Category Archives: Posh People

What we can do for YOU!

In this world of point-and-click, sometimes pressing enter just isn’t enough.  Thankfully, we aim to give you more!

At PoshTots and PoshLiving, we aren’t just here to furnish your home. We want you to fall in love with it! Your wants and needs are important to us. That’s why we offer complimentary, in-house designer services that range from what upholstery to choose for a chair to helping you with the right floor plan.

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Send us the dimensions of a room or pictures of pieces you already have and we can help you with a design that is perfect for you. The possibilities are endless! All it takes is a phone call to one of our designers and you will have your virtual experience taken to a personal level with excellent results.

Browse through our sites! Get inspiration from our many designer rooms!  Take note of what you love and how you want your space to feel! It is important to us that we know a little bit about you. After all, we want to create your dream home.

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Maybe you aren’t looking to design a whole room. Even if you are just looking for one specific piece, let us know and we will bring the best options right to you! Our free personal shopper experience can make your search so much easier.

Remember, “Posh” doesn’t have to mean expensive. You can be posh with any budget! Our job is to get creative. And even if you don’t find what you are looking for on our sites, we will make sure we to find it for you—we love researching different styles!

So give us a call! You won’t regret it.

1-866-POSHTOT (866-767-4868), 1-866-POSHLVG (866-767-4584), or email [email protected]

Behind the Scenes with Jenna Wolfe: Harper Estelle’s Nursery

A huge congratulation goes out to the Today Show’s Jenna Wolfe and NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk on their arrival of their baby girl, Harper Estelle Wolfeld-Gosk! The little angel was born on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:31p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds and 13 ounces.

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Over the past few months, PoshTots CEO Andrea Edmunds and Lead Designer Patty Grogan have had the pleasure of getting to know the wonderful new moms while working with them to design Harper’s nursery.

“I love that Jenna is so practical, real and gracious. She wanted a ‘city girl chic’ nursery. She selected the colors and specifically did not want anything cutesie or baby looking, which made Patty and I laugh.

She and Stephanie are such cool girls. Patty and I came away wishing we lived closer and could hang out with them because they’re so much fun.  Jenna is just as witty and quick in person as she is on Today Show.” –Andrea Edmunds

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Their condo is fresh, chic and every room seemed to get great sunlight, especially the nursery. Jenna and Stephanie agreed it was their favorite room in the house because it’s cozy. The color palette selected by Jenna and Stephanie was lavender and gray.

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“The space we had to work with was about 10’ x10’. Within the space we had the challenge of fitting in all the basic nursery items to include a crib, changing table and glider. In addition to a fairly good size closet, it was important to have additional storage as well.

We added wall shelving and a built-in bookcase. It was important to select pieces that would offer extra storage too, such as the six drawer dresser that also functions as a changing table and a bookcase with drawers.” –Patty Grogan

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We are beyond thrilled that Jenna and Stephanie love their new PoshTots nursery! It was a wonderful experience. Harper Estelle already seems comfy in her nursery with loving moms and we wish them years of happiness in their home.

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{Get the look}

Austin Crib

Parker Six Drawer Dresser with custom chrome knobs

Roh Bookshelf

Chevron Rug in Pale Stone

Gray Locket Baby Bedding (custom version)

Bedtime Rocker in Ecru with Dark Legs

Love To You Wall Art

Pebble Lite Crib Mattress

Alphabet Felt Letter Pillow “H”

Mommy and Mommy with Baby Felt Icon Pillow

Ziggy Pendant (Coming Soon)

Jug Lamp with Plum Linen Shade (Coming Soon)

Galvanized Side Table (Coming Soon)

Custom PoshTots window treatments & built-in bookcase

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

 

PoshPeople Picks: Diaper Bags!

With so many amazing diaper bags to chose from, it’s hard to pick just one favorite that will work best for you and baby. Our personal styles at Posh have a wide range, so we wanted to share a few of our top picks with you!

Let us know if you find your style match among ours. If not, what’s your fave diaper bag?

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Andrea – CEO/President: Central Park North Stop Boxy Backpack

Kathryn – Design Consultant: Daydreaming in Dax Wistful Weekender

Cathy – Design Consultant: Flowering Firenze City Carryall

Patty – PoshTots Lead Designer: Quilted Diaper Bag in Black

Anne – Design Consultant: Gardens in Glasgow Touring Tote

Lesley – Marketing Manager: Preppy Canvas Diaper Bag

Maya – Marketing Coordinator: Waterloo Stop City Carryall

Mia – Merchandiser: Collins Diaper Bag in Dark Blue

Jessica – Shipping Coordinator: Jungle Leather Satchel

Patricia – PoshLiving Lead Designer: Exclusively Posh Mosaic Roll Boxy Backpack

Erika – Marketing Intern: Elizabeth Shoulder Sak in Camel

Sue Ellen – Office Manager: Marigold Medallions Sashay Satchel

View all diaper bags!

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

Necessary Nesting

We all know women don’t lay eggs, but building their nest is an essential process in becoming a mother. First time mother-to-be and Posh Pal, Priya Marie, was compelled to share her story when nesting into a cozy, owl nursery helped her create a special bond with her baby on the way.

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“My nesting pretty much started the day I found out I was pregnant. I’m already a little OCD/control freak-ish, but being pregnant took it to a whole new level. Being pregnant has given me something to obsess about 24/7 without feeling the least bit guilty because I want every little detail PERFECT and ready for when my daughter arrives! I found myself constantly doing something in preparation for the baby. I made list after list of things to be returned, things we still needed, ideas for decorations, you name it.. I had a list for it. Sometimes it would almost feel as if I blacked out and when I came to, I had washed two loads of baby clothes, reorganized her dresser and put together her swing. I couldn’t stop if I tried!

Day after day I have been in the nursery organizing and decorating. Sometimes I just sit in the rocking chair (that my mother saved from when I was a baby) and just look around and think. I imagine what it would be like to have her here in my arms and think of all the fun memories that will be made in that room. I find it therapeutic. The space calms me and excites me all at the same time!

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Now that her room couldn’t possibly be more organized, I’ve moved on to scrapbooking. I started her baby book, as well as a scrapbook of her ultrasound pictures, baby shower pictures, etc. I want every little piece of her saved. I want her to look back on all these things and see how excited we all were and how loved she was even before she arrived!

Nesting.. It can’t be controlled, it can’t be stopped. Actually, I think it’s healthy! It allows the mother to mentally prepare herself for what is to come. Although we go through the physical changes, there is still the reality of it all that doesn’t really start to sink in until the crib is put together and all the little clothes are hung up. There have been several instances where I’ve been in the nursery and stopped for a second to say ‘I’m having a baby.’ Nesting makes me feel like I’m bonding with the baby even though she isn’t here.. And I love it!”

**Posh Baby Update**

An amazing coincidence occured on March first, the day we posted this guest blog. Our Posh Pal, Priya, gave birth to her beautiful baby girl on the same day! We were so happy that our nesting blogger shared Arianna’s newborn pictures with us.

The photoshoot took place in the very place where she had first bonded with her daughter – the nursery! Since the pictures put a huge smile on our faces, we wanted to share a few with you. Congratulations to Priya on having a happy and healthy baby girl!

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Priya’s nesting story and owl nursery have inspired us! Here are some of our favorite feathered friends.

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Do you have an inspiring pregnancy, adoption or design story to share? Want to tell the tale of your amazing kids and how they inspire you?  We would love to hear it. Contact the Posh Team to be a guest blogger: [email protected]

We Love Lucy!

Our fuzzy friend, Lucy Lamb, has been a beloved member of the Posh family for many years. With a coat made for cuddling and soft floppy ears to listen to your every word, Lucy is a perfect friend. Many families have the joy of experiencing her loving company, but recently she has felt as though that isn’t quite enough. Lucy wants to spread her love and knowledge to as many families as she possibly can, so she has decided to go where most little lambs would never dream to… the Internet!

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She recently began to update her Facebook and loves making new friends there. Taking things a step further, Lucy now has Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts under the name LoveLucyLamb! Through these outlets, you will find that Lucy is a lamb of many talents. Best friend, design consultant, fashionista, photographer, parent advisor, therapist, and professional cuddler are among her impressive list of skills. So if you connect with Lucy on any of these interests, she would be delighted to form an online friendship with you.

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We love Lucy and you will too!

Vintage Travel Nursery by PoshTots’ Own

Hello dear blog world! Carley here and back from maternity leave. Allow me to introduce you to my beautiful son, Richmond Albert! Born May 2, 2012 weighing in at 9 lbs 1 oz and 21.5″ long.

Becoming a mother has been the greatest blessing in my life. I know everyone says that you will be a different person once you become a parent, and that’s just it, it’s all you can say. Your whole world has a new meaning, a new purpose – it’s really hard to put into words how wonderful it truly is.

Speaking of becoming a parent, I also became owner of a brand new nursery! Well.. not exactly new.. Richmond’s nursery design was inspired by vintage travel. We found a fabulous stamp fabric for our window treatments and ran with it!

We re-upholstered some darling vintage rocking chairs (for mom and baby) in a fun, colorful, textured chenille fabric and then painted the arms red and teal to add bold pops of color.

I found some old, well-worn suitcases and re-purposed one on top of a luggage stand to be my side table.

I bought a slew of brightly patterned card stock and made this birdy mobile, complete with a hot air balloon and fun clouds.

We live in a 1950’s rancher, so storage isn’t a word commonly used in our home. With a baby in the house we knew we would need a ton of space so we hung shelves and a screen tracking system to cover the clutter when not in use.

I found a really neat vintage travel calendar and made several easy and affordable pieces of unique artwork.

I saw this darling stamp lamp shade at a specialty store. It certainly fit the bill of our travel-themed nursery, especially since we live in Virginia and my son’s name is Richmond! Also, the artwork is a thumbprint guest book from our baby shower.

We decided to go bumper-less with a Skip Hop Complete Sheet and handmade quilt. We also placed a vintage suitcase or two under the crib for additional storage.

My cousin, Dianne, is a fabulous and talented artist/muralist who made us a custom postcard piece, complete with little personalized touches. She included our wedding invitation design, “this is where my journey begins” postcard and a little return address showing our names and address. Her work can be found here.

Our big statement piece is this metal dresser we found at an antique store. We sand blasted the enamel off, sanded it flat and then varnished it. This one-of-a-kind piece is what really frames the room. I love that it’s metal so it can hold magnets as well, for a fun place for Richmond to play.


Here is a “before and after” of my co-worker Shenna and I with our new handsome baby boys in tow.

Do you have any ideas for a vintage travel-themed nursery? I’d love to hear where your imagination has traveled.

Baby Shower Power!

Carley here, 38 weeks pregnant (any day now!) and reporting on one of the greatest days of my life, my baby shower!
After a rainy week, the forecast called for more showers. I was a bit nervous as I did not want a literal baby “shower,” but somehow the weather stars aligned it turned out to be gorgeous, warm and sunny for my big day.
With the help of Pinterest I had some ideas of a theme for my shower. I enlisted the help of my two lovely and generous aunts, Ronda and Linda, and my best friend and fellow PoshTots co-worker, Ashley. I arrived to find that these amazing women went above and beyond their baby shower duties, and had all of the details I imagined executed to amazing detail. I cannot say how appreciative I am for their efforts in welcoming my son to the world. His first birthday party will have a lot to live up to!


I had a brunch themed shower, complete with a donut cake, cereal bar, fresh fruit, mimosa bar, and a waffle station!

I asked for color, and I got it! The shower had pops of color everywhere, from the fabric, to the vibrant fruit, to the handmade pom-poms, color flourished.


Birdies with bowties were the centerpieces of the tables, and certainly made a tweet impression!


We asked our guests to sign a postcard with a memory they look forward to making with the baby.


As we have a vintage travel themed nursery, our guest-book was a Virginia ornament with fingerprint balloons carrying our beloved state.


We had a blessingway, where our guest recieved a bracelet on thier left arm. They are to wear the bracelet until our baby is born, and think positive thoughts for a healthy and happy birth. Once the baby is born, they may cut the “cord” and send a positive wish to the mother and baby.


Beyond grateful for all the love and generosity in my life.

Photo Credit: PhotosbyDash