Friday, September 13, 2013

Shop Update + New Labels

It's been fairly frantic over the last couple of weeks getting our store ready to open, but we're almost there, Whoop! Our signage went up yesterday & we're stoked with the way it pops out against our newly black painted exterior.

We are having a great time delving into boxes that are arriving daily with our new goodies & crossing our fingers that most will arrive in time for our opening... Our opening date is set for Tuesday September the 24th at this stage.

We will load up most of the new brands onto the website in the next two weeks, but wanted to share some of our most coveted items now to get you as excited as we are!!

Pony Rider Wall Dots

ELMS + KING wallets & Clutches

HK Living Marble Breadboard, Button Wall Hooks & Copper Workshop Pendant

Print by Nynne Rosenvinge

Brita Sweden Entrance Mat

MintSix Small Natural Juju Hat

Kip & Co Croc Pastel Quilt

MintSix Tan with white stitching Moroccan Pouffe

Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek of some of our new & existing products. Continue to check back into the website as we upload them all in the coming weeks or alternatively pop in and see us in our new shop!

Happy Weekend! Taliax

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Before + After | Sabi's Room

This room can go from tidy to shambolic in a matter of minutes! 

Yesterday Sabi and I gave it a bit of a going over and I'm pretty sure it will last until, umm, maybe the weekend if we're lucky.

Anyway, I thought I'd give you a quick 'before and after' as I've been meaning to do this for ages with some of the rooms we've done a little work on. 

 When we purchased this room had a bright lime green on the walls and this crazy bright colour seriously wanted to remain, as even after three coats of white I can still see it...

The next step was to sand and paint the floorboards white, which made the room instantly appear twice as big as it actually is. I then pilfered mum's leftover black & white wallpaper and put it up on the back wall. 

We had to hang curtains from another room in the house until our Luxaflex blinds arrive. I love these blinds, they not only help to insulate the room but are simple and non intrusive.

The bunk beds are from ikea and we purchased then when my eldest daughter was born and gave them an overhaul with a bit of paint. We painted over them with the leftover grey paint from our lounge room for Sabi which is Karen Walker Fuscous Grey.

Sabi loves her MintSix Moroccan pouffe (of course) and uses it as both a seat & table in her room. Currently on sale here
The rugs are from Urban Outfitters and they have free shipping to New Zealand for orders over $50. Gotta love that.

This little owl has also been around forever as was bought when Ellery was little. The picture in the background is of me when I was a youngster and as Sabi is a bit of an accessories queen (no idea where she gets that from?!) she has her sunnies at the ready.

Sabi's duvet is by Australian company Three Little Trees, zig-zig Ikat cushion by MintSix (also on sale at the moment here) and her favourite (grubby!) little softie.

This old bus scroll used to be in a bus in London and I scored it off Ebay about five years ago. The lamp and drawers are both old but still kicking, and were bought at ikea. The amber coloured glass vase is from Market Lane Coffee in Melbourne. It's the perfect shape for foliage and is probably one of my most frequently used pieces in the house.

The cockatoo is from Melbourne company Bonnie and Neil and is part of a dinner set. It gets whisked out of the girls rooms whenever we have a dinner party! The girl on the slide was a gift from Sabi's Aunty Brydie and is by UK street artist, Banksy.

These elephants are six years old, have been attached to that many walls in so many different rooms and still look like new.  Must be because they are from a good kiwi company, Sticky Tiki, keep up the good work I say!

The black sideboard was an eBay find a few years ago in Melbourne and travels to different rooms fairly frequently. The Wheelie Bug has been well used and can be purchased here

So that's Sabi's room makeover for now. I'm constantly moving things from room to room and changing things around, so it may look completely different next month! 
If you have any questions or would like some styling advice, email me at & follow my 'Little Ones' board on Pinterest.

By the way, you may notice my font is bigger. It looks huge here, but I think it may be easier to read so will leave it at this size for now.

Talia x

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New MintSix Store + Sale

It would be remiss of me not to mention my absence of late but I'm fairly positive my excuse is a good one. 

We've been toying with the idea of opening a store so when the opportunity presented itself a few weeks ago, we jumped at it. Our new space is in Roslyn, Dunedin and we've been busy getting it done up ready to house our current MintSix collection as well as a whole load of new goodies.

With that in mind we have put a selection of our favourites on SALE! At least one item from each of the homewares categories has now been reduced by up to 20%. Check out our sale board HERE!

Large yellow Juju was $650 now $550
Small Geo Vase was $70 now $60
Large Cobalt Blue Macrame Hanger was $250 now $200
Set of Eleven Point Antlers was $320 now $270
Yellow & Fuchsia Multi Coloured Cushion was $59.95 now $50

Quite a few of the new products soon to hit our shop and online site, are Australian designed products. After spending so many years in Melbourne, I became a firm follower of many local labels and can't wait to stock some of them here at MintSix. (A little clue below...)

We will also, of course, be stocking some products from further afield as per usual and some awesome Kiwi designed products too.

We will be back with an update on these new labels very soon but in the meantime check into our Facebook page for shop and product updates. 

I've also found just a little bit of time to 'pin' (just can't help myself) I came across this very cool little succulent garden a little while back and it's been on my 'to do' list ever since. I haven't actually started it yet, but I dug out an old pan and I'm planning on getting stuck in very soon.

Here is a random selection of pics I've pinned lately. Cheers, T