Sunshine Baby Shower for Pottery Barn Kids!

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.


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  1. Lauren 01/04/2012

    Congrats, Kim! That is awesome!

  2. Kim - The TomKat Studio 01/04/2012

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

  3. Heather G. 01/04/2012

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

  4. renee 01/04/2012

    Amazing! Congratulations to YOU and your team!!

  5. Leanne Ambrogio 01/04/2012

    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

  6. kami @ NoBiggie 01/04/2012

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

  7. Suzanne { SHE PAPERIE } 01/05/2012

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

  8. Karen 01/05/2012

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

  9. FestivePartyGirl 01/05/2012

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

  10. Margot Madison 01/06/2012

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

  11. Lauren @ Baby Lifestyles 01/06/2012

    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!

  12. Janelle 01/06/2012

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

  13. Joy Parham 01/09/2012

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

  14. Modupe 01/12/2012

    Wow - you are going from strength to strength!

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  20. Marie 03/22/2012

    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!

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  22. Rebecca @This Nest is Best 07/09/2012

    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!

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