Making the Bed

Phoebe Howard Design
When it comes to gorgeous bedroom design, we think it’s all about the pillows. 
Phoebe Howard Design
They may be the butt of quite a few jokes — think Along Came Polly and the knifing of more than a few innocent pillows — but those few extra minutes in the morning are totally worth the effort.
Francie Hargrove Design
This classic three throw pillow design is always a safe bet.
Eric Cohler Design Via House Beautiful
But for a no-fuss, streamlined pillow scheme, two, perfect shams are all it takes!
Phoebe Howard Design
We absolutely adore a settee at the end of a beautifully made bed – 
Mario Buatta via Architectural Digest
And staying away from a matchy pillow scheme makes it even better.
Phoebe Howard
A fabulous lumbar pillow works well on a twin.
Leontine Linens
And we are always in favor of a showstopping monogram.
Leontine Linens
Two small bolsters are incredibly charming.
Amanda Nisbet
And a mix of textures adds tons of interest.
Phoebe Howard
For a no-fail way to add pizazz, never be afraid of color! We love this spunky shade!
If you’re looking to spruce your bedroom, Belle and June is offering an exclusive discount to Design Chic readers on all throws, bedding and decorative pillows! Yay! Just enter the code mydesignchic at checkout to get 15% off through Sunday, April 7. Happy shopping!!

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Things We Love: Monograms

Leontine Linens
We think we’ll always love the classic simplicity of gorgeous monogrammed linens.
Leontine Linens
Competitors exist, sure, but no one does a monogram like Leontine, do they? This pillow case has my boys’ monogram on it when it’s turned sideways. Maybe they’d give me a discount… 
Leontine Linens
 Mom has Leontine bedding, and I try to be happy for her about it since I do not have Leontine bedding 😉 Perhaps I could start my Leontine life with these gorgeous napkins, you know, get my feet wet.
The Enchanted Home
We have never, ever seen a monogrammed window shade. What a cute idea, especially in a space like this where curtains would be a little tricky. 
The Enchanted Home
Gray is so serene. Our favorite use of a monogram is to tie in the room’s colors on plain white bedding — starched, please. 
 I MUST get this for Will. We have half of a cow coming our way, so he’s going to be doing a lot of grilling… (Yes. I said half a cow.)
Elle Decor

Monograms aren’t just for prissy rooms. This bolder font goes beautifully in a room with a masculine feel.
Side note: Chaises are one of our favorite things in life, and it’s so tricky to put them at the end of beds. They totally pulled it off!

 My wedding napkins 🙂
 Love these monogrammed pillows in my living room!  
 Little Will’s bathroom towels. 
 This is the bedding in Will’s nursery. I love this Old English monogram. It’s sweet but boyish enough that he can have it for a few years. This duvet took an entire roll of thread!
These are the shams. And Cloud the Cat. Will LOVES Cloud. For the first time since he was born, Will is longer than Cloud. It sort of makes me sad. 
Mom and I just had a bridesmaid’s luncheon for one of my sweet friends. I wasn’t sure about monogramming the cake, but I think it turned out cute. Plus, how can you not monogram the cake when the bride’s new monogram is MRS? 

What do you think about monograms? Are you a fan or no?

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