I know, doesn’t that sound fascinating? I mean, what exactly IS urban country style?
So I asked Nancy Gent. Because she wrote the book on it. And I love, love, love the idea of it.
No, seriously, she did. It’s called Urban Country Style. And it’s fabulous, funky and family friendly.
She grew up a creative and enterprising kid, starting her own hopscotch bean bag business when she was in the first grade. She sold her designs at recess for $1 to other little girls, like herself, who were frustrated with the disc the school provided for throwing on hopscotch squares (if you’re at all familiar with, or have ever played, hopscotch then you know what I’m talking about). The discs were like hockey pucks and kept rolling off, so she developed custom bean bags that would toss easily and stay put.
Her creativity continued through high school, where she was voted “Biggest Trendsetter.” Then she graduated and entered the real world. And, like many of us, let her fears smother her creativity in favor of the business world.
Nancy says the day she had her son, she looked at him and right then realized that if she was going to be a good mom to him, she needed to live life and not hold back. So that’s what she did.
She poured herself into a home renovation, which led to a newspaper story, which led to a feature in Better Homes & Gardens, which led to co-authoring a book about her style — beachy, organic, country-but-not-cutesy. One thing led to another and she soon found herself styling other homes, and turning to designing her own pieces to achieve the looks she craved, using traditional outdoor materials inside.
And now her line is available at PoshTots. Check out the Pipeline Pipe Frame Bed or the Teddy Organizer with Removable Buckets. Perfect for both the soaring loft and the quaint log cabin.
Be sure to check out her site at NancyGentDesigns.com.