Thursday, December 17, 2015

Monograms for the Home

Can you believe Christmas is next week? I always love to give (and receive) books as gifts, and fortunately they also make a fantastic last minute solution. This year, I have purchased Kimberly Schlegel Whitman's Monograms For The Home in bulk. It is the perfect hostess gift and stocking stuffer, and with Amazon Prime, it arrives in just two days!

Released this fall, and already in its third printing, Monograms For The Home serves as the definitive guide to monogramming in the 21st century. Through each chapter, Kimberly showcases luscious options for the entryway, table, powder room, bedroom, bath, kitchen, bar, nursery, living room, and seasonal entertaining. She also shares how to use monograms to create your very own personal logo and brand. Furthermore, Kimberly provides her signature modern day etiquette coupled with a rich history of monograms. Here are a few of my favorite images from the book...

"I love adding a signature touch to the elements of my home, a table setting or when I give a gift.  It’s wondering exploring the various ways that monograms and ciphers can enhance our homes.  Exploring personal branding made me realize how special, significant, and meaningful they are to so many people! Though Monograms at Home, readers will take a journey through the history, practices and use of monograms! Monograms are a beautiful way to embrace your personal style and add your signature touch in everyday life." ~Kimberly Schlegel Whitman 

Monograms For The Home is Kimberly's seventh book. When the tastemaker and lifestyle expert isn't writing books, she is busy creating her own line of linensbloggingdecorating, serving as editor-at-large for Southern Living, making national television appearances, and spending quality time with her husband and two beautiful children, all the while making the ordinary extraordinary in everything she does. Jan Showers, one of my all-time favorite designers, recently conducted a wonderful interview with Kimberly discussing her new book and how she achieves that elusive work/life balance. What an inspiration! Jan also decorated Kimberly's Dallas home and former bachelorette pad. Of course, they are perfectly exquisite! Click here to purchase your copy of Monograms For The Home today. And stay tuned as I will be showcasing some of my favorite monogramming resources.


  1. Nice review! I especially enjoy opening to pages 111, 146, & 155. I love to see these items in other people's spaces, especially the interior designed spaces! I can't wait to try out some of the more modern / antique designs in the future. So much inspiration.

  2. Wonderful!! Something special that is personalized with a monogram is always welcome in my home!! A great book to give and receive!

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