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The Glider Guide

When selecting a glider there’s a lot to consider – size, style, color/pattern and long-term use. Yes, that’s right – long-term use. Gliders and rockers have outgrown the nursery. With so many styles, from double gliders to recliners, you can repurpose the comfy seat from nursery to guest room, living room, media room; it can play a supporting role to your other furnishings in any room.

If you’re having twins you may want to consider a chair and a half or two gliders. Call a smartly styled NYC loft home? Select a smaller glider that saves space and still provides plenty of comfort.

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Some guidelines from the ultimate trusted source, Consumer Reports:

  • A comfy seat. When you’re testing models for your wish list, sit in the chair and glide away. That’s the best way to tell if a chair’s seat fits you comfortably. Have your spouse try it out too if both of you will be using it. Get a glider with a generously wide seat and arms that won’t hem you in. Both these features are especially important if you plan to use a nursing pillow. And with a baby on board, you’ll need the room.
  • Springs under the seat. You may find four small springs that secure a bottom piece of fabric to the chair frame. That’s good. The underbelly of the seat shouldn’t be just fabric glued to a frame. You won’t have much support or shock absorption.
  • A warranty. If you choose a glider, you’ll want to know if the bearings, which run the gliding mechanism, have a warranty. They get a lot of wear over time. With gliders, ten years is a good warranty length, although a lifetime warranty is better.

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Some guidelines from OUR ultimate trusted source, PoshTots Lead Designer, Patty Grogan:

  •  Size. The size of the glider should be determined by who will be sitting in it. Which parent will be doing the feeding at 2am? Keep space in mind too, is there enough room to recline? There might only be enough room to rock!
  • Comfort. Keep comfort in mind by checking out the seat depth as well as the seat and back height. Ask yourself if you want it to recline, as many hours will be spent in this chair.
  • Design. When selecting the style, color and fabric design, coordinate it with your nursery color scheme but do not go crazy with color or pattern because you want the flexibility to be able to coordinate it with the next stage of furnishings for your child. Also, selecting neutral colors and simple patterns will allow you the flexibility to move the glider to other rooms in your home.
  • Long-term Use. Try to select a chair frame and fabric that coordinates with design style of the rest of the rooms in your home so you have the option to reuse it. If your furnishings are mostly traditional, stick with a traditional frame style with a simple tone on tone pattern. If your style is more eclectic or more contemporary, stick with simple clean look in neutral tones and solids, this will also work if your home is designed with bright bold colors and patterns.

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Now that you know how to select the perfect glider, hurry and get yours before the sale ends! Happy Shopping! Check out the gliders here.

Endless Love

Valentine’s Day is only one day out of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide your hearts the other 364. Reds, pinks, and hearts can be celebrated in your tot’s room whether it’s February, November, or any month in between. Your love for your little one is unconditional and limitless, so we picked out a few Valentine’s Day-inspired pieces that will add an accent of love to a room for years to come. Enjoy the interesting tidbits about Valentine’s Day and the colors, words, and symbols used in these pieces!

Artwork:

Love Birds Canvas

Love Chics II Hand-Painted Canvas: Lovebirds are social and affectionate small parrots. Their name stems from the parrots’ strong, monogamous pair bonding and the long periods that the pairs spend sitting together.

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Modern Hearts Hand-Painted Canvas: The heart has been the most common figure of love over the decades. Ancient cultures believed the human soul lived in the heart.

RedHeartCanvas

Red Heart Canvas: Amongst the earliest Valentine’s Day gifts were candies. The most common were chocolates in heart-shaped boxes.

Rugs:

LoveRug

Love Pink Rug: The oldest known love song was written 4,000 years ago somewhere in the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

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Hearts Rug: In the Middle Ages young men and women drew names from a bowl to determine their Valentine. They would wear the name pinned on their sleeves for one week. This was done to make it easy for others to know your true feelings. The practice was called “wearing your heart on your sleeve”.

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Hearts Rug in Red: Seeing the color red can make your heart beat faster.

Pillows:

Love Pillow

Love Pillow: The Beatles use the word “love” 613 times in their songs.

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Flamenco Pink Decorative Pillow: Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives and then sweethearts. Children between ages 6 and 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine’s cards with teachers, classmates and family members.

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Aiyana Personalized Throw Pillow: Red also means “beautiful” in Russian.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and be sure to share the love <3

 

Roll Out the Carpet for Annette and Erika

We at Posh are all about some “Kids, Incorporated” design, so we were thrilled to see that one of our rugs was used in a redecorating project done by PoshPals Annette Joseph and Erika Ward! The new family-friendly home office was featured as a “get organized” piece in the January 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

The producer of the feature is Annette Joseph, a long-time friend of PoshTots and an awesome designer and stylist. A personal high for many of us here at PoshTots was getting to work with Annette on Gwyneth Paltrow’s children’s space in a luxury penthouse in Nashville. It was wonderfully modern while also warm and of course, fun. Another fantastic project was a room for two young men through Room Service Atlanta. A big thanks to the uber-talented Annette and we can’t wait to see her new book!

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Erika Ward, a fellow interior designer, is a friend of Annette also. She is the co-founder of Room Service Atlanta, a non-profit that changes the lives of young people by creating safe, comforting environments they can call home. PoshTots was thrilled to help with an RSA design project last fall. We have tons of admiration for Erika as a designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist/do-gooder, and mom of four. It’s great knowing she has a little piece of Posh to help brighten up her home. It definitely brightens our spirits.

Insigna Rug

The Insigna Rug in Burnt Orange is the perfect way to make any room bright and fun!

February Pin-It-To-Win-It Monthly Giveaway

This month’s Pinterest prize is a Framed Cinderella Exclusive Barbie Print.

Satisfy your passion for fashion with our stunning selection of vintage Barbie prints. In gorgeous metallic frames, this limited edition and exclusive Barbie artwork doesn’t need a runway to turn heads – just a suitable space on your wall for framed prints of the belle of the ball!

Our Cinderella Barbie is a major win this month, as she is the very LAST ONE of her kind! Don’t miss out on the only opportunity left to have this vintage beauty in your home.

The rules are simple: re-pin our original pin, found here, and follow us on Pinterest. One lucky winner will be chosen on 2/28/2013.

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Happy Pinning and Good Luck!