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A Match Made in Posh Heaven

You’ve been shopping all day long for that perfect style and finally you’ve found it! …if only it was your size. Or maybe you’ve been shopping for a friend and you can’t help but pull things that you like too. (Hey! Put that dress back. You’re shopping for a friend, remember?)

When you purchase new décor for your kiddo’s space, why not find something similar that is suitable for your own? PoshTots and PoshLiving are a luxury match made in heaven!

beds

Upholstered Nob Hill Bed                                           Regal Bed

Your little princess does not have to be the only one sleeping like royalty. You too can sleep peacefully like a queen.

bedding

Silvermist Linen Baby Bedding                          Daphne Bedding Collection

This neutral bedding is perfect for both a baby girl and boy’s room and the soft gray and off white colors are calming, great for baby naps and mommy naps.

 

dressers

Brady Boy Dresser                                         myHaven Double Dresser

Why not throw a pop of color in the mix? The darker, rustic red of the double dresser from PoshLiving adds a more sophisticated touch of red to your décor.

 

sofas

Parker Child Sofa                                       Romeo Settee

This child sofa is simply too adorable to not have one for yourself. So, here’s one for you too! Add a bit of classic charm to your interior!

 

canvases

Zebra Chandelier Canvas Mural                  Elegant Chandelier I Canvas

If zebra print wall art is a bit too loud for your taste, tone it down with our chandelier canvas from PoshLiving. Elegant, yet simple.

 

 flowers

Bouquet of Flowers Sconce                        Calantha Crystal Chandelier

Who says you can’t have flowers that stay in bloom year round? We say you can! This lighting is perfect if you and your tot share a love for all things flowery.

Now your room can be just as posh as your tot’s. After all, they’ll inherit their good taste from you!

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

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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

Helping to Deliver Deserving Design: RSA Spring 2013 Project

Once we were a sponsor for Room Service Atlanta’s spectacular Fall 2012 project, we knew we had to be even more involved for the next one. As a company full of employees who love design and inspiration, PoshTots immediately connected with this organization.

Room Service Atlanta is a non-profit that was developed in 2010 by talented designers, Erika Ward and Dayka Robinson, as a way to combine their love for design with their commitment to serve others. They work with shelters in Atlanta to create comfortable interiors for homeless families and youth that will inspire them as they work to get back on their feet.

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PoshTots was fortunate enough to be able to work directly with Erika in redesigning Suite 7 for the Independent Living Program of the United Methodist Children’s Home. Her wish was our command as we worked with our amazing vendors to make her beautiful design come to life!

Here’s a look at the donations made by PoshTots:

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Trapezium Fields Canvas Reproduction

Love Pillow

Jacqui Desk in Green (Coming Soon)

Chloe Side Chair in White (Coming Soon)

 

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Springtime Coverlet in White

Lime Green Embroidered White Sheet Set

India Ombre Cotton Rug in Taupe

2 Berkeley Small Side Tables (Coming Soon)

2 Hutton Lamps in Purple (Coming Soon)

 

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For all of the before and after pictures, check out Erika’s blog!

 

Thank you to our vendors who participated in the charity project!

Peking Handicraft, Inc.

Oopsy Daisy Art for Kids

Pine Cone Hill

 

Photo Credit : Christina Wedge Photography

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.

 

Color Mom Happy with Young America!

Mother’s Day may have passed, but we have a sale that everyone will celebrate! Who doesn’t love beautiful quality furniture with great savings? You can go peaceful or playful with the array of painted furniture from Young America.

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{YA Furniture} – Mix Kudos Stationary Crib – myHaven Single Chest – Abigail Single Dresser – Isabella Shelf Night Stand – Dana Narrow Bookcase – Mix & Match Changing Station

Dive into different hues of blue for an updated, chic spin on the classic baby blues for your little one. Here is a design that shows nurseries can be elegant too! With furniture available in soft colors, you can create a serene space to bond with your baby. The room accessories are all available with PoshTots.

 

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{YA Furniture} – Cameo Bunk Bed – Coastal Living Bed End Bench – myHaven Single Chest – Coastal Living Weekend Dresser – Taylor Student Chair – Mix & Match Vertical Mirror

A more playful bedroom for two children is a great way to combine their favorite colors! You may not have thought to put colors together like green, blue, and orange, but picking a softer hue prevents playful from becoming overpowering and keeps the look gender neutral. The dressers and chairs are perfect transition pieces that you will be able to use for years, even after your children have grown up.

From now until May 19th, you can SAVE $100 for every $1000 spent on Young America painted furniture!

You can view all of our furniture from Young America here.

Call a Design Consultant today to participate in this limited time sale. Our designers can also help you select great décor accessories to round out your room design. Please let them know if you would like samples of fabrics or wood finishes, space planning assistance, or a custom design board. They’re here to help! 866.767.4868 (toll-free) or [email protected]

Fashion Meets Family Room

“Always paint your walls in a color you look good in,” is one of the best pieces of advice when it comes to interior design, and your personal style. If you are contemporary or preppy, your home should reflect that so when you are in your house it feels like a home.

You may like a modern look, but if it isn’t your style you won’t feel just right. To help you to achieve this, we have compared home fashions with clothing and a color palette. Before decorating, a color palette is a smart first step because it allows you to stay within a certain realm. This way you won’t get overwhelmed.

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{Modern Boho} Who said Posh can’t go Boho? With pops of orange and eclectic patterns, this living room truly makes a personal style statement. Each piece would individually be a bold accent in any room it’s transitioned to. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and stray from the ordinary. Using a chest as a coffee table gives the room its own personality. If you’re a DIY’er, try turning an old door into a unique table with an antique feel.

Black Stateroom Coffee Table – Burlap Double Drum Pendant – Kilim Striped Rug – Taboret Stool Side Table – Moroccan Leather Pouf – Dana Low Bookcase – Cordova Lamp – Bittersweet Braided Velvet Pillow – Color Dog Macho Canvas – Color Dog Julie Canvas

chic palette

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{Classically Chic} This sophisticated nursery is the perfect mix of colors for a baby boy or girl. The neutrality is perfect if you are choosing to keep the sex of your baby a surprise! With the versatile furniture and décor it will be an easy room to transition as your child grows. Neutral definitely doesn’t have to be plain and boring – finding the perfect combination of bright, bold colors works just as well!

Martinique Crib – Celandine Baby Bedding – Flower Kaleidoscope Rug – Once Upon A Rocker – Moroccan Leather Pouf – Mandy Drum Table/Stool – Lord Tamborlaines Grand Chandelier – Lucky Ikat Table Lamp – Barnet Toy Chest – Yellow Striped Pillow – Nest Trio Canvas

Princess palette

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{Perfectly Princess} This bright room is perfect for your little princess! Give her the big girl room of her dreams and be confident that it will grow with her.  The colors are great for a little girl and the main pieces can be used until she goes to college! The matching chair and ottoman can transition into a living room or family room, and changing the fabric on it would be a cheap way to redo any space. Your little girl will be pretty in pink with these beautiful pieces from PoshTots!

Petite Paris BedPower Poppies Rug – Camilla Chair – Ribbons & Bows Table/Chair Set – Darling Damask Dot Pouf – Grand Palazzo Chandelier – Kaylee Lamp – Harlequin Rose Step Stool – Bella Folding Tray Table – Vintage Shelby Barbie Print – Maggie Ruffles Pillow – Pink Monogrammed Lamp – Spring Lily Canvas – Spring Rose Canvas

Super Sustainable (and stylish) by Design

Happy Earth Day Posh Pals!

As great lovers of nature and all its inspirational beauty, one of our desires is to be responsible stewards of the Earth. A very wise Native American sentiment states this perfectly: “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”

Being able to come to work on a tall grassy hill beside a pond is such a joy for us. What is your favorite thing about the Earth where you live?

Did you know?

  • More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day in 1970. The celebration grew to more than one billion people in 192 countries in 2012.
  • Earth Day is held on April 22 because that is considered the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • 11% of the Earth’s surface is used to grow food.

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In honor of Earth Day, we want to introduce you to one of our newest “green” designers. It is said that Mother of Necessity and we recently met the Brother, Vincent!

Architect Vincent V. describes his work as Nature-Inspired-Kid-Approved-Sustainable-US-Made-Earth-Friendly-Non-Toxic-Colorful-Exciting-Cool-Creative-Fun-Smart-Modern-Designed Children’s Furniture. (We agree and think you will, too!)

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After seeing that his two young sisters had to do their homework at the kitchen table, the architect was inspired to create a compact desk and chairs for them. His goal was simple – create unique, modern furnishings inspired by organic shapes found in nature with a sustainable and Earth-friendly approach to construction and materials. This started Vincent down his new design path, which brought him straight to PoshTots and we couldn’t be happier!

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“I thought to myself, ‘I can design something better, inspired by nature. I was on my way to designing a unique product that mattered to my family, and, I hoped, to many others who felt as I did.’ ” –Vincent V.

This super-talented designer/craftsman truly believes and practices conservation and preservation. Each sheet of material is plotted to maximize the pieces cut from it, allowing up to 97% of the material to be utilized to craft furniture.

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So why waste that 3%? Don’t worry, he wouldn’t dare. Vincent created a line of Second Life products to make use of that small bit of extra material. These include Standard Puzzles, Custom Puzzles, and Wall Art – mobiles will be added soon! Stay tuned; all of Vincent’s ingenious offerings will be available on poshtots.com very soon.

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