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Sunshine Baby Shower for Pottery Barn Kids!

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I am so excited to the details of the first project I styled for Pottery Barn Kids, a spring baby shower! After previewing drafts of the Spring catalog, I pitched several color schemes/themes for the shoot based on my favorite spreads in the catalog. The yellow and gray polka dot idea was by far my favorite and I was thrilled when this is the one the marketing team chose for the shoot. My designs and styling were inspired by these two new nursery collections and art print.

I can’t begin to tell you what an incredible experience this was. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with such an amazing, creative group of people. The team from Pottery Barn Kids flew out to Phoenix for the week and spent many, many hours at my house. Boxes upon boxes were shipped and unloaded for the shoot. My home office was used as the location for the shower and since I hadn’t decorated it quite yet, drapes were hung, chandeliers were installed, furniture was moved. The TomKat team plus extra helpers were on hand to assist at every moment. The whole time I was looking around thinking “Is this really happening?”…

I styled place settings, a dessert table as well as a gift table for the shoot. We used gorgeous Pottery Barn Emma dinnerware, which came in the perfect colors for the theme. I designed a full printable party collection for the shoot, which is available to download.

I also filmed several tutorial videos during the shoot. This was a completely new experience for me and was not easy! I am happy with how the videos turned out (the magic of editing) and hope you like them too.

If you haven’t explored the Parties & Celebrations section of the Pottery Barn Kids website, you will love it! It is filled with party and shower plans, recipes, crafts and more! You’ll find the full Sunshine Baby Shower feature there along with more from me in the coming months!

View the full baby shower feature on Pottery Barn Kids!

A big thank you to the team at Pottery Barn Kids, as well as the TomKat team for making this experience so fabulous! I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership!

:: sources ::

printables/styling :: the tomkat studio
photography/videography :: pottery barn kids
hair/makeup video :: tina burnham
hair/makeup headshot :: andrea croskey
cake stands/dinnerware :: pottery barn
tables :: west elm
poms :: pom love
cake/cupcakes :: decadent delights
cake pops :: the cake pop co.


January 4, 2012

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  1. Marcela says:

    Congratulations Kim! Well deserved and the collection is beautiful!

  2. Jenny D. says:

    OMG Kim, everything is gorgeous!!!! What an amazing partnership & dream job!

  3. You have such style and seeing you with Pottery Barn Kids is awesome! Congratulations on a job very well done!!

  4. Your party coordinates perfectly with Pottery Barn’s items. Everything is so simple, clean, and classic…it’s definitely something that will be popular for a long time!

  5. Leticia M says:

    Congratulations!…Simply Gorgeous!

  6. Laura M. says:

    AMAZING! You TOTALLY deserve this opportunity! Your parties and designs are always perfection. Congrats!

  7. marla kuehn says:

    This is so exciting! Must be like a dream come true! Beautiful designs and great advice as always!!!

  8. Brittany says:

    OMG! I adore this! 🙂 So cute and clean. Love the colors, too.

    Congrats on joining the PB team!

  9. Yay!!!! What an experience & accomplishment!!! I couldn’t be happier for you! XO

  10. Stacy Cerda says:

    Wow…that must have been amazing! Your definitely an inspiration!

  11. LOVE the color scheme. I’m soo happy for you!! This is an awesome opportunity.

  12. Britany Ellerbrook says:

    My brother and sister-in-law are expecting a baby in August and I am throwing the shower- this couldn’t be more perfect! Thank you! Also, I LOVE your flower belt in the video- where did you get it?? 🙂

  13. Wendy Wise says:

    Kim, congratulations!! You’re a party rock star!!! 🙂 You deserve this!! 🙂

  14. Very exciting! You did a beautiful job with the party set up, and the videos! Gorgeous as always (the party and you!)

  15. Jessie says:

    Everything is perfect, Kim. I’m so excited for you and this new venture with PBK!!

  16. Brenda {Ooh La Lollipop} says:

    Absolutely amazing, Kim!! Everything is SO beautiful! Congratulations on your new partnership!!!!

  17. Christie Cambio says:

    Kim, this is just another example of your beautiful work! It has been amazing watching your journey over the last couple of years! You are really something special 😉 Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  18. Wow, I’m impressed and proud of you Kim. Great job!

  19. sunny says:

    This is so cool. The design is beautiful and everything is styled perfectly but most of all you did a great job with the tutorial. Wow you are live now.

  20. Elisha Akram says:

    Congrats Kim! Love the Video! Pottery Barn Kids is the perfect fit your you!

  21. Congratulations on all your success! Happy New Year!

  22. Lauren says:

    Congrats, Kim! That is awesome!

  23. Thank you all so much! I am so excited for this new adventure! It’s been amazing so far!

  24. Heather G. says:

    Made my day when you first posted about this on FB. SO excited for you, Kim!!

  25. renee says:

    Amazing! Congratulations to YOU and your team!!

  26. So exciting KIm – great job on the video tutorial. It is so wonderful watching your career and business grow and grow – you must be so proud of yourself for all you have achieved. Congratulations. Leanne x

  27. So exciting Kim! Everything is beautiful. So fun to see your talents spotlighted! You do deserve this!

  28. What an awesome way to start off 2012! Congratulations to you Kim!! Your talent shines in all that you do!

  29. Karen says:

    And I know you! So proud of you and your amazing accomplishments–this is the pinnacle of styling! So happy, so happy! Karen Tobler

  30. How exciting! You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing, I really love the colors.

  31. That is just gorgeous and you are certainly “living the dream”. Well deserved kudos, girl!

  32. You go girl! The shower looks amazing and with perfect Pottery Barn style! They should definitely hire you to make a fun teen party for their PBTeen book too! Make you sure you get a copy and make a nice frame out of it. Many congrats! What a way to kick off the new year!

  33. Janelle says:

    This is absolutely beautiful – love the colors & the simplicity. Congrats on your awesome new business venture!!

  34. Joy Parham says:

    Congratulations on the amazing partnership! I love your blog and Pottery Barn Kids! Your both equally amazing! 🙂

  35. Modupe says:

    Wow – you are going from strength to strength!

  36. Beautiful colors. Clean and crisp. Well done.

  37. Marie says:

    I am so glad I saw this post while I was planning my sister’s baby shower. I love the colors and she doesn’t know if she is having a boy or a girl so the theme is perfect! I used the printables for her baby shower and it sure made everything that much easier. Thanks Kim!

  38. Kim, your designs are always beautiful and congrats on working with Pottery Barn; so amazing! I really love how you combined yellow with gray here – a gorgeous combination.

    I recently threw a You are my Sunshine baby shower but worked with bright yellows and bright oranges instead! http://thisnestisbest.com/2012/07/09/you-are-my-sunshine-baby-shower/

  39. Christy tucker says:

    I would like to know how I can get the framed initial/name art print shown above. It has the block on it with the childs initials. Please advise. thanks Christy

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