What is Grandmillennial Style?

An interior design aesthetic that re-embraces traditional style...

A push to return to the collected interior...

A celebration of color and pattern...

A lifestyle that seeks joyful everyday pleasures at home...

Katherine styling magnolia on traditional mantel
Katherine sipping coffee in floral armchair with botanical gallery wall behind her in this grandmillennial living room

We grandmillennials adore:

  • Traditional interiors with charming twists,
  • Bright colors,
  • Bold patterns, especially romantic florals and preppy lines,
  • Chinoiserie,
  • Antiques,
  • & That little extra embellishment, especially if it’s monogrammed!

But don’t bore us with all-white spaces, minimalism, or that mass produced farmhouse trend!

Katherine's traditional living room decorated in greens, white, and pink with antiques, wicker, and needlepoint

Thanks to Emma Bazilian and House Beautiful as of September of 2019 this resurgence of classical design received an official denomination – Grandmillennial!

While the term suggests an age range for this aesthetic, most grandmillennials agree everyone is welcome! And we fully recognize that it's older generations we have to thank for keeping traditional design around. In fact, many of us site our grandmothers' homes as the inspiration behind our love of antiques, florals, and charming curios.

Grandmillennials, undoubtably, have a nostalgia for the warmth, comfort, and charm they remember from their youth, and a longing to create spaces in their own homes that embrace character, elegance, and whimsy.

In paying homage to the classical design pioneers like Elise de Wolfe, Albert Hadley, Sister Parish, and Nancy Lancaster, grandmillennials hope to bring a fresh perspective to traditional style -- updated to meet today's modern living.

In the Grandmillennial interior, you see traditional motifs and lines but a brighter approach to color; more streamlined, utilitarian furniture; a preppy mix of high and low; and loads of whimsical playfulness!

Are You A Grandmillennial?

Take the quiz to see if you're a tried and true member of the club!


#1. When confronted with beautiful fabrics you immediately...

#2. Every room needs a dose of Chinoiserie ceramics!

#3. Your style and design icons are...

#4. Classical design is essential to a beautifully decorated space!

#5. You get starry eyed for...

Select all that apply:

#6. Needlepoint is always a good idea!

#7. When you see a room brimming with collected curios, art, and heirlooms, you...

#8. A family celebration is in the works, do you...

#9. You are so tired of seeing rooms with...

Select all that apply:

#10. You're selecting new furniture for your dining room, would you rather buy...


If you've got traditional tastes, love decorating and entertaining, and are always hunting out unique decor, I think you'll like it around here!

Welcome to Pender & Peony!

Here we pursue classically charming curios, traditional interiors with colorful frills, and joyful pleasures for gracious living! You don't want to miss...

Want to learn more about antiques?

Read my e-book: The Grandmillennial's Pocket Guide to Chic Antiques

A 50+ page e-book with 20 entries on the chic antiques we Grandmillennials adore. Feel more confident on the hunt for antiques with The Guide in your pocket.

Grandmillennial Decor Under $150


styled desk with personal stationery, calendar, and fresh flowers