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.
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.
Always versatile monogrammed pillows
Chair back with elegant single initial monogram backs
A wide variety of personalized china can be found at Sasha Nicholas
Flatware is embellished with a simple script initial
Glass and bar ware are ideal for monogramming
The fur kids enjoy personalized items too!
Mr. H says: There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort-Enjoy!
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.
Designed by Camens Architectural Group and built by Koenig Construction, Inc. this ocean front home seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary elements.
Utilizing an over sized mirror in the foyer that reflects the architectural staircase made artwork unnecessary
Bamboo flooring is the optimal back drop for the sleek, curvy lines, of the main floor furnishings from Swaim and Weiman.
Soft green, geometric bedding and drapery from Eastern Accents in the guest bedroom
The third floor master bedroom features a custom bed, floated in the center of the room, with a stunning view of the beach.
Photos by Jim Somerset Photography.
Mr. H says: Design is thinking made visual-Enjoy!
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.
No tree? Pile some ornaments into a bowl with some greenery
Throw a few theme pillows on the sofa
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!
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.
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
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.
Just toss a few of these on the sofa for an instant fall feel. These beauties are from Eastern Accents (www.easternaccents.com)
Mr. H says: In the Fall every leaf is a flower-Enjoy!