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Tips for Two (or more!): Decorating with Twins

By PBK Editors

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When decorating for twins or multiples, the challenges can seem exponential. Here are a few of our foundational tips that will help get you started in a room for two (or more!).

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Set up a strong storage foundation. From hanging storage and soft storage to dressers and bins, a great start to any room (multiples or not) is storage. Find the perfect system for your home here.

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Get creative with the space! Don’t feel restricted to a mirrored layout — a different orientation of your furniture may give a better flow to the room.

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Choose furniture that will last. Timeless pieces will help add longevity to the room. Even as their favorite colors or hobbies change, you’ll have solid furniture that grows with them.

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Coordinate the style, but be sure to differentiate the look. Try adding a few playful letters or a different color for each child to help energize the room. The decorative details are just enough to give each little one a space to call their own.

Looking for more great room ideas? Check out our Shared Rooms and Shared Nurseries in Design Studio.

 

 

Spotted! A Perfect Playroom Filled with Style

By PBK Editors

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This Wichita Falls playroom from Jana Bek of Bek Design mixes color, pattern and perfect storage pieces for a room that’s organized and bright.

For her client, Meghan of Meghan Cavanaugh Photography, Jana focused on a keeping the space beautiful to coordinate with the rest of the home, while also thinking about being kid-friendly (Meghan has two little ones).

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As storage was a big priority for the space, Jana included a few striped canvas storage bins and a Madison bookrack to keep playroom items tidy and accessible. For a versatile palette, Jana anchored the room with our Cameron Cubby Set and PB Basic Sofa in white, letting the decorative pieces shine.

“The Cameron Storage System offers so much versatility,” Jana said. “You can add canvas bins for additional covered storage, or keep them open for stacking books. As her kids’ tastes transition, she can adjust accordingly.”

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We love the space Jana created for Meghan’s kids and selected a few of our favorite pieces to get this look in your own home:

 

Design Credit: Jana Bek of Bek Design
Photography Credit: Meghan Cavanaugh of Meghan Cavanaugh Photography

Outdoor Party Ideas We Love

By PBK Editors

This summer, celebrate your next party with a few of our favorite outdoor themes. From an under-the-sea adventure to a classic nautical motif, here are three outdoor parties we love.

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Make a splash with a celebration filled with bright summer shades. Our Under The Sea Partyfeatures sea-inspired details like our Shark Fin Cupcakes and Popsicle Invitations – perfect for some fun in the sun.

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Summer baby showers are great to host outdoors and this Anchors Away Baby Shower offers classic nautical style for a striking look outside. With a fresh summer palette, this gender-neutral shower is both an elevated and festive way to welcome a little one.

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For a more eclectic idea, try our Walk in the Wildflowers Party that’s perfect for the backyard. With a few fresh florals, you can make DIY Flower Crowns that serve as wearable party favors for tiny guests.

Get inspired with our other party ideas in Design Studio.

Splash Into Summer Style

By PBK Editors

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After reading Sweet Little Peanut‘s posts on swim style for boys and girls, we’re ready for a season of pool parties and summer fun! Gear up with some of our favorite picks below – and be sure to check out potterybarnkids.com for more.

Sweeten Up: Today is National Fudge Day!

By PBK Editors

There’s nothing sweeter than celebrating National Fudge Day with a few bites of creamy, rich, homemade fudge! Here are a few of the recipes that are making us hungry.

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This Classic Fudge Recipe from Yellow Suitcase Studios is easy as pie – or should we say fudge!

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In just five ingredients, you can indulge guilt-free in this healthy Peanut Butter Fudge from Primally Inspired.

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This beautiful Raspberry Marble Fudge from Sugar and Charm has a kiss of color and sophisticated flavor.

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A favorite flavor combo gets a layered look in this Chocolate Mint Fudge from Grab Your Spork.

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Turn any holiday into a real party with this festive Funfetti Fudge from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Looking for more great recipes? Visit Design Studio to get inspired.

Color of the Month: Lemon Chiffon

By PBK Editors

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Bring the bright warmth of summer into your nursery with sunny shades of yellow, pink and aqua, paired with bold prints and intricate details. To start, we love Sherwin-Williams Lemon Chiffon SW 6686 – it’s cheery and fun with just the right amount of softness. Here are five of our favorite ways to complement this summertime shade.

1. Cozy up each day for story time by choosing a favorite book from our Ava Regency Bookcase – just the right size for a few favorite reads.

2. A set of airy sheers layered with beautifully embroidered blackout panels offers floor-to-ceiling style for naptime and starry nights.

3. Your little one is the definition of joy – and this Baby Sentiment Plaque spells it all out.

4. The Moroccan-inspired print in our Claudia Nursery Bedding ties the room together with beautiful color and elegant details.

5. Keep the nursery tidy with a Large Silver Basket that’s big enough for toys, plush friends or spare blankets – and stands as a design element all its own.

Add a few touches of summer color to your home with our favorite looks of the season at potterybarnkids.com – and visit our Design Services page for a special $15 offer from Sherwin-Williams.

Abracadabra! Magic Party Ideas

By PBK Editors

Did you know that today is Magic Day? We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves, and we’re sharing some of our favorite illusions for the perfect party for a magician in the making.

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Excite tiny guests with an invitation that’s sure to surprise and delight – like this one from Real Simple.

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During the celebration, let little guests create a DIY craft like these Magic Wands from Hellobee – everyone will share a piece of the magic.

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For a simple yet striking decoration, make your own Card Garland from Paging Super Mom. You can use the leftover cards as food labels and cake toppers!

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For a magic wand that’s extra sweet, try a Star Cake Pop from our Vintage Airplane Party. You’ll wow guests with the illusion of a wand that’s actually edible!

For more great party ideas, check out Design Studio.

Three Perfect Printables for Father’s Day

By PBK Editors

Father’s Day is right around the corner! To give any gift an easy, handmade touch, try a printable. Here are three of our favorites that you can pull together in a snap (for free!).

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Give dad the gift of choice – and let him spin to his heart’s content with this adorable DIY Card from Julep.

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Make him the headline news of the day with our customizable DIY Father’s Day Newspaper in Design Studio.

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Give the day an extra-fancy touch with a bow tie! We love this festive printable card from Oh Happy Day that makes a big statement.

Also, don’t forget to check out our Father’s Day DIY Movie Night Kit for a handmade gift that will get two big thumbs up!

Five Fun Popsicles for Summer

By PBK Editors

There’s nothing better to beat the summer heat than with an icy-cold popsicle! We’ve rounded up five flavors that are perfect for eating up and chilling out.

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Frozen yogurt meets breakfast cereal in these colorful Fruity Pebbles Popsicles from We are Not Martha. Sweet and tart, this simple, three-ingredient treat will keep little ones happy during snack time.

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Why have a lemonade stand when you can have a lemonade popsicle stand? These multicolored treats from Somewhere Splendid are a fun way to layer different lemonade flavors – like cherry or strawberry!

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Do you have a tiny cookie monster at home? Try these health-minded Oreo Popsicles from Honey & Figs– they’re smooth and creamy with tasty cookie crumbles.

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Kids will love the colorful stripes and watermelon “seeds” in this layered popsicle from Spoonful. Both bright and tasty, it’s a cool-down treat will be exactly what they want after a day in the sun.

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Keep the melted and sticky messes at bay with a rainbow of Whole Fruit Pops from 84th & 3rd. They’re great for parties – and one big batch will last in the freezer all summer long.

Looking for more great summer recipes? Visit Design Studio to get inspired.