If you have checked out the netflix series GRACE AND FRANKIE, then you are likely familiar with the casual, coastal, traditional style interiors within Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s beach house (it’s set in La Jolla). It’s cozy and charming thanks to the show’s production designer Devorah Herbert, art directors Michael Krantz and Amy Wheeler, and set decorators Christopher Carlson, Beauchamp Fontaine, and Andrea Fenton. (Source: Traditional Home)
Today, I am making it easier than ever to locate and shop for identical or close to identical home decor and furniture seen in the series. From chairs to tables to lamps and the kitchen sink, you just may find what you have been admiring on the show. *affiliate links follow and when used for purchases may earn me a small commission.
I binge-watched all the seasons a few months back after my sister insisted it had my name all over it, and apparently, more than a few of us are ready to move right into this shingle-style oceanfront beach house! I blogged about Grace and Frankie’s house last year after learning the TV home was modeled after a real live beach house in Malibu, designed by a Hello Lovely favorite…Steve Giannetti.
The Kitchen...Most of the scenes take place at the beach house where Grace and Frankie live and the homes where their husbands live. Grace and Frankie’s kitchen sees a lot of air time with its blue kitchen cabinets, butcher block counter tops, plantation shutters, vintage style pendant lights, wood floors, breakfast bar, and linen covered bar stools. There are open shelves for green and white dishes, an apron front fireclay farm sink, and shelves of book at the end of the kitchen island.
The Living Rooms…The beach house has two living areas, the larger one is decorated with a white sofa, white chairs, a built-in window seat, rustic wood coffee table, and a rope style barrel chair that you can own if you like (keep reading for the source and link!). The other living area has a fireplace, blue two-cushion sofa, bold orange and white armchairs, and a casual rope sphere chandelier.
The dining room…The dining room is uniquely shaped and placed within Grace and Frankie’s beach house since it is open, and there are only partial walls separating it from other living spaces. A large casual round wood dining table with rattan kubu chairs surrounding it, are often the setting where characters interact (and mostly crack us up). There are also a fair amount of scenes which take place in Frankie’s meditation room where an awesome swing chair resides:
Jane Fonda’s character Grace does not swing in the bohemian meditation room with bongos as often as she reads in the library at the beach house. This space is decorated with two Paris-style leather armchairs and bookshelves. The walls in here are painted a beachy blue.
What’s all the Fuss? I watch very little TV. The Grace and Frankie series appeals to me on a number of levels. First, I love seeing women and men past midlife starring in a uniquely original series. While the younger actors get plenty of screen time, it’s their elders at the center of most of the scenes and plots. That means, the topics covered on the show are ones we don’t often see addressed including sex after 60, parenting adult children, and recovering from divorce after decades of marriage. Second, since Grace and Frankie get so much air time and dialogue, we truly get to know the inner lives of these characters. So while it’s a comedy, after watching a few episodes, you begin to care about the characters and families.
Third, BRIANNA (above). Omg. Played by June Diane Raphael. She just steals every scene and is a character I don’t think I have seen before with her mix of quirky idiosyncrasies, boldness, dry humor, flaws, and struggle to discover where her heart is.
Ready to tour Grace and Frankie’s beach house and discover sources for similar or identical decor?
Wanna see the exterior?
The oceanview living room is not too shabby, and you can snag the exact rope chair!
Here’s a similar white sofa you may like (and the same one Sarah Richardson put in her media room!):
Here’s another living area in the beach house with a blue sofa and bold orange chairs:
Back to the living room with white slipcovered furniture and a built-in window seat.
The next photo shows you a glimpse of the library area.
Ready to see the blue kitchen?
The dishes used on the show are discontinued (Lenox Aerin Emerald Mist).
But here’s a Lenox dinner plate with a similar palette: FIND HERE
The plantation style Adirondack chairs on the beach are pretty unforgettable, and guess what? You can buy the exact same chairs!
Let me know if you come across more still shots of Grace’s bedroom…
Ready to move in?
Find any beachy sweet ideas or items for your own home?
Peace to you right where you are.