July 27, 2012

Monogram Mama

I have monograms on the mind lately. Being a good Alabama girl, I have to admit that most of Banks’ onesies are monogrammed, as are his bibs and burp cloths, and don’t even get me started on Cici’s clothes. I mean, they just don’t look finished unless their name or initials is embroidered front and center. I also am working on two little girls rooms and I love incorporating monograms in children’s spaces. A monogram is also an excellent design element in adult spaces as well. I pulled some of my favorite monogram examples from my files for you to enjoy! I will be back next week with more regular blog posts! I’ve missed everyone, but loved every minute of focusing just on my kiddos ๐Ÿ™‚

Love everything here, the wallpaper, headboards and unique monogram rock the house!




Admittedly a bit "safe" for my taste, but so elegant.



Love me some Leontine, unfortunately, the mister does not love the price so much.


This looks like a "Kristen" room. Digging the color combo, pattern mixing and monogram font.


You rarely see monogrammed bedding with a masculine look. This is done perfectly.


Simple and lovely.



Usually I am not a fan on monograms on the walls in adults rooms, but this appeals to me. Great room too!


So perfect and so cute. Sweet with a little sass.


What a great font? Love.


View Into Dining Room From Living Room

This is a dining room I did for a client. Still love the unique font we chose for the Parsons slipcovers.


And here is the “Oh No She Didn’t” section. I am all about monograms, but really?

You chose turquoise with a zebra border for your periwinkle Quest. Interesting. How many cats do you have?



I would have liked this in 2003, sans the butt bow on the chair.



That's a monogrammed toilet. I can picture the person that has this in their home. They also own a purse with a picture of their pet and or grandchildren printed on it.



This just looks flat silly to me. And I know some of you will get all fired up and try to defend this silly lamp. There are just too many design elements going on here.


I have to say I am a bit on the fence here. Weigh in, yes or no?


Not feeling these.

All photos are from Pinterest ๐Ÿ™‚

I am always looking for new monogram inspirations! Send me some of your faves!!!

Happy Shopping!!!!




  1. Melissa says:

    I’m a GO on everything except your thoughts on the boots– I actually love those. I’m still trying to imagine the lady who would monogram her potty…

  2. Hi Kristen,

    We are a boutique Monogram Studio! Check out all of our Wares & Goods! We would love to customize your interiors. !


    Kate Johnstone-Butcher
    Owner, Toggle Home

  3. I have family members with monogrammed toilets. I know…what can you do? But I love this post, K! The monogram in the pink pagoda beds pic is EXACTLY what I want on the girls beds, LOVE! I’m going to check out Kate’s website, too! Glad you’re back, girl! I’m ready to get back to work on GSI! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ouch. I guess to each his own, but since i too love a good monogram I have to say a lot of people disagree with you on my monogrammed lampshade I did for a showhouse {the one pictured up top} but, it’s OK because I view your ‘flower arrangement’ in the dining room you designed to look ‘flat silly to me’. {And I own the monogrammed boots pictured below my lampshade}

    • kkilianp says:

      Shannon, so sorry if I offended you with my opinion. I have been a fan of your blog for a while now. The picture on Pinterest did not show the whole room, so based on the small pic they showed it looked like too many design elements to me. It was not fair of me to make a judgement without seeing the lamp in the full room context. I am not the best at filtering myself:) I know that many people will love the lamp which is why I prefaced it as I did. As I said on the boots, I am still on the fence. Just wondering if we have taken monogramming a bit too far in general?

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