Text by Sidney Bragiel
When you find a mix of flowery wallpaper, a ginger jar or two, wicker, ruffles and a strategically placed needlepoint pillow with a cheeky phrase you’ve stumbled upon Grandmillennial Style or as some may call it Granny Chic. This design trend (or movement as some would say) is an ode to old school…it’s a love for traditional, but don’t let that fool you. It is not stuffy or outdated, its classic with a twist. Grandmillennials are using big doses of pattern—toile, chintz and plaid—and embellishments like fringe, ruffles and pleats, but they are sprinkling in abstract art or other contemporary pieces to keep this look from feeling like you are back in your grandmother’s living room. The key to this look is to carefully curate your space and to edit when needed so it doesn’t feel chaotic or cluttered. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite products that can bring this look to life in your own home.
Portsmouth Ottoman – One King’s Lane
Evoking chic Hollywood Regency-style allure, this playful linen-upholstered ottoman is elegantly finished with woven trim and a skirt of twisted fringe.
Niebuhr Garden Stool – Wayfair
This authentic reproduction of fine Ming dynasty era Chinese garden stools is crafted from high quality fine Chinese ceramic.
Aerin Wicker Scalloped Gallery Frame – Williams-Sonoma
Hand woven from natural rattan, this frame‘s rich texture and soft scallops draw the eye to a favorite art piece.
Jolene Wallpaper, Daffodil – One King’s Lane
This conveniently washable and scratch-resistant wallpaper brings the room full in bloom with a colorful floral motif against a crisp white ground.
Botanicals Pack of 4 – One Kings Lane
Bring any wall into bloom with these classic botanical prints. Each work is set in a beautifully molded frame with an antiqued gold finish. Hang them together for added impact.
Capitola Basket – Serena and Lily
Beautifully handwoven of natural seagrass and rattan, this basket features ample room for towels, throws, nursery essentials, or anything else you can think of.
Scalamandre Chinoserie Shenyang Linen Pillow in Bloom – Etsy
This Asian linen pillow features a bird floral print on an off white cream background.
Beautiful by Mark D. Sikes – Amazon
This New York Times bestselling book from interior designer Mark D. Sikes is a celebration of American style today, showcasing chic and accessible ideas for every home. Modern and unfussy, the book’s interiors are classic takes on California indoor/outdoor living, with natural fibers and crisp coloration, informed and influenced by the fashion world where Sikes began his career.
Petite Chinoiserie Lamp – Caitlin Wilson
Gorgeous and intricate traditional chinoiserie gets a modern update with gold hardware and a sleek, neutral shade. The pop of pattern elevates your space with a twist on well-loved, classic style.
Stephanie Fishwick Set of 4 Tea Cups – Moda Operandi
Beautifully crafted in Limoges, France’s porcelain capital, Stephanie Fishwick’s eight-piece saucer and teacup set is decorated with an exclusive floral pattern that fuses the designer’s many historical references.
Herend Mother and Baby Frog – Gracious Style
Handpainted in Hungary, this meticulously-crafted collector figurine and delicately hand painted piece of art will melt your heart and warm your home.
Cabbage Cake Stand – One King’s Lane
Rendered in a cabbage motif, this rustic majolica earthenware cake stand is welcome any time at our table. It’s also dishwasher and microwave safe.