April 12, 2024
CARLY REVEAL OF OUR GRANDMILLENNIAL STYLE INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

At long last, I had Julia come over to photograph the spaces we redecorated!!! I’m thrilled to be able to show you the new grandmillennial style spaces. It feels like we live in an entirely new home– this has been so transformative and I love everything. It feels so…. us.

Design is just so personal and this is our home! I don’t plan on redecorating and wanted something that worked for us long-term…. so finding someone who understood what we liked and could also push us outside of the comfort zone of “what we know” was important to us. I actually met Jennifer Muirhead at a creative conference a few years ago so she had been on my radar for a bit. She doesn’t just do grandmillennial style spaces and I admire how everything she designs is SO inviting.

Originally, we didn’t see ourselves in our home for that long, but considering the real estate market right now, we realized we would probably be here longer than anticipated. Because of this, we felt comfortable making the investment in grandmillennial style design. Like let’s really make this place ours now. I will say, I’m really glad we waited. We bought our house in 2019 and our needs changed pretty drastically since then. In this time, we were able to see how we actually used spaces, not just theoretically how we thought we would.

For now, we focused on four spaces that I felt like needed the most attention. (Though now that we’re done, I have another laundry list of things I want to do because isn’t that how it works?)

Dining Room: This was a total blank slate. We don’t have a table in our kitchen, so it is more than just a “formal dining room” that gets used for special occasions. This ends up being the focal point during family meals, where we gather for dinner parties, and doubles as extra working space during the day. With the layout of our first floor, it actually also ends up being a major “artery” so to speak for flow.

Here’s where we stood before we invested in our grandmillennial style redesign….

Living Room: Oy, this living room is a funky one! It is very narrow and very long, and it left me stumped. I did my best, but knew it wasn’t totally maximizing the space to its full potential. It also doesn’t get a lot of light so it felt kind of drab and dark throughout the large majority of the day. Even though it’s a big chunk of the square footage of the first floor, we rarely used this room.

Primary Room: Our primary room is also a bit weird. (Our house was built in the 30s so there are just little quirks in every room!) It’s actually not the biggest bedroom, but it is the one with an en suite bathroom (tiny, but it’s connected!). The location of the windows, the closets, and the bathroom leave very little room for interpretation. The bed can go in exactly one spot and one spot only. I struggled to make this room feel like a sanctuary from day 1….

Guest/Jack’s Bathroom: This was the space I wanted to redo the most. This bathroom bothered the heck out of me from the second we toured the house. Namely, the tile floor was this weird matte finish that grated on my senses in the very worst way. I couldn’t walk barefoot on the tile I hated it so much 🫣. I mostly just avoided the room… until we had Jack and then we were using it on a daily basis. The bathroom was perfectly fine before and didn’t “need” a facelift, so this was a pure want.

I’m going to let the pictures here do most of the talking, but here are the grandmillennial style spaces!!!

DINING ROOM

This is the grandmillennial style dining room of my dreams! Now I can’t believe we just had white walls with white built-ins before?! Despite its boldness, it somehow ties together our sunroom, living room, and entrance into the kitchen beautifully. I also love how the color makes our grandmillennial decor in the built-ins pop. If we’re still here when we’re out of the baby/toddler stage of life, I would love to replace our table and chairs with something more grand. But keeping it real with the table we have because we are just not in a stage of life where I want to have a table that requires more fussiness since it’s our everyday dining space.

grandmillennial style dining room for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors feauturing hague blue by farrow and ball, dianthus chintz soane wallpaper, serena & lily rosecliff chandelier, and pottery barn custom color-bound seagrass rug

grandmillennial style dining room for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors feauturing hague blue by farrow and ball, dianthus chintz soane wallpaper, and pottery barn custom color-bound seagrass rug

grandmillennial style dining room for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors feauturing hague blue by farrow and ball, dianthus chintz soane wallpaper, serena & lily rosecliff chandelier, and pottery barn custom color-bound seagrass rug

LIVING ROOM:

When we got the presentation for the grandmillennial style rooms, this is the one I was most excited for…. and also the one I struggled the most to envision in real life. The pink seemed a little scary to commit to, but it ended up making the room feel soooo much brighter and more open. Everywhere you look is grandmillennial decor! The banquette seating also elongated the room and now (!!!) we love to spend time in here as a family. It’s especially cozy in the morning when the sun beams through the windows. (We are adding the same window treatments as the dining room in here, I just couldn’t wait to take the photos to share so that will be an update in the future…)

grandmillennial style living room for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring calamine by farrow and ball, henriette in terracotta pillows, and rush house original rug

 

grandmillennial style living room for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring calamine by farrow and ball, henriette in terracotta pillows, kayce hughes art, and rush house original rug

grandmillennial style living room for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring calamine by farrow and ball and rush house original rug

grandmillennial style living room for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring calamine by farrow and ball, henriette in terracotta pillows, kayce hughes art, tory burch spongeware pitcher, and rush house original rug

 

grandmillennial style living room for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring calamine by farrow and ball, henriette in terracotta pillows, and rush house original rug

GUEST/JACK’S BATHROOM

This was a delightful change! Totally unnecessary on paper…. but the joy it brings is immeasurable! The classic interior design has charm and character and matches our house so well. And yes! I can walk on the tile without shoes now.

classic interior design bathroom for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring signature hardware cierra console sink, weezie towels signature starter pack in light blue, and signature hardware erica cast iron clawfoot slipper tub

classic interior design bathroom for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring signature hardware cierra console sink, weezie towels signature starter pack in light blue, and signature hardware erica cast iron clawfoot slipper tub

PRIMARY BEDROOM

Our boring bedroom was transformed into a grandmillennial style haven!!! This ended up being the best of the transformations in a way I wasn’t expecting. It feels like such a special space now and somehow feels two times larger, even after upgrading from a queen to a king sized bed.

grandmillennial style bedroom for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring adam's eden wallpaper by lewis & wood, susan gordon pottery poppy picture frame, matouk truffle gordian knot bedding, visual comfort primitive swing arm, salisbury & manus sorin 3-drawer nighstand castor, annie selke la mirada wheat handwoven cotton rug, and susan gordon pottery hydrangea intalgio  grandmillennial style bedroom for carly riordan by jennifer muirhead interiors featuring adam's eden wallpaper by lewis & wood, susan gordon pottery beaux arts customizable picture frame and adorn wavy bowl, matouk truffle gordian knot bedding, visual comfort primitive swing arm, salisbury & manus sorin 3-drawer nighstand castor, and annie selke la mirada wheat handwoven cotton rug

A lot of the furniture is custom, but I’ll do my best to link to sources or something similar when possible:

DESIGNER: Jennifer Muirhead Interiors

I cannot recommend Jennifer enough. I trusted her inherently with the designs and I was blown away by what she came up with. She matched the character of our home with our family and created grandmillennial style spaces we will enjoy and grow into for years to come.

DINING ROOM:

Wallpaper: Soane “Dianthus Chintz”

Paint: Farrow & Ball “Hague Blue

Chandelier: Rosecliff Chandelier

Rug: Custom Color-Bound Seagrass Rug

Table & Chairs: Old Pottery Barn

LIVING ROOM:

Paint: Farrow & Ball “Calamine”

Custom Banquette: Similar

Custom Sofa: Similar Sofa

Antique Dresser: Similar

Custom Chairs: Similar

Custom Ottoman: Similar

Pillows: “Henriette”

Rug: The Rush House

BATHROOM:

Tub: Signature Hardware*

Shower: Signature Hardware*

Sink: Signature Hardware

Vintage Mirror: Similar

Towels: Weezie Towels (c/o)

*Would recommend going with something else because it was too difficult to install

BEDROOM:

Wallpaper: Lewis & Wood “Adam’s Eden”

Custom Headboard: Similar

Linens: Matouk

Nightstands: Sorin 3-Drawer Nightstands

Sconces: Visual Comfort

Rug: Annie Selke

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