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Saturday
Oct122013

Magnificent Monograms!!

Monograms have been in vogue for centuries - and our era is no different!! Incorporating a monogram is one of the best ways to add a personal touch to your home, clothing, gifts and accessories. Some of my favorites are below!!  

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One of the first recorded appearances of the monogram was in Greek coins to identify the city where they were issued. Later, they were used by artisans and craftsmen as unique signatures for their work. Monarchs across the ages have used monograms to signify their family crest and lineage. Here is the gorgeous monogram that Marie Antoinette used - I love how simple yet glamorous the design is!! 

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In more modern times, monograms have come to graphically symbolize one's own name, or even a family name as a married couple. Traditional monograms consist of three letters intertwined as a design. The initial of the last name is centered prominently with the first name initial to the left, and the middle name initial rounding out the right side. Many young married couples celebrate their union by creating a new family monogram with the joint last name initial in the center, and the first name initials of each partner flanking the sides.

Monogram-Inspired Interiors

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The elegance of using a monogram on a cornice of drapery, as shown in this bedroom here, is undeniable!! The cool hues of this room work perfectly with the creamy white of the monogram.

   In this tranquil master bedroom, one of our clients utilized their monogram to customize their upholstered headboard, pulling the thread color from the more neutral bedding surrounding it. So pretty!! 

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A classic way to flaunt a monogram is to decorate your pillows, sheets, and even duvet covers. You can be as simple or embellished as you like - it is a reflection of your personality!! 

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Love this monogram stenciled footboard - a perfect touch to personalize a kids room.

Tiny Monograms - Baby and Children

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Here Comes the Bride!!

These days, and thanks in large part to Pinterest, people are trying to find ways to truly personalize their wedding day!! Below is a collection of bridal trends in mongramming mania!! I love the cowboy boots (especially for those of us in Texas!!) that are embroidered with the bride's new married name monogram. Customizing these boots for their special day, brides change into them for the reception to dance the night away.

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Thank you gifts to the bridesmaids and groomsmen have become commonplace in today's wedding scene!! An especially popular trend is for bridesmaids to receive matching robes or oversized Oxford shirts with their monograms on them to wear as they get ready for the wedding. For guys, a nice set of cufflinks or monogram travel shave kit from Jon Hart are great options too.

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Jewelry!

Ever since Carrie Bradshaw's famous name necklace worn in Sex in the City, monogram gold and silver trinkets have been popular for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Segreto's own jewelry designer, Jennifer Welker, was put on the map when her chic designs were worn by Pippa Middleton and Jenna Bush. We carry her full line of customizable jewelry here at the Segreto Boutique. They make great gifts!!     

 

Gifts

With the holiday season coming up, it's time to start thinking about gifts!! Here are a few fun ones sure to please!!

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What's New at Segreto Boutique!

Lines from Lollia!! We had so much fun testing all of the new scents - "At Last," "In Love," "Relax," and "Wish." 

Have a great rest of the week -- Till next Monday!! Xo, Leslie

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Reader Comments (4)

I love monograms and am always looking for new sources so, needless to say, I spent a good portion of the morning pinning all this lovelies. I own two of the Libeco pillows that you featured and they are beautiful. I'm expecting a new granddaughter in a few months, so thanks for the sources for those darling diaper covers and baby ballet slippers. Have a great day.
XO, Victoria

October 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria Athens

Great post. I love monograms. They make everything so special. This has inspired me.

October 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGina Diamond

The designs here are incredible and so pretty to look at!
xo
Sharon

October 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFashion-isha

Monograms are so wonderful, the best way to add a personal feel to anything. Do you incorporate many into your designs? I am sure that they are beyond stunning when painted on a wall or door. Thank you for the sources for all these lovely monogrammed gifts.

October 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrenchGardenHouse

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