The Grandmillennials Are Here.

Do you consider yourself a grandmillennial? A friend of mine sent me a link to this article and said: “This is you.” Ha! Upon reflection, I’m fairly certain I qualify, though I tend to favor a mix of styles in my own home. We have some sleek and modern pieces, some more casual coastal pieces, some Ralph Lauren-esque, masculine pieces, and then, for example, an outrageous set of antique bronze candle sconces with bows at the top I scored on Etsy a few weeks ago that epitomize the grandmillennial vibe. (These are similar.) I bought them to flank an enormous portrait we have hanging in our dining room — and so the room is truly a mix of the modern and the traditional, with hints of the grandmillennial tucked in for good measure.

Below, sharing some of my favorite grandmillennial finds, whether you’re full-force or just dipping your toe in the pool:

FLORAL TEA TOWELS (ALSO LOVE THESE)

JADEITE TUMBLERS (WOULD BE PRETTY AS BUD VASES WITH PEONIES TUCKED IN EACH)

MATILDA GOAD SCALLOPED LAMP SHADES

FLORAL SETTEE

WICKER COFFEE TABLE ($100!)

MARBLE COASTERS

WICKER WRAPPED ICED TEA GLASSES

SCALLOPED LINEN COCKTAIL NAPKINS

LUMBAR PILLOW

CHINOISERIE PANELS

WICKER ELEPHANT SIDE TABLE

VINTAGE NEEDLEPOINT PILLOW (WOULD BE SWEET IN A NURSERY) OR VINTAGE NEEDLEPOINT POODLE PILLOW

PLATTER

FLORAL HEADBOARD

WOVEN SCALLOPED PLACEMATS

SAGE TABLE LAMPS

FRINGED OTTOMAN

CLOVER COCKTAIL TABLE

BOWOOD PILLOWS

TUFTED CHAIRS

CHINTZ TEAPOT

FRINGED TABLE SKIRT

PASTEL TEACUPS

RATTAN SCALLOPED BASKET

And to get the grandmillennial vibe in your wardrobe: chintz tote, Tabitha Simmons mules, Emilia Wickstead magic, anything by Batsheva, floral blouse ($70!), Thierry Colson top, HHH nap dresses, wicker elephant bag.

P.S. Some of my favorite products for home, plus some chic and affordable furniture finds.

P.P.S. Remember how my old apartment was named Louise? I feel like my new one might be named Charlotte — a little younger but still high maintenance, a little bit stuck in her ways. We have arched doorways and a very traditional layout (no open floor plans), but high ceilings and lots of dramatic molding.

P.P.P.S. Thoughts on decorating a studio apartment, among other things.

5 Comments

  1. Grandmillennial all the way (although I am 40 so perhaps a grand-grand-millennial?!
    So many favorites here – chinoiserie, wicker, needlepoint – the list goes on and on! LOVE.

  2. I’m definitely not a grandmillennial when it comes to décor — more in the modern eclectic camp, as I’d call it — but I can appreciate a touch here & there, and my wardrobe absolutely contains a few “grandmillennial-esque” pieces … mainly thinking of ditsy floral blouses and ruffles. That Thierry Colson top is beautiful!

    xx

  3. Never heard this term before! But I can confidently say this is 100% not my style. Hah. I’m making moves towards home ownership here in Brooklyn and I’m having a lot of fun fantasizing about decorating my first true one-bedroom apartment. (I’ve been studio living for a while.) I’ve been trying to figure out if I can put my style into words but I don’t think I can- it’s always been an instinctual thing for me. When I see it, it’s either a clear yes or a no from me. But I do know that I like practical decor, clean lines, mixtures of textures, nothing fussy, and deep colors for the anchor pieces.

    1. Love that you know your own taste! The problem with interior trends like this is that soon it becomes the “ambient style” and it feels like you see it everywhere…which means it will feel horribly dated in a matter of years. I have some items I purchased a few years ago that feel discordant with my current tastes — think flokati rugs and ikat prints and lucite everything. I mean, it was a fun look (don’t even know how to term it — blogger boho? ha) but it just does not have staying power for me…

      xx

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