Category Archives: Decor

A Colorful Case of the Blues!

To my amazement, this summer my hydrangeas bloomed with full force. I wasn’t feeling very confident since I had just planted them at the end of last fall, but they looked healthy and the flowers had the most intense blue.

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There is something to be said about Hydrangea blue: it is not uniform but it runs the gamut from the pale to the almost purple. I love the medium blue and find it very inviting. Apparently, Designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz is also a fan. The Mondrian Hotel in NYC, which he designed, makes use of that beautiful blue to create a magic atmosphere.

If you happen to be planning a trip to the Big Apple, make sure you sneak in for a drink and soak in this magic blue that does wonders for the hotel’s ambiance.  Not only you will be surrounded by this sophisticated shade of blue; you will marvel at every small detail of its décor.

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I especially thought the bookcase display at the café was quite clever with its books grouped by the color of their jackets. This is something one can do at home and reap the rewards of a carefully staged bookcase.

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Another unusual feature was the use of many chandeliers to make a gigantic light fixture that sparkles above the bar area.

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At Isola Trattoria and Crudo Bar, their main eatery, suspended glass shelves make the perfect display venue for glasses and jars. This is another wonderful idea that we can translate to home décor.

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A great way to make your home a step above the ordinary: Be bold and infuse unusual touches in your spaces. The world around us is a great laboratory of ideas. Make sure you take advantage of it by letting yourself be inspired wherever you go.  I will be on the look out for tips and ideas to share with you.

Here are some of our “blues” to enjoy:

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If interested in the above wallcovering, fabrics, or our other blue options, please contact a design consultant: 866-767-4868 or [email protected].

– Patricia de Niemeyer Kahane

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!

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

 

Up, Up, and Away

Now is as good a time as any to encourage your little one to explore all the beauties that this world has to offer, to encourage them that they can be anything they want to be. Our “Little Explorer” design is the perfect way to inspire your child to take adventures even if only in their imaginations.

With an actual world map on a few pieces from our Hermes Bedding Collection, your child can take a trip while relaxing and learning at the same time. Who wouldn’t want to get two things done at once?! Encourage your tot to take-off on an adventure with our explorer inspiration below!

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“Speak” with the Perfect Accent

Maybe you can’t have that British or Brazilian accent you’ve always wanted, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create one of your own. You can speak in a green or blue accent, or maybe a tangerine or red accent is your favorite.

(No silly, we’re not talking about actual words here!) We’re talking about speaking with décor. Adding an accent color can speak volumes when it comes to interior design.

If you like color but don’t want your entire space to be too bold, you can opt for neutral shades and choose accents in your favorite colors. It’s the perfect way to liven up your space and you can easily switch the accent color for different seasons. Take a look at our accent inspirations below!

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Aqua accents can give neutral areas a “cool” hue.

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Warm Inspiration

Touches of tangerine and pink create a warm environment for a neutral space.

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Royal Fantasy Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to our winner Mimi Tanaka! Thank you to all of our participants.

 

The Royal Baby is here!

To celebrate the arrival of the little Prince, we want to see what kind of room décor you think would be fit for a prince or princess! Show us your royal fantasy room and you could win the perfect Posh prize.

To participate in the contest:

  1. Follow PoshTots on Pinterest.
  2. Create a board named “PoshTots Royal Fantasy”
  3. Pin your favorite royal décor from PoshTots on to that board.
  4. Tag your pins with #PTRoyalBaby
  5. Comment on this blog post with a link to your board & email address

The participant who receives the most total repins by 12pm eastern time on 08/06/13 will win either our Always a Princess or Prince Rocking Horse that was featured on the Today Show. So let your royal creativity flow!

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Happy Pinning!!

 

Note: The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of announcement.

As Seen in Tattle Magazine: Premiere Issue!

Today, July 16th, Tattle Magazine makes its nationwide debut on newsstands, and as a feature display in Barnes & Noble stores.  We were honored to be featured in the premiere issue as part of their Registry Splurges section!

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On page 54 of the magazine, you will find our one of a kind Fantasy Coach! We also carry the Vetro Crib (Westin Modern Acrylic Crib) by Nursery Works on our site.

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Thank you to all of our friends at Tattle and best of luck with the magazine launch!