Guest Picks: Calligraphy Flourish
Nowadays, calligraphy is not simply reserved for fanciful wedding invitations. Hand lettering is everywhere in home decor and design, which makes me happy to see. Even if the piece itself is not handmade, a little hand lettering adds a one-of-a-kind feel. Here are 20 finds for your home that include a calligraphy flourish as an extra sweet detail. — Jen from The Haystack Needle
These personalized coffee mugs are just my style. They come in simple white with a sweet hand lettering style in black for the names. I definitely want to pick up a set for me and my hubs. With two littles zooming around the house, we drink a lot of coffee!
There are so many fantastic banners these days. They have a vintage charm, and the calligraphy adds that modern handmade style. This mini banner is screen-printed on wool felt and comes in a rainbow of colors. I love this red, as well as the mustard yellow color.
Here’s a great find for a New Year’s or housewarming party: a set of linen coasters that say “Cheers” in calligraphy. I love the modern hand lettering style.
I’m so in love with this mug! I’d need to think of the right quote, as these are personalized with a saying of your choosing. I think one would make a great gift for a big moment in someone’s life.
The calligraphy in this art piece works well because calligraphy and watercolors are very alike. Both have a pretty, delicate feel to them.
I want to get this sweet pillow for my mom. I wish I had handwriting that looked anything like this lovely calligraphy!
Here are a few quirky art pieces to remind you of the important stuff to do in a bathroom. Say it with calligraphy.
I still don’t have an official alphabet print up in my kids’ room, and I’m considering doing one without all the pictures and illustrations. In this world of computers and iPads, I hope my kids still come to appreciate the beauty of the handwritten word.
I love bookplates even though I don’t really loan my books out all that often. But wouldn’t it be nice to open the cover and see your name in a pretty calligraphy flourish?
One of my favorite designers, Shanna Murray, designed this special tea towel for West Elm. It features a recipe for pumpkin pie, and I want to scoop it up! Her hand lettering style is one of my favorites.
These traditional pillows are printed with fanciful calligraphy letters. I love how swirly and extravagant calligraphy can look.
Eeep! I really want these plates! The whole alphabet looks amazing as one collection, but I think I would just pick a few favorites and maybe hang one or two on the wall.
This screen-printed tea towel features the herbs in illustration with their hand-lettered names. This shows how calligraphy can add a whimsical style.
This wall decal features designer Shanna Murray’s sweet and modern calligraphy style. You can get it in different colors, but I love the look of the white decal on a chalkboard wall. It adds to the hand-drawn look.
Can you tell this is a rug? A poem in French makes up the pattern, and I love it for a bedroom. I think the calligraphy adds a sense of romance.
It couldn’t be simpler than this: a pillow that’s a constant reminder of your love. It’s a sweet gift for the love of your life.
Because monograms will never go out of style. These linen napkins come embroidered with personalized initials, so you’ll always have a special spot at the table.
Creating a proper family tree is on my to-do list. And when I finally get around to it, I want a beautiful way to display all the family names. Here’s a calligraphy family tree that would be amazing hung on the wall.
If you’re up for doing a little DIY calligraphy, here are some favorite nibs to get you started doodling. I’m someone who tends to race in everything I write, but I like how calligraphy forces you to slow down. Next: Typography Makes Itself at Home
The calligraphy script on this pillow suits the style of the handmade silkscreen. I like the faded spots on the bear — so perfectly imperfect. The quote reads “Last night I dreamt I was a wandering bear,” and the back features a rad buffalo check print. What a great find for kiddos and free spirits alike.