Coastal Grandmother Style…




The good news about the latest lifestyle trend, “The Coastal Grandmother“, as coined by Tik Tok influencer, Lex Nicoletta (age 26), is that you don’t actually have to be a grandmother.  It’s easy, breezy, and inspired by Nancy Meyer’s movies, “Something’s Gotta Give” and “It’s Complicated“.



The wardrobe of those following this trend consists of linen and cashmere, relaxed button-up shirts, turtleneck sweaters, straw or bucket hats, white sneakers and rattan bags.

Perhaps the most identifiable look of this trend is the sophisticated layering in home decor.  The beachy vibe of these cozy interiors includes slipcovered sofas, soft throws, and sisal rugs.  Blue and white ginger jars are a must as are vases of fresh-cut flowers in every room.  The delicate scent of candles wafts throughout…imagine Diptyque.  Those of us who saw, “Something’s Gotta Give” will remember gushing over the living room of Diane Keaton’s Hamptons beach house.

Cooking and entertaining are effortless in white kitchens…Ina Garten style.


Gardening is a favourite pastime…front gardens are perfectly manicured and a potager (kitchen garden) is steps from the kitchen door.  I remember envying Meryl Streep’s garden in “It’s Complicated“.  Her home was on the opposite coast in Santa Barbara.




A carefully edited playlist completes the trend.  The soundtracks from both of these movies are great…we played the CD of “Something’s Gotta Give” on repeat (day after day) in the store.   If you are making your own playlist you may want to include Etta James, Nora Jones, The Beach Boys, Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, etc….(OK is this sounding like something a grandmother would enjoy!).

Add a cute little dog, a glass of white wine and a romance novel to the mix and you’ve created a perfect summer lifestyle for yourself.

The association of grandmothers as stylish and trendy is flattering…speaking as a grandmother myself.  Are you onboard?

xox Judy


6 thoughts on “Coastal Grandmother Style…”

  1. I’m embarrassed to say how many times I’ve watched “It’s Complicated” and “Something’s Gotta Give”….so I’m not going to! Am I the only person who finds it therapeutic just looking at all those beautiful tablecloths and linens in Meryl Streep’s kitchen in “It’s Complicated”😂? Nancy Meyers is pure genius in putting together that “”Coastal Grandmother” aesthetic! Gosh Judy, you’ve got me craving a Nancy Meyers movie……and chocolate croissants😋😂! Well, I’ve just decided what I’m doing this weekend😂😂! Hugs, Karen xo❤️

  2. Hi Karen, I have no doubt that you have been living the “Coastal Grandmother Style” for sometime now! I love these movies too and can’t even guess how many times I’ve watched them…always seeing something new with every viewing. I do know most of the lines from the movie though! There is something about a comfortable, well-lived in interior that is so appealing…to everyone. Enjoy your long weekend. xox Judy❤️

  3. Hi Judy, love your blog, especially love your new front door and the fuchsia seating, all so pretty. And it must be so exciting watching your garden bloom for another beautiful season. 🥰🌺🌼🌸😘

  4. Hi Angela, thank you for following along! Yes, it is always a joy to see the garden come back to life…I’m a bit concerned that not everything is coming back…more of that later. xox Judy❤️

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