– The “Tomato Girl” aesthetic is a popular trend in interior design and fashion.
– It combines elements of polished yet whimsical, grand millennial, and quiet luxury.
– Joey Wolffer, a tastemaker, believes the aesthetic embraces simplicity and nostalgia of a wholesome countryside lifestyle.
– To create a tomato girl look, consider cozy, rustic, and cottage elements such as vintage furniture, floral patterns, earthy tones, and sustainable and handmade items.
– For the fall season, swap out bright summer colors for richer, warmer tones like deep reds, burnt oranges, mustard yellows, and earthy browns.
– Use accents and decor like chunky knit blankets, fall-themed patterns, and floral or gingham wallpapers to transform a room.
– In a bedroom, choose vintage-style iron bed frames or wooden four-poster beds as the centerpiece. Decorate with antique or distressed furniture pieces and use gingham-check or floral-patterned bedding and curtains.
– In a living room, create a cozy yet stylish farmhouse feel. Add plants, flowers, and natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones. Focus on neutrals with lots of texture like rattan, straw, plaster, wood, and stone.
– For a tomato girl tablescape, use handmade ceramics with whimsical designs and highlight the season’s harvest. Layer with tapered candles, linen tablecloths and napkins, chic tableware, and lots of flowers.
– Integrate natural colors of the season and harvest like apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, corn, and butternut squash on the table. Embrace the new season by cooking or baking with these ingredients.
One of the most talked about interior design and fashion trends this year was the “Tomato Girl,” aesthetic. Hardly a microtrend, #tomatogirl has more than 25 million views on TikTok, and #tomatogirlfall has more than 14 million views. It’s clear this trend isn’t going away any time soon. There’s a good reason for this—it’s polished yet whimsical, with a touch of grand millennial mixed with a dash of quiet luxury.
No one understands this more than tastemaker Joey Wolffer. “To me, the tomato girl aesthetic is more than just embodying a certain look, clothing, or make-up trend, it’s all about embracing the simplicity and nostalgia of a wholesome, countryside lifestyle. It’s a way to connect with nature, embrace simplicity, and share an appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors—which is something we practice at Wölffer Estate all year long.”
Here’s how to give your home a tomato girl aesthetic no matter the season.
Consider New Colors
Neil Marcus, in-house interiors expert, chief operating offer, and co-founder of HomeThreads (a curated e-commerce site that sells home furnishings) says it’s best to think cozy, rustic, and cottage when creating a tomato girl look. These elements include “vintage furniture and rugs, floral patterns, earthy tones, and a focus on sustainable and handmade items.”
When converting a room from tomato girl summer to tomato girl fall, Marcus recommends swapping out bright and vibrant summer colors for richer, warmer fall tones. “Incorporate shades like deep reds, burnt oranges, mustard yellows, and earthy browns.”
A fresh coat of paint is a bold way to get the job done but it’s far easier to do it with accents and decor. “You can replace lightweight summer fabrics with heavier, cozier textiles. Switch out lightweight cotton throws for chunky knit blankets and update your cushion covers with fall-themed patterns like plaid or fall foliage,” says Marcus.
How To Tomato Girl A Bedroom
A bedroom can have a very tomato girl feel with the right furniture and accessories. “For your bedroom, choose a vintage-style iron bed frame or a wooden four-poster bed to serve as the centerpiece of your bedroom,” explains Marcus. The Chapman King Four Poster Bed is a great example of this.
Then decorate with antique or distressed furniture pieces, such as a weathered dresser, a vintage vanity, or a shabby chic wardrobe, like the Durette Rustic Handmade Wood and Cane Nightstand Cabinets.
Finally, Marcus advises finishing off the aesthetic with a print accessory. “Use gingham-check or floral-patterned bedding, curtains, and throw pillows for a classic tomato girl look. Consider a floral or gingham wallpaper accent wall or choose wall art featuring botanical and floral themes.”
Create A Tomato Girl Living Room
A tomato girl living room is just as cozy as it is stylish. Think farmhouse but with more sophisticated. There is absolutely no presence of a sign that reads Gather.
Add plants for a touch of nature as well as flowers and other natural elements including pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones. “Arrange them on tables, shelves, or as centerpieces to infuse your space with autumn vibes,” says Marcus. “Replace fresh summer flowers with fall blooms like sunflowers, mums, or dried flower arrangements. Incorporate them into vases and wreaths for a seasonal touch.”
One location that embodies this trend perfectly is Calissa, which is one of the hottest restaurants on the east end of Long Island. “We like to think of it as Mykonos in the Hamptons,” says Kylie Monagan, Civetta Hospitality partner and co-owner of Calissa. “The restaurant was designed with Mediterranean aesthetics in mind—white plaster walls (created by a master painter from Greece), floating banquette benches with custom Italian linen cushions, lots of airy curtains and warm candles, and cut Carrera marble tiling on the floor surrounding the bar. Our indoor lighting features rattan and straw pendants, which give the light a dappled, super cozy glow.”
To give your own dining space a similar look, Monagan tells me its best to focus on neutrals with lots of texture such as rattan, straw, plaster, wood, and stone. “In terms of seasonal decor, keep it natural—bowls of pomegranates or artichokes in the cooler months, Grecian-inspired urns of water reeds in Spring, tomatoes and fresh herbs in the summer. Simple touches might include terracotta-potted herbs in the kitchen, incorporating antique wooden pieces painted white, and even swapping out a trash can for a woven bucket.”
A Tomato Girl Tablescape
Even if you can’t redesign an entire home or a room to have a tomato girl vibe—doing this as a tablescape is incredibly easy, especially during the holiday season. “I would suggest using handmade ceramics with whimsical designs and highlighting the season’s harvest to let them be the star of the show,” says Wolffer. “Next, I would layer the look with tapered candles, linen tablecloths and napkins, chic tableware, and add lots of flowers to add dimension and complete the look.”
Integrate the natural colors of the season and harvest with apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, corn, and butternut squash on the table. “Embrace the new season by cooking or baking with these seasonal ingredients and savoring the unique flavors that fall offers,” shares the tastemaker.
Property Chomp’s Take:
Hey there! Have you heard of the latest interior design and fashion trend called the “Tomato Girl” aesthetic? It’s been making waves this year, with millions of views on TikTok and Instagram. The trend is all about combining a polished yet whimsical style with a touch of grand millennial and quiet luxury. And one person who truly understands this aesthetic is Joey Wolffer, a tastemaker who embraces the simplicity and nostalgia of a wholesome countryside lifestyle.
To achieve the Tomato Girl aesthetic in your home, there are a few key elements to consider. Neil Marcus, an interiors expert, suggests thinking cozy, rustic, and cottage. This means incorporating vintage furniture and rugs, floral patterns, earthy tones, and sustainable and handmade items. When transitioning from summer to fall, swap out bright and vibrant colors for richer, warmer tones like deep reds, burnt oranges, mustard yellows, and earthy browns.
In the bedroom, you can create a Tomato Girl feel by choosing a vintage-style iron bed frame or a wooden four-poster bed as the centerpiece. Add antique or distressed furniture pieces like a weathered dresser or a shabby chic wardrobe. Finish off the look with gingham-check or floral-patterned bedding, curtains, and throw pillows. Consider a floral or gingham wallpaper accent wall or botanical and floral-themed wall art.
For the living room, you’ll want to create a cozy yet stylish space. Think farmhouse with a sophisticated twist. Add plants, flowers, and natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones. Swap out fresh summer flowers for fall blooms like sunflowers and mums. Incorporate these elements into vases and wreaths for a seasonal touch.
If you’re looking for a place that perfectly embodies the Tomato Girl trend, check out Calissa, a hot restaurant on Long Island. The Mediterranean aesthetics of this place include white plaster walls, floating banquette benches with custom linen cushions, airy curtains, warm candles, and rattan and straw pendants for lighting. You can bring a similar look to your dining space by focusing on neutrals with lots of texture, incorporating natural elements, and adding simple touches like terracotta-potted herbs or antique wooden pieces painted white.
If you don’t have the time or resources to redesign an entire room, you can still achieve the Tomato Girl aesthetic with a tablescape. Use handmade ceramics with whimsical designs as the centerpiece, layer the look with tapered candles, linen tablecloths and napkins, and chic tableware. Add lots of flowers and integrate the natural colors of the season and harvest, such as apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, corn, and butternut squash.
So, whether you’re looking to revamp your bedroom, living room, or create a stunning tablescape, the Tomato Girl aesthetic is a beautiful and timeless choice. Embrace the simplicity and nostalgia of a countryside lifestyle while adding your own touch of style and luxury. Happy decorating!