Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's Personal

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Nothing makes a statement like a personal signature on your soft treatments. Monograms, flourishes, and symbols create a uniquely individual space. Now more than ever these elements are being used in fun and innovative ways by designers and homeowners who want to leave their mark.



Monogrammed draperies have been popping up lately and I love the look.

Here is a bed drapery treatment that is embellished with a flourish. It gives the look of a monogram but without the specific letter reference.


via la dolce vita

A monogrammed bed cover with an embroidered flying friend as a companion.


via cottage living

Hand printed monograms with elaborate borders are just as effective as the traditional embroidered style.


via pink wallpaper

Appliqued monograms allow the design to be beefed up for a very bold statement.


via cottage living

I love this treatment with the monogram on the back of the chair.


via cottage living

Here's another version numbering each chair - brilliantly different!!!


Even a small flourish or emblem can make a big impact.



Love this flourish at the back of this slipper chair.
via cozy cottage

The bold initial on the back of this parsons chair fits in well with the wide border and contrasting welt.


via better homes & gardens

Slipcovers are a perfect place to show off your family crest or monogram.


Headboards emblazoned with your moniker are becoming commonplace.


This bed corona shows a supersized intial as the focal point.

This fun bed is from JC Penney. I'd love to see it used in a bunk room lined up in rows with the kids names embroidered in different colors.
Another jumbo sized monogram serves as the focus of design on this upholstered bed.

I'm gonna get out my embroidery thread and go to work.

3 comments:

vicki archer said...

I adore monogramming - especially the beds. Lovely post, Jackie - you have inspired me for Christmas presents, I love monogrammed hand towels and handkerchiefs (old fashioned I know, but a little bit of luxury never goes astray) xv

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Hi Vickie,
I'm going to try out some printed monograms for Xmas presents this year. So easy!

Lee said...

What a great group of examples. I especially love the hand printed pillows and the white chair with the monogram on the back. Do you think these might be screen printed? I'd love to try something myself.