Monogramming madness

Monogramming madness

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One thing we can always count on when we're shopping in France for Huff Harrington Home is plenty of gorgeous, monogrammed linens.

We've got a couple favorite sources, vendors who know everything there is to know about the uses, styles and monograms of these wonderful old linens.  They can tell you in a second whether the bedding set was meant as a wedding gift for a lucky, long-ago couple or whether the set of twelve napkins came from a formal house or a simple cottage in the country.  And we're always stunned by the incredible craftsmanship, attention to detail and sheer love that went into creating these sheets, pillow cases, napkins and towels that we stumble upon.

We're always on the lookout for H's (and As and Ms, too.)

Back in the day, young ladies would carefully and exquisitely monogram their initials (and if they knew who their intended was to be, they'd incorporate his initials) onto the table and bed linens that were part of their wedding trousseau. Monograms became a sign of wealth and privilege and then as they became more accessible with machinery, the monogram took off as the ultimate symbol of personalization and individuality.  Today, monograms are more sophisticated than ever, showing up on table linens, bed linens, pillows, luggage, leather, paper and even glassware.  And, the more creative, the better.

An intricate monogram from our friends at <a target="_blank" href="">South of Hampton</a>. 

Love the color way on this monogram from <a href="" target="_blank">South of Hampton</a>.

We, of course, gravitate to monograms in the home and nothing delights more than some of the creative and beautiful way designers have found to express their creativity:

In the bedroom:

This is just so pretty and feminine.  From Leontine Linens and <a href="" target="_blank">Ruthie Sommers</a>.

Our dear designer gal pal, <a href="" target="_blank">Traci Zeller</a>, designed this yummy bedding.

So pretty. From <a target="_blank" href="">Cathy Kinkaid Interiors</a>.

Monograms don't always have to be girly. <a href="" target="_blank">Margaux Interiors</a> created a gorgeous and slightly masculine design for these euro-shams.  <a href="" target="_blank">Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles</a>.

In the living room:

Clever little monogrammed slip covers.  From <a href="" target="_blank">Monograms at Home</a>

Even a commercial monogram can be instantly recognizable. How doesn't just love those classic H's?


In the powder room:

Simple, but oh so elegant, monogrammed bath linens from <a href="" target="_blank">Margaux Interiors</a>.

From <a href="" target="_blank">Monograms at Home</a>.

Silver and utensils:

Beautifully monogrammed silver. From <a href="" target="_blank">Monograms at Home</a>.

These monogrammed goblets are just spectacular.   From <a href="" target="_blank">Monograms at Home</a>.

Table linens:

From <a href="" target="_blank">Leontine Linens</a>.

Another gorgeous table creation from <a href="" target="_blank">Leontine Linens</a>.

We love how simple and structured a monogram can be - or fanciful and whimsical. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating a monogram.

This style is offered by our friends at <a href="" target="_blank">Gramercy</a>, right here in Buckhead.

How cute is this? From <a href="" target="_blank">Emily McCarthy</a>.

The take away here is that monograms are always modern, fresh and a wonderful way to stamp your personality and individuality on just about anything in the home.  What's your favorite kind of monogram? If you have your own, we'd love to see it!

Ta ta.

P.S: speaking of monogramming, we're having a Jon Hart trunk show at Huff Harrington Home Friday and Saturday, March 22 - 23rd from 11 to 5. Swing by for personalized wedding, graduation and Mother's Day gifties - all occasions that will be here before we know it!

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