Playroom Updates with Pottery Barn Kids

To say we love our playroom would be the understatement of the century.

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

Since the big reveal, we have let the space work.

Piling the toys high & now homeschooling here, this room saves us time and time again.  We’ve begun to keep it more organized, and using the space for lots of school & projects.  Gray and I have enjoyed our mornings around the kids x-table we built, but we’ve definitely been looking to create more organization & efficiency.

When Pottery Barn Kids asked if we’d be interested in accepting the challenge (along with 4 other blogs) of creating a study space for our little ones, I all but jumped through the screen to say, “YES!”

Here’s what we came up with:

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

We left everything in the room as is, but added a few new items to finish off the space.

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

We started with the Schoolhouse Desk & Carolina Chair (in Simply White).  Let me just say that it took Matt less than 10 minutes to assemble this wonderful desk and chair–it came with all the tools needed, and it was just plain simple.  LOVE it.

To anchor the desk in the room, and to create visual separation of spaces (art, study, etc.), I hung our world map (hobby lobby) with some fun washi tape.  Gray uses this world map every week to track the literature he reads…I love this beautiful and practical solution.

I also bought another small rug to help separate the two spaces.

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

After that, I began the fun part: assembling and styling the desk accessories.  The desk has lots of great surface space, and for me, that means lots of books and supplies ready for use.

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

These hedgehog bookends could not be cuter, and they are perfect for holding Gray’s current reads.  It doesn’t hurt that those penguin classics are adorable, either.

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

I decided to hang Gray’s Magnetic Clip Board on the side of his desk, so he’d be able to reach it easily.  I attached it to the desk with a command strip, so when the time comes to hang it somewhere else, there’ll be no damage to the desk.

Do you or do you not LOVE those red arrow magnets??

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

No desk is complete without a supply caddy filled with art supplies and a great desk lamp.  I actually love both of these pieces. They truly completed the school space & I can’t lie:

I totally dig the colors.

For interest and style, I also added a Japanese sugar mold to act as additional surface storage and a watercolor butterfly print.

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

Since we brought in the chair from Ava’s room to serve as our reading spot, I decided we’d stack our new storage bins in between the desk and chair to serve as a table.

P.S. I was thrilled to embellish the hardware on the desk and bins with some great plank-like paper.

Since it’s been quite a while since we finished the playroom, I thought I’d share some other moments in the room…

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

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Pottery Barn Kids Playroom | Perfectly Imperfect | Playroom & Study Space Ideas

Pottery Barn Kids inspired playroom | perfectly imperfect

We had a blast creating our new study space & playroom–Pottery Barn Kids style–and we are loving it!

If you want to read other playroom posts, check these out:

Playroom Reveal

DIY Word Wall Art

Build your own Kids X-Table

And the coolest part of this challenge is this: Starting on September 24, you guys can vote on the Pottery Barn Kids Facebook page–if this little slice of the blogosphere wins, I’ll get to give away another set of similar PB Kids products!!!

I know, right??

Don’t worry, I’ll remind you guys along the way.  Thanks again to PB Kids for such an amazing opportunity and letting me test out their wonderful products.

Happy studying!

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**I was given products by Pottery Barn Kids in exchange for writing this post, but opinions, are, of course, all happily mine.

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17 Responses to Playroom Updates with Pottery Barn Kids

  1. Tonya @ Love of Family & Home September 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Such a cute & fun space!! Love all the colors

  2. Jenni @ Accomplished by Accident September 17, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    I love the rug and the hedgehogs. You did a great job. I didn’t get to use any Pottery Barn, but I recently did my office too.
    http://accomplishedbyaccident.com/2012/09/13/the-office-up-and-running/

    I need one of those maps like yours for it!

  3. Joanna September 17, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    LOVE!! Absolutely daring :)

  4. Lana Hardwick September 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Love the new study space….where did you get the light sitting next to the globe? I just sold one in my booth in Pelham, al….

  5. Dear Lillie September 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    LOVE it, Shaunna!

  6. Gloria September 19, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    What a wonderful space for all of you! So, one of the pics had a stack of covered books with buttons. LOVE. Can you please do a DIY on the covers and the bookmark? Thinking this would make wonderful gifts!

    Thank you for filling my inspiration cup!

  7. Tiffini September 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    you are so uber talented miss shaunna…
    i can see my grand babies loving that space..I LOVE the space
    It is sweet.light.cheerful.clean
    just a good space to get the creative juices flowing.
    xo

  8. Diana Browning September 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Looks like a really well organized, clean and FUN space for the entire family
    to learn in… good job ! Lots of creative ideas will be flying about..

    Diana

  9. Louise September 25, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    I remember when you first finished the playroom, and how stunning I thought it was. All the new Pottery Barn details are beautiful and enhance the room even more. I’m esp in love with your large map, those Hedgehog bookends!! and that vintage flashlight next to the globe….your blog, your decor…inspires me in many ways Shaunna! Great stuff! XO

  10. Jac October 2, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Such a fun study room and playroom. It’s cheerful! :)

  11. Jenny January 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    I was wondering about your flooring. Is that vinyl? Hardwood? Just curious. I love it.

  12. kelsey April 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    I LOVE those hedgehog bookends! Pottery barn doesn’t sell them anymore, have any ideas where I could find some other cute bookends for a playroom?

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