Behind the Scenes with Jenna Wolfe: Harper Estelle’s Nursery

A huge congratulation goes out to the Today Show’s Jenna Wolfe and NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk on their arrival of their baby girl, Harper Estelle Wolfeld-Gosk! The little angel was born on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:31p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds and 13 ounces.

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Over the past few months, PoshTots CEO Andrea Edmunds and Lead Designer Patty Grogan have had the pleasure of getting to know the wonderful new moms while working with them to design Harper’s nursery.

“I love that Jenna is so practical, real and gracious. She wanted a ‘city girl chic’ nursery. She selected the colors and specifically did not want anything cutesie or baby looking, which made Patty and I laugh.

She and Stephanie are such cool girls. Patty and I came away wishing we lived closer and could hang out with them because they’re so much fun.  Jenna is just as witty and quick in person as she is on Today Show.” –Andrea Edmunds

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Their condo is fresh, chic and every room seemed to get great sunlight, especially the nursery. Jenna and Stephanie agreed it was their favorite room in the house because it’s cozy. The color palette selected by Jenna and Stephanie was lavender and gray.

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“The space we had to work with was about 10’ x10’. Within the space we had the challenge of fitting in all the basic nursery items to include a crib, changing table and glider. In addition to a fairly good size closet, it was important to have additional storage as well.

We added wall shelving and a built-in bookcase. It was important to select pieces that would offer extra storage too, such as the six drawer dresser that also functions as a changing table and a bookcase with drawers.” –Patty Grogan

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We are beyond thrilled that Jenna and Stephanie love their new PoshTots nursery! It was a wonderful experience. Harper Estelle already seems comfy in her nursery with loving moms and we wish them years of happiness in their home.

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{Get the look}

Austin Crib

Parker Six Drawer Dresser with custom chrome knobs

Roh Bookshelf

Chevron Rug in Pale Stone

Gray Locket Baby Bedding (custom version)

Bedtime Rocker in Ecru with Dark Legs

Love To You Wall Art

Pebble Lite Crib Mattress

Alphabet Felt Letter Pillow “H”

Mommy and Mommy with Baby Felt Icon Pillow

Ziggy Pendant (Coming Soon)

Jug Lamp with Plum Linen Shade (Coming Soon)

Galvanized Side Table (Coming Soon)

Custom PoshTots window treatments & built-in bookcase

Back-to-School Cool: Nooks For Books

As your kids prepare to take on a new school year, you may notice they have a lot more… stuff. With every year of school, their book and art collections seem to grow immensely.

So what are you to do? You don’t want cluttered spaces and it just wouldn’t feel right to get rid of treasured books, projects and educational materials. Sounds like you’re in need of the perfect new bookcase!

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Find fun shelving that will keep your children interested in their growing collection of reading material. Whether going in a bedroom, playroom, office, or any other space, these bookcases appeal to kids and parents alike and will have everyone taking notice. After all, no one likes a dusty old library.

Check out our other Posh options for bookcases here.

Butterfly Home Beauty

This trend just in: butterfly designs are all around us!

From our gardens to Nature Centers, they have invaded our homes in the form of dishes, fabrics, and other accessories. What a beautiful way to make spring linger longer and have summer stay…

I for one could not resist and added two silk embroidered butterfly pillows to my dining room banquette.

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Christian Lacroix, the former designer for Dior, directed his talent to creating whimsical designs for the home and showered plates and fabrics with butterflies.

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I marveled at the beautiful butterfly kissing my hydrangea trees and vowed to visit the garden center and pick some more butterfly loving plants.

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Botanical gardens all over the country are celebrating butterflies by showering visitors with them at their greenhouses.  The beauty and lightness of butterflies bring grace and color into our homes.

During the colder months when grey is all around us, a splash of color can do wonders to uplift our moods. Think of the whimsical patterns of the butterfly fabrics in a throw pillow, a chair or cool art work on the wall.

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(Coming Soon to PoshLiving)

Run to your craft store and stock up on decorative butterflies.  Have them make a surprise appearance on your tablescape. They make a great place card!

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If you are looking for more ideas to brighten your space, send me an email at [email protected]. I will love to share my design tips with you.

Cheers,

Patricia de Niemeyer Kahane

Not Your Average Ottoman

The ottomans in this new collection are the products of an innovative artisan’s quest to re-imagine a classic piece of furniture. In other words, these are not your average ottomans. They are chic, high-fashion accent pieces with amazing functionality!

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What once was merely a footrest now has three additional functions:

1. The inside has been hollowed out to create storage space.

2. It can serve as a tabletop with the lid flipped to the smooth wood side.

3. It can serve as a comfortable seat with the lid flipped to the upholstered side.

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The additional functions of these ottomans will come in handy no matter where they are being used. Store blankets when used in the family room, books or magazines in the living room, toys in the playroom, school or art supplies in the kids’ rooms, and so much more. The possibilities are endless!

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Each piece in the collection is just as remarkable for its aesthetics as it is for its utility. With high quality eye-catching fabrics, these ottomans will make for gorgeous centerpieces in any room!

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Which one of these fabulous new designs speak to you?

Keep Calm with Oilo Neutrals

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When it comes to selecting a color palette for your nursery, going neutral may seem boring, but it’s quite the opposite. Take a look at this beautiful nursery design that was inspired by Oilo. Their beautiful baby bedding shown in taupe is simple and modern.

Start with a clean-lined contemporary crib, add a combination of soft textures, patterns and warm wood tones. The result is serene , calming and sophisticated.

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View the entire Oilo collection here. Is there a pattern that speaks to you?

Let us make your nursery vision a little easier to accomplish by taking $100 off of any Oilo 3-piece crib bedding set!

Our Design Consultants will dazzle you with their ability to create a neutral space that is warm and sophisticated. Contact them to take advantage of our complimentary design services. 866-767-4868 or [email protected]

Happy Designing!

As Seen In: HELLO! Magazine

We were pleasantly surprised when a friend of PoshTots brought over a copy of HELLO! Magazine from the UK and we were inside! This special souvenir edition of the magazine includes ALL things Royal Baby to celebrate the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

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On page 24 of the August 2013 issue of HELLO! Magazine, PoshTots was featured (along with baby Blue Ivy) for our Fantasy Carriage Crib and Fantasy Coach. Thank you to our friends over in London!

The Fall in Love with Petunia Pickle Bottom Giveaway!

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Fall in love with the latest Petunia Pickle Bottom Collection.

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There is sure to be a perfect Petunia pattern in this collection to fit your style! Whether you like fun vibrant colors or a more neutral hue, Petunia has it all. How do the new patterns stack up for you?

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We each have our Fall favorite, so what’s yours? Share your pick with us for a chance to win a $50 PoshTots gift certificate to use towards a new Petunia or anything else Posh!

How to enter:

  1. Follow PoshTots on Pinterest
  2. Pin your favorite Petunia Pickle Bottom product from the Fall 2013 Collection
  3. Tag @PoshTots on your pin
  4. Comment on this blog post with a link to your pin & email address

A winner will randomly be chosen at 12pm EST on 8/15/2013 and emailed their $50 PoshTots gift certificate! Thanks for pinning!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to our winner Rebecca Gibson!

Shark Week Showcase!

In honor of the always anticipated Shark Week happening right now, we’re sharing some of our ultimate Posh sharks! They swam into a few of our beloved bedroom designs to complete these amazing underwater themes.

Which Posh shark is your favorite fish?

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Deep Sea Mural

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Treasure Cove Pirate Mural

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Coral Reef Mural

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Under the Sea Mural

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Hammerhead Shark Headboard

 

And if you have a cuter shark in mind…

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Let the Fin Begin Terry Shark Robe

 

Happy Shark Week!!

Meet Patricia: The Brains Behind PoshLiving

Two years ago, I was transplanted from the Westport town of Connecticut to the southern city of Richmond, Virginia.  It all happened quite quickly: one day I was driving on the winding roads of New England and days later I was in a flat with rented furniture facing the exhaust system of the Kona Grill (which happens to be a great restaurant I later found out!). I landed in a new area of Richmond called Short Pump, referred to by many of the old timers as the “wrong zip code” because it’s mostly new development.

Now, after all the hurdles of a new life, I have grown to love this town. People are friendly, polite and hold the door for you and there are huge expanses of fields. On my way to work I have to stop for geese! And the Short Pump area, although not populated by the beautiful buildings of old Richmond, is a marvelous place to live. All this and it’s just one hour and a half from Washington, DC!

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A few months later, with a new townhouse to furnish and a puppy to drive me crazy, I landed a great position at PoshLiving.  Although I still feel like Vince Vaughn at Google in the film “The Internship”, I love the idea of working with all these youngsters, full of cool ideas and with a great outlook on life.

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(Patricia and her puppy, Maxie, outside of the Posh office)

There is nothing that I love more than design. From early on I knew that I wanted to be an Interior Designer. I am embracing this opportunity to share with you all things design and help make your lives stylish and pleasant. After all, it is in our homes that we seek refuge and comfort so special attention should be paid to our surroundings.

We are revamping our PoshLiving site to the same standards of our uber great PoshTots.  Our goal is to help you all have beautiful homes and we will shower you with ideas and tips.  There are great plans for a unique, new great gift registry especially for newlyweds. From tabletop and gifts, to the living room and even the nursery, we want to help you live a design-inspired life. Let’s make it a great ride!

~Patricia de Niemeyer Kahane

Patricia's Picks

1. Gibraltar Chandelier

2. Delano Recliner

3. White Peony Bouquet

4. Rondra Square Cocktail Table

5. Brindle Stripe Mountain Hand Knotted Rug

6. Sumner Sofa