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Put a personal stamp on your d├ęcor with a monogram.

Take a letter and let it say something about your personal sense of style. First used by the ancient Greeks and Romans on their coinage and adopted by royals in the following centuries, monograms are simple, elegant and time-proven decorative elements. In today’s décor, monograms are cropping up in a wide array of furnishings and accessories. Here are some options:

EASY LIES THE HEAD The Riley headboard features a slipcover that can be changed with the seasons, your mood or just on a whim. Choose from canvas, linen or twill. $149-$399, add a monogram for $7; Pottery Barn, The Mall at Millenia and Winter Park. potterybarn.com

THROW IN THE TOWEL The Pine Cone Hill fleece throw comes in five soft and subtle shades with a coordinating monogram. $101; Neiman Marcus, The Mall at Millenia. neimanmarcus.com

GRAND ENTRANCE Make your presence known at the front door with a monogrammed mat made of natural coir fibers. $59.99; qcidirect.com

LOVE LETTERS Fleur Initials begin as an arrangement of fresh roses and end up as a beautiful dried floral display. $148 plus next-day shipping; Olive & Cocoa. oliveand
oliveandcocoa.com

PILLOW TALK These personalized pillows by Palm Springs Rattan are designed for outdoor use. $50-$80; Leader’s Casual Furniture, Orlando.  leadersfurniture.com

Feb 17, 2014 02:46 pm
 Posted by  southernlinens

I just discovered your site and love what I see. I enjoy the traditional look and especially the idea of a personal stamp with a monogram. I just started an Etsy shop last June called Southern-Linens. I offer primarily monogrammed and embroidered linens. I think they add so much to a home. I will be checking back regularly.

Emily Maybank
Southerm-Linens
Charleston, SC

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