Every September, Etsy’s official trend spotter Dayna Isom Johnson digs deep into her company’s vast library of artisan and vintage products, identifies the pieces shoppers are looking for, and uses that data to uncover the season’s biggest holiday trends. This year’s big reveal includes trends like “Grandpa Chic” and “Gingerbread Girl,” terms that sound a little strange. little compound. But when you take a close look at the materials and objects that encompass each trend line, they begin to reflect the styles that design professionals gravitate toward.
By speaking with Vogue stylist turned interior designer Jenna Chused (who recently opened the Antik boutique in Brooklyn Heights) and Fawn Galliwho designs showrooms for retailers and interiors for a roster of New York clients, the decor they love for the holidays echoes some of the styles that appear in Etsy finds.
Pottery and Ceramics
Handmade pottery is the hottest design trend Fawn Galli is seeing right now.
“Many designers create beautiful, different ceramics like sculptures or flowers. It can be high or low, but I see a lot of it,” Fawn said.
“Organically shaped, handmade ceramics are very grand,” Jenna echoed. She also sees people using these sculptures for more than just typical centerpieces. “It’s no longer like a flower show. It’s more branches and just a little something long and tall in these vessels. And it’s a beautiful way to celebrate Thanksgiving: minimal flowers in beautiful containers.
Lots of textures
For interiors oriented toward natural and organic materials, Fawn likes to rely on texture. To do this on a festive table, she uses woven tablecloths and placemats, cutlery and tableware made from different materials, as well as pebble glassware, as you can see in the photo. Thanksgiving Tablescape pieces she selected from our store.
Dark woods and rich jewel tones
I asked Jenna if she identified with the idea that color is the new neutral. “That’s really my design philosophy. My favorite neutral is burgundy with taupe. He also likes different colored dishes and colorful glassware. (See it all Thanksgiving table decoration selections from our store.)
Dark colors and jewel tones especially speak to Etsy’s “Grandpa Chic” trend. Following the popular “Grandmillenial” style which focused on family heirlooms and famous grandmothers from TikTok like @brunchwithbabs“Right now, it’s Grandpa’s time to shine,” Dayna says. “We’re seeing a more masculine touch to things, and I think that’s because the more traditional decorating aesthetic is coming back. So we say goodbye to Scandinavian woods, very light and hello to cherries, and all these very rich (woods) in the cutting boards and serving bowls.
Colored glassware isn’t necessarily new: “It’s been around for a while,” says Fawn. “But I like it. I see it. I use it a lot.”
“I love smoked glass,” Jenna echoed. “If you can use a smoked glass for your everyday drinks and have enough that you can also use it for a party, it adds a lot of depth to your table.”
Daily and elevated entertainment
“If you think about what we’ve experienced over the last couple of years in entertainment, there was a lot of security,” Dayna says. “There were a lot of precautions. There were a lot of single-use disposable items. Now, that’s largely in the rearview mirror, meaning any night of the week is fair game for a beautiful tablescape.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s Tuesday, if it’s Hanukkah or if it’s Christmas, I want to show off my beautiful serving utensils all the time. We’re seeing an increase in beautiful vintage glassware and servingware and anything handmade because it’s special every day.
Layout of the mantle
Much like creating a personal tablescape, “mantlescaping” is a not-so-new word that encompasses all the nostalgic and new holiday decor one might mix on a mantel. But according to Etsy, you don’t really need a coat to achieve this. Your windowsill, the TV table: Any blank surface can be used to “bring all these beautiful things to life and show off your personal style,” Dayna said.
It could be candlesticks, a decorative object that Jenna particularly likes, as long as they are sculptural. This way, “it looks just as good with the candle not inside. She likes to use black and chocolate candles with brass candle holders.
“I use candlesticks that look like trees,” Fawn said of her Thanksgiving decorating plans. Their natural appearance will be linked to the autumn leaves that she adds to her table.
Focus on vintage and tradition
My favorite “trend” that Etsy is talking about this season is “Gingerbread Girl.” For inspiration, Dayna credits this year’s “Tomato Girl Summer” meme, which was all about making the most of downtime and lounging outdoors, unplugged. Etsy’s new holiday-inspired take on this theme celebrates putting down your phone to gather in the kitchen, cook, and prepare beautiful dinners (accented with traditional pieces like plaid napkins, of course).
Jenna also adds some traditional pieces to her table in the form of vintage dinnerware. “Sometimes when I’m having a big party and I don’t have enough daily silverware to accommodate everyone, I find big old crates of vintage silverware. »
Which brings us to the final takeaway…
Mix and match styles to create your own
Jenna likes to play with different designs on the table, within reason. “I don’t want it to feel like a flea market,” she said. Mixing different napkins with different placemats and having a path that ties it all together is one way to achieve this.
“I say things should go (together) – they shouldn’t match,” Fawn said. And when you opt for a more maximalist approach to table setting, “it becomes very unique and personal.”
Making your table or your home reflect your tastes is ultimately the goal. “I think people really do what interests them,” Jenna said. Given how quickly trends change and then come back, she added, “I think it’s more acceptable to do what you love because everything moves so quickly.” »
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