Taylor Swift adds a personal and stylish touch to her bathroom with this simple accessory

Monochromatic, monogrammed bath towels reportedly sit alongside a Grammy award in the singer's Tribeca townhouse's bathroom

Taylor Swift
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The most common initials that are associated with Taylor Swift at the moment are probably TTPD, marking the recent release of her 31-song album, The Tortured Poets Department. But in her home, the initials TS rein supreme in a subtle way: monogrammed bath towels.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, a fan recently visited the global superstar's storied townhouse in Tribeca, NYC, and discovered that the singer-songwriter's downstairs bathroom (accessed via a secret door behind a bookcase, naturally) displayed monogrammed, monochrome towels alongside a Grammy award. 

While the music award is a personal touch in itself, the bath towels are a slightly more accessible accessory for most of us.

Taylor Swift

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Personalized accessories are a quirky, yet refined touch, and this stands true for the bathroom. Monogrammed items like towels evoke a hotel-like quality at home that is often reserved for initialed bathrobes. Experts say neutral bathrooms in particular are conducive to personalized touches; and not only that, but they have higher selling value, too.

'A modern neutral bathroom is a great way to create a space that’s perfect for homeowners to enjoy as they live within the home, whilst simultaneously being perfect to drive interest in those viewing the property,' says bathroom expert from Bathroom Deal, Warren Kinloch. 'A neutral space connotes a ‘blank canvas’ which often appeals to buyers who can build upon this and add their own personal touch.'

Though embroidering is an ancient practice dating back to 30,000 BC, monogramming bath towels is an excellent way to turn an everyday object – particularly ones in muted or neutral colors – into trend-forward, statement pieces.

'Keeping a bathroom up to date with on-trend dècor and modern appliances will also naturally increase a property's value as potential buyers are less likely to think that they’ll need to renovate after purchase,' Kinloch says.

Apart from raising property value, monochrome accessories in the bathroom are a timeless choice, popular for their understated nature and versatility.

'Monochromatic color schemes, especially in bathrooms, are one of the most visually pleasing design choices one can make,' says Homes & Gardens' editor Jennifer Ebert. 'To ensure the space doesn't look too flat, employ lots of texture with accessories like fluffy towels and smooth surface tops.'

Shop the Swift-inspired edit

Below, we have found some Turkish towels that are easily monogram-able for a TS-esque bathroom. If there's any way to celebrate the release of The Tortured Poets Department, it's by following in Swift's (reported) footsteps. Happy shopping... 

Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.