Trend Spotting: All That’s Gold

By PBK Editors

Shimmering gold is our new favorite neutral to add a little luxe to a child’s room. From lighting to party ideas, here are a few of our favorite ways to turn the shine on with this perfect color for fall.

 

1. Add a little sparkle to room accents. Gold is surprisingly easy to mix with warm whites and soft beige tones. Try it with lighting or wall decor for a simple switch that adds whimsy and drama.

 

2. Layer it on with other neutrals. If you’re adding gold to bedding, try layering it on top of crisp whites and soft grays.

 

3. Decorate your celebration with dazzling DIYs. When welcoming a new addition to the family or celebrating a special birthday, gold is the perfect color to bring warmth and joy to the festivities. From recipe ideas to party decor, check out our Gold Baby Shower for inspiration.

For more great ideas on decorating and party inspiration, visit Design Studio.

Crazy for Creamsicles! 3 Fun Recipes

By PBK Editors

A summertime staple, the classic creamsicle reminds us of happily chasing down the ice cream truck as kids. Since today is National Creamsicle Day, we’ve rounded up our favorite recipes that celebrate this humble treat as summer comes to a close. Enjoy!

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These Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes by Cooking Classy are a fun take on this frozen treat.

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For a tiny bite packed with rich flavor, try an Orange Creamsicle Truffle by of Tastes of Lizzy.

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For a similar spin on the classic creamsicle, try these Peaches and Cream Pops by Sugar & Cloth that take full advantage one of this season’s bounty.

Looking for more summertime snacks? Get inspired by our recipes over at Design Studio.

 

An A+ Addition to an After-School Snack

By PBK Editors

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Make their next after-school snack even more special with a fun DIY Pencil Drink Stirrer from The Sweetest Occasion. This classic school icon also makes the perfect addition to a fun back-to-school party.

From quick breakfast ideas to nutritious lunches and snacks, get geared up with all of our back-to-school recipe ideas at potterybarnkids.com.

Celebrate Summer’s End with a Backyard Movie Night

By PBK Editors

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The days are starting to get shorter, but that doesn’t mean you have to move the party indoors just yet! We love this Backyard Movie Night from Lay Baby Lay to help make the most of summer’s end. From the sparkling string lights to the cozy lawn setup, we think this party would be a hit with little ones and parents alike.

Looking for more great parties ideas? Visit Design Studio and get inspired.

A Beautiful Nursery in Bright Pink

By PBK Editors

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Between the pops of bright pink and the touches of sophisticated gold, we can’t get enough of this lovely pink nursery from Stephanie Thill, a merchandising director here at Pottery Barn Kids. Here’s a look at what went into this space – and how you can achieve the same look in your nursery or child’s room.

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1. Use neutral furniture to balance bright colors or prints on walls and windows.  Our Wingback Convertible Rocker helps ground the room without detracting from the light and airy feel of the space.

2. Add gold for a luxe touch. Shimmering gold tones work perfectly as a neutral element, adding sophisticated style that will grow with your little ones.

3. Make the space unique with bold walls and personalized touches. Try a monogram in a complementary shade, or create a display wall with a few pieces from our art gallery.

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Check out the reveal on Project Nursery and shop our favorite picks below to get the look!

3 End-of-Summer Activities for Your Kids

By PBK Editors

How are you spending time with your kids as summer quickly comes to an end?  We’ve got a few fun-in-the-sun ideas to keep everyone busy before fall begins.

1. Get in the water. Inflatables and outdoor toys offer hours of entertainment. We think an afternoon with this shark sprinkler will make a big splash any summer day!

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2. Start snackin’. Let kids get involved in preparing these Banana Dogs by Living Locurto – they’re perfect as an afternoon snack!

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3. Play hard. These outdoor game ideas from Handmade Charlotte will keep kids happy in their own backyard. We also love the idea of a backyard bowling alley and other backyard games from our summer games round up.

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Visit Pottery Barn Kids for more essentials to wrap up summer and head back to school.

Par-tee Time: Sweet Golf-Inspired Celebrations

By PBK Editors

This month is National Golf Month so whether you’re celebrating your little putter’s birthday or doing something special for the golfer in your life, here are a few of our favorite par-tee ideas to make sure their day is a hole-in-one.

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A golf-themed celebration lends itself well to classic stripes and preppy argyle. Mix these two patterns with bright pops of color like this Golf Party from Hostess With The Mostess.

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We love that this Putting Green Cake from Totful Memories can be easily recreated at home with a piping bag and some green food coloring.

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Make sure tiny guests have plenty of planned activities like visor decorating or a round of mini golf so they can refresh with some personalized water bottles like these from Catch My Party.

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

Three School Essentials that Make a Statement

By PBK Editors

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Are your little ones geared up for the new school year? Make sure they have all their essentials with three of our print-perfect favorites.

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Start the school year right with a backpack made just for them. From functional styles and the perfect fit to their favorite color or print, find the pack that will help them stay organized.

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Eat right with a healthy meal and a lunch bag that fits everything from sandwiches to snacks. Explore our lunch bag feature to get recipe ideas and learn more about what fits best in each style.

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Keep meals fresh with our food storage and let your little ones make a statement with a colorful water bottle. Want to add an extra-special touch? Download our lunch notes and leave a little surprise for your kids in their lunch bag!

Shop all of our back-to-school essentials and fall favorites at potterybarnkids.com. Are you on Instagram? Tag your PBK photos with #lovemypbk for a chance to get re-grammed or featured on our blog!