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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. Smubba says:

    My style is optimized by Barcelona and Spain, in general. It's modern, sleek, yet old world. I love the whimsy of Gaudi alongside the stainless steel bathroom fixtures you find in the shops there. I love the fact that women in high heels and skirts are riding scooters. That's my favorite city ever!

  2. snaves says:

    I'm definitely a mix and matcher. Different styles in different rooms.

  3. SydneyNK says:

    My style can be very eclectic so I don't know if I can pick one exact country but I have always loved the wood carving detail and colors you would see in Moroco.

  4. Caitlin Carver says:

    My personal style has many influences from several countries. (:

  5. LUisa says:

    A mix between tuscan & rustic american or what I feel goes :)

  6. jeccica simpson says:

    I would have to say Paris, France…. I have all kinds of parisian items in my home. Inspiried by the French

  7. RandyKite says:

    That is a good question. We have been to Mexico, Israel, Nicaragua, and Greece (as well as home in USA) and I would have to say that I cannot give a definitive answer to your question. I love it all! So, I guess you would say that we, like some others who have commented, are a mix and match from around the globe.

    Those are some very nice pillows by-the-way. They would look good on the couch in our home office.

  8. saminder gumer says:

    i like thailand and india. i love the old school and eastern feel of their design and it just is very peaceful to me.

  9. Definitely Morocco for the colors and embellishments!

  10. Brooke H says:

    Lovely! Would add the perfect punch of color to any living room couch.

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