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At Home With Artist Carissa Potter & Pottery Barn Kids

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Maria Del Rio

For mixed-media artist Carissa Potter, her Oakland home serves as an additional blank canvas. In this case, a collaborative creation with her architect husband, Josh, and 3-year-old daughter, Margaret, shaping the process and final outcome. A nature-lover at heart (“If I were to have a religion,” says Carissa, “it would be centered around the earth.”), Carissa and her crew were the perfect family to partner with Pottery Barn Kids to revamp their space using the brand’s eco-friendly, consciously made furnishings.

From a rainbow-hued display of wall-mounted bookshelves to the ultimate arts and crafts table (which is Greenguard Gold Certified), their brand-new selections for their playroom and “big kid” bedroom hit the mark they were going for. “We value art and creativity,” says Carissa. “So the space has room to play and get messy.”

In addition to showing us their fresh spaces, Carissa also opens up about her art practice, how motherhood has changed her creative habits, and the challenges and life lessons in parenting a child with Cystic fibrosis.

Get to know Carissa Potter and peep her Pottery Barn Kids play space in our slideshow!

This post is brought to you by Mother x Pottery Barn Kids.

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