A Visit with Tricia Rose of Rough Linen: The Original Coastal Grandmother


This simply in from our longtime good friend Tricia Rose, proprietor of Northern California firm Tough Linen and a self-described coastal grandmother who lives (actually) in a boathouse perched on the sting of San Francisco Bay. Right here’s her tackle the Coastal Grandmother:

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Above: We first featured Tricia Rose’s firm Tough Linen on Remodelista greater than 15 years in the past; she is a pioneer within the subject of linen bedding (and most of us sleep on her sheets right here at Remodelista). See her full line of subtly luxurious bedding right here.

“The time period Coastal Grandmother originated on TikTok by Lex Nicoleta, herself a decidedly un-grandmotherly twenty-six yr previous. It refers to a girl of confidence and comfy means, who chooses precisely what she desires in her life, unswayed by tendencies or glitz. She cares extra about how she spends her time and a focus than her cash, and she or he is very selective.

“The Coastal Grandmother’s aesthetic relies in elementals: clear air, contemporary flowers, comfy and thought of decisions.  She likes actual—materials, wooden, pure tones. She, like, Oscar Wilde, is all the time glad with the easiest, however she just isn’t elitist.  She is as prone to have her bedside water in a swing-top bottle crammed from her Sodastream as to refill on San Pellegrino, she prefers flowers from her backyard to shop-bought. Way back she donated the whole lot she doesn’t want or doesn’t like. (Coastal Grandmother doesn’t ‘love’ issues, she saves love for residing creatures.)

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Above: See Tricia’s full line of kitchen and desk linens right here.

“If Coastal Grandmother is an aspirational time period, it’s only when it comes to maturity.  She has winnowed the wheat from the chaff, she fits herself. You may have in all probability seen her at a farmers’ market, in linen pants and shirt, a giant straw hat, and flattering, amusing glasses, carrying a woven bag she picked up on trip, sporting ridiculously costly sandals as a result of they’re comfy.  She favors texture and pure tones, however has a gentle spot for vibrant coloration too, possibly her desk napkins (all the time linen), and in flowers.

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Above: Based on Tricia, the Coastal Grandmother likes so as to add a splash of vibrant coloration right here and there; proven above, Tough Linen’s Orkney Serviette Set, accessible in 11 colours.

“She eats precisely what she desires, actual bread, actual espresso.  Her dinner could be a wonderful, colourful salad or toast and a glass of milk. She swims within the sea. She wears make-up when she feels prefer it, however couldn’t be bothered to contour. She sleeps properly, in linen sheets, and wakes refreshed, bien dans sa peau.

“The coastal grandmother aesthetic just isn’t an identification restricted to these born on a sloop or close to a picturesque lighthouse. ‘You could be a Coastal Grandmother whether or not or not you reside by the coast, and whether or not or not you’re a grandmother,’” Lex says.

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Above: Tough Linen’s Pinafore Apron is a Remodelista favourite.

For extra on Tough Linen:

7 Suggestions for Making a Low-Key, Romantic Bed room with Tricia Rose of Tough Linen

Knowledgeable Recommendation: 6 Suggestions for Making the Spare Room Visitor-Prepared, with Tricia Rose


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