Author Archives: PBK Editors

A Pumpkin Treat Packed With Veggies

By PBK Editors

PumpkinZucchiniBread

‘Tis the season for comforting baked goods and lots and lots of decadent pumpkin treats. To satisfy that fall sweet tooth, we love this Healthy Pumpkin Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread from Ambitious Kitchen — it has the perfect combination of chocolate chips and pumpkin spice, but packs in a good dose of veggies and whole grains for your little ones!

Ready to start baking? See our other great recipe ideas for fall on Design Studio.

A Dream Nursery Giveaway

By PBK Editors

Welcoming a new addition to the family is always a special milestone and for LaurenConrad.com editor Ilana, our Design Service Specialists were determined to make her dream nursery come to life. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes planning of Ilana’s nursery plus the big reveal on LaurenConrad.com!

We were so inspired by her gorgeous new space that we’ve decided to spread the love to our Building Blocks readers! Enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card to start designing a dream room in your home! Plus, see some of our favorite photos from baby Eden’s nursery below.

IlanaNursery-bookcase IlanaNursery-DetailsIlanaNursery-chairIlanaNursery-CribIlanaNursery-1IlanaNursery-ChangingTable

Tips for Creating Walls That Wow!

By PBK Editors

With just a brush, paint and some creative inspiration, you can completely transform your child’s room into a space packed with style. Add extra dimension to their space with these three tips that are ready to wow.

WallsThatWow-1

1. Transform your walls into a canvas. With the help of some chalkboard paint or hanging rolls of craft paper, your walls can become a mini gallery for your little ones. One of our favorite tricks is to draw unique frames around their artwork to give each piece character.

img89h

2. Use painted effects. Use painters’ tape to create unique designs on the walls. Whether you’re painting a zig-zag pattern or tonal stripes, these painted effects help give depth and whimsy to the space.

img51o

3. Play with prints. We love using a soft decal to make a little one’s space come to life — plus, they peel off just as easily as they went on!

For more great ideas on decorating your home, read our decorating articles in Design Studio.

A Happy Halloween in Black and White

By PBK Editors

For something stark, simple and a little bit spooky this Halloween, try a fun craft in black and white. Whether you’re decorating your front porch or building your own haunted dollhouse, here are three crafts that are made creepier without color.

MrPrintablesDIYHauntedDollhouse

From spiderwebs to friendly ghosts, a dollhouse filled with frights is a fun way to celebrate this spooky season. We love this DIY Haunted Dollhouse from Mr Printables as a new environment for existing toys.

HC-halloweenSkeleton

Welcome guests with a skeleton friend like this DIY Trick-or-Treater Greeter from Handmade Charlotte. For a hilarious treat, strike your skeleton greeter in a funny pose like a disco dance move!

SpiderWebWreath

Ditch the cotton ball and pipe cleaner mess with an elevated take on your classic haunted decor. This Spiderweb Wreath uses striped straws in a sunburst pattern for a black and white touch that is beautiful and fun.

For more great Halloween crafting ideas, visit our Design Studio or browse other DIYs on the blog.

Spotted! A Picture Perfect Costume Party With 100 Layer Cakelet

By PBK Editors

What makes a fun Halloween craft party even more memorable? Costumes, of course! Little ones love an excuse to dress up and you can definitely tell from the Halloween Craft Party on 100 Layer Cakelet. Hosted by Beijos Events and shot by Lovechild Photo, we love how these moments of fun and celebration were captured. Here’s a peek at some of our favorite looks that were spotted at this spooktacular celebration:

CakeletHWeen-1 CakeletHWeen-2 CakeletHWeen-3 CakeletHWeen-4 CakeletHWeen-5 CakeletHWeen-6 CakeletHWeen-7 CakeletHWeen-8 CakeletHWeen-9

Love one of the costumes you see above? Check out our entire Halloween costume collection at potterybarnkids.com.

Moving Forward and Looking Back: Vintage-Inspired Decor

By PBK Editors

Revamping the space where your little one plays, dreams and grows doesn’t have to center on the latest design trends. One of our favorite ways to update for the season is with a nod to the timelessness of vintage-inspired decor. From traditional elements to whimsical metallics, here are a few of our best picks:

 

For more great ideas on updating your space, visit Design Studio.

3 Funny Jack-O-Lanterns

By PBK Editors

Who says Halloween front-porch decor is limited to the traditional jack-o-lantern? Here are three fresh twists that are anything but ordinary.

PineappleJack

Trick or treat in island-style with a fun Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern from A Subtle Revelry. This unexpected friend even comes with its own statement-making hairdo!

CarJackOLantern

Beep beep! Get that fright night moving with these whimsical Car and Camper Pumpkins from Better Homes & Gardens.

JackwNose

For a festive version that takes little time, try this silly Carrot Nose Jack-o-Lantern from Martha Stewart. Even though it’s quick and easy, it brings dramatic impact and playful style to your doorstep.

Looking for more great Halloween ideas? Visit Design Studio and check out our Halloween Party.

Have A Healthy Halloween

By PBK Editors

HealthyHalloweenTreats

Halloween doesn’t have to be a holiday filled with candy and sugar – make your treats healthier with these festive food ideas from Hostess With The Mostess! We love the simplicity and fun packed into each of these frightful snacks, and we spookily suspect that your little ones will, too.

Looking for more great Halloween goodies? See our full Halloween Party at potterybarnkids.com and enter our Halloween Giveaway for the chance to make your celebration extra sweet.

Get Cozy With These Fall Favorites

By PBK Editors

CozyBed

Fall is officially here and we’re ready to cozy up our homes with soft layers of flannel, warm duvets and plenty of whimsical prints. From bright icons to classic holiday characters, here are a few of our favorite pieces to pile on this season:

How will you be warming up your home decor this fall? Share with us in the comments below — and don’t forget to shop our Cozy Bed Event for extra savings!