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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.

Holi-D-I-Y Crafting

Tis the season to get crafty! After spending tons on presents for family, friends, coworkers, pets, and just about everyone else you know, the last thing you want to do is spend money on entertainment for your kids over winter break.

Instead, spend your time together doing family-friendly DIY projects that are sure to get you (and your home) in the holiday spirit! We have put together a list of some favorites:

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Skiing Pinecone Snowman

Work with your cuties to create this adorable winter décor!

What you’ll need:

  • Pinecone
  • White, light blue, and black craft paint
  • 1 brown chenille stem
  • 1″ piece of orange chenille stem
  • 2 medium light blue pom-poms
  • 2″ piece of light blue felt
  • 12″ light blue scrap fabric, cut to 1″ width
  • 2 medium white glittery pom-poms
  • 2 toothpicks
  • 2 jumbo craft sticks
  • Blue glitter glue
  • Snow texture medium (recommended: Snow-tex)
  • Blue chenille stem
  • White craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Feel free to play around with colors to fit your family’s favorites and follow the tutorial here.

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Looking to make your holiday foods more festive? Desserts are the perfect place to start.

What you’ll need:

  • 6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes
  • 3 cups homemade or store-bought vanilla frosting
  • 2 Tablespoons green food coloring
  • 6 ice cream sugar cones
  • Edible silver ball sprinkles
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Special equipment: pastry bag or gallon-sized sealable plastic bag; small star-shaped pastry tip

If colorful trees are more your style, add round rainbow sprinkles as the festive ornaments! Find the full recipe here.

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Candy Cane Wreath

You hang them on trees, stockings, and now as wreaths! This simple, yet adorable design will fill your home with the holiday spirit.

What you’ll need:

  • Candy Canes
  • cardboard
  • black marker
  • Scotch tape
  • Ribbon

Once you follow the basic directions here, add ribbons and more to give the wreath some flare.

Happy Holiday Crafting!

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.

The Great Gifting Giveaway!

‘Tis the season for giving! This year Posh is giving you a guide to help with every gifting need AND a chance to win our new Peppermint Zig Zag Teepee!

There’s nothing like a giveaway to get you in the holiday spirit. Enter before 12/13/13 at 11:59PM EST using the form below. One random winner will have a lucky Friday the 13th afterall!

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The Gift Guide

Finding that perfect present for some can be a challenge… especially a new dad! He may still be growing accustomed to his role, so he’ll appreciate a little nudge in the right direction. Get great gear that will help prepare him for fatherhood and still give him a stylish young look, such as our Sons of Trade bags! Find more gifts for Dad here.

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Want to give a gift that makes someone in your life feel super special? Personalization is the key to showing you hold them dear to your heart! Whether it’s a keepsake bracelet or monogrammed letters for a bedroom, personalizing a gift shows an extra bit of thought. Find more personalized gifts here.

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Trying to stay within a certain budget? We know holiday shopping can get pretty pricey, but there’s no need to splurge to show you care. Instead of picking one extravagant item that can be rather expensive, try going with a few cute gifts that won’t bust the bank! From adorable velvet headbands for girls to classic wooden toys for boys, find gifts under $50 here.velvet rose headbandsHaving other gift giving dilemmas? Give us a call or send an email and we will help you find the perfect gift for your loved one! 1-866-767-4868 or [email protected]

Happy Holidays!

Tomato Soup Time!

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The minute the temperature cools down it’s comfort food time.  What’s better than a creamy tomato soup with a luscious and decadent grilled cheese to say hello to winter? We all grew up with the uber-famous and cherished Campbell’s Tomato Soup, but now that we are grown up and our taste buds are more sophisticated, our tomato soup needs to reach new levels and leave the can behind.

The irony is that by this time of the year tomatoes are not at their best so I suggest you to run to the store and buy them a few days in advance so they ripen fully. Tip: Never ever store the tomatoes in the fridge.

This is my modern take on Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese, which is fancy enough to be a dinner menu when you expect company:

Ingredients for the soup

12 large ripe tomatoes (about 4 pounds) quartered

¼ cup of olive oil

¼ cup of the best quality balsamic vinegar you can buy

4 large garlic cloves not peeled

½  cup of chopped yellow onions

Salt and pepper

2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock

1 spoon of sugar

1 spoon of ketchup

1 cup of fresh bay leaves (loosely packed)

Cooking Instructions

Place the first six ingredients in a non-reactive baking dish. Roast them in a 400 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes until the tomatoes are charred. Let them cool a bit.

Squeeze the garlic out of its peel. Place all the contents in a blender with the chicken or vegetable stock. Add the spoon of sugar if needed, the spoon of ketchup, and the fresh bay leaves.  Turn on your trusted blender (or Vitamix) and blend until very smooth.

You can make it ahead of time and refrigerate until needed. If you are not afraid of fat or cream, add a couple spoons when warming it up. Be careful not to get carried away with too much cream or you will lose the wonderful tanginess of the roasted tomatoes.

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Use two thick slices of a wonderful whole grain bread. Spread some Dijon mustard on one side (if you ever go to France bring back a couple jars of their supermarket brand-Amora. It’s divine!) and honey on the other.  Add one mozzarella slice (or two) and one slice of Havarti cheese (or two) topped with a couple of basil leaves.

Bring out your Panini press or a heavy skillet and some melted butter.  Press down your sandwich until the scrumptious cheeses melt.

Such a light meal leaves plenty of room for dessert. Reach out to your recipe box and bake a scrumptious apple pie (or buy one if you are feeling lazy). It will be the perfect ending for this all American menu.

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Pretty china enhances any food, so look for a lovely soup bowl and coordinating plate for the warm cheese bite.  This black and white china designed by Christian Lacroix would be perfect. Can’t you picture those bold stripes against the bright red of the tomatoes? This design can be appropriate for dinner or lunch. It gives a punch of style with presentation. Isn’t that what this meal is all about? (See this Copacabana Bowl and others here.)

Share your recipe experience with me: [email protected]

~Patricia de Niemeyer Kahane~

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.

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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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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!

As Seen In Pregnancy & Newborn: November 2013

They love us! They really love us! Once again, our fabulous friends over at Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine have included us in the latest issue. Two Posh pieces were included in their section titled, “Style File: Baby’s Abode.”

A big thanks to producers Lacey Major, Lauren Brockman, and Sarah Gilbreath!

Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine November 2013 Cover

On page 72, our Wilshire Glider is featured in the ‘Cool and Contemporary’ design.

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Turn to page 74 to find our Milo Rocking Pig in their ‘Classic and Sophisticated’ nursery! “This fine swine is an unexpected alternative to the classic rocking horse.”

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Click here for a digital version of this issue!

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]

“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!