A Space of Her Own: Zoe’s Room Reveal with Pottery Barn Kids
When I was a little girl, I had the most beautiful room. My walls were papered in a lovely light floral print, there was a nook next to the windows that were lined with my mother’s home made curtains, and my bed was draped in the sweetest quilted floral linens. It was my palace, my sanctuary, my safe place. I remember it as all of things to this very day, and in my mind that room and that place is still there, completely untouched for the past 30 years.
Zoe moved into her own room last week. I was a bit anxious about the switch especially as she shared my apprehension by expressing briefly that she wasn’t ready to sleep alone. The final reveal, however, went over even more spectacularly that I could have hoped: She squealed with delight and thanked us for “the most awesome room ever ever” over and over. She never looked back and has slept soundly in her own room ever since.
For the first time in her life she is not sharing a room with her brothers, and she has space to call her very own to create and love and thrive in. We designed her room with the help of Zoe first and foremost, but also the design specialists at Pottery Barn Kids as well as the creative and wildly talented women over at Project Nursery. In my mind, I wanted her space to feel to her the way mine did for me: safe and protective yet inspiring and peaceful.
I knew going into this that she would choose something pink, and I was thrilled to see that while the Elyse bedding collection is absolutely primarily pink, the designs are lovely and whimsical as well, with beautiful paisleys and elephants dancing in patterns. The furniture is classic white, yet embellished slightly with floral detail on the headboard from the Madeline Collection-something that will surely grow with Zoe as she gets older and her tastes change. And her mattress is organic and hypoallergenic, thanks to Naturepedic.
Taking down an entire room and setting a new one up in it’s place is no easy feat-fortunately Pottery Barn Kids’ delivery team did the building for us, while taking with them the packaging materials. My husband did the heavy lifting while arranging the pieces in the space, just after my wonderful mother in law generously offered to paint the room a delicious shade of gray. He then installed the ballet barre-an amazing touch for our incredibly dance-oriented daughter. The installation was simple and the parts only totaling around $30 from the hardware store.
We managed to get what felt like a zillion little treasured and adored stuffed animals neatly stored into the wicker bins within the shelved case, as well as into decorative baskets that filled a space in her room while being lovely and discreet at the same time. My personal favorite part of her new room is the desk. Zoe makes story books all day, every day-whatever chance she gets, and this space will allow and inspire her in so many ways it makes my heart jump just thinking about it.
We couldn’t be happier with her new space. It’s everything I had hoped for, and Zoe herself has been over the moon since the grand reveal. She has been giggling, jumping and singing for joy any time we are home or even talk about her new room. She loves it so much. I certainly see this being her sanctuary and fun space just like mine was for me.
Thank you so much to Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring this project. All opinions are my own.