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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Laura

Grandmillenial design inspiration for our new home

Updated: Nov 3, 2020

Today I wanted to share the design direction I am envisioning for our new house. It's unlike anything I've ever done before...our last house, wasn't finished, but it was heading in a very modern eclectic direction. Very Emily Henderson circa 2013- that had been my go-t0 interior style for awhile, but something about this house made me feel like it was asking for some grown up decisions. I really wonder what my true style is because having worked with clients for so long I feel like I'm a style chameleon, I can channel pretty much any style and absolutely love it so when trying to figure out what I actually want- it's incredibly challenging. But these images all speak to me, I feel like they say "I'm an adult, I'm traditional, yet glamorous, yet timeless"...and they seem to fit into the grandmillenial style that is essentially very french traditional with an updated vibe. Have I said enough descriptive words? Haha, let's get into the imagery.

grandmillenial dining room design

I am dying to do a few wallpaper moments- the dining room especially- it already has some beautiful trim and I want to add some beautiful statement wallpaper. This light dusty blue color is also a common thread I want to use in each space in some way. Not that I want the entire house to match, but I just can't get enough of this color.

grandmillenial living room design

This photo is terrible quality, but it's an image I love for inspiration for the living room. I love all the molding, the light fixture, the touches of gold mixed with wood. It's all very good.

grandmillenial living space

Dusty blue curtains are absolutely happening somewhere. I love these very much- also please note the repetition of amazing French style furniture in most of these photos- I've been scouring facebook marketplace because finding antiques is not easy...or cheap in anyway. But they are so amazing and worth the hunt.

grandmillenial dining room interior design

This is one of my favorite instagram accounts- Tallwood Country House, their house goes a bit more rustic than I plan to go here, but their dining room is incredible- this blue wallpaper is almost exactly what I have in mind for ours, I love everything about it.

grandmillenial traditional seating area

More blue, more beautiful furniture. Don't you wish some tool existed for figuring out exactly what paint color was used in a space? This color is incredible.

grandmillenial dining room interior design

So these images are summing it up for me- I think boho eclectic is certainly easier to accomplish on a budget, so that certainly would have been the easier route... I know that this could in fact take me years to accomplish this look, without millions to blow on first dibs antiques, but I think that's part of the fun challenge. I can tell you that finding an amazing piece on facebook marketplace and having it restored makes for a very fun challenge and then an even more fun story to tell. So what do you think? Do you have an overall style or vision board for your home? I think pinning a ton of images that you like and then trying to find a collective thread and pulling out those images can be really helpful!! I would love to hear what you are doing in your house!


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Hi, I'm Jennifer Laura- you can call me Jenn. My husband and I just bought a house in our dream neighborhood and we are so excited to be here! The house, while already beautiful, NEEDS A LOT OF LOVE and STYLE. Join me, a past interior designer and wedding planner, as I work to make over each room and share the process along the way. 

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