The Best Instagram Accounts to Follow If You Love Granny Chic Decor

published Oct 4, 2018
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Granny-chic decor is having a moment. You know, the heavy floral prints, patterned wallpapers, retro furnishings, and other kitschy decor items you used to see around your grandma’s place. Recently, these kinds of nostalgic interiors are popping up all over the ‘gram, and we’re here for it. Don’t believe us? Read ahead for seven Instagram accounts you must follow if you’re a fan of all things kitsch and granny-chic.

Half the fun of admiring granny-chic decor is seeing what kinds of quirky finds pop up at flea markets and vintage stores. Case in point: London-based textile designer Pearl Lowe’s Instagram account, which is filled with her daily quest to source kitschy vintage decor items for clients—and herself.

If you adore all things granny chic, then chances are you’re already familiar with de Gournay’s fabrics and wallpapers. Brimming with bright, saturated patterns and chintz-style florals, the luxury textile brand’s IG account is oozing with lavish old-world wall coverings and design elements.

Love the look of granny chic interiors but dreaming of ones with a more contemporary spin? Ashland, Oregon based vintage dealer @golddustgoods has an IG feed packed with hip, design-savvy spaces filled with cool retro furnishings, such as quilts, chandeliers, and floral still-life paintings.

If you’re into granny chic but haven’t heard of designer Hutton Wilkinson, then now’s the time to smarten up. For 30 years he collaborated with kitschy decor master Tony Duquette on design projects, and his IG feed is overflowing with maximalist-minded interiors to prove it.

The only thing better than vintage shopping for grandma-chic decor items yourself is seeing what other people find at the thrift store, instead. Dorset, England based @maggieneale is a true granny-chic decor fanatic, and has an IG account filled with her daily vintage discoveries as well as her own decked-on interiors to drool over.

Searching for a more streamlined approach to granny-chic interiors? Mom and seasoned thrifter @thehappycocoon has an Instagram account loaded with images of her sleek interiors, speckled with kitschy furnishings and decor items that never seem to overwhelm the rest of the space.

If you’re anything like me, then you love a good before and after image, especially when it’s filled with modern granny-chic moments. @the_idle-hands has used her IG account to document the renovation of her Victorian house in Yorkshire, England, which she appropriately says “looks a bit like your eccentric nana lived in it.”