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You’ve seen the stationery, and you’ve seen the guest towels. These are great places to begin with your custom monogram. It’s the first step in the direction of overall lifestyle branding.

How else can you bring a couture monogram to life? We are absolutely honored to share this modern and forward couture monogram that we created for our dear friend, tastemaker and pattern mixing visionary, Paige Minear.

Just like Paige and her vibrant personality, this monogram needed to speak to her style and her story. She is a lover of color and Chinoiserie, she is modern and classic all at once, and we believe what was created was stunning! With the inspiration of a classic pair of mid-century Staffordshire dogs, this became a true standout. It started the trend of really showing our clients that you can do absolutely anything with your crest.

Even more stunning is the way she has brought her home branding to the next level. Below, Paige has shared with us some of her personal photos of how she’s brought new life into her home with her couture monogram.


Follow along with her on her own blog, The Pink Clutch, and make sure you’re following her on Instagram as well! @PaigeMinear

Thank you so much, Paige, for not only being a great friend and a style icon to many, but for allowing us to highlight the way you’ve given such beautiful life to a couture monogram.

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There’s nothing that cannot be taken into consideration when branding your life and your home with a custom couture monogram. Today’s example is not just stunning, it is deeply personal to the person who commissioned it! It includes bees, wheat, and sunflowers – an ode to their roots and traditions. Things they share with their family for centuries!

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Emily created something that wasn’t just stunning, but truly remarkable. It tells a story to everyone who views it, making it more than just a monogram. It was so special – it was translated to pillows, blankets, coasters, gift tags, stationery and more! A true testament to how a simple family crest can become so much more.

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Are you interested in creating something like this for your home? We’d love to assist. Commission your own monogram here!


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Once you’ve created a stunning custom monogram with Emily, what is the next step? We say – bring it to life! Here you can see that the medium this couple chose to let their monogram shine was linen. They ordered linen dinner napkins and cocktail napkins for their home.

Can you imagine how divine these are to have on hand for any guest? They’ll experience your home at different level.

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Are you interested in commissioning your own couture monogram? Contact us a [email protected] or click here!

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CustomMonogram-08Have you considered commissioning a couture monogram of your own? There are so many ways you can customize this beautiful way to brand your life and your home. Here you can see our client wanted something that mixed classic whimsy with modern lines. What would you choose for your own monogram?

Visit our shoppe online to get started on our own!


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Don’t forget that the Easter bunny likes to hide special things for even adults! Maybe one of these charms that you can pick up a la carte in the shoppe, perhaps? There are no limits to the fun you can have when you’re creating your own special pieces with or Moon and Lola collection. Custom truly is the best gift!

Click here to see our options in the shoppe!

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Categories: monograms, product design, the shoppe

Day to night. Casual to formal. Make-up or markers. You can choose your own adventure with our new accessory pouches! It’s up to you if you fill them up with your favorite lip balms or if you use them as a date night clutch.

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One thing we really love about these is how giftable they are for all ages. Their price point is divine intervention at just $28 – you’ll be able to give one to every fashionable name on your list. Little girls will feel so grown up carrying their own monogram on a pouch in their favorite colors. We love that!

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What can you do with your favorite color combination and monogram look? See the video below for some inspiration!

Good news is, this isn’t it, either! We have some signature Emily McCarthy exclusive patterns coming at you later this week!

Click here to shop all of our accessory pouches.

Happy Customization,

Emily McCarthy

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Categories: monograms, the shoppe, to give

We believe there are two types of pillows in this world. Basic, every day throw pillows that you put on a sofa or a bed and they live up to their name. They are there to be thrown. Then, we believe that there are the second type of pillows. Small yet impactful works of art that take your home from assembly line to full on chorus line.


The second type of pillows are the ones that you wouldn’t dare want to throw anywhere. In fact, they’re the stars of the show. Maybe you’re looking to play up a sofa that you’re no longer in love with, or you’re looking to display your custom Emily McCarthy monogram in more areas – no matter what the reason, our new line of custom pillows are just divine. They’ll be lighting up your interiors and singing a siren song to all who enter.

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We are proud to announce that these aren’t just a one-trick pony, either. These pillows are available in both indoor and outdoor fabric! You can choose from so many color ways, the customization options will have you re-designing and re-thinking absolutely everything. (And that’s a good thing!) Need help customizing something? Reach out to us via email by clicking here, and we’ll be delighted to assist! Click here to see all of our monogram options. Take a look at some examples we’ve created for you to get your creative juices flowing.

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We can’t wait to see what you come up with.


Emily McCarthy

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Categories: interiors, monograms, product design, the shoppe

Ahhh, the at-home bar. So often under-rated, we need to talk about it! We always try and help you think about special touches around your home and how they can honestly bring your entertaining and aesthetic to a new level. How about the at-home bar accessories? So easy to inject into any current set up, and packing a big punch of impact with guests.

Our new shapes and sizes of decanters are our newest obsession. Take your custom monogram or choose from a style we can make for you, and create your emblem. We also heard a rumor that Father’s Day is coming up soon and that this could be EXACTLY the gift that Dad needs, and Mom approves of. (Call us selfish, but it’s never a bad idea to give a gift that goes with the rest of the home decor!) Dad will feel even more official pouring up his favorite spirits with something uniquely him.

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Aside from Dad, you know we’ve got options at our Gift Bar that will be great gifts for others… or, for yourself! (We believe in self-gifting here, in case you needed an excuse!)

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Finally, come one come all for our slate coasters! These are another specialty that has “DAD” written all over it. Masculine, but perfect to blend in with any feminine flares you may already have around the home.

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Keep an eye out for the fabulous gold accessories to be featured later this week!

Want to make an order for Father’s Day? Hurry up! We’ll make sure it gets to Dad in time.

Emily McCarthy

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MonogramsForTheHomeEventWith all the excitement of the Prosecco party tomorrow, the fun must continue into Friday. Don’t forget about our version of happy hour on Friday. Editor-at-Large for Southern Living & Author and Lifestyle Expert, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, will be here for a book signing!  Come by to meet Kimberly and pick up your signed copy of her new book, “Monograms for the Home”. You may just see some of our designs on the pages!

See you then!

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This week, we had the joy of getting to know more about Kimberly Whitman for our readers. She’s been a household name around the studio ever since we were able to lend our monograms to her new book, Monograms for the Home. Another name we can call her is “friend”. We’re positive you will be able to tell from this short interview what a truly warm, inviting, and happy presence she has.


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EMc: How do you carry your signature style into all aspects of your life be it home decor, entertaining, or fashion?

KW: I just choose what I like when I’m faced with a choice! I figure that if it resonates with me, tells a story, or makes me smile, it suits my style!

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EMc: What is your personal definition of “signature style”?

KW:When I think of some of my most stylish friends, I must say that they are hard to box in. In other words, they are always evolving and open to new things and new looks. I like that! To have signature style, you have to have curiosity about life and design and be driven to discover what you like.

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EMc: Give us three words to describe you. Why did you choose these three words?

KW: Classic, Joyous, Colorful? I don’t know! That is so tough. What three words would you use for me? I’m so curious, after sharing these photos, etc, what you would say!

EMc: You know, Kimberly, after reveling in all the gorgeous photos you sent to us and reading your answers… we would absolutely use the words vanguard, whimsical, and joyous. 

EMc: What are three of your most prized pieces that you think fully represent your signature style? This could be a piece of furniture, jewelry, art, etc.

KW: Oh gosh – that is so hard! I love “stuff” and cherish the memories that come along with so many of my belongings. One of them is certainly my engagement ring. It was my husband’s great grandmothers ring. All of the ladies in his life wore it and that means so much to me. It is a sapphire (colorful and blue!), an heirloom, and a very classic and lady like style. I adore it and I think it completely suits me even though it wasn’t made for me! I also love the bracelet that features the dates my children were born and my monogram by Hannah Fergeson. I wore it in my author photo for my new book, Monograms for the Home. I also cherish my son’s portrait by Stella Ehrich. She is so talented and did such a beautiful job capturing who he is. She spent time with us and got to know him before she started painting him and the final painting is just magical because he really shines through! The best part, besides our new friendship with Stella, is that she even painted his toes that cross over – just like my father’s toes do!

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EMc: What is your best tip to encourage others to find and develop their own signature style?

KW: Explore and try new things! Mix and match things that resonate with you. Edit like crazy and you will probably find that the things that stay around you all have a common thread.


Continue following along with Kimberly’s whimsical style here:

Twitter and Instagram @KimberlyWhitman
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