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5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space + A $500 Room Makeover Giveaway!

By PBK Editors

There’s no doubt that a shared room for siblings is a difficult design challenge. From opposing interests to designating personal space, creating a room that kids share requires a lot of problem solving.

Pam Ginocchio from Project Junior worked with our Interior Design Specialists to completely make over the room for her kids Gray and Sloane. See the full reveal on Project Junior and scroll down to enter our $500 Room Makeover Giveaway!

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

Here are the five top tips she learned about making over a shared room:

1. Re-think the traditional room layout. You’d be surprised how fresh and new a room can feel by moving around furniture, especially for a shared space.

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

2. Create individual nooks for each kid. Play up the things they love with a reading nook or dress up station. Plus, every big kid wants a workspace complete with their very own desk!

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

3. Find a fun way to organize. Although a room makeover is a great excuse to clean out clutter why not use their most treasured items like books, toys or trinkets as part of the room decor? Organize books by color, install a shelf to display a trophy or frame a favorite hand made piece of art.

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Use resources like Pinterest and in-store services like PBK’s Free Interior Design Service to help plan the space before you commit.

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

5. Everything in the room doesn’t have to match. Try using the same bed but mix it up with different bedding for an individual yet pulled together look.

5 Tips for Designing a Shared Space with Project Junior

Enter below for your chance to win a $500 Pottery Barn Kids gift card to get started with your own room makeover — Giveaway ends March 8th.

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

By PBK Editors

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In our continued partnership with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, we’ve had the great pleasure of helping create “bright spaces” in local homeless shelters and celebrating the holidays with the children and families that live there.

This Valentine’s Day, we want to share this same local love with the communities in each of our stores. From February 6th-14th, you and your little ones can come to our stores to make a free Valentine for a friend or family member and one for a child in your community.  Find your nearest store here to join us in sharing the love.

Want to get involved online? Download our printable Valentine’s Day card and share with us on Instagram — We’re donating $1 for every creation shared on Instagram with #pbksharethelove to the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children to support their Bright Spaces program.* To learn more, click here.

 

*Pottery Barn Kids will donate $1 to the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, up to $5,000, for every photo shared on Instagram with the hashtag #pbksharethelove. Bright Horizons Foundation for Children is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

3 Treats for Your Sweetie Pie

By PBK Editors

Did you know that today is National Pie Day? Whether you’re preparing for Valentine’s day treats or looking to surprise the sweetie pies in your life, here are three of our favorite ways to celebrate!

Winter Berry Pie | 3 Treats for Your Sweetie Pie

Enjoy the taste of the season with this Winter Berry Pie from In Honor of Design. This recipe can include almost any frozen or fresh fruits you’ve got handy in your home plus you can make it your own with fun cutouts or weaving patterns in the top layer of crust.

Chocolate Caramel Tart | 3 Treats for Your Sweetie Pie

Technically a tart, this decadent Chocolate Caramel Tart with Sea Salt from Eats Well With Others is the perfect way to celebrate something special. Both rich and elegant, this dessert appeals to little chocolate lovers as much as it does to older guests.

Chicken and Kale Hand Pies | 3 Treats for Your Sweetie Pie

For a savory spin on this favorite food, we love these Chicken and Kale Hand Pies from Martha Stewart. With a flaky cheddar crust and playful kid-friendly size, your little ones won’t even notice if you add some extra veggies.

For more great recipe ideas, browse other recipes on the blog or visit Design Studio for more inspiration.

6 Stylish Storage Ideas for the New Year

By PBK Editors

Time to make good on that New Year’s organization resolution? We’ve shared some great tips and tricks, but now’s the time to bring it to life. Here are six of our favorite stylish storage pieces and ways to bring them into your home.

Low Storage in White | 6 Stylish Storage Ideas for the New Year

1. Find a wall system that works. Low storage like our Cameron System in simply white is both practical and a fresh way to update your space. The easy-to-reach bins make picking up a breeze and a clean white finish gives the perfect palette for bright pops of color.

Mix and Match Prints and Patterns | 6 Stylish Storage Ideas for the New Year

2. Take a color to the next level with mix and match prints. Classic canvas storage is one of our favorite ways to stay organized and playing with pattern gives your storage new life. Try these essentials in lavender or go bold with orange to minimize clutter in your home.

Natural Storage Adds Sophistication | 6 Stylish Storage Ideas for the New Year

3. Woven baskets with a touch of sparkle make spaces sophisticated. Natural elements add warmth and handcrafted quality while subtle details like the silver in our Rope Storage bring a touch of glitz.

A Sturdy Touch of Industrial Design | 6 Stylish Storage Ideas for the New Year

4. Form meets function with sturdy storage and strong design. Our round wire baskets are inspired by vintage industrial design and have the strength to carry their weight and then some with toys, book and games.

Peg Boards and Racks Display Storage Beautifully | 6 Stylish Storage Ideas for the New Year

5. Organize and display all at once with hooks or a peg board. Keep belongings in one place and even label each hook with our Chalkboard Peg Rack.

Vary Shapes and Sizes for Storage Bins | 6 Stylish Storage Ideas for the New Year

6. The secret to smart storage is varied storage shapes. Both visually interesting and functionally helpful, having storage constructed in useful shapes like our Nursery Canvas Storage is a great way to designate spaces for your stuff.

For more great storage solutions, read about our tips and tricks or start shopping our storage solutions here.

 

The Big Birthday Giveaway with Glitter Guide

By PBK Editors

Did you follow our Instagram Takeover with Glitter Guide last month? Taylor shared the most adorable sneak peek images from Elodie’s 1st Birthday, complete with delicious treats, a fun kids playspace, and plenty of lush greenery and DIY ideas.

Now’s our chance to share the big party reveal with you! Check out a few of our favorite snaps from the party below and see the full reveal on Glitter Guide. PLUS, enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card in our Big Birthday Giveaway! Hurry and enter – giveaway ends Jan. 29th!

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Top Pinned Posts from 2014

By PBK Editors

Hello, 2015! We’re welcoming the new year here at Building Blocks by taking a look back at five of our most popular posts that readers found pinteresting from last year.

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Our top pinned post came as no surprise– this incredible DIY Centerpiece from Sweet Little Peanut is just too beautiful not to share!

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | DIY Nursery Style

Looking for ways to add DIY style to your nursery? Rambling Renovators gave us the scoop with these five tips.

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | A Chic White Winter Baby Shower

Celebrate winter and the arrival of a new baby with this chic White Winter Baby Shower from The TomKat Studio.

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | Valentines Day Breakfast Ideas

It’s never too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day and these sweet breakfast ideas got plenty of re-pins last February.

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | New Years Storage Solutions

We’re always on the hunt for new storage solutions and it looks like you are too! Get a jump start on organization this month with our tips for storage in the new year.

Looking for more great inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest @potterybarnkids to see what we’re pinning for.