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Monograms for the Home

Personalizing an item with a monogram dates back to the 19th century when ladies hand stitched their married initials onto their trousseau pieces.  It fell somewhat out of favor during World War I when women needed to work out of the home to support the war effort.  In the mid 20th century though, with the invention of the embroidery machine, monogramming came back into fashion.  Then and now, it is de rigueur for Southern brides to receive some some type of monogrammed item when they marry.

Peacock Alley

Monograms can incorporate multiple names or just a single letter and are either embroidered, etched, embossed, or painted onto home items.  Whether plain or intricately interwoven patterned, monograms are an ideal way to embellish your home.

Table linens

Julia B.

Julia B.

Always versatile monogrammed pillows

Eastern Accents

Chair back with elegant single initial monogram backs

Ethan Allen

A wide variety of personalized china can be found at Sasha Nicholas

Sasha Nicholas

Flatware is embellished with a simple script initial

River Ridge

Glass and bar ware are ideal for monogramming

Williams Sonoma

The fur kids enjoy personalized items too!

Felix Chien

Mr. H says: There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort-Enjoy!

Kiawah Island Modern Design

Overlooking the Turtle Point Golf course and the Atlantic Ocean beyond this modern Kiawah Island home we recently completed has sweeping views from nearly every room.

Kiawah Island Interior Design

Designed by Camens Architectural Group and built by Koenig Construction, Inc. this ocean front home seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary elements.

Marc Camens Architect

Utilizing an over sized mirror in the foyer that reflects the architectural staircase made artwork unnecessary

Oversized foyer mirror

Bamboo flooring is the optimal back drop for the sleek, curvy lines, of the main floor furnishings from Swaim and Weiman.

Turtle Point Golf Course Kiawah

living-room modified

Soft green, geometric bedding and drapery from Eastern Accents in the guest bedroom

Modern bedroom design

The third floor master bedroom features a custom bed, floated in the center of the room, with a stunning view of the beach.

Modern interior design bedroom

Photos by Jim Somerset Photography.

Mr. H says: Design is thinking made visual-Enjoy!

Festive in Five Minutes

I hate to admit it but the holiday decorating at my house seemed to be a bit of a chore this year; and after speaking to a friend this morning who has done absolutely nothing I was inspired to put together some easy holiday ideas for the home.

Hang a wreath on the door you enter through daily.

Christmas wreath

No tree?  Pile some ornaments into a bowl with some greenery

Throw a few theme pillows on the sofa

Eastern Accents Retro Ornaments pillos

Eastern Accents Holiday Wreath

Put out some candy

Don’t forget the flowering work horse-Poinsettias


Mr. H says: Christmas is not a  just a holiday but a state of mind-Enjoy!

Fall in love…

Driving around town today I came across some spectacular trees in all their fall glory and thought it would be fun to talk about fall decor.

Charleston fall colors

Charleston fall foliage

It’s easy to add Autum’s color into your decor.

You can transform you bedroom with new bedding in shades of cayenne and avocado

Eastern Accents Botham bedding

These William Sonoma pumpkin bowls, with the adorable lids, and “leaf” plates are sure to inspire cooks to whip up some steaming soup for a cool fall evening.

Williams Sonoma pumpkin mug

Just toss a few of these on the sofa for an instant fall feel.  These beauties are from Eastern Accents (www.easternaccents.com)

Eastern Accents Autumn Leaves pillow

Eastern Accents Autumn Leaves pillow

Mr. H says: In the Fall every leaf is a flower-Enjoy!