This Fall, Write Home

Anthropologie, Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn, Urban Outfitters

Proof that the pen is mightier than the keyboard, the art of handwriting is on the comeback trail. Fonts, letters and cursive penmanship (now a required subject in 14 states) are once again cool for school and interior design, too.


With a nod to vintage flashcards collected from antique shops around the world, Diva Pyari’s Calligrapher Monogram stoneware canape plates serve up the alphabet with eclectic style.  $8.00 each.

Magnolia, Inc.

Subtle yet sophisticated, the USA-made “If I had a flower” leather sign is imprinted with a romantic quote by 18th century English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.  $48.

World Market

Crafted of white ceramic and metal in a chrome finish, Monogram letter hooks make organization as easy as A, B, C.  $3.98 each.

Urban Outfitters

Inspired by mid-century modern cinema marquees, the Multicolor Mini LED light box changes color (from clear to red, green and purple) and comes with 100 changeable letters and symbols. $29.

Pottery Barn

Made of sturdy iron in a bronze finish, Alphabet hooks make it easy to spell out what goes where.  $24.50.

Ballard Designs

Embellished by cooking measurements in graceful cursive script, the Conversion comfort mat adds a dash of culinary chic to kitchens.  Available in three sizes, including demilune. $41.25-$59.25.

Want your home to have all the write stuff?  Score an A for awesome with accent pieces like these.