Beautiful Bedding with or without the Bumper

In our industry, things change constantly. Colors and patterns that were on trend this season may be very hard to find next season, our artisans are always coming up with gorgeous new pieces, and child safety standards are ever evolving. Over the past few years, baby bedding with bumpers has been a big topic of debate.

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) filed a petition requesting that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) establish a performance standard for crib bumpers to distinguish between “hazardous pillow-like” and “non-hazardous traditional” styles.  JPMA’s current stance is that “traditional crib bumpers, when used properly, can prevent limb entrapment and head injuries.”

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there is no evidence that crib bumpers protect against injury, but they do carry a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation, or entrapment because infants lack the motor skills or strength to turn their heads should they roll into something that obstructs their breathing.

We at Posh are supporters of parents. We believe that you will make the right decision for your baby. To help support this important decision, we have recently added many new bedding sets available with our without bumpers. Below are a few new beauties with designs that don’t dull without the bumper!

raspberry dahlia bedding from PoshTots

Raspberry Dahlia Baby Bedding

montego bay bedding from PoshTots

Montego Bay Baby Bedding

prim posie bedding from PoshTots

Prim Posie Baby Bedding

The trick? If you’re on the fence about using a bumper (or definitely don’t want to), find a bedding set with most of the pizzazz in the crib skirt. This way, you won’t feel like you are being cheated out of the look you want when the bumper is taken away.

Many parents purchase bumpers, but only use them when their baby is around 6-12 months (give or take). Babies around this range have the ability to move away from the bumpers if needed, will be protected from getting their little legs and arms caught, but aren’t quite big enough to climb up on the bumper. You know your baby best and will be able to determine what is right for their stage of mobility.

We, and our talented designers and artisans, make every attempt to progress with the industry. Our promise to you, our PoshParents, is to strive to find new products to fulfill your style cravings and safety concerns. So will it be a two or three piece set for your baby?

If you are totally against bumpers, shop bumperless bedding sets here.

Home is where the HEART is

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches! We at Posh believe that this heartfelt holiday should be celebrated in the home all year round. Whether you keep fresh roses in the living room or accent with heart-inspired pieces, there are plenty of ways to keep love a theme in your home décor.

PoshLiving Valentine's Day Designs

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PoshLiving has many beautiful furnishings that will keep romance alive on a daily basis. If you’re looking to send more love to your little ones, PoshTots has pieces with a more playful spin!

PoshTots Valentine's Day Designs

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Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the kids? This adorable V-Day DIY and scrumptious recipe will have them loving the holiday!

Let Friendship Ring Valentines


Pink Velvet Cupcakes


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Your Perfect Petunia Match Giveaway

We’re all in the mood for LOVE as Valentine’s Day approaches. You’re madly in love with your baby and we believe you should love your diaper bag as well! It’s time to find your perfect Petunia match amongst the new Spring 2014 collection.

With the beautiful prints and array of styles, you are bound to find the perfect diaper bag for you. Play matchmaker, fall in love, and enter to WIN it! We want to pair one lucky winner with the diaper bag of their choice from the new Petunia Pickle Bottom collection (excludes Abundance Boxy Backpacks). Shop for your love match here.

Petunia Spring 2014 Prints from PoshTots

Giveaway Entry Rules:

-Must be 18 & up to enter

-USA & Canada only

-Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. (Entries will be verified)

-Contest ends at 11:59PM on 2/24/24.

**Note: The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of announcement.

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Happy Matchmaking!

Champagne & Chocolate for a Posh Valentine

Nothing is more appealing than logs burning in a fireplace, a flute of champagne, and deliciously gooey chocolate morsels to celebrate this Polar Vortex Valentine’s Day.

Americans have become sophisticated foodies.  The consumption of wine has risen considerably and many homes feature wine cellars or storage units. Besides spirits, the country has also fallen in love with good chocolate,  gone are the days of the ubiquitous heart-shaped boxed candy.

What better time to celebrate our new found love of wine and chocolates than Valentine’s Day?  All of it can be done without guilt; we all know chocolate and wine are good for us.

We all have a favorite recipe for brownies, chocolate truffles, and cupcakes.  I like to surprise friends with my Brazilian treat – delectable chocolate treasures – Brigadeiros!



1 can of sweet condensed milk

Cocoa powder to taste

1 tablespoon of butter

1 tablespoon of heavy cream added at the end (My special secret)

1 cup of chocolate sprinkles


In a heavy -bottom pan, mix the condensed milk, the cocoa powder and the butter. Mix well. Using low heat stir constantly until the mixture detaches from the bottom of the pan; this typically takes about 10 minutes. Add the heavy cream.  Remove it from the pan and place it in a buttered plate to cool. With buttered hands, form small balls, roll them on the sprinkles, and then place them in paper liners.

If you want a shortcut, contact FaBrigadeirosusa  in Miami (305)934-3870. Delectable little brigadeiros will arrive at your door in all their deliciousness.

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Pick up one of our gorgeous flutes for some crisp bubbly, the perfect, romantic chocolate companion. With all of your varietal and pricing choices, don’t forget Proseccos (my favorites) or the American sparkling wines.

When the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 the French included limits on the use of the word Champagne to refer only to bubbly made using the traditional methods and grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. Although Americans are not obligated to do it, many producers label their bubbly Sparkling Wine out of respect while Italians do the same by calling bubbly Prosecco.

Being in a patriotic mood after Super Bowl week, and still under the influence of Renee Fleming’s spectacular rendition of our National Anthem, I want to encourage you to try some of our domestic sparklers:  Domaine Carneros Brut (California) or Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (California) both dry and fruity, perfect for chocolate pairing.

celeste duvet cover from poshliving

No one talks about bed linens for Valentine’s but I think that they should be on the top of a gift list. Is there anything better than crisp sheets and soft pillows when tipsy from some wonderful bubbly? Indulge: Valentine’s is only once a year!


~Patricia de Niemeyer Kahane~

Picking Prints: The Petunia Pickle Bottom Spring 2014 Collection is here!

Finally, what just about every mommy-to-be has been waiting for… Petunia Pickle Bottom’s new collection has arrived! We are thrilled to offer these beautiful new bags and hope you love them as much as we do.

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Picking your perfect Petunia print can be quite the challenge. With all the different materials, patterns, and color schemes, it may be hard to narrow it down to your number one choice. One thing to decide is whether you want a trendy bright print to stand out perfectly during Spring and Summer or if a classy neutral print is best to pair with every outfit and stand the test of time. You really can’t go wrong with any style of Petunia prints.

Screaming Spring

Petunia Bright Spring Prints from PoshTots

{Prints} – Minted MeadowsCitron BloomsLights of LisbonCaptivating Corinth

Yellow, mint, and floral are sure to catch eyes if you decide to go bright with your diaper bag. There’s no denying these prints are beautiful and fashion forward for the Spring!

Neat Neutrals

Petunia Neutral Prints from PoshTots

{Prints} – RegentsCasbah NightsWandering in WestbrookEvening in Islington

There’s nothing bland or boring about these neutral prints! Elegant designs with a trendy twist will be a hit year round.

Shop the entire Petunia Pickle Bottom 2014 Collection here.

Décor Dreams Became Reality (TV)

PoshTots designed a dream castle for DIY’s newest show Rev Run’s Renovation!

Miley's Dream Castle Bedrom by PoshTots

Have you had the chance to watch the magic unfold on DIY Network’s premiere episode of Rev Run’s Renovation? The show, “Miley’s Dream Castle,” features PoshTots’ design work including a fantasy princess castle bed with matching desk, a whimsical tree bookcase, chair, a fairyland mural, and our Princess Whimsy Bedding set.

The Simmons’ youngest daughter Miley was the first to be featured in the new docu-series. Her bedroom was designed and installed by PoshTots’ founder Andrea Edmunds who led a team of talented designers, builders and painters. The Simmons family welcomed our team with open arms and creative ideas. The design for the castle bed was actually developed from a drawing that Miley did to show what she dreamt for her new room.

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Andrea stated, “Working with the Simmons family was truly a joy for me and the rest of the PoshTots crew. I felt a real connection with Justine and Miley, which made this fantasy design project even more special.”

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Miley’s mother, Justine Simmons, said, “Words cannot express the way my entire family and I feel about the amazing work and generosity from PoshTots. My husband (Joseph Simmons/Rev Run) said it best, ‘You truly do this to see the joy in the hearts of big and little people.’ She (Miley) keeps saying it’s like a dream come true.”

Rev Run’s Renovation will continue to air on DIY throughout February and will re-air on HGTV in March. Thank you to the Simmons family, DIY Network, HGTV, and Departure Films for working with us on this fantastic project!

Celebrating the Petunia Fall 2013 Collection!

With our launch of the new Petunia Pickle Bottom Spring 2014 Collection just around the corner, we wanted to take this next week to look back and celebrate our favorites from the Petunia Fall 2013 Collection. There’s no better way to celebrate with our Petunia fans than with a GIVEAWAY!

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This quick Pin-It-To-Win-It prize is our Petunia Pickle Bottom Central Park North Stop Beginnings Baby Book! Petunia introduced these beginnings baby books in the Fall 2013 Collection after being inspired by the elegantly organized mothers of Japan. They make for thoughtful baby shower gifts and will be a commemorative token of a baby’s first years. Check out the handy features below!

  • An array of pockets for pictures and vital records
  • A journal for jotting down details such as appointments and milestones
  • Eight-slot card wall for doctors appointments, business cards, and other essentials
  • A zippered pocket for special keepsakes
  • Entire case zips closed to keep everything organized, mobile, and easily accessible
  • An all-in-one organizer for all things baby


The rules are simple: re-pin our original pin, found here, and follow us on Pinterest. One lucky winner will be chosen on 1/31/14.

Note: The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of announcement.

The Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall 2013 Collection came with many beautiful prints and a few new styles. It was clear from the start that the Sunshine in Scandinavia print would be the collection favorite. So here they are, the Top 3 Best Sellers of the Fall 2013 Collection:

  1. Central Park North Stop Special Edition City Carryall

Petunia Central Park North Stop Special Edition City Carryall

  1. Sunshine in Scandinavia City Carryall

Petunia Sunshine in Scandinavia City Carryall

  1. Sunshine in Scandinavia Wistful Weekender

Petunia Sunshine in Scandinavia Wistful Weekender

Shop Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall 2013 here and stay tuned for the launch of the Spring 2014 collection. Happy Pinning and Good Luck!

Oh My Deer: Designing a Neutral Nursery

So you’re designing a nursery for your baby-to-be, but plan to keep their gender a surprise. Or maybe you want to have kids close in age and need the nursery to work for either a boy or girl. Whatever the reason, don’t feel the need to go bland when designing a gender-neutral nursery; it can be beautiful and exciting!

Don’t be afraid that your baby’s nursery won’t feel personalized because of its neutrality. All it takes is the right inspiration! Since your little one will be a combination of you and your partner, you may want to use some of your common interests to influence your design direction. Whether you are nature lovers, athletes, world travelers, techies, or have a favorite animal, don’t hesitate to incorporate your own love into this oh-so special space.

Oh My Deer Design by PoshTots

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Our “Oh My Deer” design was inspired by a couple who built a house out in the woods with lots of large windows because they loved to watch the animals as they were meant to be in nature. The nursery focuses on the serenity of deer in their natural habitat, which is enhanced by a calming color scheme. Pulling the design inspiration from something the couple enjoys together gives the room a very personal feel. What interests would you and your partner incorporate?

Many people think they should stray from using too much color if the nursery is gender neutral. We’re here to tell you to find that perfect color and run with it! Going with a very specific and interesting hue helps to keep it unisex. While blue is usually thought to be boy-specific, we went with an elegant lighter shade to keep it in the middle. Grays are a great neutral that work well with an array of colors.

Interested in some of the pieces used in our Oh My Deer Neutral Nursery? Through the end of January, enjoy our “Order More, Save More” site-wide sale and you could save up to 15%! The Grace Crib featured in the design is excluded from our site-wide sale, but is a part of our Young America furniture sale through 1/28.

For more information or help designing a neutral nursery, call our design consultants: 1-866-767-4868

Kerry Washington’s Wondrous Woodland Nursery

As soon as rumors began circling that the beautiful Kerry Washington was pregnant, our designers were inspired to create the perfect nursery for her little one on the way. Washington secretly married NFL corner back Nnamdi Asomugha back in June and pregnancy rumors surfaced in October. Since she finally debuted her baby bump Sunday night at the Golden Globe Awards, we figured it was time to debut our design.

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So how do you create a design for 2013’s Best Dressed Woman (as named by PEOPLE)? We started with an inspiration board based on trends in her impeccable fashion style. Some of our favorite looks are light neutrals with metallic accents and touches of nature, such as floral and leaf prints.

Since the nursery design needed to be gender neutral, these dresses became the perfect inspiration! We decided on a woodland nursery to embrace the beauty of nature and its neutral hues. Adding metallic accents gave the design some sparkly and fun dimension.

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Kerry’s taste in home design was also very important in our nursery design as we wanted it to match her style of décor. The pictures above reflect the earth-friendly makeover done on her West Hollywood apartment by Danny Seo in 2009. He catered to her love for eco-friendly design.

From our glimpse inside her home, we learned that she has modern taste and a love for nature. The designs incorporate very neutral basics (furniture, cabinets, and bedspread) with exciting pops of color and pattern throughout. This inspired our use of Poppy as an accent color in the bedding, canvas art, and wallpaper!

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When designing a gender neutral nursery, nature can be a wonderful muse because of its simplistic beauty. For an accent, try to choose a color that isn’t always gender specific – orange, green, light blue, silver, gold, brown, etc.

Need more tips or design help with your gender-neutral nursery? Give our design consultants a call 1-866-767-4868.

Happy Designing!

The Comfort Sacrifice is Over!

Being brought up in Brazil by a mother with an inclination for English furniture, I did not encounter the recliner until Archie Bunker made me aware of it. Years later when setting up a media room in our country home, I went in search of a comfy recliner and only then I understood its magic – it is beyond comfortable! Unfortunately it was also beyond ugly.

Women are willing to sacrifice comfort for beauty (our penchant for stilettos is proof), but men see it as priority. As a designer trying to deliver the best of both worlds to my clients, I have been in constant search for a  recliner that would not be an eyesore.  I finally found it! Our Delano Recliner is the perfect marriage of style and comfort.

delano recliner

With the open concept living space being embraced more and more, we want furniture that is practical, comfortable, AND stylish. The sectional sofa has made its way into many of our living spaces in sophisticated designs that do not scream ‘kids at play.’ I especially love our Wynne Sectional! Its elegant style and intricate details are sure to make a statement in any space.

wynne sectional

With these two wonderful pieces carefully placed in our spaces, we are ready for a movie night at home. Forget the popcorn and indulge in one of my favorite ice cream sundaes ever:  The Halvah Sundae


  • One scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Two tablespoons of tahini
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • Some pistachios sprinkles

You will be surprised by the scrumptious flavor of this Middle Eastern dessert. Try it. You will love it!

~Patricia de Niemeyer Kahane~

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