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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.

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)

 

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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!

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

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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.

 

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

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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

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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

Orange You in Love with Young America?

Newsflash, this just in… orange is a new neutral! It is one of the hottest new colors for 2013 and it’s popping up everywhere from runway fashion to home furnishings and interior design.

Orange you enjoying orange and the spring color trends? We’re loving the color palette of navy, orange, bright green and a hint of gray.

Want to go bold in your kids’ rooms? Orange is the perfect color and it’s great to mix it with other colors. Start with selecting one wall as your main focal point in the room.  Paint a wide navy and white stripe (or another neutral like dark gray) on our focal wall. The contrasting light and dark colors provide visual interest and anchor the room. Next, select painted furnishings to add interest and pops of color. Have fun with orange painted accessories, lighting, art and pillows.

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Young America Products: Slat Bed – myHaven Double Dresser – Taylor Student Chair – Dana Low Bookcase – Dana Writing Desk – Ollie Round Mirror

Discover the Young America collection of custom children’s furniture that suits any child’s personality and every home’s unique style. All pieces are crafted with time-honored techniques ensuring heirloom quality, color customization, durability and safety. YA is one of our best-selling children’s furniture collections participating in the current Room Sale.

Purchase a bed or crib from this top-selling collection; when you purchase additional furniture items you’ll receive $100 off the bed or crib and $50 off all subsequent items (valued at $250+, Items must be within the same collection).

See the entire collection here.

Call a Design Consultant for this special offer and also receive a $75 gift certificate toward a future purchase. Our designers can help you select great décor accessories to round out your room design. They’re here to help! 866.767.4868 (toll-free) or [email protected].

AFK Inspired Design

Anxious to take advantage of our awesome, ground-breaking, savings offer on the Art For Kids Collection (details at bottom) , but don’t know where to start? Let our Lead Designer, Patty Grogan, lend a hand! Her daring designs and helpful hints are sure to give you inspiration for any room.

Gender Neutral Nurseries: Pale pinks, blues, and greens are popular choices when it comes to color selections, but you can easily get locked into boy/girl specific colors. With so many great choices of fabric, wall coverings and paint, colors can take a room to the next level. Like pink? Make it coral with a pop of teal blue. Want a blue hue? Goodbye baby blue, hello navy. Add brighter greens and a pop of orange. Mix in patterns by trying a fun patterned wall covering on one wall and paint the other walls a complementary solid.

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AFK Products: Vintage Circus Table and Chair Set –  Nautical Child’s Rocking Chair – Gold Trimmed Crib

Going Beyond Pink and Lavender: Your little girl has grown out of the pink, cutesy animal character print on her bed and now it’s time for an update. Start with a sophisticated, yet sweet, French-style bed in cream or white.  When selecting colors for her room, try using a fresh, feminine color palette in soothing teal blues and pale yellow. Select a geometric contemporary wall covering as a focal point for one wall adding interest and complementing, not overwhelming, the overall feel of the room.

For furniture, bedding and decor continue with cream/white, pale teal, soft yellow and add an unexpected pop of black – she’ll love it!

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AFK Products: Bonne Nuit French Armoire with Caning – Marcheline Night Table – Veronica Seven-Drawer Versatile Dresser – Limited Edition Vintage Shelby Barbie Print – French Twin Bed

Daybed Design:

Daybeds can be a great alternative to a standard bed in a boy’s bedroom or girl’s bedroom. This bed style is also great in nurseries as a place for parents to rest and in playrooms for sleepovers, especially when the daybed as a trundle.

Daybeds can float in the room as a centerpiece and make a style statement or can be placed in front of a wall, which gives a casual living room feel and takes up less space in a room. Color flexibility is a great attribute of daybeds as well – there are many wood and metal finish options as well as fabric options for upholstered daybeds – which are so very popular now.

Try a contemporary style daybed, select a neutral base color and add lots of bright or patterned pillows to spice it up. You can change your style anytime by just replacing the bedding, pillows and other accessories.

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AFK Products: Derbyshire Bed with Trundle – Nearly There Old English Rugby Art – Struggle For Possession Old English Rugby Art

Art For Kids creates beautiful, hand-painted furniture and accessories. The collection features soft hues and antiqued finishes and lends a gentle, artistic touch to your home. From contemporary stylings to the ever-popular Bonne Nuit collection featuring French details like molding and caning, this line offers something for every designer taste.

For a limited time, buy one furniture item and all other coordinating furniture items are 15% off!

See the entire collection here.

Many finishes and hand-painted motifs are available. Design consultants are ready to assist you with custom orders at anytime, call toll-free 866.767.4868 or email [email protected]

What’s Your Crib Style?

What’s your crib style? When it comes to designing your nursery there are several choices, so be selective.

For a truly unique design, consider the round crib. If your space allows it can be a great focal point for the room. Place the crib in the center of the room for a show-stopping look. Round cribs can be dressed up or down depending on your taste and how elaborate you’d like your nursery.  For great drama, consider a round crib with a canopy that allows you to add long, flowing draperies around the crib. If simplicity is more your style, consider a basic, but sleek crib or one that is beautifully ornamented with understated carvings that speak for themselves.

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(this traditional girl’s nursery with wonderful additions of whimsy was designed by our Lead Designer, Patty Grogan, [email protected])

Perhaps you are looking for a posh, yet practical crib style for your nursery that will allow for easy transition from infant to toddler. With the purchase of conversion kits, this style allows you to convert your crib to a toddler bed and in some cases a daybed and full bed. The AFK Heirloom Crib (pictured below) can be converted from a crib to a toddler bed, day bed, and full size bed as needed.

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Art For Kids makes adorable options no matter which style suits your needs best. Explore all of our AFK furniture to decide which crib, or bed, style you love. When you view our AFK page, you’ll find details of our Awesome AFK Sale.

Our Design Consultants are here to help you build your perfect AFK room and take advantage of our amazing savings! From space planning and color selection to product recommendations and personal shopping, our professional team of designers is here to help you with whatever you need. 866.767.4868 or [email protected]

Don’t forget to sign up for our special emails and be the first to learn about sales, new products, design tips and more.

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]

A Shaggy Raggy Statement

Using the Shaggy Raggy Rug as a design statement: Thoughts from PoshTots Lead Designer Patty Grogan.

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The shaggy rug was a classic design element during the 60’s and 70’s and is making a big comeback. What’s different? Definitely the colors, there are so many available, but also the texture. Imagine cotton jersey clouds.

Designing your nursery around this style rug offers a great design element and a comfortable alternative that adds warmth to the room. Imagine the softness underfoot as you rock your little one in a comfy nursery glider.

Three steps to making a design statement based around your Shaggy Raggy Rug:

  1. Select your favorite rug from basic neutrals to bold brights that can help set your design ideas in motion.
  2. Select a bright wall color or wall covering and use it to accent one wall in the room that complements the rug.
  3. Add drapery panels to a window and some great wall decorations in complementary colors and wow, a great room has emerged from the start of a simple rug.

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Think you are ready to make your own design statement? Well, you are in luck! Take advantage of our Flash Sale happening Thursday and Friday on our best-selling rugs. Save 10% and get free shipping on Shaggy Raggy Pink and Shaggy Raggy Cream rugs of all sizes!