Monday, November 9, 2009

Dollars or Pennies: Monogrammed Bedding

If monogrammed linens are at the top of your wishlist, there is no substitute for Leotine Linens. Except when that substitute is a zillion times more affordable and you just can't justify the outrageous expense for sheets that your dogs are going to cuddle up on with you every single night. Is this your dilema too?

Leontine Linens: Hayden + Arch pattern

A few years back, in an old issue of the now defunk'd O at Home magazine, they featured this bedroom in their DIY home makeover contest. I pulled the page out to save for the fabulous monogram idea that instantly struck me as Leotine-esque and compleatly attainable.

A store bought throw was taken to a local monogramer and an instant classic was created. It may not be the coveted Leotine, but the same effect is achieved for pennies on the dollar. A little monogramming goes a long way. Pillows or bedding....in my mind, not both or you'll look like a Pep Rally cheerleader.

12 comments:

  1. I love it! My great aunt gave me some pretty fab monogrammed sheets for Christmas several years ago...and she had them done at Linens & Things! I was shocked!!!

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  2. Oooo...good call! I like this idea quite a bit. Plus, there are all sorts of monogram shops that should be able to do it for about $20-$30, I'm guessing.

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  3. I am so obsessed with Leontine, but there is no way I can shell out $70 for a napkin...I've been thinking about getting shams monogrammed elsewhere, too. Please post again if you decide to do it!

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  4. Love the monogram, there is something so timeless and chic about the idea!

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  5. Love this post. Ever since seeing Badgley Mischka's place in Elle Decor I have wanted to get some monogram pillows. Love.

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  6. Monograms do add so much to almost everything and it's even better when you can get that look for less. Have a great week!

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  7. Now just find me someone who can do the chopstick monogram.

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  8. Great idea. You're right, it really does upgrade the look. Love all the warm tones in the bedroom.

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  9. Summer B-I loved the Badgley Mischka pillows as well. I believe they were Leontine

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  10. Love this. You have such great taste. The bedspread by the local monogram-er is perfect for those of us that love Leotine, but don't yet have the wallet for it!
    XXX Kate

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  11. Big fan of the orange pillow cases. I keep adding orange to my rooms and I'm noticing that it's really bringing my rooms to life.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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