My name is Nikki and I’m a monogram-a-holic. Not long ago, I was not comfortable talking about my addiction. I tried to hide it from my family and friends; but, when my three favorite letters started popping up on pillows, towels, silver spoons and trays, my husband was quickly on to me. I think it was the large embroidered “B” on my shower curtain that compelled him to ask – what’s with the obsession?
The answer was simple. Monograms and initials, in every form, are beautiful. They personalize your home, they are great conversation starters, and gosh darn, I just plain love them!
My personal philosophy on monograms follows traditional schools of thought:
I think there is one exception to the rule. I love the idea of embroidering a beautiful "married" monogram on a European size pillow to display in the middle of your bed. Follow this pattern:
- The monogram in your home should always represent the woman of the house
- A traditional monogram is:
- small initial of your first name, large initial of your last name, small initial of your middle or maiden name
It's a wonderful way to visually depict two becoming one.