for the past several years. This was the first year they had their own booth, which felt like a milestone for their independent business. "In addition we were also asked to do all the plantings and containers for LivingHomes C6 prefab home for the Palm Springs Modernism Show, the Ted Talks Conference in Long Beach and now again for the current Dwell on Design."
Carrying everything from planters, lighting, garden supplies, to patio accessories, Potted has something for every garden. "As an aside...our biggest seller is our concrete fire pit, which for some reason is not easy to find and we can ship it anywhere. Our other biggest seller is our Circle Pot, which we designed. It's so fun to see it pop up throughout the city but I can't wait to be in NY and see one in a window there (it could happen.) Or Cleveland! Our newest design is the Orbit, a very cool hanging planter and the City Planter which we are very excited about."
Working with clients to create exceptional "patioscaping" Potted aims to help customers with the little details that freshen up their gardens, yards and decks. The goal is to create and maintain gorgeous beautiful living spaces. "We create container gardens that are drought tolerant with a high-design aesthetic to go with well designed furniture that fits the lifestyle of our clients."
You can also enjoy the custom pottery bar in the back, where you can create gorgeous floral arrangements. From everything from orchids to terrariums, Potted will surely have something lovely for your home.
Extra bonus: Check out Annette's House Tour on Apartment Therapy!
Images: Bethany Nauert