It’s always interesting to see classic design elements given new life in a modern way. Cool and clean-lined monograms, for instance, fit easily in to the modern traditional style I love, and offer a gracious, personal touch.
Below are some examples of how I’ve woven the monogram into my interiors, as well as some products that give a cheeky riff on this old-school tradition:
Andrew Martin’s Alphabet Side Tables were perfect for a boy’s bedroom. I used his initial, T for Tommy.
I love subtle detail like these custom knobs by Nanz, which I used to give my clients’ cabinetry a more heirloom feel.
Here in Connecticut, I’ve created monogrammed looks with some fantastic sources, including Lynnens in Greenwich, Best Monogram in Washington Depot, and Brooke Boothe Design in nearby Nantucket. However, initial-inspired design ideas and products abound:
I saw these mirrored letter tables at Maison 24 in Bridgehampton over the weekend.
LA Plates has numerous personalized dinnerware options. This chevron plate is very chic, though monogrammed napkins from Fine Linens or placemats from Lynnens would work just as well for the table.
Personalize a sofa or window seat with Jonathan Adler’s Letter Pillows.
Shades of Light makes Custom Monogrammed Lamp Shades.
And initialed hand towels like these from Best Monogram are perfect for a powder room.
What better way to make your home feel your own?
Images: 1,3 S.B. Long Interiors; 2 via Nanz; 4 via laplates.com; 5 via jonathanadler.com; 6 via shadesoflight.com; 7 via Best Monogram Facebook page