Charm School: The Schumacher Guide to Traditional Decorating for Today Emma Bazilian and Stephanie Diaz

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More than 250 rooms by iconic designers – the definitive illustrated handbook on the timeless style of grandmillennial-chic

Chintz, ruffles, wicker, and skirts: old-school decorating details are making a comeback in a fresh, new way thanks to a crop of designers putting their own unique spin on the classics. Join Schumacher, the legendary design company, for a tour of spaces that meld an appreciation for the past with an eye to the future. This is the first book on ‘grandmillennial’ style – the viral term coined by Charm School author Emma Bazilian in a 2019 House Beautiful article. Using Schumacher’s iconic patterns, luminary interior designers illustrate how to breathe new life into traditional design to create chic, modern, swoon-worthy rooms to inspire and emulate. From cozy canopied beds to cheeky needlepoint pillows, it’s granny chic for the next generation.

Features rooms designed by icons of contemporary interior design, including: Mario Buatta; Mark Hampton; Miles Redd; Parish Hadley; Mary Meehan; Billy Baldwin; and David Hicks.

Chapters comprise visually exuberant explorations of: Chintz & Florals; Checks & Stripes; Toile; Matching Skirts; Slipcovers; Bed Hangings; Window Treatments; Scallops; Wicker & Rattan; Treillage; Decorative Painting; Vintage & Antiques; Collections; and Table Setting.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 287 × 216 mm (8.5 × 11.33 in)
  • Pages: 252 pp
  • Illustrations: 250 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781580936224

Emma Bazilian is a design writer, editor, and the content director at FREDERIC magazine and FSCO Media. A former editor at House Beautiful, she is an avid needlepointer and collector of vintage fabrics.

Stephanie Diaz is the art director of FREDERIC magazine and FSCO Media. Prior, she lead the visual team at Schumacher and served as an art editor at Architectural Digest. A lifelong New Yorker, she has art directed two design books: The Authentics and S Is for Style.