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Erin Napier Is the Queen of 'Grandmillennial Style'

February 03, 2020

Move over, minimalism. There’s a “new” design style favored by millennials and Erin Napier happens to reflect it perfectly.

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A New Old Trend

Dubbed “Grandmillennial” style by House Beautiful, this new decor trend is heaven for millennials that would gladly accept their grandparents’ castoffs to decorate their entire home. Their piece on the rise of Grandmillennial style goes on to quip that "devotees love wicker, chintz and needlepoint—but don't call them stuffy."

While she may not be as over the top as some of the other fans of the look, Erin Napier uses just the right amount of old-school features in her home designs for us to consider her #grandmillennialgoals. If you think you might be a grandmillennial, get ideas to copy the look for yourself.

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The Easiest Updates

It may be hard to completely undo drastic layout changes or even wall colors, but you can easily update your space by adding vintage touches. Think etched vases, tapestry pillows, patterned curtains and antique frames. Erin's eye for detail takes her historic renovations to the next level.

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Rethink Your Furniture

A hallmark of grandmillennial style is real wood funiture and actually liveable couches. You read that right: No more particle board or stark square cushions. Hunt in thrift stores for antique chairs and tables if you're on a tight budget.

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Not Your Grandma's Rug

But it probably could be! Grandmillennial style incorporates actual vintage items, so this oval braided rug fits in perfectly underneath Ben Napier's handmade kitchen island. We're willing to bet that someone in your family has a very similar rug in storage.

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