Getting the “Coastal Grandmother” Look in Your Home

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If you’re looking for some style inspo for your new build, but aren’t quite loving the Modern Farmhouse trend, look no further. TikTok influencer Lex Nicoletta has coined a new trend that we are so ready to get on board with this summer – introducing “Coastal Grandmother”. Don’t worry – when we say grandmother, we don’t mean your grandparent’s beach house that hasn’t been updated since the 80s and has orange carpet and dark wood paneling. We mean Diane Keaton’s beachfront home in Something’s Gotta Give. Think sophisticated neutrals, crisp linens, fresh hydrangeas, sipping Sauvingon Blanc in the Hamptons in a white cardigan.

Thinking you’ve found your style-soulmate? We’ve rounded up our top house plans and products to help bring your Barefoot Contessa vision to life.

Interior Style Guide

Despite “Coastal Grandmother” being considered a trend, we have to say these pieces are pretty timeless! Think easy-breezy layered neutrals to help curate a cozy, effortless space.

The classic style choices in this kitchen from Plan 340101STR are giving us major Coastal Grandma vibes. The combination of large windows, crisp white tones, and natural materials add an element of comfort and elegance.

Newport-Style Plan 270039AF

This Exclusive plan might be the ultimate design for those looking to build a Coastal Grandmother style home. The shake siding and gambrel rooflines are quintessential coastal style. Built-in shelves in the formal dining room are the perfect place for you to display your vintage blue & white pottery collection. Add some fresh cut hydrangeas from your garden to a vase on the large kitchen island, and cook your favorite Ina Garten recipe for your guests. You’ll feel like your home came straight out of a Nancy Meyers film in no time!

Southern Tidewater Plan 340101STR

Need a little more Southern charm to add to your Coastal Grandma home? Plan 340101STR is the perfect option: the bright kitchen, spacious verandas, and gorgeous exterior will be sure to suit your style. Oh, and did we mention wine cellar? Every Coastal Grandmother needs one. After all, where else will you keep your extensive collection of Sauvignon Blanc?

European Style Plan 270005AF

If you need us, we’ll be sipping our coffee out on the private 2nd story balcony on Plan 270005AF. This gorgeous plan offers plenty of Coastal Grandmother design elements – classic silhouettes, crisp white finishes, a beautiful sunroom and outdoor spaces.