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.

To see the full before and after photos, please head to Project Nursery. More details about the products used in her final room re-design can be seen on the design board.

Thank you so much to Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring this project. All opinions are my own.

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  • Love it! Love the picture of her at her desk. Where are the prints above her desk from? Also PBK?

  • beautiful! looks just right for your zoe girl! good design taste all around! thanks of sharing, friend and letting us into your lives! XO

  • Love every part of this. Most of all, how happy Zoe is. The room is girly yet classy and just beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • Stunning! I just love it. Love the light and the delicate details. Lucky lady.

  • Could you let me know in your before photos the crib and changing table that sits on top of the crib brand? Thank you!

  • Zoe’s room looks amazing! She’s such a pretty little lady. πŸ™‚

  • Such a dream room! Every last detail is perfect. Love.

  • I love that elephant lamp πŸ™‚ The whole room has turned out really lovely!

  • So gorgeous- both Zoe and her room! What paint color is this? Gray Screen? Thanks πŸ™‚

  • So pretty. I look forwardr I doing kid rooms for my toddler & infant in the next few years. Super cute & girly without being link over load.

  • Adopt me! LOL! That’s the best room I have ever seen! I’m sure she will love it for always! πŸ™‚

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