MintSix Boutique Homewares & Styling is the brainchild of sisters Ella Murdoch and Talia O'Connor. The recent launch marks an exciting time for the pair who have spent years dreaming of opening their own online homewares business. Inspired by their travels and passionate about interiors, the fact that the sisters are now living in the same city after 12 years has provided the perfect catalyst for turning MintSix into a reality.
When I first learnt of the New Zealand duo late last year I promptly started following their blog and have been anticipating the opening of their online store ever since. Promising a unique and eclectic collection of products, there is no doubt that the range reflects the girls' love of colour and pattern, as well as their sense of fun and eye for all things beautiful and stylish. Homewares have been sourced from both local and international designers and include such things as tribal African wall art, quirky porcelain ceramics, up-cycled, antique and reproduced timber furniture pieces and hand-loomed and hand-painted textiles.
From the beginning Ella and Talia knew that they wanted to provide an interior styling service and have already started visiting client homes in Dunedin where they live. Judging by their styling work, I predict that this arm of the business is going to be a huge success. Offering both in-home and event styling, the girls will happily work their interior magic, transforming anything from a single room to an entire house. Not only that, they have a convenient e-decorating package allowing them to work with clients from anywhere in the world.
To celebrate the launch, MintSix has collaborated with Gallery De Novo to produce an exhibition currently running at the Dunedin Gallery. Kicking off with an Art & Design evening, this provided a fantastic opportunity for Ella and Talia to introduce their business to the locals. As expected they received a warm welcome and high praise. A fun night had by all, I'm very excited to be able to share some exclusive photos with you today.
The exhibition runs until April 3rd, so if you're in the area make sure you pop in for a look. Also watch out for Talia's home which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Homestyle Magazine. I've heard from a very good source that it is amazing!
Once you've checked out MintSix, I highly recommend popping over to their blog for a browse through the archives. As well as interior styling inspiration, you'll find cool fashion finds from here and overseas for both adults and kids. Being the well-travelled, stylish Mums that they are, Talia and Ella have got it covered! Make sure you like their Facebook page and if you're on Pinterest you'll be pleased to know Talia is too. Her boards are gorgeous!
Images courtesy of MintSix Boutique Homewares & Styling.