Category Archives: Inspiration

Home is where the HEART is

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches! We at Posh believe that this heartfelt holiday should be celebrated in the home all year round. Whether you keep fresh roses in the living room or accent with heart-inspired pieces, there are plenty of ways to keep love a theme in your home décor.

PoshLiving Valentine's Day Designs

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PoshLiving has many beautiful furnishings that will keep romance alive on a daily basis. If you’re looking to send more love to your little ones, PoshTots has pieces with a more playful spin!

PoshTots Valentine's Day Designs

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Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the kids? This adorable V-Day DIY and scrumptious recipe will have them loving the holiday!

Let Friendship Ring Valentines

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Pink Velvet Cupcakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

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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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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!

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.

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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?).

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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.

A Modern Punk Nursery for Gwen Stefani

What kind of nursery would Rock Queen Gwen Stefani want for her baby on the way?  A rockin’ one of course! All of the items chosen for the nursery are inspired by Gwen Stefani’s awesome sense of style and punk personality.  From the days when she was “just a girl” singing in No Doubt to her more sophisticated style represented in her fashion line, L.A.M.B. each piece screams, “GWEN!”

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I always think of Gwen’s bright red lipstick in the 90’s which is why there are so many red accents seen throughout the nursery—specifically in the seat belt chair, dresser with brass handles, and the fabrics for the crib bumper and blanket. Although I have to say, my favorite red accent is the one in the black and white wallpaper which is cleverly called “Pucker Up, Butter Cup.”

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The silver chain chandelier acts as a piece of “jewelry” in the room—it’s the finishing touch, just like a necklace can complete an outfit, so can a chandelier.  The houndstooth rug was a no brainer, since Gwen has been seen wearing houndstooth multiple times throughout her career.  As a designer, I knew this nursery had to be bold and edgy for such a modern mommy.

~Kayla Zeiters~

Want this look for your home? Contact PoshTots Lead Designer, Kayla, for product info and pricing! [email protected] or call 1-866-767-4868 and ask for her.

Living in a Winter Wonderland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! That means it’s time to decorate for the holidays. Make your home a winter wonderland with this season’s trends.

PoshTots Winter Wonderland

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Snowflakes, Snowflakes, Snowflakes!

Your home should be just like snowflakes: one-of-a-kind and beautiful! The tiny, elegant ice crystals are trending in the home this winter. Add a touch here and there for a room that glistens!

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Sparkles and Silver and Gold, Oh My!

Want a fresh look from the traditional red and green color scheme? Silver and gold are excellent color choices for a winter wonderland! Even better—adding accents full of sparkles creates a joyful scene for you and your family.

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Furry Fun!

This is a trend that your children will love! Faux fur is in style this winter on the runway and in your home. Whether you’re wrapped in a fuzzy throw blanket or sitting on a furry rug by the fire, nothing says winter like cozying up indoors.

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Sparkling Ice Crystals DIY!

Include your kids in the decorating fun! Here’s a craft that the whole family can enjoy AND that will go great in your trendy winter wonderland.

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Mixing & Matching at the Dinner Table

At PoshLiving, we have just added a tabletop section full of wonderful tableware! Nowadays, traditional table-setting rules have changed. So when selecting products, our mindset was, “as long as it looks beautiful, anything goes!”

We encourage you to try mixing our different patterns to create your own unique table. Designer, Christian Lacroix, has created whimsical patterns that go great together—if you want to leave the mixing-and-matching to him. His beautiful designs can also add a special touch to any table by complementing a solid dish that you already have.

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Be adventurous and embrace color and shapes! Give thought to your dining experience! In this day-and-age of emails and texting, a meal is a very special way to connect us with our family and friends. Nothing is more welcoming than a well-set table and delicious food. The perfect way spread warmth and cheer.

Adding a touch of ‘modern’ to vintage plates that you already have can give your table a whole new look! This is what I try to do in my own home. I am always selecting a piece or two from our new collections to add a new spin to my old china.

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This past Sunday, I had friends over for a relaxing dinner. I decided to use my flea market vintage plates with PoshLiving modern vinyl placemats (coming soon) to give it an updated look.  I added some colorful napkins as well as my Jaca glasses for a classic touch. These placemats make any table look gorgeous (and they wash wonderfully in the washing machine).

Cheers!

~Patricia de Niemeyer Kahane~

The Hollywood Glamour GIVEAWAY!

**This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Whitnie N!

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In honor of the PoshTots release of beautiful new furniture pieces by Newport Cottages, we’re hosting one of our biggest giveaway of the year! The Beverly Collection has inspired us with a Hollywood Glamour look and we want you to be inspired too. This is your chance to show us your vision of a Hollywood Glamour nursery by creating a Pinterest design board that features our grand prize – The Beverly Crib with Tufted Panels by Newport Cottages!

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We are excited to introduce two new colors available for the Beverly Crib – our EXCLUSIVE Platinum Silver and the beautiful Coral! Be sure to check out all of the new pieces in the Beverly Collection by Newport Cottages: Beverly Mirror, Beverly Writing Desk, and the Beverly Conversion Crib! Inspired yet?

One lucky fan will WIN:

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  1. A Beverly Crib with Tufted Panels in your choice of color and fabric (up to a $1,900 value)
  2. A personalized design concept board done by a PoshTots designer (priceless)
  3. A special discount on any additional pieces purchased (10% off to help complete your nursery design)

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  1. Create a Pinterest board called “PoshTots Hollywood Glamour” (click board above for an example) and Pin the following:
  • The Beverly Crib with Tufted Panels (you pick color)
  • Two additional furniture pieces from the Beverly Collection
  • At least five décor pieces from PoshTots to complete your vision
  1. Enter the link to your Pinterest board in the Rafflecopter entry form below to earn 10 entries.
  2. Use the form to earn many more entries simply by following, liking, etc.

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The Contest ends at 11:59PM on December 3, 2013. *Update: We’re so excited and inspired by all your wonderful entries! Although the final winner will still be chosen randomly, we’d love to take a little time to review your design ideas. The winner will now be announced Monday, December 9, 2013.**

Thanks for entering! Good luck!

“Shape Up” Your Space

Circles, triangles and squares, oh my! Geometric shapes are trending right now, especially for children’s bedrooms. They create a simple, yet bold element to any room.

Shapes and patterns can make the perfect theme for your little one’s bedroom.  Whether you decide to go geometric-crazy or just want to add a few pieces here and there, you can’t go wrong!

Delhi Rug from PoshTots

The Delhi Rug adds bold style to the room with its interlocking triangles that create a unique 3D feeling.

mariella square pouf rom poshtots

The Mariella Square Pouf in Cantaloupe adds a pop of pattern and color, making it the perfect accessory for any shape savvy space.

vivd prism wall art from poshtots

The Vivid Prism Wall Art speaks for itself—actually, it screams for itself! It will make a seriously bold statement.

3 blocks from poshtots

3 Blocks is a set of three nesting tables (or stools) that plays with the elemental shapes of the square, circle and line. Bring shapes to life!

prescott wallpaper from poshtots

You can’t go wrong with the Prescott Wallpaper for a geometric-themed room. The fun, contemporary pattern is sophisticated enough for a master suite, dining room, or any room in the house!

campaign stacking dresser from poshtots

X marks the spot with the Campaign Stacking Dresser! With a combination of rectangle drawers and its signature ‘X’ sides, it is the perfect piece of furniture to shape-up your little one’s bedroom.

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Looking for your own project to bring geometric design into your home? This DIY Geometric Mobile Tutorial will show you how to make hanging geometric shapes that could be a mobile for the nursery, party decor, or an accent to any room!

Just remember: let your imagination wander when creating a room with geometric shapes! Happy decorating!

The Princess Palace Guide

Is your little girl a perfect princess? Then it’s time to make her feel like one! We’ve put together a guide to help you design the ultimate princess room.

How to Create the Perfect Palace for your Little Princess:

  1. Make it Pink! Little girls love pink and they’ll look so adorable surrounded by such a soft, feminine color.
  2. Personalize It.  This is her space, so add her name and initials wherever you can, this room is all about HER!
  3. Sparkle and Shine.  What princess doesn’t love a little glamour in her space? Use unique lighting or a gold leaf finish to add sparkle.
  4. Soften the room.  A princess is delicate and needs a soft place to rest her head. Choose luxurious linens for the bed with a soft shaggy raggy area rug to complete the room.
  5. Go Custom.  When everything just seems too “been there, done that” create a truly one-of-a-kind bedroom for your princess with a hand-painted mural and custom built furniture to match.

Enchanted Princess Nursery by PoshTots

{Get the look} – Londonshire Dresser Armoire – Petite Paris Versatile Dresser – Abigail Bed Crown – Aspen Tufted Empire Glider – Enchanted Pink Chandelier – Alexa Baby Bedding – Shaggy Raggy Pink Rug – Bella Rose Fabric Board – Fairytale Princess Castle Canvas – Bella Rose Name Plaque

 Princess Palace Bedroom by PoshTots

{Get the look} – Fairest Princess of All Bed – Fairest Princess of All Mural Wallcovering – Always a Princess Vanity – Revenna Regency Changer – Raspberry Chandelier – Quartz Stripe Rug – Fairy Tale Plaque

Always remember the Princess P’s: Pink, Personalized, Painted, and POSH!