As a SCRABBLE player whose unabridged dictionary has a place of honor in the dining room in case a question of etymology arises over the pasta, I am besotted with a game table upholstered in a fabric depicting letter tiles. It's among many furnishings, home accents, and accessories using scripts and fonts that have caught my eye lately. Perhaps we're already nostalgic about scripts and fonts because handwriting is vanishing -- my teacher friends tell me cursive is so rarely taught any more that some kids can't even read it. (They are missing out on the unique pleasure of having an envelope addressed in a hand you love land in your mailbox).
I'm showing the table and a few other script and font items below; look for more in the Editors' Picks feature of our digital edition of TRADhome (tradhomemag.com, which goes online April 20). We editors had such fun putting together the collaborative TRADhome feature on motifs we love -- the piece includes bird motif items, pretties with a nautical theme, the intriguingly entitled Cabinet of Curiosities, and more.
Drexel Heritage's #D20016-DT
custom-upholstered in a high grade woven jacquard # 2034205
(The fun fabric can be used on any Drexel Heritage product -- chair, pillow sofa -- whatever you like.)
To customize and play with other fabrics, go to: http://www.drexelheritage.com/Furniture/All-Furniture/Drexel-Heritage-Upholstery/i438920-Dining-Table.aspx <http://www.drexelheritage.com/Furniture/All-Furniture/Drexel-Heritage-Upholstery/i438920-Dining-Table.aspx>
To order from a store near you, go to : http://www.drexelheritage.com/stores/
I've also been drooling over the sumptuous Script Collection fabric from Carolyn Quartermane (www.carolynquartermane.com).
Romanticists will appreciate this Le Poeme indoor-outdoor rug from Ballard Designs, which comes in several colors and ranges in price from $45 to $649, depending on size. http://www.ballarddesigns.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDetailView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10551&categoryId=10172&productId=13282&langId=-1
La Poeme Rug
An affordable way to add this look to your home is with pretty kitchen towels, imported from France, $16, by European market: http://shop.europeanmarket.us/French-Kitchen-Linens-Fleur-25FR.htm
Biarritz Kitchen Towel
Finally, the classic silhouette and fine materials in this Theodore Chair from Thomasville should suit script lovers to a T. (http://www.theodorealexander.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ItemID=5af33e1b-fe5b-45c5-a33c-6677075ac893)
Look for more script and font-themed must-haves -- and much more -- in tradhomemag.com, which goes online April 20.