A Monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters to form a symbol. Monograms are often a combination of initials of an individual or company, that create symbols or logos. Monograms have been used for many centuries and some of the earliest examples are names of Greek cities on coins. Another early device was a seal that made an impression in wax, clay, paper, or some other medium. The impression thus made a seal of authority that was a monogram or crest of the purveyor. The original purpose was to authenticate a document, a wrapper for one such as a modern envelope, or the cover of a container or package holding valuables or other objects.
Monograms are signatures of artists and craftsmen that make their works of art easily recognized.
Our Monogram cushions have been inspired by the French flair for decoration. The individual monograms on our cushions are fancy pieces of art and are used to adorn these everyday items.
The monograms are created with embroidery and layers of fabric applied onto the cushion cover.
The monogram cushions have lace, fabric and ribbon details. With frilled edges and pleated layers the attention to detail in these monogram cushions is executed to a high standard. With The tie up backs make it easy to remove the inners and are a real feature. The 100% cotton fabric is user friendly and washes extremely well, please note that is our personal experience .
A great look with these cushions is to style a room with distressed shabby chic furniture, French mirrors, antique accessories ,these all blend well with soft whites and taupe colour backgrounds.
These monogram cushions have a vintage theme and create a romantic look that is exclusive to Live Laugh Love
Pretty Vintage Style
We love the pretty vintage style and our on-line web store has created this look. When expressing this style try to use a single colour scheme. It is important to use soft tones with your chosen colour.Our preferred colour for this style is pink with an overall mix of prints and patterns.Use stripes, checks and floral patterns to offset this look.
This style is very feminine and is great for a bedroom or boudoir.Try to use some antique pieces of furniture that you can purchase form local shops, markets or auction houses. These vintage pieces may need a little TLC to bring them back to life, but the rewards are well worth it.
Pretty Vintage Style
The pin pointers of creating this pretty look is to have faded fabric that are gentle worn and easy on the eye.Steer clear from stark and bright colours. Soft pastels are the answer.A mood board will compound your intentions and help with the final decisions. With distressed painted and worn furniture in a room this will create a shabby chic interior. The Shabby chic look has become very popular in the last few years and when used with pretty vintage accessories it creates a really unusual combination .Shabby chic style is a speciality of Live Laugh Love and we really Love this unique look and creates the style of yesteryears.
French Chic Interiors
With the enduring appeal of French chic Interiors from the rustic provincial in the south to the Parisian chic in the north of France, there is a style to suit most tastes.
Our vintage French furniture and French styled accessories can give your home that “je ne sais quoi”.With style and detail the French certainly have that. When considering a French chic style look out for such details as toile patterns, cabriole legs, carved and scrolled work on furniture. The painted French furniture we stock has been restored from start to finish. From any initial treatments to the repairing, filing in and painting process. With the finished colours our pallet is neutral with subtle whites and greys. The details on the furniture can be highlighted by over painting or distressing.
With French chic interiors its more about being flamboyant and letting your creative side overflow. When using a softer background with off whites, soft greys and duck egg blues, use a touch of gold or silver to add a real sense of luxury.
French chic interiors
The fleur de lys, rococo and baroque styles all can be added to a room especially the boudoir where an over the top approach works well.
Before purchasing any items try a sample of material, paint, wall paper, flooring etc. Put them onto a mood board, play around with textures and colours before making the final purchases. Most of all enjoy.
If you’re anything like us, you love a good sprinkling of decorative cushions. For comfort as well as style, they make great additions to your home and help you achieve your desired look and atmosphere. Wherever you have space, we say add a cushion, or as many as you can- be it on your sofa, chair, bed, in your bedroom, in your lounge or in your country chic kitchen! A decorative scatter cushion can make a real difference. Live Laugh Love have a large selection of decorative cushions to suit many interiors, ranging from patchwork with a mixture of floral chintz, checks and stripes in an array of colours and sizes.
The best thing about adding cushions is that the fabric can really set off the décor and colours of the space surrounding them. They’re also a pretty economical way to make a pretty big difference visually. We would suggest mixing old with new, as we would with all of our products. Don’t throw out that bag of cushions from the loft without checking if there’s anything that can be washed and used again now, then consider what would work well with them.
A SPRINKLING OF DECORATIVE CUSHIONS
Subtle tones and faded fabrics create an effortless elegant and classy interior. For the shabby chic lover, there are frills and pretty lace and for those that prefer the French châteaux look, there are monogram cushions. Of course, there are hearts and more hearts, as well as plenty of other shabby chic and country chic designs, such as birds and butterflies. There are also our favourite- Live Laugh Love appliqué cushions. We love cushions as you can change where they are in your home as frequently as you like. They will last and last, can be washed, moved, recycled and used again and again. Do not under-estimate the simple but loved cushion!