Nursery November Contest

PoshTots and Newport Cottages are celebrating Nursery November! Discover your design dreams and explore the eclectic by creating a dream nursery on Pinterest. Cribs, gliders, bedding, artwork, lighting – use whatever posh pieces inspire your imagination. It can be a boy’s or girl’s room or gender neutral (for the couple not finding out until baby is born!). See our inspirational board here!

• Be sure to follow PoshTots on Pinterest

• Start a Pinterest board named “PoshTots Nursery November” and start pinning PoshTots pieces that you would use to create your dream nursery. At least one item must come from the Newport Cottages collection, found here.

• Make sure to tag your pins: #PoshTotsNursery

• E-mail us a link to your board at: [email protected]

• The contest opens today and ends at 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 26, 2012. Be sure to create your boards before then! On Tuesday, November 27th, our design team will choose our six favorites and post them to both Facebook and the posh blog.

• When all the entries are posted, we’ll open the voting on Facebook. Finalists will have through Friday at noon EST to get as many votes (likes) as they can. The winners will be announced on Friday, November 30th at 5pm EST.

• First prize is a Juliana Crib, Juliana Dresser, Tutu Tulle Crib Bedding and Shaggy Raggy Pink Rug (retail value of this nursery is $4,253) OR a $2500 PoshTots gift certificate, second prize is a $1000 PoshTots gift certificate and third prize is a $500 PoshTots gift certificate.

Good luck and happy posh pinning!

Happy Halloween!

There’s nothing quite like cruising the neighborhood for candy with your little unicorn, bumblebee, super hero or goblin – even if the sugar crash that inevitably follows is a spooky sight. But what do you do with all that leftover candy once this happy holiday has passed?

-Freeze it and add it to milkshakes, sundaes, ice cream and cookie dough.

-Bake it into cakes and brownies or make your own trail mix.

-Put it on the Thanksgiving table or take it to the office. (If someone else eats it, you won’t have the guilt, right?!?!?)

-Make a gingerbread house with the kids.

What other suggestions do you have for curbing candy consumption after Halloween while still enjoying the spoils of the season? Do tell!

Marvelous Furniture Market Trends

The largest furnishings industry trade show in the world takes place in High Point, NC every six months and home furnishing buyers flock to it because, if you can’t find it at High Point, it may not exist! Several of your posh pals attended the show this month and spotted a few fun trends. Here’s the rundown of our favorite finds:

It’s not just for t-shirts anymore, tie-dye is back! We found its bold influence on everything from pillows to upholstered furnishings.

Patchwork was also popular and another great way to play with color.

But don’t let these bold hues fool you, grays and natural neutrals were almost everywhere.

Repurposing items and lending new life to them was also a trending theme – especially when it came to lighting. Spoons for your ceiling, anyone? We wanted to scoop up this new style immediately.

Or perhaps you prefer seashells without the sandy seashore?

Storage that blends seamlessly into your decor has always been a coveted furniture creation.

This chair brought new meaning to the word oversized. Wow! Andrea put it to the posh comfort test and it definitely passed.

Another great seating solution that was big on style.

While eclectic and modern decor has definitely been hitting the showroom floor, there was still a taste of the traditional.

At the end of the day (and with tired feet), nothing looked better than a plush bed with a pile of pillows.


Haute Halloween

Hocus Pocus, Halloween style comes in big doses.
01. Twin Stroller in Shadow Orange
02. Happy Halloween Personalized Plate
03. Taboret Stool Side Table
04. Black Moroccan Leather Pouf
05. Hiya Rocker in Orange
06. Devil Tutu Costume
07. Haunted Parlor Chair Artwork
08. Vintage Inspired Trike
09. Angel Tutu Costume
10. Black Kitty Tutu Costume
11. Jet Black Baby Sling
12. Queen of Love Chair
13. Little Prince of Love Ottoman

Moving On Up

Delightful children’s room design starts with great kids’ beds and PoshTots has a sleeping spot for every little dreamer’s style. When your little one is ready to say goodbye crib, but isn’t quite ready for a big kid bed, say hello to a toddler bed. Toddler beds are ideal for the little one who is climbing out of their crib or who has reached 36″ tall. There are several things that make toddler beds great – you can continue to use your crib mattress in your toddler bed. Also, many toddler beds are available with optional safety rails to prevent falling.

Toddler Bed Conversion Kit

Once they are ready to transition from a toddler bed, consider your little one’s biggest needs. Will their kid bed be a twin bed, daybed, bunk bed or – for sleepovers with friends – a full bed or queen bed with a trundle? A kid’s bed takes center stage in their room so when it comes to style, the sky’s the limit. Dazzle them with a hand-painted bed featuring themed motifs, a fanciful canopy bed, or an oversized traditional sleigh bed. Iron beds and poster beds are ideal for little girls, while colorful cottage styles are well suited to boys’ rooms.

Bliss Iron Bed

Darling daybeds make double-duty of dozing. Equally comfortable as beds and sofas, daybeds are great in nurseries, children’s rooms, guest rooms and playrooms. Beautiful, comfortable, and always prepared for special guests, daybeds and trundle daybeds add space-saving grace to any room. Parents of infants, babies and small children will love having extra sleeping space tucked into their child’s nursery or bedroom. A daybed is the perfect first “big kid” bed. Daybeds are also designed to have high backs so little ones are protected on one side. When it’s time for sleepovers or to play hostess to house guests, most daybeds feature optional trundle beds. A trundle pulls out easily from beneath the daybed. There are drawer-style trundles that remain on the floor as well as iron pop-up varieties. Either trundle option immediately makes a daybed a sleeping spot made for two.

Bonne Nuit Daybed

When one bed or a trundle unit isn’t enough, bunk beds are the perfect fit for your child’s room. Whether it’s a twin-over-twin bunk bed or a twin-over-full bunk bed, if you have twins, non-multiples siblings or a child who has lots of sleepovers, a space-saving, sleep-savvy bunk bed might be the best solution for your child’s space. When your little ones graduate into their own space and don’t require a room that plays double duty, many bunks can be used as two twins or a loft bed with space beneath for seating or a desk.

Metro Modern Bunk Bed

When it comes to decorating your little one’s space, dressers and nightstands can be coordinated to match beds perfectly, or styles can be mixed for an eclectic look older children love. A child’s bedroom should grow and change alongside them, so seek kids’ furniture styles that suit your little one’s big personality. With all the books, toys and treasures that also require a resting spot, a dresser, armoire or nightstand makes a welcome addition to your child’s furniture. For added style and storage, consider adding other children’s furniture finds like a bookcase, desk or toy box.

Alphabet Joel Designer Room

If you keep the design simple and not too trendy, a child’s room should age with the child. Accent the space with unique lighting and art. If your child insists on something “Hannah Montana” make it a pillow or throw that can easily be replaced with their changing tastes. An accent wall is a great way for your child to express their love of color. (And it can always be changed when they realize they no longer like the color lime!)

Lastly, no matter what the space or style, purchasing pieces that grow with your child is always a great idea. Let your little one sleep safe and sound from crib to college with a convertible crib. Well-constructed convertible cribs offer outstanding style and safety with a solid foundation for your child’s nursery, and later, their bedroom. Cribs for infants, toddler beds, and full size beds for kids and teens are all included when you buy a crib that converts to a bed. All components necessary to accommodate your child’s changing needs as she grows are included. First for a toddler bed, the safety rail, then the side rails for full size bed conversion. The options are endless when it comes to moving on up from a baby room to a big kid room but, thankfully, there are pieces that transition seamlessly with style.

Mix and Match Built to Grow Convertible Panel Spindle Crib

Orange you glad it’s finally fall?

Crisp, cool air. Spiced chai lattes. Chunky knit sweaters. Bonfires and hot chocolate. That’s right – one of our favorite seasons is upon us! The oranges, browns and yellows of the changing leaves inspire our décor, our recipes, our apparel and our imagination. Here are a few ways to celebrate this fabulous season fresh from the posh pumpkin patch.

Warning: Waking up in a bed this beautiful may lead to repeatedly hitting the snooze bar.

Frye’s fall lineup is nothing short of fantastic!

Acorn dough nuts, anyone? (Watch out for sneaky squirrels.)

Last but not least, no fall festivity is complete without a pumpkin. This one is definitely posh approved.

Have a spectacular fall season, posh pals.