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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

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  2. Stephanie says:

    I feel like our style resembles Italy. Old world meets more modern design. I love to mix them both, since I can't choose a fav.

  3. Kendra says:

    I think also USA. We love clean lines and uncluttered style, but we have some fun family antiques that we enjoy incorporating. I have never thought about this question though, so I will continue to think about it.

  4. Cherie says:

    I love these pillows!! They are rockin my world!

  5. Marlynda says:

    Japan with it's minimalism or zen style is a perfect example of my own personal design style. There is something about the balance between space and objects that I find very elegant. I have a strong liking towards that openness feel of a room, the warm glow of indirect lighting, and incorporating elements of nature inside. There is an instant attraction to the color used as well. Great question! :)

  6. [...] asked you to share with us which country most embodies your personal design style in our April 8th giveaway. Some of you had to do some soul-searching to really pin it down. Our winner, Amber, chose Italy. [...]

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