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July 17, 2018

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum's Twin Girls' Nursery

We are thrilled to finally reveal one of our favorite projects from this past year! We had the privilege of designing Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum's twin girls’ nursery. Hillary reached out with a vision for a feminine while still fun space for her two newest additions.

Because we are based out of the Washington, DC area and Hillary’s home is in Nashville, we did the majority of the space plan and design through phone and email. We stared out creating this mood board and went from there!



 Hillary has the most amazing house manager, Shauna, who helped us run the day by day in the house. All things carpets, painting, electrical she was able to have done without us flying to Nashville. 

To accomplish the look, we designed the room with light pink walls and a beautiful blush accent wallpaper by Philip Jeffries and added some sass with a fun Worlds Away black and white bone stool and colorful blue rug by Surya.


We knew we had to have these sweet animal prints from The Animal Print Shop and partnered with them for these pieces!



Gorgeous light fixture fit for a princess (or two!) by Circa Lighting

Acrylic cribs by Pottery Barn Kids. 

Custom draperies by The Shade Store.  

Get the look:


Check out the nursery featured on People Magazine!

August 25, 2017

Mintwood Home's Blue and Grey Paint Color Round Up

Y’all already know we have a thing for blue…so we rounded up our favorites for you. And—we’ve also included our favorite greys. Color magic, friends. A fresh coat of paint changes EVERYTHING.




1. Farrow + Ball, Inchyra Blue

Image via Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets


2. Farrow + Ball, Stiffkey Blue

Image via Farrow + Ball


3. Benjamin Moore, Hale Navy

Image via Houzz


4. Benjamin Moore, Constellation

Image via Remodelholic





1. Farrow + Ball, Cromarty

Image via Remodelista

2. Farrow + Ball, Lamp Room Grey

Image via Farrow + Ball

3. Benjamin Moore, Grey Owl

Image via Home Bunch

4. Benjamin Moore, Nightfall

Image via Pinterest

August 14, 2017

Mintwood Home's White Paint Color Round Up

There are lots of paint options when it comes to neutrals, but nothing is as tried and true as a clean white. Grays are pretty and beiges have their moments, but a white wall just speaks to us. It’s like it's begging us to design the space. Trends are fun and will come and go—white walls are simply not one of those trends.


We are rounding up some of our personal favorite whites that we tend to turn to over and over. We’re sticking to Benjamin Moore and Farrow & Ball, because we almost always choose their brands. Why mess with perfection, right?


1. Benjamin Moore, Chantilly Lace

Image via Dana Casey

2. Farrow and Ball, All White

Image via Farrow + Ball

3. Benjamin Moore, Decorator’s White

Image via Lily Spindle 

4. Farrow and Ball, Wevet

Image via Farrow & Ball Instagram 



1. Benjamin Moore, White Down

Image via Writer & Residence

2. Farrow & Ball, Strong White

Image via Emily Henderson 


3. Benjamin Moore, Dove Wing

Image via Home Bunch

4. Farrow & Ball, James White

Image via houzz   

August 02, 2017

Guess what?


We know it’s been a while—we’ve missed you. Over these past few blog-free months, we have been inspired, y’all. (Working hard or hardly working, you ask? We’ve been working hard). There are lots of exciting things on the horizon at Mintwood Home. Speaking of which, get your insta stories out and be sure to follow along with us this Friday as we tour our founder, Heloise’s home!


We get tons of emails with all kinds of design and business questions, so we thought we’d start chatting about them here. We’ve made lots of plans for this to be a place where we aim to educate + inspire our readers. So, over the coming months, we have plans to talk paint colors (because how do you choose from the 9,576 white options?), fabrics (we do custom for a reason, folks), wallpaper, furniture and so much more. With that said, we’d never want to bore you, friends. Ask us questions, tell us what you want to hear, roundups you’d like to see—we’re all ears over here.


Email us at info@mintwoodhome.com. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


Also – our Pinterest is looking real pretty these days—follow us to start being inspired.


March 26, 2017

Favorite Pillow Combos


March 10, 2017

MH loves Palm Springs

 Destination: Palm Springs

Image via Architectural Digest


There’s a reason why Palm Springs has been called the most instagrammable city in the world. We may be a little biased when it comes to our love for this place—our intern, Gionna, calls Palm Springs home, and Heloise just got back from a Palm Springs bachelorette party—but we are not exaggerating when we say this place is a designer’s dreamland.

Image via Studio DIY


From the ACE to the Avalon to the Parker to the Saguaro to the Korakia, the list of boutique hotels goes on and on. Not to mention, the dining and spa selections aren’t bad either. Palm Springs embodies mid-century modern architecture as well as an old Hollywood glam, while completely maintaining its totally unique, one-of-a-kind feel.

Image via Refinery 29


With inspiration from picture perfect Palm Springs (and because we’re so looking forward to sunny days outside) we’ve added lots of outdoor furniture to the site! From bold hues to patterns that pop, we've curated a list of some of our favorite Palm Springs-esqe products. Even if you can’t make it to SoCal this year, get that Palm Springs feel in your own home. 



February 14, 2017

Tricks of the Trade

  1. Coffee Table: Your coffee table should be 2 to 4 inches below the height of your sofa seat and just about 18 inches of space should be left between the sofa and the table. 

  2. Bedside Table: Each nightstand should be the same height as the bed or a little taller. 

  3. Rug sizes: When measuring for a rug, the key elements to consider are furniture legs and where they will sit. The legs of each seating element (i.e. sofa, chair) should be either fully on the rug or at least placed with the front legs on the rug. The same goes for the dining room pieces. You want the entire dining set on the rug while also allowing for a couple feet on each end of the rug after the furniture is placed. This way no one will have half on/half off unstable chairs at the dinner table!

  4. Paint: Eggshell is always the best finish for walls (a bold statement, but we’re standing by it). It’s matte with a little sheen and reflects light well. BUT, it’s hard to clean. So, in bathrooms use satin. Satin wipes clean and reflects light well. (Maybe use in the kids’ rooms as well—make your life a little easier with the cleaning thing). We also prefer flat paint on ceilings. Cabinets are always done in a semi-gloss—durable and easy to clean. 

  5. Hanging Art: The center of the piece should be around 58" from the ground.
  1. Curtains: Hang curtains closer to the ceiling than the to the top of the window. This will draw the eye up and makes the ceiling seem taller. 
  2. Mantle: When hanging things above the mantle, as a general rule of thumb leave seven inches between the mantle and the bottom of what you are hanging.
  3. If you really need help, hire a professional! We offer E-Design packages and in person designer services to those in the DMV area! Click the link below to read more.               

February 03, 2017


1. Elements Of Style | Erin Gates
Erin has the best style. I love her look--she even has her own line now! Her coffee table book is hysterical, I laughed out loud and learned a ton. A definite must read and a must have for your own coffee table.
2. Little Green NotebookJenny Komenda
I have been following Jenny for years--really for as long as I can remember. Not only does she have a great look that is modern and fresh, but I also learn so much reading her blog. I love to DYI things and she really teaches you how. She dyed curtains a couple a years ago--I'm still waiting to do that one day. 
3. Bliss at Home - Kristin Cadwallader 
Kristin might just be the sweetest blogger out there. I had been following her for a while when I reached out to collaborate. She is extremely professional and does everything she says she is going to do! The way she uses black and leopard in rooms is just so chic.
4. Hunted Interior | Kristin Jackson 
She does the best job helping you find your own style why doing it on a budget. Her ideas are totally original and fun. Love her use of color.
5. The Zhush | Sue de Chiara
Sue always has the best pictures and her posts are oh so inspiring. I was swooning over her recent post about wallpaper. I don't know where she finds all her images, but they will
6. Cuckoo 4 Design | Julia 
Nothing like a little European inspiration, right? Julia is from Germany and living in the US. Her overall neutral color pallet is to die for: chic mastered.
7. Young House Love | John & Sherry
John & Sherry have fixed up multiple houses and have the absolute go-to blog for home DIY projects. (I've mentioned my love for DIY, right?)
8. JWS Interiors | Jennifer Wagner Schmidt
Every single morning I look forward to 10 am when I receive her email. Always swoon-worthy. Like Mintwood Home, Jennifer is also based out of DC!
9. Shannon Claire Interiors | Shannon Claire Smith 
Another local DC designer, Shannon's talent shines through from her blog. Check out her One Room Challenge post if you're looking for house #goals. Everything she touches turns to gold.

10. Simple Stylings | Summer Hogan
I met Summer this past year and was introduced to her blog. She does the best job writing about real life and uses that simple style to decorate a home for your family. I love all of her posts!


January 31, 2017

New Year, New You: Getting Organized

Organization makes people happy. It’s proven! We’re serious—there are actually health benefits to being organized. Feast your eyes on this clutter-free, pretty & practical organization inspo (and tips of the trade).



These can either be a cluttery eyesore or completely make a space.


  1. Color grouping: Try grouping books of similar shades together. You don’t need to go overboard here, group colors that complement each other or belong in the same color family.
  2. Bins & boxes: For storage, use some cute bins or boxes. We love this Agate Glass Box Set for cleanly displaying some of your pretties!
  3. Keep it simple: We’re getting organized, remember? Avoid placing too many knick-knacks or supplies throughout your shelving. That’s what the bins are for!

    Image via BookBub

    Image via BookBub

    Image via Mintwood Home


Trays are great for organizing the things you have to have in an area, while still keeping the space neat and polished.


  1. In the coffee table tray you can store the remotes, candle, coasters, etc. Have a lot on your coffee table? Use a few!
    2. In the bathroom, trays are great for perfumes, soaps, and extra toiletries.
    3. By the door, place your keys in a tray and they’ll always have a home!
    4. On your nightstand: books, lamp, candle--voila!

                              Image via Erika Bretchel

                              Image via The Everygirl

                              Image via The Everygirl

    Shop trays here.


Bar Carts:
They're everywhere. Bar carts are the perfect way to store and display all your spirits and glasses.


  1. Mix it up. Add some greenery, some of your favorite knick-knacks, cocktail napkins, etc.
  2. Have a plan. Maybe use trays to divide your cart into zones, so you have a place for the essentials,: glassware, bottles, etc. Organization, meet style.

                             Image via Style Me Pretty

                                    Image via Domino
    Shop for the bar here.


Who wants to work in a cluttered space? No one.


  1. Make sure your work area is well lit! You’ll get more done, and your eyes will thank you. Check out our lamps here.
  2. Hang up some inspiration boards. This way you can organize all those samples, articles, photos, etc. you’ve been hanging onto, and they can provide a fun backdrop to your work-space.
  3. Storage containers are your friend. File away all the paperwork that always ends up piled on your desk. Bonus—you’ll know where everything is!

                              Image via Alice Lane

          Image via The Everygirl


January 17, 2017

Blue & White, Done Totally Right

Certain things, they just don’t go out of style. Classic blue and white décor has stood the test of time, since Chinese porcelain used for decoration made its debut in the 14th century. (That’s 700 years, y’all). We’re giving tips on blue and white décor and how to add them into your home.


  1. Wallpaper

In the bedroom, powder room, living area—we’ve been spending lots of time swooning over blue and white wallpaper samples lately. Wallpaper makes such a statement and is a classy and elegant way to add color to your space. Sidenote: Our founder, Heloise, recently wallpapered her bathroom in classic blue and white, and we are low-key obsessed. Check out our Instagram for recent photos.

(Image: Fresh Design Pedia)

Shop wallpaper here.

  1. Ginger Jars

If you’ve spent any time on our site, you may have noticed our love for ginger jars. On bookshelves, on the floor—can’t stop, won’t stop. Group these eye-catching beauties on the floor or table or use them to as accent pieces. I think our favorite way is as a floral vase. Try some blue or white hydrangeas. *Swoon*.

(Image: Tobi Fairley)


(Image: South Shore Decorating Blog)

PS – We love this fun blue and white and animal print combo. Check out our favorite animal print pillow here.

(Image: One Kings Lane)

(Image: Decor Pad)            

Shop Ginger Jars here, here & here!

  1. Rugs

There’s nothing quite like a great blue and white rug. Find the perfect one, then keep the rest of the décor simple and classy. We love a blue and white rug paired with a gold coffee table. Can it get much more gorgeous?

(Image: Decor Pad)

PS – Looking for a gorgeous coffee table to complement that new rug? We can help. This one is a favorite.

 Shop our blue and white rugs here!

  1. Lamps

We love the way a lamp can add a bold pop of color. Try bold blues, classy whites, or blue and white patterns to bring style to your bedside or side table.

(Image: Tobi Fairley)

Shop our fun blue and white lamps here.

  1. Bedding

Looking for simple and easy ways to refresh your bedroom? New bedding, please. This blue and white cool color combination will transform your bedroom into the sanctuary you’ve always dreamed of.

(Image: Citrine Living)

 Shop bedding here!

  1. Pillows

Pillows—they’re kind of (totally) our thing. Add them to the couch, chairs, your bed. And, you’re in luck—we make them completely custom, utterly fit for your space. Design your own, here.


(Image: Euro Home Style)

Can't get enough of them? Shop pillows here.

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