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

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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

{Get the Look} – 1* – 2 – 3* – 45 – 6* – 7* – 89101112

*These are currently only available to order by phone.

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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{Get the look} – 12345 – 6 – 7&8 (Call for custom) – 910111213

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

halvah

  • 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~

Making His Nursery Masculine

We can all agree that babies are cute as can be, but does that automatically mean a nursery must be cutesy and playful as well? When designing a nursery for a baby boy, many parents struggle between going all out cute or making it masculine.

The cute stuff is easy to find, but getting the perfect masculine look isn’t always as easy. Here are a few tips to help you pick out manly pieces for Mr. Baby-on-the-way:

Choose your wood wisely

convertible sleigh crib from poshtots

If you want to go sleek and sophisticated with your masculine design, darker wood finishes are the way to go. Mahogany, espresso, and even black furniture pieces are the equivalent to a man’s classic suit.

pallet wall diy

Picturing your little man as more of a rugged outdoorsy type? Rustic unfinished woods and natural, glossless pieces will bring the feel of nature into your nursery. Try this incredible DIY to create the paneled accent wall pictured above!

Get rich with color, but play down the patterns

poshtots rugs

Fill your nursery with a sense of strength and power by incorporating deep, richer colors such as brick red, royal blue, emerald green, burgundy, navy blue, forest green, or charcoal gray. Lighter and brighter hues tend to give a cutesy vibe and can often appear feminine.

poshtots bedding

While fun prints enhance the design of children’s spaces, try to stick with simple patterns. Busy designs can be overpowering in a masculine design. Think of using different patterns the way a shirt and tie go together. Two strong colors and simple patterns can make for interesting design, but too much pattern can clash. Stripes, polka dots, and geometric patterns are easiest and often the best choice. Beware of prints that mix patterns, colors, and throw in random animals/symbols.

Create a strong sense of identity

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So much thought goes into creating the name your son will embrace for the rest of his life. Celebrate his moniker to give him a strong identity from the very start. Whether you paint his name on the wall, hang wooden letters, or personalize his gear, the display will give a sense of strength and character. Avoid script fonts to maintain the masculine vibe.

We hope these little tips help you create the masculine nursery you have always dreamt of for your little man! Need some more tips or design help? Give our design consultants a call 1-866-767-4868

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Start the New Year with its new favorite color!

Radiant Orchid is popping up left and right to take over 2014. Whether it is interior design, fashion, makeup, or art, the color of the year will be HOT! Why do we love Radiant Orchid? This hue is perfect for creating a warming space that sparks imagination. With its vibrant personality, Radiant Orchid has certainly sparked ours.

PoshTots Radiant Orchid

{Shop Radiant Orchid} – 1234 – 567

Since the release of the Pantone Color of the Year, we have found ourselves drawn to any and every piece that resembles the unique shade. Our imaginations run wild with bold design ideas after coming across an orchid rug, pillow, lamp, or simply a fabric.

They are calling it radiant for a reason. Whether it’s an accent wall, beautiful bedding, or simply a throw pillow, any touch of Radiant Orchid will liven up your space. Don’t be afraid to go bold! Start your space with a neutral palette of grays or beiges, then introduce a few exciting accents. That way, it will be fun and easy to switch things out if you find yourself a new favorite (2015 color of the Year?).

Pantone's Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid for Interiors – Pantone’s Vision

Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.

Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.