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Stars and Hearts: A Boy and Girl Shared Room Makeover

Who doesn’t smile when their Pottery Barn Kids catalog lands in the mailbox?  There is something so fun about flipping through the pages with a cup of coffee in hand, daydreaming about what type of magical space could exist for the kids. Well folks, I made that daydream a reality! You can too, by entering to win a Room Makeover Giveaway from Pottery Barn Kids.

Designing a boy and girl shared room is no easy feat, but with the help of my friends over at PBK, a boring room (before photos here) was carefully planned and totally transformed into a space that literally bursts with personality. Gray and Sloane’s new shared bedroom is really all about them yet has mom’s full seal of approval.

Navy Blue and Hot Pink Shared Boy and Girl Bedroom - Project Junior

Glass and Metal Cage Pendant - Project Junior

It was top priority to approach this design challenge from both a function and style perspective. I knew I wanted Gray’s passion for sports and Sloane’s super girly side to coexist together peacefully without looking out of place. And it was important that the three of us had fun during the process.

Pam Ginocchio and Kids in Room Makeover

We started by giving the all white walls a much needed revamp and painted the inset sections behind the beds a deep navy, which added some much needed dimension. Next, a modern and edgy Glass & Metal Cage Pendant was installed. And, once I spotted the Rowan Upholstered Headboards in a navy stripe from PBK’s newest spring collection, I knew these babies would be the room’s showpieces.

Pink and Blue Brother and Sister Bedroom

The bedding picks were all Sloane and Gray, seen in action from our in-store visit. Navy Stars paired with Brody transportation sheets were approved by Gray, and Pink Hearts with the Bird Sheet Set made Sloane a happy little lady.

Heart Bedding - Project Junior

Navy Stars Bedding - Project Junior

Books are pure magic, and since there was no shortage of them, we just went ahead and incorporated them into the decor of the room. The Cameron Library Cubby Bookcase made organizing and showcasing the kids’ favorite tales by color fun and functional.

Cameron Bookshelf - Project Junior

Shared Brother and Sister Bedroom - Project Junior

“Mom, we need desks!” was one of the few requests/demands made by Gray and Sloane. Parsons Mini Desks were placed in front of the bay windows and instantly their wish was granted. Before, this area of the room lacked purpose, but now it turned into a great space for homework, doodling and proudly showcasing their tiny little treasures.

Parsons Mini Desks - Project Junior

Boy and Girl Shared Room - Project Junior

No room makeover is complete without a little family DIY project, right? My husband might disagree, but he was a total trooper and embraced the gold star wall decal project with gusto. The finished product is off the charts! With a little patience and A LOT of measuring, the Large Gold Star Decals from Urban Walls created the look of wallpaper. This DIY project had major impact.

Urban Walls Gold Star Decals - Project Junior

A room makeover is always a great opportunity to clean out extra toys and clutter and since the kid’s stuffed animal collection was officially out of hand, it was the perfect place to start. I asked each of them to fill a Silver Rope Storage Basket with only their favorites and gleefully tossed the rest.

#projectsibling - Project Junior

Bringing in positive sibling energy was another intentional element, which came through with the addition of artwork. The A Little Kinder framed print from Minted, gold-foil Sentiment Inserts and Great Adventures Personalized Art worked well together, and I just loved the inspirational messaging.

Deer Head with Gold Antlers - Project Nursery Shop


So happy #projectsibling is a wrap. It’s time for this mom to take a deep breath and a serious break from makeover mode. But, ya know what? I’m enjoying seeing my favorite little clients go bananas for their new room, all the effort is 100% worth it!

Pam Ginocchio Room Makeover

Want to win items from this room? Pottery Barn Kids is giving away a $500 gift certificate to one lucky reader. Don’t forget to enter the $500 PBK Giveaway. For more sources for the items above, check out the design board for #projectsibling.

Images by Colin Price

Products and/or samples were received but all the opinions are my own.


Maria Alma Morales Treviño

Monday 11th of April 2016

Love it, I will take most of your ideas to my kids room ( boy and girl). Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Shani Scott Fjelsted

Thursday 26th of February 2015

My son's room is quite small and it looks so full and messy. He's 13 and could use a room makeover.

Jillian Goode Roy

Monday 23rd of February 2015

where is the dresser from?

Belinda Hughes

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Would love to win the $500 PBK Giveaway.

Dawn Liberman De Leo

Thursday 12th of February 2015

Where r the grey beanbags from? I don't see them on pottery barns site?