Today’s gift guide is all about baubles and bling so I thought I’d share where I’m storing a few of my favorites. When I visited New Orleans, a pilgrimage to monogramming Mecca, Leontine Linens, was at the top of my to-do list. You didn’t think I could leave empty handed, did you? Of course not! The round jewel box was my coveted souvenir and I eagerly awaited its arrival. In typical fashion, I went straight for the brightest fabric swatches and after much agonizing decided on hot pink linen with coral linen accents. A traditional monogram in one of their fantastic fonts is the icing on the cake. I’m sure I’ll be happily using my jewelry round for years to come.
P.S If you’re looking for a special gift, I really cannot speak more highly of Leontine Linens. Their staff is amazing and the workmanship is truly second to none.
I’m falling more in love with New Orleans by the day, it’s such a magical city filled with incredibly creative and talented people. It’s no wonder that luxury linen purveyor, Leontine Linens, calls this city home. Earlier this week I popped into their Magazine St. store to see in person what I’ve been drooling over online for years. If it’s even conceivable, everything is even more beautiful in person! Of course I couldn’t walk away empty handed so I took a seat in that gorgeous monogrammed chair and got to designing my own little treat. Brooke, the employee that helped me through the process, could not have been sweeter and more patient with me as I agonized over color choices (are you surprised ha!) My order is off to Kentucky where it will be hand drawn and then sewn- a lost art! I can hardly wait for it to arrive on my doorstep and will be sure to share when it comes.
P.S How perfect would the monogrammed jewelry rounds be for bridesmaids? Such a classic and personal gift.
Several of you asked about the monogrammed stool featured in this photo so I thought I’d share a little more info. The stool itself is an antique store find that needed some updated upholstery. I found some turquoise fabric for around $7/yd at Jo-Ann’s and got out my staple gun. Once I finished I realized the stool still needed a little something extra.
I’ve had an obsession with Leontine Linens for the longest time–the photo above was actually the inspiration for my bedroom. So, I thought I’d try my hand at re-creating the Leontine look on my stool. Leontine has a huuge selection of monogram styles that you can choose from on their website so my first stop was picking one I loved.
I decided on the Alcott, which is the style featured in my inspiration pic. I blew up the image, altered the letters to reflect my monogram and created a template. Finally I traced the design onto a piece of felt I had laying around, cut out the pieces, and hot glued them to my stool. So there you have it, the story behind my stool! It was very easy and I would definitely give it a shot if you’re looking for a quick, cheap and easy monogram.
P.S Thank you to everyone who stopped on over via Helena. I’m looking forward to checking out all of your blogs!
During my new apartment induced design binge over the weekend I came across the most amazing company, Leontine Linens. Leontine Linens offers a wide variety of couture linens and gifts. In my opinion, monogrammed linens are a staple and Leontine Linens offers just that with a little twist. A quick glance at their monograms page and you will know what I mean! Look at their beautiful work: