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move, cottagecore— there is a new decoration trend in town! The internet is buzzing about the so-called “coastal grandma” aesthetic – a recent trend from TikTok that concerns fresh flowersbright kitchens and a slow-paced lifestyle, and we have a feeling this will be the next big thing in interior design.
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Don’t worry, though, you definitely don’t have to be a grandma to appreciate the look. (The TikTok user who coined the phrase, @lexnicoletaonly 20 years old!)
What is the “coastal grandmother” style?
To better understand coastal grandmother style, imagine a middle-aged woman living a life of leisure in an immaculately decorated and well-maintained beachfront home. Chances are her home is clean and modern with a subtle coastal flair. His hobbies include cooking, gardening, reading books on the beach, and browsing the Ina Garten style of his local farmer’s market.
Celebrities such as Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon also embody the “coastal grandmother” lifestyle: they are always smartly dressed while preparing delicious home-cooked meals and enjoying themselves. taking care of their gardens. In fact, Nancy Meyers, who plays the quintessential coastal grandmother in movies like “Something’s Gotta Give” and “It’s Complicated,” recently announced that she’s working on a new movie for Netflix, which has also helped drive the trend.
From bowls of lemons to tapered candles, here are 13 decor essentials to achieve the coastal grandma look at home.
1. Williams-Sonoma Blue and White Ceramic Planter
Ginger jars and plants are two must-haves for the coastal grandma, and this beautiful ceramic planter combines the two items perfectly. The planter, which is available individually or as a set of four, features a stunning blue and white floral design inspired by hand-painted Chinese ceramics. It is made from porcelain enamel and the large size has a diameter of just over 14 inches. All you need is a lemon or olive tree, and you have yourself the perfect decoration for your kitchen or living room.
2. The Bouqs Co lemonade bouquet.
Fresh flowers are another essential for your kitchen, and if your local farmers market isn’t open yet, these beautiful flowers from The Bouqs Company will keep you coming. This particular bouquet includes 14 stems of pastel colored flowers and comes with a glass or ceramic vase. You can order a single arrangement or sign up for monthly floral deliveries. This is the perfect opportunity to hone your flower arranging skills, which we’re sure Martha would approve of.
3. Kouboo La Joll Rattan Fruit Bowl
Every coastal grandma needs a bowl of lemons on her kitchen counter, and while you have to pick up some fresh fruit at the grocery store, this rattan basket is the perfect container for displaying them. The handwoven design has a whitewashed finish. for a light and airy appearance, and its 14.5 inch diameter allows you to stack it with your favorite fresh fruits. In addition, there are also matching charger plates if you want to run the nine meters of your table.
4. Modern Coastal Ryan Blue Glass Table Lamps
You won’t find kitschy fish decorations in a coastal grandma’s house, but you might find something like these beautiful lamps, designed to look like sea glass. They come in a set of two, and the design features a pale blue translucent glass base that twists upwards towards the shade, flanked by warm wood accents. Both lights are topped with off-white drum shades and would look great on either side of your bed or as an accent in your living room.
5. Square cutting board
With all the cooking you will be doing, you will need a cutting board it’s as functional as it is pretty – and this one does the trick! The square design is crafted from acacia wood with durable end-grain construction, and the rich, warm tone will be the perfect accent in your kitchen. The cutting board even has nice stabilizing legs, and it would work just as well as a tray for delicious charcuterie.
6. Sunwashed Riviera Dining Chair
Serena & Lily takes the coastal grandma aesthetic to an art, and these stunning dining chairs are just one of the many stunning home decor pieces the brand has to offer. The chairs are available with or without arms, and each rattan frame is shaped by hand. More rattan strips are then woven into the seat and back to complete the design, and although there are several colors to choose from, we prefer the natural option.
7. Le Creuset Half Kettle
Le Creuset is another brand that embodies this decorative trend, and the cute half tea kettle is a must have for your kitchen. It’s the perfect size for boiling a few cups of water whenever you entertain, and it comes in a range of pretty colors, from subdued meringue to eye-catching cherry red. The tea kettle emits a single-tone whistle when your water boils, and it’s attractive enough to stay right on your stovetop, even when not in use.
8. LL Bean Boat and Tote
Every coastal grandma needs an LL Bean tote bag to carry her towel to the beach or bring home purchases from the farmer’s market. These iconic bags are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as multiple colors including red, black, blue, green and natural. They’re made from heavy-duty cotton canvas, and you can even have the bag monogrammed with your name or initials for a small fee.
9. Sutton Candle Holder and Taper Candles
Tapered candles are also central to the coastal granny aesthetic that adds a touch of elegance to your evening meals, and you can’t go wrong with these pretty candle holders. The brackets come in two different sizes and are finished with a fun, speckled glaze. Oh, and don’t forget to grab a few taper candles to go with them — Anthropologie sells 18-inch candles in a four-pack, and they’re available in more than a dozen colors.
10. Cortland Quilt
This gorgeous duvet has been handcrafted using soft cotton voile with a cotton fill, and it has a subtle botanical design that will add a touch of texture to your bed. The quilt comes in all-white or white and blue colorways and features three small tassels hanging from each corner of the blanket for the ultimate coastal grandma design vibe. Serena & Lily also has pillowcases to complete the coastal look.
11. Olli Ella Handwoven Seagrass Market Basket
Go to the market (or to your vegetable garden) with this hand-woven basket under your arm. It’s made from natural seagrass with a vegan leather strap, and there are two sizes to choose from, depending on how much fresh produce you need to carry. The basket has an extra-large shape that makes its contents easy to access, and when you’re not carrying it around town, it’ll make a nice decoration on your entryway table.
12. Swing Martini Cup/Cocktail Glass
TikTok’s Resident Coastal Grandma Expert @lexnicoleta says you should have a signature drink to serve guests. No matter what you choose, the drink will be instantly enhanced in these lovely crystal glasses. The elegant hand-blown design has a tall, delicate stem and a slightly tapered bowl, and they’re ideal for cocktails, martinis, and other mixed drinks. The glassware is sure to make a statement on your bar cart, and the heavyweight design is surprisingly comfortable to sip from.
13. Cozy Loop Cushion Cover Set
Embrace the coastal grandma vibe in your home with this lovely palette of throw pillows. It features several patterns, including simple solids, pleasing neutrals, and woven coastal textures. You can buy one or buy them all, but either way, your living space will definitely be more comfortable when you’re done decorating.
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