Guest Picks: Personalize It!
As with anything steeped in tradition, there is a host of monogram etiquette to take into consideration before ordering something for yourself or as a gift. Generally, the order from left to right is first initial, last initial, middle initial. Confused yet? Be sure to double check before you place an order, as customization often means final sale. — Lani from Mon Petit Chou Chou
Let’s start with the basics: oversize hand-painted letters from Anthropologie. They’re perfect for spelling out a name or a message — think “bar” over a bar cart.
Start someone’s bar cart off with a kick with a monogram coaster set. Spell out cocktail names like “martini” or “collins” to inspire some mixing.
A well-manicured bar cart always has some personalized tumblers!
This rustic mirrored shelf from Pottery Barn turns any small spot into an entertaining hub. It’s great for bottles, glasses and barware. But even cooler, the shelf is customizable!
Stock up for parties with an assortment of these toppers from C. Wonder. Spell out “red” or “white” for wine or “cheers” for some fun.
I gave my husband a set of these copper mugs for Christmas. Get them monogrammed to keep track of your own Moscow mule and make sure no one steals it!
The wooden spheres make nice stoppers on these classic glass decanters, especially when engraved with the message “sip,” or “refill.”
Personally, I prefer these “yours” and “mine” pillowcases via West Elm. They’re a punchy take on the battle of the bedding.
I have been on the lookout for a jewelry box for my daughter, and this mirrored case may just be it. It’s perfect for personalizing with her initials.
I just bought a set of these spelling out “Mom” for all of the moms in my life this Mother’s Day.
Illustrated exclusively for The Land of Nod by artist Jennifer Vallez, these pretty girl portraits can be customized for the little lady in your life.
I was inspired by these banners from The Land of Nod to create one for my baby shower last year. It says “Bonjour Bebe” and still hangs in my daughter’s nursery.
These stately chairs make any tot feel like a king in their playroom. I just gifted this striped version to my godson, and he loves it!
My last name begins with a “Z,” and it’s a hard letter to find. Though it’s worth the search for a cool statement. These pillows are perfect for my littlest “Z” and would work well in the new playroom.
Salt and pepper shakers are a fun and diminutive way to make a lasting impression, as this graphic pair from C. Wonder does.
My mother-in-law has one of these with her initials and uses it as a beautiful cheese board when entertaining.
I wish I had seen these years ago when I got married. They have a classic color and gold band, and the monogram is simple yet elegant. They’re perfect for a new couple.
The doormat is often the first thing people see when they visit your home, so why not make yours a custom statement? This would make a lovely gift for the new homeowner in your life too.
A set of soaps bearing your name is a fantastic addition to the guest bath. And it’s a great host/hostess gift as well.
Who couldn’t use a little typography out the window? These are perfect for your winged friends in the backyard.
Name your entrance with a stately over-door monogram from Horchow. It’s a little French country and a lot beautiful.
Looking for a luxe way to spruce up your dining room? Make sure seating is never confusing by engraving leather chairs for each member of your family.
Don’t forget your furry friend when it comes to personalization. This rattan basket with an embroidered bed cushion will definitely keep your pet comfy.Next: Your Decor: Put a Monogram on It