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)


(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.

The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar!

The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar!

There's something about colder days that really gets us craving a good Bloody Mary. With that in mind, we went all out to bring you The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar starring our favorite fixin's and barware. This three story bar cart is the newest addition to our bar cart army and while she is small, she is but mighty, especially wrapped in eucalyptus and florals. 

Mintwood Home Bloody Mary Bar
Mintwood Home Bloody Mary Bar

Mintwood Home Bloody Mary Bar 

 We like our Bloody Marys to be a meal so for us, the more fixin's the better. Right!? We're talking bacon, cheese, okra, stuffed olives, cheese straws, pickles, hot peppers, celery and old bay dusted shrimp to name a few of our faves. Also, the spicier the better in our book! 

Mintwood Home Bloody Mary BarShop the look here!

New Years Eve Party Guide | Featuring Defined Designs

New Years Eve Party Guide | Featuring Defined Designs

We're so thrilled to have Emma Newell of Defined Designs Blog here sharing her favorite Mintwood Home party-ready products to help ring in 2016!

 

Nothing is more fun than push-pop confetti, however, we do recommend making this an outdoor activity...we speak from experience. We also love Emma's idea to use the quartz rock box for collecting each guests best moment from 2015 and reading them allowed after midnight.

 

We think that every NYE party cocktail should be served in a gold rimmed glass! Coasters are also a must-have when entertaining, scatter them around before guests arrive and hope for the best.

 

 

You already know that anything black and white and gold is a must-have in our book. Serve up a classy charcuterie board and a fruit salad for your guests. 

A Golden New Years Eve Bar

A Golden New Years Eve Bar

Raise your hand if you LOVE gold everything, hate fighting crowds on NYE & need some inspiration for getting your bar party ready!! Well, lucky you that you found this blog post.
 

 Shop the look here!

 
As Seen On Domino!

As Seen On Domino!

Did you recognize these MWH items in Dria Murphy's apartment as seen on Domino.com?

Beautiful Settings | Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

Beautiful Settings | Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

While Thanksgiving is about SO much more than pretty tablescapes, we love the idea of creating a unique setting for friends and family to enjoy. We've scoured the web and picked out a few of our favorite Thanksgiving-ready table settings just for you. Cheers! 
Image via Style Me Pretty
Image via Cuckoo 4 Design
Image via Liz Marie Blog

Inspiring Outdoor Spaces

 Summer's in full swing and on sunny days there's nothing better than an outdoor oasis to escape, unwind and entertain. With that in mind, we wanted to share some inspiration and tips just in time to plan some weekend projects...or pour a glass of rosé and relax out back. 

 

 

 

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Blogs & Coffee

 

Happy Monday! In honor of everyone's favorite day of the week...we're each sharing our five favorite blogs. Many of these blogs were some of the first we ever read and in many ways, planted the seed and paved the way for Mintwood Home. Some you've heard of, some maybe not but we're pretty sure they'll brighten and inspire your Monday just like they've done for us over the years.

 

Now, can someone please pass the coffee!? 

 

 

Coco + Kelley // Absolutely Beautiful Things // Delight By Design // Atlantic Pacific // Sequins & Stripes

 

 

 

Luella & June // JWS Interiors // Zhush // Hunted Interior // Little Green Notebook 

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! 
Get the look by clicking here
Get the look by clicking here
Get the look* by clicking here
*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:

 

 

 

Home Tour Submissions

Ever feel like the hard work, time and energy you've put into your home deserves to be shown off? 

We do too!  Click here to learn more about submitting your home to be featured on our blog.

Designer Spotlight

Welcome to our first ever designer spotlight! In these features we will be interviewing our favorite designers and bloggers to find out their top Mintwood Home product picks and their favorite inspirations for decorating with these items! We couldn't be more excited to kick off the series with Page Ryan. 

 

Product: Blue & White Ginger Jar  //  Concept Photo, Interior Design by Tobi Fairley

 

Product: Versailles Window Pane Mirror  //  Concept Photo, Interior Design by Sanda Morgan Interiors

 

Product: Golden Days I  //  Concept Photo, Interior Design by Laura Casey Interiors

 

 

Spring Tablescape Inspiration

It's getting to be the time of year when we're just itching to set a pretty table and invite the girls over for delicious food & drink! While it's not quite warm enough to take the party out doors (at least not here in DC), that doesn't mean you can't put together a bright and festive spring inspired tablescape. Take a look at some fun (and simple) ways we used some of our favorite spring linens!