Monogram It!

I'm heading back home to Arkansas next month and its had me thinking all things southern lately. This won't come as a shock to you southerners, but to everyone else in the country, us southerners are known to monogram everything!  You name it, we put our letters on it.  We even monogram our babies' burp cloths and bibs.  Now I'm guilty in doing this, but really, it does seem so silly to monogram something that's going to have spit up on it.  But come on, a baby in a monogrammed bib?!  Adorable! 

Of course if you're monogramming your babies' spit rags, you're probably monogramming the nursery and its big boy or girl room.  

 What a peaceful space for an obvious king of the castle

What a peaceful space for an obvious king of the castle

Of course one of the most common places to put a monogram is on the shams.  

 I'm loving the accent trim on the headboard with the  jonathan adler  giraffe lamp.  via  midwest living

I'm loving the accent trim on the headboard with the jonathan adler giraffe lamp.  via midwest living

 What a cozy little nook for a child's bed.  just look at that arched stained ceiling via  leontine linens

What a cozy little nook for a child's bed.  just look at that arched stained ceiling via leontine linens

 i'm not sure what i love most about this boy's room, the headboards, campaign style beds, the campaign nightstand, or the carpet!!  

i'm not sure what i love most about this boy's room, the headboards, campaign style beds, the campaign nightstand, or the carpet!!  

This next child's space might be one of my favorite girl rooms ever.  It evokes a sense of petite femininity while being lighthearted and sophisticated at the same time.  The lilac is unexpected, but coordinates perfectly with the pale pink.  The hand painted mural is a beautiful piece of custom artwork.

 A wingback chair upholstered in linen with an embellished  monogram and coordinating bolster

A wingback chair upholstered in linen with an embellished  monogram and coordinating bolster

Of course one the most common places to have a monogram is on a bathroom towel.  It's the attention to detail that your guests will notice most.  

 i love a monogrammed  shower curtain  in a child's bathroom

i love a monogrammed shower curtain in a child's bathroom

 don't have space for a towel bar?  A unique solution via  carla aston

don't have space for a towel bar?  A unique solution via carla aston

 everything looks better with  lucite

everything looks better with lucite

 i'm a sucker for an upholstered wall  with  coordinating headboard and bedskirt via  house beautiful

i'm a sucker for an upholstered wall with coordinating headboard and bedskirt via house beautiful

 tone on tone grey in the bedroom is oh so soothing via  leontine linens

tone on tone grey in the bedroom is oh so soothing via leontine linens

 by wallpapering not only the walls, but also the ceiling gives the appearance of an even larger space via  Architectural digest  

by wallpapering not only the walls, but also the ceiling gives the appearance of an even larger space via Architectural digest 

 What a sumptuous bedroom.  I can hear my mother now, "oh tucker, my favorite room by far on your latest blog post was that blue bedroom."  she looooves blue

What a sumptuous bedroom.  I can hear my mother now, "oh tucker, my favorite room by far on your latest blog post was that blue bedroom."  she looooves blue

Of course, there's always many more options where you can put your custom stamp.

 who wouldn't want this for a  knob ?

who wouldn't want this for a knob?

 these  cocktail napkins  would be perfect for your next soiree

these cocktail napkins would be perfect for your next soiree

If you happen upon a monogram in a design magazine or on a designer's website, there's a high chance that it was made by Leontine Linens.  They were founded in 1996 in New Orleans (of course in a southern state).  As they say, they are "preserving and reinventing this classic art form, infusing it with a modern twist."  I believe they have completely shifted the way monograms are seen today.  They are no longer something your grandmother had but something you now desire for your new current, modern home.

Thanks for reading!

Tucker