Designers take inspiration from all sorts of places, from nature and history to music and movies. Yes, it’s not at all uncommon for themed decor to come out after the release of a feature film, bringing its scenes and characters to life through one-of-a-kind pieces. But when Pottery Barn found inspiration in the Fantastic Beasts movies, they worked directly with Warner Bros. to create a line of products that perfectly captured their aesthetic without sacrificing any of their own signature style.
These new pieces are part of the Pottery Barn Teen collection, and are clearly targeted at teens and teens at heart who were captivated by the Harry Potter spin-offs. The 30-piece collection makes it easy to drape an entire room in the Fantastic Beasts-style through furniture, bedding, and accessories. The art deco design elements are front and center to mirror the film’s 1920s setting. Shades of gray, blue, and greens pair flawlessly with metallics to emulate the characteristics of the film’s creatures, including the phoenix, moth, snake, and raven featured prominently in the series.
While some items represent the film in general ways, other pieces are notably specific. For example, the Magical Spells table lamp features a wand-holding hand supporting an orb-shaped light. A large black bean bag features the face of the Niffler Critter. Newt Scamander makes an appearance to the collection as a suitcase shelf, and the easily-identifiable Nagini Mirror is encircled in wriggling snakes.
Fantastic accessories include pillow covers in the design of the Nagini Mirror and Wanded Pillow, as well as the Magical Threat Clock directly out of the MACUSA headquarters.
As a centerpiece for the room design, the Wren Wingback Upholstered Bed comes in 13 color options, and can be topped with either the Fantastic Beasts Tencel Quilt + Sham or the Art Nouveau Duvet Cover + Sham.
Adorn the walls with a 52” x 52” Celestial Dome Tapestry, complete with magical creatures and astrological elements. There are also plenty of lamp, throw rug, and wall hanging options to go around. There’s even a shimmering Ministry of Magic robe to lounge in.
While the artwork and attention to detail are remarkable, Pottery Barn Teen also took a step towards corporate responsibility by ensuring that many of their Fantastic Beasts products were fair-trade certified, ensuring safe working conditions for those who manufacture the goods. Plus, there is at least one linen labeled with the Oeko-Tex® certification, which means the fabric was tested in a third-party lab and verified to be free from over 300 harmful substances. Think of it as a step above organic bedding.
When it comes to creating a magical fantasy film, nobody does it like Warner Bros. When it comes to designing bedroom decor that takes you to another world, Pottery Barn is your one-stop shop. No wonder new this collection looks so good.