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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. Kelly says:

    I would say USA. I love the the mix of all different cultures that make for amazing style!

  2. Peaches says:

    I Love HGTV! I wake up to it and go to bed to IT!!!! Candace Olsen, Jane Lockhart and David Bromstad inspire me!!!

  3. Kim says:

    I would think it would US of A. I prefer less clutter, more minimalist and only things I love. I mix and match. The pillows are beautiful and would fit right in.

  4. Sari Sprague says:

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

    I would have to say the country of "Sari"..I like all kinds of mixes and textures so I couldn't pin it down to just one…I love the carved woods or Moroccan, furniture but the embrodiered fabrics of China, the texture and nubby feeling of woven Peru fabric and the bright colors and Day of the Dead skulls from Mexico…and don't get me started on all kinds of world wide carved wooden toys?!!!!!

  5. Susan P. says:

    I like a mix of USA, Danish and Swedish furniture. More modern but still eclectic.

  6. @HRMDiane says:

    Love the pillows. They would look Awesome on my bed. HGTV Rocks !!!

  7. Jennifer says:

    I find that the English and French countryside inspires me the most!

  8. Vira says:

    I've always been told that my house looks like Frida Kahlo's house…I love color, I love details; like embroidery and cut outs. I would say that the countries that epitomize my design and style are Mexico and Thailand.

  9. ChaseK8 says:

    I think the country that epitomizes my personal style is the U.K. I have a very eclectic collection of pieces. I am inspired by the old British countryside look and I mimic it in my home. This fascination sometimes pours over to other areas of my life as well I must say even in my clothing choices you can see the British influence…

  10. Laura says:

    Cute I like the designs as for my style I like the US

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