When Matt and I moved into our new home tucked away in the Hollywood Hills we knew we needed to name it. While on a short vacation to Big Bear, CA for my birthday a few years ago we imagined owning a lakeside cottage. We dreamed the whole thing up complete with whitewashed walls, deep fireplace and a long dock. Our favorite part was the idea of having two jet ski's with custom Gingham plaid wraps and saddle brown seats. We decided we would call this magical place Gingham Cottage. Well a couple of years later we bought our first home and decided we would use the name for it. Don't worry, our friend Brian has a zillion other names for other properties, he came up with "Gingham Place" the name for our New York town house. After you name it then what? Its time for custom monograms on everything!! I decided to start with the doormat and looked no further than one of Oprah's favorite things from the Personalized Doormats Company the 2x3 double border personalized.
It was easy to order and showed up exactly how it looked online. We have had this mat for 4 years and it looks basically the same as when it arrived (it doesn't rain much in LA...) So if you are looking to dress up your own front door or you need the perfect housewarming gift for a friend check them out. Do you even have a doormat? Is this something you would do? Let me know below!