Letters in the Home

Letters in the Home

Lily Gahagan
Apr 29, 2009

While perusing the wares at our local Anthropologie, we stumbled upon a large rack of oversize zinc letters meant for using as decorative accents around the home. A few years ago the look was a favorite technique of set designers, and a quick flip through a few home decor magazines or catalogs would no doubt turn up several examples. The trend is still commonly used, sometimes spelling out a word (above), sometimes leaving one to decipher the meaning of a lone ampersand, and we wanted to see what you thought of the look. So, in your opinion...

Here are a few sources:

  • Anthropologie has both large and small zinc letters available

  • Pottery Barn has them on sale for $4.99 - but only the letter "I" is left (Ian, Isabel, and Isaac, now's your chance!)

  • Urban Outfitters has an ampersand and "@" symbol in marquee lights.

Images: Top, Marcus Svensson for Sophie Andersson; above, Pottery Barn

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