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Have you ever visited a town or small city and stumbled upon this one shop brimming with the coolest, most unusual items ever. You know, the store with decadent handmade soaps wrapped in gorgeous papers, one-of-a-kind jewelry impossible to duplicate and goodies you’ve never seen before from far-away lands. (And you want to cry, because it’s all so beautiful but your suitcase is only so big!) Well, we’ve found that shop’s online doppleganger.

The Loaded Trunk

The Loaded Trunk is a collection of handmade goods hand-picked by owner Roni Jaco during her travels around the globe. Roni spends several weeks each year scouring stores in Vietnam, markets in Mexico and artisan workshops in Uzbekistan. So every visit to The Loaded Trunk’s website promises a new treasures unlike anything you’ve seen in other stores. To my delight, Roni pulled two of her latest finds — Mexican embroidered pillows from the Otomi Indians — just for us. BONUS: They are in honeysuckle, Pantone’s Color of the Year.

For a chance to win a pair of these striking pillows just leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, April 11, to be entered for a chance to win.

This week’s question: What country epitomizes your personal design style and why? France? Japan? Kenya? The good ol’ US of A?

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126 Responses

  1. Kathy says:

    Since I like a little bit of everything- eclectic is the answer- you can see beach casual, a little bit of formal, and the older I get the less clutter I like. Just left a yard sale trying to make some of my old treasures go to new homes. The pillows are most beautiful and I have a lovely spot for them in my home!

  2. Jessica says:

    Great question – I am so into traveling and my house definitely reflects that! Don't worry, it doesn't look like a souvenir shop but I guess with everything it's probably a bit eclectic. Those pillows would fit right in with all my other world treasures!

  3. Karyl says:

    I'm still trying to figure out my design style – I like so many different things. USA with a leaning towards Scandinavian, I guess.

  4. Jennifer Barrons Boy says:

    I think it would be American country – love the whimsical, happy, cottage feel!

  5. Donna says:

    I love your question! I love so many styles. But if you want to know my current design style, all I can say is: Two Boys! It's very hard to maintain any sense of style with young boys. So in my personal space (bathroom), I try for "Beach Style" and I overflow this into the Master Bedroom where I try to add a sense of "Calmness".

    If I had my choice though and an unending budget, I would love to have an English Country Style, throughout my home. I love chintz and teapots! It is such a cozy, warm, inviting style. Plus I would extend it outdoors with an English Garden that includes lots of roses and pathways!

    My second favorite style is Swedish. My husband is from Swedish decent and if we could we would incorporate that into our home. The pillows you are giving away remind of that type of style and "Pink" is my favorite color! They would give me a sense of "girl" in my "all boy" home!

  6. Donna says:

    I love your question! I love so many styles. But if you want to know my current design style, all I can say is: Two Boys! It's very hard to maintain any sense of style with young boys. So in my personal space (bathroom), I try for "Beach Style" and I overflow this into the Master Bedroom where I try to add a sense of "Calmness".

    If I had my choice and an unending budget I would decorate in an English Cottage style. I love chintz and teapots! It's such a warm, cozy, and inviting style. My second choice is Swedish. I love the clean sense of the style. Plus my husband is from Swedish descent and it's nice to have a part of your heritage in your home. Which leads me to the pillows you are giving away… They have that simple, clean look. Plus the are "Pink"! They would add a little bit of "girl" to my "all boy" style!
    donna

  7. Joann Brune says:

    I think the good ole USA Texas style. I liked what Candice did with thewords on the wall in the attic redo. I like leather furniture with the tacks showing. Navajo type floor rugs. Bluebonnets, green grass, and coastal colors.

  8. Clarissa D says:

    England would epitomize my ideal style. With a bit of Indian pizazz.

  9. I really love the design and colors of these pillows, they would fit right in at my home!

  10. Jillaine Comardo says:

    I am IN LOVE with these pillows!!!!!!

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