For those of you who drive the 101 on the east side in Scottsdale
, I’m sure you’ve all seen the new store at Indian Bend with "Potato Barn
" painted building that used to house a large electronics store. I was taken aback when I first saw “Potato Barn
” painted in huge letters on the side the building facing the freeway and wondered, what in the world is the Potato Barn??
Last week I had a few extra minutes before an appointment and stopped in to see what was going on. This was on a Tuesday, a day they are typically closed. However, Lindsey was there to catch up on paperwork and left the front doors open for those of us who couldn’t resist checking out the store.
I must admit it was rather daunting to enter a huge open warehouse with furniture of all shapes and sizes, accent pieces, oversized mirrors …. all totally unique. But, once I got over the initial size of the place, I had a great time walking around. As you can see by the attached photos the items are diverse in style and many are one-of-a-kind.
I asked Lindsey to give me a little history of the store, and specifically the unusual name. She said the Potato Barn is family owned and operated and they have brought over 30 years experience in the furniture business to this endeavor. They opened their first store in Gilbert on Power Road in 2002 in an old farm's potato barn – thus the unique and unusual name. Them about four months ago they opened their second store here on Indian Bend in Scottsdale.
The family imports items from all over the world and specialize in a wide array of styles – from “olde world” and rustic to shabby chic and industrial. I saw some pieces that I’ve heard described as “French warehouse” style. My favorite pieces were the industrial styling, and especially a bench with a “tin roof” for the back and distressed wood for the seating.
Potato Barn offers a large variety of items for the the home – sofas, sideboards, dining tables, beds, tables, unique benches and a huge assortment of pillows, art and accessories. Their inventory is eclectic with touches of heavily distressed finishes and reclaimed wood.
Since their items are one of a kind, they have everything displayed in the huge warehouse setting. If you like it – buy it and take home. Or, you can have it delivered.
Potato Barn - 2 Locations
- 9190 E Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ (480) 745-3240
- 4900 S Power Road, Gilbert, AZ (480) 279-5500
They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Originally posted on Live Better in Scottsdale