Key Elements of the Grandmillennial Style
The grandmillennial style, also known as “granny chic” or “grandma chic,” is a design trend that incorporates vintage and traditional elements with a modern twist. When it comes to table settings in the grandmillennial style, you can create a charming and nostalgic atmosphere with the following key elements:
- Floral Patterns: Grandmillennial style often includes floral patterns, such as vintage floral china or table linens with floral prints. These patterns can add a touch of femininity and elegance to the table setting.
- Mix and Match: Don’t be afraid to mix and match different pieces of tableware, such as antique plates, teacups, and saucers. This eclectic approach adds character and personality to the table.
- Vintage China: Consider using vintage or heirloom china dishes and teacups. These can have intricate designs and delicate details that enhance the grandmillennial aesthetic.
- Lace or Crochet: Incorporate lace or crochet doilies or table runners to add a touch of vintage charm. These can be placed under plates, teapots, or as centerpieces.
- Colorful Glassware: Opt for colorful glassware, like depression glass or vintage goblets in various colors. These glasses can add a pop of color to the table and create an inviting atmosphere.
- Antique Flatware: Vintage or antique silver or silver-plated flatware can elevate the table setting. The ornate designs and patina add a sense of nostalgia.
- Linen Napkins: Choose linen napkins with intricate embroidery or monogramming. These napkins can be folded or displayed creatively on the table.
- Candlesticks and Tapered Candles: Incorporate ornate candlesticks with tapered candles for a touch of elegance and romantic lighting during meals.
- Chintz Tablecloth: A chintz tablecloth with bold, colorful patterns can be a focal point of the table setting, creating a vibrant and cheerful atmosphere.
- Vintage Centerpieces: Incorporate vintage vases filled with fresh or dried flowers as centerpieces. Old-fashioned blooms like roses, peonies, or hydrangeas work well.
- Tea Sets: Display antique tea sets or teapots with matching cups and saucers for an afternoon tea vibe.
- Mismatched Chairs: If you have a mix of dining chairs, especially those with traditional designs or ornate backs, they can complement the grandmillennial style.
- Decorative Plates on the Wall: Hang decorative plates or platters on the wall as part of your table setting decor to add visual interest and a touch of whimsy.
- Fringed or Tasseled Tablecloth: A tablecloth with fringed or tasseled edges can add texture and a playful element to the setting.
- Vintage-inspired Place Cards: Create vintage-inspired place cards with elegant calligraphy to complete the look and make each guest feel special.
How to Create a Grandmillennial Fall Tablescape-2 Refreshing Looks
Table Look 1: Subtle Elegance
1. Begin with a Floral Tablecloth
2. Elevate with Green Crochet Placemats
3. Embrace Green Ginori Plates
Vintage plates, or plates that hold the beauty of hand craftsmanship, are preferred in this look. The Ginori plates fit right in! Opt for green Ginori plates to carry the color scheme through to your tableware. The mix of classic elegance and contemporary color creates a harmonious balance.
4. Tie Gingham Napkins with a Mustard Velvet Ribbon
Wrap gingham napkins with a luxurious mustard velvet ribbon, adding a touch of opulence to each place setting. This small detail enhances the grandmillennial aesthetic
5. Create a Stunning Centerpiece
6. Add Autumnal Accents
7. Incorporate Tortoise Glasses and Bamboo Flatware
Styling Your Second Grandmillennial Fall Table
Table Look 2: Vibrant Harvest
To start setting this tablescape start by reusing these items:
- Floral Tablecloth
- Green Ginori plates
- Crochet Placemats
- White Leaf Salt & Pepper Cellars
- Small gold-rimmed candle votives
Changes that Made a Striking Difference
Here are the four changes you can make to create a completely different Autumn look.
Replace the white pitcher with a green one filled with vibrant fall oak leaves and colorful zinnias in shades of orange, fuchsia, coral, and yellow.
The green and white gingham napkins, were replaced by cream linen napkins tied by a green velvet ribbon
3. Olive Green Water Goblets:
Introduce olive green water goblets to enhance the new color palette, and their shape has a classic vintage feel an element of the grandmillinial style.
4. Gold Flatware:
Replace the bamboo flatware with gold flatware to introduce a bit of elevated elegance to the table.
Fall-Inspired Cocktail to Serve:
Feature my delicious Bourbon Apple Cider cocktail with your grandmillennial inspired fall tablescape. It is made with bourbon, hard cider, honey, thyme, and fresh ginger are some of the ingredients that create a beautiful medley of flavors. Check it out here.