Blue & White, Done Totally Right

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)


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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.

Featured | A Perfectly DC Proposal

When our friend Kaitlyn of Cheers Darling Events asked us to help out with a surprise DC proposal, well, we couldn't say no! As featured over on Style Me Pretty today, we helped pull out all the stops on this perfectly DC picnic proposal in front of the WWI memorial. We're sharing a few of our favorite moments here as well as a link to shop the look, but head on over to SMP to see the full post. xoxo

 

Photo Credit: Lisa Ziesing of Abby Jiu Photography

 

 

 

 

DIY: Ikea Hacks

Oh yes, we have jumped on the Ikea Hack bandwagon with two feet.

 

Since Mintwood Home is a startup and we don't sell a ton of furniture (yet!), it's a constant struggle to furnish scenes for our photo shoots. We've tried a few different routes since we started including pulling pieces from our own homes (we still do this) and borrowing from dear friends but the truth is, it's difficult to keep each photo shoot feeling fresh and different when we're using all the same furniture over and over again. For this past photo shoot, Ikea Hacks were a total game changer and enabled us to easily switch things up for some of our shots. We're never ones to shy away from a little DIY and if we have learned anything over the past seven months it's that there is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, that a can of gold spray paint can't fix. 

 

Photo shoots aside, the struggle is real no matter who you are or what you do. Furnishing every square inch of a home is hard and Ikea Hacks are an affordable alternative to the furniture wearing up to four figure price tags. Dare we say that sometimes we even like the hacked versions better than the real thing?! See below to decide for yourself! 
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*Sadly the table used for this hack is no longer available at Ikea but we think this table could be used instead! 

 

Other Ikea Hacks we love:

 

 

 

Entryway Envy

We all know how important first impressions are and the same rules apply when it comes to your home! Whether you've got ample space for tables and chairs or just enough to fit an umbrella stand or coat rack, it doesn't take a major overhaul to put together an entryway that wows! Here are some of our favorite entryway pins as well as an easy way to get a similar look for yourself. What's your biggest entryway obstacle? 

 

 

 

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Shelf-Case

If there's one thing that really gets us going, it's a well styled bookshelf. Rearranging your shelves can often be the easiest way to freshen up your space without spending a penny, and the options for what you can do are endless! Here are some shelves that simultaneously have us drooling and racing home to rearrange our own bookshelves. Do you have a favorite shelfie?

Shop our Mintwood Home Shelfie Must-Haves! 

Images via:
Bliss At Home  //  The Everygirl  //  Lauren Conrad  //  Smitten Studio Online

Fabric Friday: Fifty Shades of...You Guessed It!

It's here, it's finally HERE. Back in July, the release of the trailer alone pretty much got us through the weeks leading up to our website launch, so you can imagine how pumped we are to get up close and personal with Christian Grey in theaters this weekend. To set the mood properly, here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate this soft, yet sophisticated color in your home.

 

 So what do you think, would you dare to paint a wall in your home a shade of dark grey?

 

 Shop our Design Your Own Pillows in our featured fabrics here

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 Photo Credit:

Decozilla // SMP Living // SMP Living // The Everygirl // SMP Living // houzz // Elements of Style Blog

 

 

 

Color Story: Winter Whites

It could be all the snow on the ground or the calm, cozy feeling that being surrounded by muted whites, light blues and neutral accents brings...whatever it is, "winter white" inspired spaces have had our hearts skipping a beat lately. Here's our mood board of cozy white spaces we'd love to sink into with a good book and wait for spring to arrive.

 

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