mood boards

 my client loves a neutral room with subtle color.  me too.


this is a grown up room and very small.

 a place where my client and her husband can entertain adults.

no teenage boys allowed.

she wanted it to be modern with a good mix of traditional and bohemian but cleaned lined and casual.  

a blend of feminine and masculine.  

loves blue, green and purple.


here are the 3 boards i came up with...







what happens now is she chooses her favorite, or a blend of the 3 and then i give her a final look with these changes.


it's super fun for everyone.


you wanna?


email me for details.


don't be shy.






let admiral minty charter your [house] boat this summer..


because let's face it..

#1. that's the worst blog title you've ever heard in your life 

#2. minty has some new and well priced nautical inspired goods 


#3. just admit it..


done right is one of your favorites..


i enjoy it. 

and since i am the mother of dragons you do what i say.

or i will tell my dragons to 'valar morghulis' you.


i am so aware of how lame that last sentence was.


but since it's summer i have been reduced to bad hbo puns, even worse blog titles-

plus i dropped a cooler on my toe yesterday and i woke up with a roach in my hair.


friends, that is TEXTBOOK first monday of summer material.


if you are also suffering from summer/monday brain..

this might help..



 i am aware that fiona's internal mouth hole looks like one of those movie monsters where their mouth

stretches beyond what is really their mouth just before they eat your face off.  no bath salts even needed.

i'm sure it's not an accident since all that has come out of her mouth has been the stuff of nightmares.




say it with me..


"i love nautical shit!!"









 chloe sevigny has a nautical inspired powder room. 





 this might be too much for my eyes..but it's charming none the less.




you now you can haz nautical inspired moments too!



minty has just what you need to get started..


a moody dining room/library.

paint color: BM calypso blue


1. vintage enamel fish dish

2. vintage seascape oil painting i want this so you better hurry and get it before i do.

3. small brass nautilus



 a girly approach to the nautical look.

paint color: BM hale navy


1. 'sea 4' acrylic painting on canvas

2. handblown glass fishing float with net

3. gray and white ikat pillow covers

4. leaded glass shell box

5. blue and gold tassel candle holders



 a gallery wall + console is a great way to bring in some oceana.

paint color: BM blanched coral


1. vintage seascape oil painting

2. underwater vintage oil painting

3. 'feeding the pigeons in miami' vintage painting on paper

4. pair of brass propeller candle holders


there are other awesome nautical goods at minty...

like this brass lobster clipboard for one.


so go and shop and make your monday more awesome.



happy first monday of summer face eaters.





a mood board u can afford


don't you love it when bloggers make mood boards full of clothes that cost more than your rent?

i know i do!!


at target there are plenty o' cute things with prices that won't make you throw up.


the next time you're at target check out the cuteness...



1. fringe clutch

2. dreamcatcher earrings

3. flamingo dress

4. silver wedge

5. tassel bracelets

6. color block clutch

7. horn and brass bangle

8. black and orange crossbody bag

9. milk clutch


cute, right?


saturday is target day.