Are you counting down the days until Spring? We are, and the arrival of the Spring Pottery Barn Kids catalog has us dreaming of warmer days, lighter fabrics, and brighter colors. We got a sneak peek at some of the catalog's newest bedding collections and Easter finds, and we couldn't be more excited. Aside from the sweet designs and new patterns, we can't wait to steal some of the design details used in the photo shoots. Click through to see some of the updates we just might have to copy from the upcoming catalog.
Our obsession with hipster animals (animals can be hip, right?!) continues. We fell for foxes, went wild for the wise owl, and rallied around those cute raccoons, and this week, we're all about the hedgehog! While not indigenous to America, the prickly little mammal has recently hit the States through adorable pieces of nursery decor. From cute little wall hooks and night lights to duvet covers, pillows, and even an animal- and plant-filled terrarium, hedgehogs are at their cutest among these 11 finds. Which one is your favorite?
Every little girl needs a special doll — or two or three — but why go with those ubiquitous, and somewhat creepy, lifelike dolls? We found 10 awesome, modern rag and crochet dolls that are as stylish as they are sweet. We tracked a few of them down at The Land of Nod, which now stocks some of the most creative, contemporary toys around, and threw in some indie dolls from Etsy and one from favorite kid-brand Blabla. It's hard to pick a favorite among this cool doll group, but give it a go!
It may be the middle of Summer, but our minds are already thinking ahead to Fall. Pottery Barn Kids will release its Fall catalog this week, but we got a sneak peek at some of the new additions for the season — and we're drooling! Filled with familiar characters, exotic prints, and rich colors, we think it might be time for a lil redecorating! Check out our favorite finds from the upcoming collection.
Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio knows how to throw a fashionable fete, so it's no surprise that her son Tommy's seventh birthday bash — a preppy pool party — is as stylish as it is fun! "It has become tradition for us to throw a big pool party each year for his birthday since we live in Arizona and it’s usually over 100 degrees by mid June," Kim says. "We were excited that our pool and backyard were finished just in the nick of time! The party colors and style were inspired by the fabulous navy and green cabana stripe pillows and umbrellas that I recently ordered from Pottery Barn to add some color to the backyard decor." Check out all the details of this prepster party (including TomKat printables), beautifully captured by photographer Vicki Lynn.
Source: The TomKat Studio
Clockwise from top left: JJ Cole Essentials Blanket in gray and red ($23); Land of Nod Shore Thing Beach Blankets ($49); Pottery Barn Kids Fairfax Beach Blanket, available in pink and navy ($60–$65); Tuffo Water-Resistant Outdoor Blanket With Carrying Case ($32); Skip Hop Central Park Blanket and Cooler Bag ($45).
Put down the umbrella and celebrate the sun! A celebration for a mama-to-be may call for a shower, but it's usually filled with sunshine and bright smiles. No one knows this better than Kim Stoegbauer, a party-planning guru and the founder of the TomKat Studio. She's teamed up with one of the ultimate baby-gear emporiums — Pottery Barn Kids — to share her baby-shower know-how with other moms-to-be. Her Sunshine Baby Shower is featured in on the company's new "Parties and Celebrations" section of the PBK website, along with party-planning tips, how-to videos, and free downloads so anyone can re-create her sophisticated style.
Keep reading to see the cheery party and be inspired to create your own!
Source: Pottery Barn Kids