The Perfect Gift

Southerners are known for their hospitality and their love of monograms. As you prepare to entertain and give gifts this holiday season, why don’t you visit Janet Brown Interiors and explore our selection of items for the home that can be personalized? Set the table with monogrammed napkins and placemats from Matouk. House guests coming to stay? Freshen your linen closet with new monogrammed towels and sheets. Looking for practical, one-of-a-kind gifts? Order our picture frames and cutting boards with initials, witty sayings or the name of a vacation home. Personalized paper cocktail napkins and guest towels from Caspari are perfect to keep or give. Order your items now and beat the rush . . .


Photo via Matouk blog.


“Place a monogram in the left corner of a napkin for optimum visibility. When folded in a triangle, it will appear at the napkin’s point, or, when folded as a rectangle, on the lower outside corner.” Photo: Hector Sanchez. “A Guide to Monogrammed Napkins” by Jane Scott Hodges. Southern Living.


“Ivory-with-gold is the classic ‘little black dress’ of the tabletop. It works whether china is white, bone, or something unexpected.” Photo: Hector Sanchez. “A Guide to Monogrammed Napkins” by Jane Scott Hodges. Southern Living.


“Inspired by a stroll down Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, the unique arch trim of shop awnings becomes a tasteful complement to exquisite table linen.” Mirasol napkins, cocktail napkins and placemats from Matouk, Available through Janet Brown Interiors.


“When monogramming your place mats, keep the insignia in a conspicuous place, such as the top, to keep it from getting covered.” Photo: Hector Sanchez. “A Guide to Monogrammed Napkins” by Jane Scott Hodges. Southern Living.


“Monogrammed cocktail napkins on a silver dish beside a grouping of bar supplies.” Source: “A Guide to Monogramming,” Lonny.


“Since these custom hand towels are meant to stand the test of time, don’t be afraid to match them to more permanent design elements. . . . the fuschia is plucked from the botanical wallpaper.” Rowayton, Connecticut, home of Kate Simpson, a former editor at Domino, and her family. Interior decorating by Kate Simpson. Photo: Patrick Cline. Styled by Michelle Adams. “Beach House” written by Shawn Gauthier. Lonny (October – November 2009).


“This tiny West Village bathroom was designed to feel like an old school men’s club. Pairing the leather dopp kit with a black-and-white monogrammed hand towel” adds a handsome touch. Interior design by apartment owners Ethan Feirstein and Ari Hickman. Photo: Patrick Cline. Styled by Michelle Adams. “An Evolved Collection” written by Shawn Gauthier. Lonny (October – November 2009).


“Take hand towels out of the powder room, and use them as oversize napkins.” Photo: Hector Sanchez. “A Guide to Monogrammed Napkins” by Jane Scott Hodges. Southern Living.

Let Caspari and Janet Brown Interiors bring color to your holiday with an extensive collection of napkins and guest towels for personalization, available in both triple-ply and paper linen. Janet Brown’s knowledgeable staff is ready to help you make your selections:


Here is a photo of a bathroom that Janet Brown Interiors decorated recently. Don’t you love the zebra wallpaper by Scalamandre? Caspari offers a way to add a bit of “le zebre” to your powder room, too – with guest towels and napkins featuring the famous prancing zebra.

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Personalized napkins and guest towels from Caspari featuring the famous Scalamandre zebras.

Caspari offers numerous options for napkins and guest towels. Here is a faux-bois pattern:


“Having seen these, don’t plain monogrammed cocktail napkins and guest towels seem incredibly boring?” Ellie Cullman of the New York design firm Cullman and Kravis asked the New York Times. (“Don’t Knock These Faux-Bois Accessories” by Rima Suqi, The New York Times, December 31, 2013).

Even celebrities are fans of Caspari. Here is a photo of actress Jennifer Garner shopping for Caspari wrapping paper:

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Photo of Jennifer Garner via Caspari website.

 Janet Brown Interiors offers beautiful cutting boards, serving trays and lazy susans that are made in the U.S.A. “There are currently 38 different shapes and sizes from which to choose. Each can be personalized with an initial, a name, a phrase, image or a corporate logo. All boards are made with premium quality hard maple wood and make a great portable cutting work surface or an elegant serving tray. The strips of maple are color graded and matched before cutting and routing of the cutting board and then hand sanded.”



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Personalized picture frames preserve holiday memories:


Add a fresh touch to your powder room with monogrammed wastebaskets:


Richmond gifts celebrate our city:


Monogrammed robes make Christmas morning cozy:


Cairo Robe with Straight Piping by Matouk. Robe available in white or ivory. “Signature Egyptian cotton terry towel accented with piping in White, Silver, Hydrangea, Opal, Navy, Ivory, or Linen.”


This waffle weave Egyptian cotton robe by Matouk is available in white.

Monogrammed bedding by Matouk brings sweet dreams:



Matouk guest towels in silver and gold.

Urban Console

We invite you to visit Janet Brown Interiors as you shop for the holidays. Let us help you check things off your list!


Photo via Pinterest: Veranda Magazine’s Well-Wrapped board.


Post by Kathleen Sams Flippen for Janet Brown Interiors.

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