Review of the Logan Media Suite from Pottery Barn

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Logan Media Suite from Pottery Barn in Antique White

***Please click here, for our updated review of the Logan Media Suite.  This update is on our sister site, HouseInspired.com, and incorporates answers to various questions that have been asked of us since our initial review and updates re: how the media suite is holding up after a year of wear & tear and abuse from our toddler!  Thanks again for your interest in both our blogs and your support!*** Andrew K

Our family room media wall needed a bad makeover.  We had your standard, bachelor pad, tempered glass TV stand with a lot of blank wall space.  This combination made that side of the room feel lonely, neglected, and not so cozy.  After contemplating how to decorate the space, we decided to splurge and purchased the Logan Media Suite from Pottery Barn.  We’ve had it for less than a week, but are very happy with our purchase.  We decided to provide a thorough review because we couldn’t find a Pottery Barn with a floor model to examine.  Hopefully the review below helps you make a decision on whether the Logan Media Suite is a good fit for your media & furniture needs.

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Modular Options & Customization:

First off, the Logan Media Suite is a modular system, so you can mix and match components to help meet your dimensional & décor needs.  There are open hutches vs. glass hutches, connecting bridges vs. no bridges, different size TV stands & base cabinets.  So, you can order a pre-set configuration or create a custom configuration of your own.  Our medium size system had overall dimensions of about 110″ wide, 23.5″ deep, and 75″ high.  The components included 36″ base cabinets with glass tower hutches and connecting bridge .  The medium sized suite accommodates up to a 55″ TV, so for those of you with larger screens, be aware!

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Material & Build Quality:

According to Pottery Barn’s website, the suite is made of solid kiln-dried hardwood with birch veneers.  On first impression, the quality of the build is excellent.  The wood is solid and sturdy.   I was concerned about buying such an expensive piece of furniture without having a chance to examine it in person.  So kudos to Pottery Barn for not skimping on the quality of the wood. Thus far, all of the hinges, cabinet doors, drawers, pull out drawers feel well built and without much play.

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Color:

We chose “Antique White”, and I can verify that this is more of an “off white”.  Our trim/baseboards are Benjamin Moore’s “Decorator’s White”, which is a true, bright white, and you can see a difference.  So, for those of you expecting a true white, be aware of this color detail.  The other color option on Pottery Barn’s website is mahogany.  The wood is edge rubbed by hand and you can see hints of the wood grain beneath which is nice.  I find this subtle touch nice, stylistic compromise between a solid, modern white and the current trend of the super rustic look.

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Details You’ll Appreciate:

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At the rear base of the unit, there is a small notch cut out so that the media suite. This subtle detail allows you to push the suite flush against a wall that has a baseboard.  This may seem minor, but being able to push it flush against your wall allows it to mimic the look of a built-in unit.  I was pretty psyched that I did not have to measure, cut, and remove part of my baseboard to achieve this.  Whoever designed this really put thought into this subtle touch.

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Latches & Trim on the Base Cabinet Doors:

Again, a subtle touch, but it’s nice that there was raised shaker-like trim on the doors to add texture.   Small details like this add character to set it apart from mass produced, generic consoles.  The latches on the cabinets are mainly decorative, but I like how the metal breaks up the monotony of the white wood.  Our toddler hasn’t figured out how to open the latch yet.  So, it offers some minimal baby/toddler proofing.  But, it’s probably only a matter of days before he figures this one out…

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Pull Out Drawers:

Convenient pull out drawers with dividers in the lateral cabinets allow for increased storage and easy access to items.

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Wire Management & Adjustable Shelves:

The cabinets and center TV stand have cut outs to allow easy access to snake wires for cable management purposes.  You can customize the height of the adjustable shelves for optimal placement of your media components.

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Glass Cabinet Hutch:

We opted to go for the tempered glass hutch towers vs. the open hutch option.  This added more cost, but we felt it was worth it to add a more finished feel to the unit.  But, given that it was a glass door rather than a solid wood door, it prevented the unit from making the wall & room feel too “stuffy”, which was an initial concern we had when we bought such a large media suite.  The glass hutch allows for your to creatively decorate the shelves with books, photos, or any décor of your choosing.  It will be fun changing out items for different seasons & holidays to change up the look of the media suite.

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Cost:

Depending on the size and options you choose, the price of your suite can vary quite a bit.  Without any promos, sales, and coupons; a small Logan Media Suite setup can retail for about $2895 and ranging all the way up to $3994 for a large Logan Media Suite setup.  But, Pottery Barn regularly has 15-20% off promos for email subscribers, and if you’re lucky, sometimes 30% off sales.  We waited for a 20% off promo prior to purchasing.  So obviously, wait for a sale or a promo if you can.

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Delivery & Assembly:

Delivery of the unit went smoothly with a two man team.  They brought it to our room of choice and assembled the unit for us.  Service was excellent and professional and most importantly, no frustrating assembly required.

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In conclusion, the Logan Media Suite from Pottery Barn is an excellent media wall setup made of quality materials and is clearly designed with attention to decorative details & practical functionality that set it apart from mass produced, stock TV consoles and stands.  Here are the “before & after” pictures of our previous TV stand vs. the Logan Media Suite which highlights how it can transform your family room or media room in an instant!

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Please visit Pottery Barn for more details.

Feel free to email or message me with any further questions.

~Andy K

15 Responses to “Review of the Logan Media Suite from Pottery Barn

  • Thank you for this. I’ve been looking for a few months for details, and interior shots, of the Logan furniture. Thank you for this review!

  • Can the dividers in the pull-out drawers be removed, or are they fixed? Many thanks.

    • Hi Kate, I just checked right now. You actually can lift up and remove the dividers on the pull out drawers to make extra space. Haha I wouldn’t have known or bothered to check if you hadn’t asked. Learned something new. I’ll have to update my post. Thanks for reading our post and for your comments & questions.

  • Hi Kate, I just checked right now. You actually can lift up and remove the dividers on the pull out drawers to make extra space. Haha I wouldn’t have known or bothered to check if you hadn’t asked. Learned something new. I’ll have to update my post. Thanks for reading our post and for your comments & questions.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Just curious- what size is your television? It looks great on the media stand.

    • 46″, our media suite is the “medium” size configuration and it can accommodate up to 55″ television. Let me know if you have any other questions. Merry Christmas!

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Looks great! May I know how high of baseboard can this media set accommodate before needing to cut the baseboard away?

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Great set! Was wondering how high a baseboard does this set accommodate before we need to start cutting the baseboard away?

    • Sorry for the late reply, been traveling so much lately! I just pulled out a measuring tape. To be safe, I would say under 6 & 1/8 inches can be accomodated. If your baseboards are at 6 and 1/8th inch, it’ll be a close call.

  • monica
    1 year ago

    Hi – just following up on the question above about how high the baseboard cut-out goes, since we also have the same question!

    Thanks!

    • Sorry for the late reply, been traveling so much lately! I just pulled out a measuring tape. To be safe, I would say under 6 & 1/8 inches can be accomodated. If your baseboards are at 6 and 1/8th inch, it’ll be a close call. Hope that helps in your decision making!

  • Hi! Thanks for your review! This is very helpful. I was wondering if the shelves in the glass cabinets are adjustable, too? My husband is bothered by the look when the shelves don’t align with the grid/dividers on the glass. Can you adjust the top shelf height so that the shelf is aligned with the “grid” on the glass? (Hopefully you understand what I’m asking.) Thanks!

    • Hi Nikki, thanks for the comment and for checking out our review. I understand what you’re asking. The bottom shelf is easily adjustable with a standard peg/hole system which makes for easy adjustments. Unfortunately the top shelf doesn’t have that same adjustability. There is another set of holes above, but honestly I’m not sure if it was meant for moving up to there because that would leave you with the narrowest of spaces above that then. And there aren’t any similar holes below where the top shelf is placed currently. So it does not seem that you can align the shelf exactly with the grid/dividers of the glass. My wife just mentioned she noticed what your husband noticed when we first got it, but she hasn’t thought about it since and we’ve both been happy with the purchase.

      Let me know if you have any other questions or if you want me to email you some pics of that interior area near the shelves.

      ~Andy

  • Hi, this tv stand set looks awesome! Just one question, does this set have odor when it arrived? We have a little baby in the house so we are very sensitive to the odor of new furniture.

    And how much is the shipping fee for this whole set?

    Thank you!

    • Thanks for the comments Kitty. We did not notice any odors when our Logan Media Suite arrived. Our son was just about 13-14 months old at the time. The shipping for us, in the suburbs of Illinois was about $199 for white glove delivery. So, three delivery men brought the media suite into the room of our choice and assembled it for us relatively quickly. So, although it is a somewhat hefty delivery charge, all in all to have them haul it, unpack it, assemble it for you was very convenient. We’ve owned the suite for almost a year now and it’s quality definitely shines as it’s stood up to the abuse of our now 2 year old. We still use the slide out drawer with dividers as slots to store diapers which is convenient and a great way to keep them out of sight! Hopefully we’ll start potty training him soon and can use that drawer for other items.

      Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other question. Also, please check out our other blog, HouseInspired.com and our instagram @house.inspired, we have transitioned our home furniture review, home decor, and DIY posts to that blog and are going to keep this one more focused on baby/toddler/parenting topics.

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