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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. Ron Miller says:

    Switzerland, neutral… A cluster of everything, no particular design motivation behind anything in this house

  2. Anne says:

    Mixing and matching is my style. The pillows are great.

  3. Ginger Koumalats says:

    I don't think I can pick one country… Sweden for their lines, Norway for the colors, France for the feel, USA for the eclecticism of it all… I guess I'm a style melting pot!!

  4. svanessa says:

    Italy, no question. Love the old world colors of Sienna, Florence, Lucca and other Tuscan cities I was lucky enought to visit a few years ago.

  5. And Then She Said says:

    Peru and folk artfrom Eastern Europe. Also really love seeing so many Suzani & Ikat fabrics available!

  6. Krister says:

    My style is very Canada-influenced. I adore the clean lines of Haida art, and the few pieces of it I have are the inspiration for the rest of my design choices.

  7. Rosie says:

    I would have to say a Spanish style. For some reason the Spanish style is always so vibrant and colorful it makes your eyes drawn to look at so many things in the room. Good conversation always!

  8. Carrie Conley says:

    I going to say the good old USA….but I never really thought about it….From now on I will and It will be the good old USA

  9. jeff says:

    I'd say Africa…I love the colors, the bold graphics and the whole vibe.

  10. Kat says:

    I would have to say Germany. It's the only other country I've been to and love the modern minimalist style I saw when I was there.

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