Design: Mint + Gold

Hello Made By Girl fans! It's Brooke here to talk about my newest obsession: mint.  I sure we're all aware this color is everywhere this Spring, from fashion to home decor to ice cream shops.  Even when I was watching the season premiere of Mad Men (amazing!!), I spotted some minty freshness in the swingin' 60's spaces.  

My absolute favorite was a shot of Don & Megan's front door to their new apartment.  I love the mix of green lacquer the gold starburst escutcheon on the door knob.  I'm dying to recreate the look for a modern-day home:

The original shot of Don's new doors: 

I probably wouldn't stop at the door, either. You could use mint and gold pretty much anywhere in your home, from the bathroom to the bedroom.  Here's my dream mint/gold 60's inspired dining room:

fig. 1. Auburn Antique Brass Chandelier via Arteriors
fig. 2. Bermuda Grass Green Grasscloth via Phillip Jeffries
fig. 4. Pair of Gold Base Chairs Vintage via Pieces, Inc.
fig. 5. Ming Satin Brass Mirror via MG+BW
fig. 6. Linley Console Table via Dering Hall

-post by brooke jones



  1. I cannot even explain to you how in love with Mint and Gold I am right now!

  2. I have to agree, gorgeous colors together!


  3. LOVE the mint / gold combo… such beautiful inspiration here :) As always!

  4. I do love anything minty green...just check out my blog header hah!

  5. Eeek! I LOVE this post!!

    I recently did my own round of minty DIY inspiration:

    and then I made a vintage-inspired play kitchen with mint accents:

    So I am definitely on board with mint (my blog design even has mint in it) and I love it paired with gold. Sharp eye, noticing the door on Mad Men.

  6. Ooh...we're playing around with mint quite a bit at the studio. Love it with brassy-gold accents!

  7. Gorgeous!!! I am totally in love with the mint & gold color scheme. Great inspiration!
    Check out my newest post on CoverGirl and Converse if you have the time!
    Taylor {CoverGirl and Converse}

  8. I love this colour combination! Beautiful inspiration :) x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  9. Lovely post! I'm a huge Mad Men fan so of course love to see anything interior/fashion related to it.

  10. yess! we just posted a wedding color board about that scheme - so pretty!

  11. I adore this color combo.

  12. I love mint thats why its included in my popular 7 colors for my upcoming SS12 Decorative Cushion/Pillows Collection I am releasing in June 2012

  13. I just ordered a mint and gold wallpaper. Truly completely obsessed. Those doors are absolutely fabulous!!!

  14. yes to all of it. Such a mad men fan! all your picks are gorgeous!

    Annaliese {Lambs & Kings}

  15. Love the mint Bermuda Hemp, perfect for Spring! Thank you!

    Jordan from Phillip Jeffries Ltd.


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