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styled desk with personal stationery, calendar, and fresh flowers
Katherine's Grandmillennial living room in green and white with chintz

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I'm Katherine

the Grandmillennial stylist,

curator of curios,

& writer in residence

My Interior Decorating Philosophy & How To Craft Your Own

March 3, 2023

Gain clarity and confidence when decorating your home with an interior decorating philosophy! Do you ever find yourself stymied by your decorating choices? Feeling like there are too many options… too many products? Staying true to your style can be daunting amongst the endless trends and design dos and don’ts! Or maybe…you give into your…


3 Things You Should Know About Tobacco Leaf Porcelains

February 24, 2023

Curio IQ Series: Let’s take a short and sweet lesson in antiques! The 3 things you should know before buying and collecting Tobacco Leaf china. Tobacco Leaf porcelains are one of the most easily recognized china patterns out there. The distinctive multi-colored leaves and the bold pink flower instantly catches your eye. For centuries it…


The Challenge to Decorating a Guest Room + 10 Essentials

February 24, 2023

Decorating a guest room: how to create a space that reflects your style and welcomes guests with open arms! What is the unique challenge of decorating a guest bedroom? Creating a space that showcases your personal style and interior tastes while at the same time considering your guests’ comfort and ease! Hospitality is the name…


3 Things You Should Know About Staffordshire Flatbacks

February 17, 2023

Curio IQ Series: Let’s take a short and sweet lesson in antiques! Today we are discussing collecting and decorating with Staffordshire flatbacks. Staffordshire flatbacks are my favorite English antique beating out transferware ceramics and even Wedgwood. I just adore the folksy charm and history they reveal about popular culture of the Victorian era. Decoratively, the…


Yellow & Blue Guest Bedroom Reveal

February 13, 2023

Our yellow and blue guest bedroom reveal – this renovation turned a sad boring room in to a happy yellow Grandmillennial retreat for our guests! Anyone remember this sad SAD space from last fall? I try really hard not to, but here is where we began with this guest bedroom… Icky brown and white striped…


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Obama’s Action on Immigration

November 24, 2014

Dear Politicians: Stop slinging mud at each other, get up off your chairs, and do something productive. Stop threatening Obama and the American People with government shutdowns, blockage of executive appointments or de-funding measures and instead pass a…

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Bar Tray Inspirations

November 19, 2014

As we prepare to host all of those wonderful seasonal parties and events, here are some bar tray inspirations to rejuvenate your home bar area. For the first tray I was inspired by a modern aesthetic that values…

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Smorgasburg via Williamsburg Bridge

November 11, 2014


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Macon Women in the City

November 7, 2014

In September, my soul mates and I hit the Big Apple for our 10 year anniversary of meeting each other. This may sound a little odd, but when four friends meet each other as first-years in college and…

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Matchy-Matchy: Coordinating Prints

October 31, 2014

In high school, it was such an insult to label someone’s outfit “matchy-matchy.” Overly coordinated outfits were so passé; something our mothers did — totally not young and hip. But now outfits with coordinated prints are all the rage,…

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An Art Deco Bar Tray under $150

October 11, 2014

The bar cart is particularly à la mode at the moment, and I will admit I am a huge fan. Then again I am a huge fan of anything that encourages cocktails at 5 O’clock in snazzy glasses.…

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Fall Finds

October 4, 2014

Even though the hot weather is dragging on here in Carolina, I couldn’t help but invest in a few fall luxuries, and nothing puts me more in the mood for fall than tweed and school supplies. The quilted…

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Deaccessioning Controversies: Professional Standards

September 20, 2014

Delaware Art Museum Maier Museum of Art Detroit Institute of Arts National Academy Museum Rose Art Museum   Deaccessioning has become a buzz word across America, but is it a dirty word? NPR seems to think so given…

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Grandmillennial Decor Under $150