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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. Janie says:

    Jamaica- British Colonial, Morocco- love the colors, rugs, and tiles, Mexico- love the bright colors!

  2. hopnorth says:

    My home is inspired from the USA. Great pillows for the giveaway!

  3. Darlene says:

    I love the simple Asian style, with simple lines and natural elements.

  4. Jean T says:

    If I had my way it would be Hawaiian. Vibrant colors of the flowers, cool colors of the water. There isn't much to not like!

  5. sister6 says:

    My decorating style is the USA, red, white, and blue, with some yellows mixed in:) However these darling pillows would look wonderful on my antique family heirloom chair in my office!

  6. Joanne says:

    My personal style would be Mexico and Italy. I love bright colors and unusual items. The funkier the better!!!

  7. laurab says:

    Love These….Want These!

  8. edcapone72 says:

    i'm still working on developing a personal style. when i envision what i'd like a room to look like i see eastern hues and native american influences depending on the room, but when i actually choose prints and textures for my home i choose things inspired by nature. i'd have to say that i'm less inspired by one culture/country over another, and moreso that i am inspired by that which is universal–green hues that mirror nature, the textures of wood and botanicals, neutrals and eco friendly materials, with shocks of bright color like a flowering bush or a brightly colored bird.

  9. Alice says:

    Danish/Swedish. White walls, wood floors, simple and natural textiles with pops of color in unexpected places.

  10. MegYArnold says:

    I am originally from Russia, my husband is from Japan we love eating food from both places. Our home is a little bit of both. We love colors with our white couch and walls :D

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