It has been exactly one year since my last Small Business Spotlight post, and I’m wondering why I ever stopped sharing these? I love discovering beautiful new shops and the talented creatives, makers, designers, and artists behind them. I think it’s amazing to support small businesses as much as we can, so I thought it was time to resurrect this series. I promise I won’t let another year slip by without introducing you to a couple new favorites of mine. Today I’m sharing Mintwood Home, based in Virginia… but they’re available online to the 48 contiguous states. I discovered them a couple weeks ago while searching online for my wicker roundup (they have some gorgeous woven pieces). They’re one of the few that carry my woven ottoman. Founded by designer Heloise Mitchell, this shop is filled with designer pieces. If you’re looking for unique items, a customized look, or are hunting for that high-end splurge worthy, statement piece for a space (you know I enjoy mixing high & low), this is a wonderful shop for that! Click through to see my finds and to read more about new-to-me small business, Mintwood Home…
I highlighted it in the intro and I’ll say it again… designer is the name of the game in this shop! I really love that you can sort by brand. If you’re not working with an interior designer and want access to custom designer pieces, this is a fantastic resource. Mintwood Home caters to both homeowners and to the trade. So if you are a designer, you can apply for a wholesale account for deeper discounts on pieces for yourself and clients.
Another fun custom feature they offer is a “Design Your Own Pillow” section. You pick the size, the designer fabric (among the selections are popular brands like Schumacher, Mark D. Sikes, and Kravet), and the edge detail (a welt or a knife edge). For a totally custom designer pillow, their prices are really competitive and you have complete control. Heloise said that’s actually why she started the shop to begin with… custom pillows for clients.
They also have a really beautiful lighting section that is different from other designer shops (no Visual Comfort or Hudson Valley fixtures to be found), but there are stunning options from Regina Andrews and Bungalow 5, to name a couple. I’ll paste my top picks below…
Click directly on the objects to be redirected to the source, or use the numbered links below the collage to shop…
01: grey tassel pillow // 02: clove table lamp // 03: brass pot set // 04: rug // 05: blue and white pot // 06: navy spot pillow // 07: grasscloth coffee table // 08: mirror // 09: stripe blanket // 10: curves bowl // 11: barstool // 12: credenza
I’m seriously thinking about snagging a pair of the clove buffet table lamps (#2) for my office credenza. Those aren’t a bad price either! I may need to rework my lighting plan, so TBD… but I’m tempted. I keep coming back to them.
You don’t have to make a purchase to support a small business! As a small business (and shop owner) myself, believe me when I say- every like, follow, comment, save, pin, word of mouth referral, and message counts. We celebrate ALL the victories, no matter the size! We also do a happy dance every time an order rolls in. Restarting this series has also inspired me to pull together my favorite food and shopping resources for my local friends, now that everything is back open. I’ll try to put together a Salt Lake City travel guide for you in the coming months, in case anyone is visiting this summer. In the meantime, catch my favorite local thrift and vintage stores in this post.
Is there a small home decor or interior business you love? How about an artist, maker, or designer? Please let me know in the comment section below so I can add them to the potential feature list. I would love to be able to support small business owners more regularly here on the blog, share newly discovered online shops, and continue to spread the small business love! Happy Thursday friends. Have a good one! Check back on Monday for my 2021 outdoor living home tour. I photographed everything– the patio, the garden, the dining space, the balcony, the shed, etc.. so you can see how it shaped up this year and how it looks in real time.
PeggiJune 3, 2021 at 6:41 am
What a beautiful shop and unique selection! I’ve always admired the Bungalow 5 and Worlds Away chests; both the grasscloth and the burl are favorites. Those barstools are too refined for my home, but, boy, are they easy on the eyes! She features works by Paul Marrot whose pieces make me smile. I also enjoy discovering new resources, and I’d much prefer my design dollars went to a lovely human than a corporation. Since I’m more of a resale shopper, I’m happy to know of other ways to support small businesses. I wonder sometimes if consumers underestimate our impact? Thanks for the reminder. Such a thoughtful and generous series!
I’ll certainly be back for a peek at your outdoor spaces; they’re always dreamy! I think today is our last unseasonably scorching day, so being outside this weekend should be more pleasant! Cheers to Pizza Friday and the weekend beyond!🍕💜☀️
SarahJune 3, 2021 at 7:11 am
They have some really beautiful finishes (glossy enamel, grasscloth, burl, etc). Both were showrooms I looked forward to seeing at High Point Market when I was attending regularly. I’m thinking Kennesha’s shop will be on the docket next! She curates the most beautiful vintage goods. I just got an excessive heat warning alert on my phone for today, tomorrow, and Saturday. Ugh. The Utah hot summer begins. I know you can relate, since we get your weather a day after the fact. We’re having pizza regardless! haha! Cheers to a great weekend ahead, my friend! xo
LaurenJune 3, 2021 at 9:12 am
What a cool new business to shop and love! How amazing is the lighting from this shop?!😍😍 I didn’t realize it had been so long since one of these posts, but I’m always happy to support small business owners. I know I have discovered a bunch of small businesses lately, but my mind keeps drawing a blank. I’ll have to come back and update my comment when my brain starts working, ha! I hope you have a great day! Xo
SarahJune 7, 2021 at 9:40 am
They have some really nice lighting! You’ll definitely have to let me know if any small businesses pop into your brain, so I can add them to my list :)
Danna FJune 3, 2021 at 12:02 pm
I had not heard of this shop till now. So many unique and pretty home decor pieces. I would have a hey day designing pillows. Thanks for the resource.
I try to support small businesses as much as possible. One I recently found located in Texas is Old Flame Candle Co. She repurposes vintage vessels and pours wax in them to be reused over again. So brilliant! I haven’t purchased one yet but have my eye on a couple.
Your Noteworthy post was full of so much good and thought provoking information. I will be going back to read more on several topics. I LOL over Emmett thinking that the brown sugar keeper was for your face.
We are getting so much rain that it is flooding in a lot of areas. We always need rain but this is gotten to be ridiculous. Wish we could send it to California or ? Glad you are enjoying the outdoors. I am prepping the house for our daughter’s college graduation party Saturday. It’s fiesta theme and I am having fun with this one! Bring on the sombreros, tacos & margaritas! Enjoy the weekend.
SarahJune 7, 2021 at 9:39 am
Right? I thought so too, Danna! The pillow designing and custom monogrammed pillows are definitely a good resource. I’ve had multiple people message me about Old Flame Candle Co… you should definitely give it a try! I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews. Very cool that they’re local! Ah yes- Emmett and the brown sugar keeper, HA! Men. I wish you could send some of your rain our way… we desperately need it. Our governor asked everyone to join him in prayer last weekend for some divine intervention. I’m worried for our wildfire season. How fun about your daughter’s grad party! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating her! The fiesta theme is so cute! I hope you were able to enjoy plenty of tacos and margs in her honor :) xo