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March 15, 2020

Sweet Kavanaugh's Nursery


Today we are sharing a space near and dear to our hearts, sweet Kavanaugh’s nursery.  With a baby on the way, this was the very first room Heloise designed when she and her husband moved into their new home two years ago.  Although Heloise has done nurseries for close friends and high-profile clients alike, there is no feeling like putting together the nursery for your own first baby. 

We wanted to keep this room soothing and mostly gender-neutral, so we started with Willow Leaf Wallpaper by Schumacher in Flax to give the crib wall some subtle interest.  The glider chair was made by Lee Industries.  We opted for a washable slip-cover that can be removed and refreshed after those inevitable spit-up accidents.  We paid homage to our baby girl with a pink floor lamp.  A similar lamp from Target is linked here. There is no better place than a child’s room to mix in some bargain finds!

Hanging over Kavanaugh's crib is the felt Swan Mobile by Pehr.  In addition to canvas storage bins in all sizes, Mintwood Home also offers Pehr's whimsical rugs and decor.  The paintings behind the glider are by Holly Mabrey Poole.

On the other side of the room we converted a vintage chest into a changing table/dresser combo by taking height off the top of the chest, painting, and adding a changing pad.  Our popular Sepik Mirror hangs above.  Painting is an easy way to refresh that vintage chest or vanity you may be hanging onto.  You can also switch out the drawer pulls or knobs for an updated look! 

Lastly, but most importantly, we did a custom closet design by a company called EZ closets, which maximized the space and gave shoes, dressers and sweaters their own little nooks. What a difference it makes being able to see everything at a glance! 

January 29, 2020

A Sophisticated Pink Nursery

Today we are showcasing the nursery of a lovely client who recently welcomed a new baby. The expectant parents envisioned a room that their little girl could grow into. They wanted to embrace all things pink and feminine in a way that would look sweet enough for a baby, yet sophisticated enough for a big girl’s room in the years to come. We are so happy with the final design and hope you love it as much as we do!

Our wonderful contractor installed custom-made radiator covers throughout the house. Beautiful and functional, in the nursery the radiator cover functions as a place for setting down books, toys or bottles after rocking baby to sleep.

We love the blush pink color of the wallpaper. It is a soft pink that isn't too 'young' of a color. We selected the Villa Stripe wallpaper by Schumacher. Butterflies have a special meaning to our client and we wanted to find a way to incorporate them into the design of the room.  So we searched and found these Kono Butterflies 3 from Natural Curiosities. You can purchase these on our site!


The gorgeous, Art-Deco inspired Bardot Large 3-Drawer Dresser in Natural adds sophistication to this nursery. Our client loves all the storage for the many outfits for this precious baby. The soft close drawers are amazing! We styled it with the Porcelain Vase Lamp in Pink and the Willow Bough Mirror. The mirror was on backorder for months and I have to say I knew it was work the wait. I didn't want to do something brass since we were framing the butterflies with a gold frame. I wanted it to stand out but not too much. The bone inlay is precious for a nursery. 

The built-ins are styled with a mix of new and old books that belonged to our client as a child, as well as some of her vintage baby items.

One of the new items we added is the Pehr Pom Pom Mini in Bunny Hop. Instantly recognizable, Pehr's pom pom baskets come in a variety of colors and sizes which makes them perfect for book and toy storage in any nursery or playroom. 

You'll see more close-ups of these built-ins in an upcoming post about the art of styling shelves. We get lots of questions about this topic so if you're confounded by the empty space, don't worry, you're not alone!


 The sweetest little details on top are the floral ceramic purse and the monogrammed silver brush set. You can never go wrong with items that are passed down, as it's those little sentimental touches that make a room really special. 

December 18, 2019

Tips for Setting a Merry Christmas Table

If Halloween is the one holiday when ladies can dress scantily and not be judged, then Christmas is that one time of year when kitsch is perfectly acceptable!  According to Heloise, “you can’t have too much Christmas.” She even has a Santa Claus costume for the commode.

So whether you stick to white lights on your tree and fresh garland across your mantelpiece or colored lights and retro reindeer on your bookshelves – there is no wrong way to decorate for the season!

If you’re looking for inspiration for your Christmas table, here are some tips for a merry table your guests are sure to love.

  1. Start with a runner or a tablecloth to set the vibe you’re going for. Whether a tartan table runner or a crisp white tablecloth, this sets the foundation for everything else.

  2. Decide on a centerpiece or focal point for the table. Do you want one large piece in the middle or 2-3 smaller pieces with space in between? This can depend on table length and personal preference. We did two to balance the weight of the large floral arrangements.

  3. Once your centerpieces are set, you’ll want to fill the space in between. Fresh seasonal greenery is a classic choice and a great backdrop for some color. We opted for pops of red using pomegranates and then added subtle silver and gold pieces for sparkle.

  4. Next you’ll coordinate your placemats and napkins. Don’t forget to accessorize with chargers and napkin rings, if you desire!

  5. Stack your plates and put out your silverware and glasses.

  6. Now you’re ready for the most important part – the guests!



From all of us at Mintwood Home and our families, we wish you a beautiful holiday season!

October 16, 2019

Let's get reacquainted!

It’s been a little over a year since our last post, and with good reason. Now we’re back to let you know what’s been going on behind the scenes with the Mintwood Home team. Here are some fun facts about what we’ve been up to the last year:


      • We have been to markets all over the country sourcing exclusive new brands to add to our site! Here are a few of our favorites. 

      • We’ve worked countless design hours to create beautiful spaces.  

      • We’ve designed six nurseries this year alone for expecting clients across the country. And speaking of babies...

      • Heloise had a baby girl last April, Kavanaugh. Things really change when you are trying to manage two companies and a little one. A big thank you to my clients for being understanding while I figured out how to mom and manage work. See below for some examples of this.


  • To keep pace with all these changes, we’ve grown our Mintwood Home team. We are all working moms to young kiddos. In fact, the sixth Mintwood Home baby (Caitlin's second) is joining the team this winter! 


We’ve been busy for sure, but what hasn’t changed is our love for beautiful spaces and our dedication to bringing you a beautifully curated collection of gifts, furnishings, décor and designer fabrics and wall-coverings. We look forward to bringing you many exciting new things as we overhaul our site, including glimpses into some of Heloise’s recent design projects. Stay tuned to see what’s in store.

Welcome Home!


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 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. 



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