4.01.2016

Mintwood Home



I'm obsessed with home decor and entertaining.

That probably doesn't come as a surprise to many of you, but one of my favorite things is decorating my living space and entertaining.

It has been challenging over the years to really feel like I'm putting my stamp on where I live. Mostly because I've lived with others who have very different styles. Nothing wrong with that, but I didn't want to really spend the money till I had a place to call my own. Now that I do, I'm in a home decor frenzy. I want everything. I love shopping online, reading magazines, pinning ideas and watching enough HGTV to make my eyes fall out.

Since I now have my own (yes all MINE) apartment, I have been itching to make it scream KRISTYN! My style is very much Southern, but with a twist. I love bold colors, gold accents, and vibrant prints. I am an avid fan of mixing patterns, but ensuring everything is cohesive.



I've currently got all of the main furniture pieces in my apartment, but now come the accessories.

When it comes to home accessories, I find many pieces online. Why? Because it's so much easier than scouring the shelves at stores and lugging massive shopping bags (sometimes full of breakable items) home. I have purchased many of my home pieces from the web. Speaking of, I want to introduce y'all to a fantastic business that I have followed for awhile now.

I've been following Mintwood Home on Instagram for months, but it wasn't till I found a mutual connection to their owner that I really got to know this home decor site. A coworker of mine is actually good friends and roommates with the owner, Heloise. We were connected and I instantly grew even more obsessed with Mintwood Home. Heloise is so friendly and great to work with. I asked her to tell me a little more about her brand, and herself...


Behind the Brand, founder and creative director, Heloise McKee



Heloise started Mintwood Home to help young professionals like you and I. Her goal was to "simplify the process and make great design more accessible." Heloise lives by the motto that "decorating should be fun, affordable, and reflect your personal sense of style." All things I want from my own decorating adventure.



Heloise was so kind to help me get my apartment accessorizing off to a great start, and sent over some beautiful gold accent pieces.

To me, a home should feel both inviting and welcoming. Maybe that's the Southerner in me.  So it was all too fitting that I incorporate pineapple accents. Pineapples are one of the most well-known Southern icons and are a symbol for welcoming, friendly and hospitality. All things a Southern woman and household should possess.

I took the pineapple bookends and added them under my TV stand, to help prop up DVDs and books. Making sure I highlight the Southerner's Handbook of course, ha!



I then added the small glass jewelry tray and pineapple jar to my credenza. When I get home, I tend to fling my jewelry on the counter. No bueno. Instead, I now have a gorgeous tray and jar to hold all of my jewels.







It was honestly so hard to decide which items I wanted to style first. There's not an item on their site I wouldn't love to add to my space. So I'm featuring a few other Mintwood Home items I'm loving below...

Just click on the photo to shop that particular item!




So whether you're looking to redecorate, finally purchase decor for your new place like me, or simply add onto your existing decor, you definitely should checkout Mintwood Home. I can't wait to add a few of their colorful pillows to my couch. Once I finish my gallery wall, that's the next area of my apartment I'm tackling.



Thank you to Mintwood Home for sponsoring this post. 
Items were given as compensation. Opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help Primp and Proper grow!

18 comments:

Monica {Cake and Lilies} said...

Great post, K! I love Mintwood and Heloise has an eye for finding the cutest pieces. Can't go wrong with those bookends (especially this time of year!) and great choice on the catchall :)

Primp & Proper said...

Doesn't she?! I love everything on her site! Thanks so much Monica!!

Rachel said...

Your apartment looks AMAZING! I'll be moving out into my own apartment at some point this year and my creative decor juices are already pumping through my veins. I've never heard of Mintwood Home but I'm so excited to check them out!

Rachel | www.seashellsandsparkles.com

Olivia Tennant said...

Oh wow, I seriously LOVE this company! Everything is so cute and exactly my style. Thanks so much for sharing!

xo
Olivia
PrepEssentials

Primp & Proper said...

Thanks Rachel!! That's so exciting! Congrats on your own place; you're going to love it! And so glad you love Mintwood Home too!!! I know many of their pieces would love great in your new place. Enjoy shopping and have a great weekend!! Xo

Primp & Proper said...

YAY, so glad to hear love!! Have a great weekend! Xo

Sarah said...

I'm so glad I found this post, because I think we have really similar home decor style! I love every single thing you put here!! XO, Sarah | http://www.thebellainsider.com/ | instagram.com/sarah_thebella

Quynh said...

Wow, what inspiring photos! Love the decor and the time you put in for putting together this post. Very cute pillow cases you have too! Haha! :) Enjoy your weekend!

xxQ
kwinsturr.com

Jacquard Flower said...

The cushions are so lovely! Gemma x
www.jacquardflower.uk

Rachel Gault said...

How fun! I love the accent pieces and all of the wall art! Sprucing up a new space is the best!

http://smalltownsandcitylights.com

Gail Aranas said...

I'm in love with everything! Especially that pineapple -- MUST HAVE! Great post, I enjoyed reading and looking at the photos. x

Gail

Jaime Costilow said...

Such adorable home decor! I love the pineapple book ends and the color coordinating books!

XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

Primp & Proper said...

Thanks Sarah!! So glad you enjoyed the post and glad to hear we have similar taste!! Hope you find something you like!

Primp & Proper said...

Thank you!! Hope you had a great weekend as well!

Primp & Proper said...

Thank you so much!!!

Primp & Proper said...

It so is! Can't wait to share more. Thanks so much Rachel!!

Primp & Proper said...

It definitely is Gail!! I love pineapple anything!! Thanks so much!! Xo

Primp & Proper said...

So sweet of you Jaime!! Thanks for reading!! Xo