New words – 11 September 2023

a picture of a brightly lit living room with white walls, wooden flooring and dark brown wooden and leather furniture, representing the concept of 'grandpa chic'
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grandpa chic noun [U]
/ˈgræn.pɑː ˌʃiːk/
a way of decorating and furnishing your home that uses dark colours, a typically masculine style and old, good-quality furniture

The nature of grandpa chic? “It’s essentially a blend of vintage nostalgia and contemporary design,” explains interior designer Artem Kropovinsky. “It celebrates the loved, and the time-tested, infusing spaces with a warm sense of history and comfort.”
[, 12 July 2023]

minimaluxe noun [U]
UK /ˈmɪn.ɪ.mə.lʌks/ US /ˈmɪn.ə.mə.lʌks/
the trend of using a small number of high-quality items in simple shapes and neutral colours to create a spacious, elegant look in your home

Minimaluxe is the brand new design trend that will define this decade, making your home more elevated and you more calm. As an interior design trend, minimaluxe has been taking shape since 2020 and has now become a fully formed aesthetic era. It’s about paring back the visual clutter in order to celebrate the things that make you feel wonderful.
[, 4 May 2023]

clustering noun [U]
the trend of displaying several small objects in a group as a way of decorating a room

“Clustering is an art form,” she said. “And it’s hard to pull off because if you do it wrong, it can veer toward [being] messy. It’s the art of taking your things and putting them on display in little corners of your apartment.”
[, 14 February 2023]

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