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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!

Aqua Influence One Sheet Blog

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.

Living the American Dream

Happy Fourth of July!

This holiday has us seeing red, white, and blue. Want your little boy to grow up living the American Dream? Then have him start his dreaming in a USA inspired room!

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1. Americana Star Knob

2. Stars and Stripes Step Stool

3. Lullaby Crib

4. American Flag Wall Art

5. Braylon Pendant Lamp

6. Liberty Booties

7. Kyle American Flag Pillow

8. Catamaran Stripe Rug in Navy Blue

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1. Metro Ombre Wool Rug in Red

2. Classic Stars and Stripes Embroidered Quilt

3. Red Star Tissue Box

4. Kyle Star Pillow

5. Kyle Patchwork Pillow

6. Bella Enclosed Star Stepstool

7. Coastal Living Bedside Night Stand

8. Athlete Scoreboard Peel and Place Wall Decor

Design fit for Royalty

With the arrival of the Royal Baby just around the corner, our prince and princess nursery ideas have been running wild! PoshTots has been a source for many celebrity nurseries, but dreaming up designs for royalty took things a step further.

We can’t wait to find out if William and Kate are having a boy or girl, so we wanted to share two of our favorite gender-specific nursery designs. Whether it’s Prince William’s love of polo or Kate’s fashion inspiration, both designs have personalized elements of the fabulous couple’s interests.

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1. Little Royals Wagon in Blue

2. Weston Chair

3. Daphne Block-Printed Crown Pillow

4. Bemused Chandelier

5. Alice Gipps Polo Portrait Photography

6. Regal Pumpkin Carriage Crib

7. Custom Bedding Marshmallow Fabric (Coming Soon)

8. Custom Bedding Velveteen Fabric (Coming Soon)

9. Blue Gray Union Jack Rug (Coming Soon)

 

Royal Princess

1. Custom Bedding Hot Pink Maze Fabric (Coming Soon)

2. Custom Bedding Fine China Fabric (Coming Soon)

3. Flowering Basket Crystal Chandelier

4. Silver Cross Balmoral Pram in Pink

5. Majestic Carriage Crib

6. Petite Hanna Chair and Ottoman (Coming Soon)

7. Black Forest Cake Cosmopolitan Caryall

 

We couldn’t go conservative with our designs when Kate’s style leans a little less traditional. Do you think that Kate is following in Princess Diana’s footsteps and showing to be “one of the people”?

Want one of these nurseries for your royal baby or interested in designing your own? Give our design consultants Cathy, Anne, and Kathryn a call for complimentary design services! 1-866-POSHTOT (767-4868), or [email protected]

Looking for more royal inspiration? Check out the PoshTots Royal Baby Gift Guide for all of your prince and princess needs!

Everything for the Royal Baby (& your royal baby too!)

Prince and Princess nursery themes are IN with the approaching arrival of the Royal Baby! PoshTots is the go-to source for everything a royal baby should have.

Our friends at the Today Show and TheBump.com recently came to us for our royal-worthy rocking horses. You can see our Always a Princess Rocking Horse and Prince Rocking Horse in the Today Show’s Royal Baby Gear segment below!

 

ROYAL BABY GIFT GUIDE!

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Sterling Silver Pearls Rattle

princess horse

Always a Princess Rocking Horse

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Prince Rocking Horse

pram

Silver Cross Balmoral Pram

blanket

Charmeuse Silk Baby Blanket

pond yacht

Union Jack Pond Yacht

crown pillow

Crown Print Pillow in Black and White

booties

Audrey Booties

girl canvas

Fairest Girl Custom Canvas in Rose

boy canvas

Fairest Boy Custom Canvas in Chocolate

Get everything a royal baby could need and more with the help of our PoshTots design consultants! 1-866-POSHTOT (767-4868), or [email protected]

Looking for more royal inspiration? Check out our nursery designs that fit the royal couple’s personal style!

Bring the Beach to Baby

Are you a lover of the beach and ocean? It may be hard to take your new baby to the beach, so have it waiting for them at home with a themed nursery! Whether you want to go bright with beachy or sophisticated with nautical, a nursery theme is a great way to enjoy the space all year round.

For a bright playful look, pair yellow and aqua to bring in the essence of a sunny day on the shore. Mix things up by using multiple patterns that add depth to the color combinations. A few friends from sea life are the perfect way to complete the look.

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  1. Sea Turtle Swim Wall Art
  2. Nightright Side Table
  3. Aqua Medallion Crib Sheet
  4. Chevron Rug in Bright Yellow
  5. Bedtime Rocker
  6. Yellow Striped Pillow
  7. Moroccan Crosshatched Lamp Shade
  8. Ducky Dish Set

Keep the space serene and sophisticated with a nautical theme. Pair navy with deep reds and cream for a calmer color palette. Stripes make for a nice subtle accent, but anchors and other ocean gear bring the whole nautical theme together.

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  1. Coastal Seersucker Baby Bedding
  2. Taboret Stool Side Table
  3. Crisscross Rug (Coming Soon)
  4. Day at the Beach Canvas
  5. White Senate Mirror
  6. Red Anchor Pillow
  7. Swedish Red Anchor Knob
  8. White/Navy Parker  Four Drawer Dresser (Coming Soon)
  9. Beckett Lamp Shade
  10. Built to Grow Bravo Crib
  11. Nantucket Continental Set (Coming Soon)

A Few Questions for… Kathryn Satterwhite!

Let’s put a face to a name. You may have heard our design consultant’s sweetheart voice over the phone, but it’s time you learn more about Kathryn Satterwhite! This young designer has been a part of the Posh team since April 2012 and is queen of the Pinterest party treats.

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Design background: Nothing formal… I received my B.B.A. in Marketing from the College of William & Mary and minored in Classical Studies where I enjoyed learning about Roman and Greek art and architecture.

Design philosophy: I believe in surrounding yourself with whatever makes you happy. I have an eclectic taste that combines comfort, color and texture. If you combine items that have stories and remind you of past travels, experiences and moments, you can’t go wrong!

Inspirations?  I gain inspiration from traveling around the world. I was able to study abroad in college on Semester at Sea, which allowed me to collect various unique items and learn first-hand about different cultures. Through traveling, I was exposed to unique fabrics, and colors (especially fun lighting fixtures) that greatly influences my design pallet. Also, copious amounts of HGTV and Pinterest help me get inspired day-to-day.

Influences? Everyday I’m influenced by nature and the many unique items we have on PoshTots & PoshLiving. I love working with and learning from such talented designers and artisans who greatly influence by design pallet every day.  

Describe your design style: I tend to lean more on things that are whimsical, feminine, soft, light and elegant. I love playing with bolder fabrics that can be statement pieces, which you can use to build your color scheme. I like choosing 2-3 bigger pieces in the room that are in the same bold color pallet and use other more neutral colors to coordinate. I also like the 60-30-10 color rule, which means a room is made up of 60% of a dominate color (walls), 30% of a secondary color (upholstery) and 10% of an accent color (artwork or accent piece). 

Favorite book?  There Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston), Beloved (Tony Morrison) The Time Keeper (Mitch Alborn), The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

Websites? Buzzfeed.com, Etsy.com, Pinterest.com, and RedDressBoutique.com

On my iPod: New & old Country music including (but not limited to), Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, and Sara Evans. I also love Fun, Mumford & Sons and Eric Hutchinson.

Must-See TV:  Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Modern Family, and House Hunters (regular, international & renovation J).

Favorite quote:Happiness Lies in the Joy of Achievement and the Thrill of Creative Effort”- Franklin D. Roosevelt.

A few of my favorite things:

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1. Mila Pendant Lamp in Lotus White

2. Aspen Empire Glider

3. Bonne Nuit French Bookcase

4. Emilia Storage Mirror

5. Alayna Cabinet

6. Plain Tin Charcoal Rug

Capretti Contemporary

Sophisticated contemporary furnishings are hot in European nurseries and we are seeing a major influence in our American-made nursery furniture designs. Capretti’s euro-inspired  Milano Collection offered by PoshTots is a great example.

Capretti combines superior materials, innovative design and expert construction to craft a collection of convertible cribs and other furnishings that last a lifetime. Their designs may be modern, but every single piece is proudly manufactured by Midwestern Amish craftsmen! Who says you can’t have new designs with old quality craftsmanship?

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{Capretti Pieces} – Milano Convertible Crib – Milano Double Dresser

Clean lines are accented with a wonderful curved base giving this crib a unique look for any nursery. Add a great looking upholstered rocker to the mix, simple graphic linens a fun graphic rug for the floor and you are on your way to creating a simple and sleek, yet ultimately stylish look for your nursery. This is collection is perfect for mixing and matching, so have fun.

It’s time to give yourself the best of both worlds with Capretti’s high-quality craftsmanship and unique designs! You can view all of our Capretti furniture here.