15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas!

Happy 4th of July! Yesterday found me sipping deliciousness and enjoying the outdoors before tuning into the premiere of Stranger Things with my kids. But it’s another Netflix series on my mind this morning. I studied stills from the series Grace and Frankie (where Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin share space in a charming oceanfront beach house) for coastal-barefoot-casual-with-touches-of-boho decor inspiration to share with you. Just for kicks, let’s learn some fun facts about the show then consider 15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas with furniture and decor resources…including a few exact finds from the set!

Grace & Frankie beach house living room and kitchen has inspired 15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas!
Grace & Frankie photo: Netflix/Skydance Productions

Is the beach house a real house or just a set? Those shots you see of the exterior of the beach house are of a real beach house at Broad Beach (read about the real Grace & Frankie beach house by Steve Giannetti here). However, the barefoot elegant coastal cottage style interiors were built on a sound stage!

Grace and Frankie La Jolla beach house shingled exterior and blue shutters. Come check out 15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas!  #graceandfrankie #cedarshake #shingles
Grace and Frankie on Netflix.

What’s all the fuss about Grace & Frankie’s beach house anyway? Cocreator and Executive Producer Marta Kauffman told AD the beach house on Grace & Frankie is the third main character and “the place that healed them.”

Grace and Frankie beach house kitchen with blue cabinets and farm sink. Come check out 15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas! #graceandfrankie
Grace and Frankie photo: Netflix/Skydance Productions.

Production Designer: Devorah Herbert Set Decorators: Beauchamp Fontaine, Christopher Carlson

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15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas!

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Go Inside the Grace and Frankie Beach House to Steal Decor Ideas!

What better way to scrutinize the interior design and come away with ideas to get the look of their beach house for yourself? Score a peek at the blue sofa as well as their fabulous kitchen with its classic cottage style.

Grace and Frankie – Netflix/Skydance Productions

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1. Grace and Frankie Beach House Paint Color Ideas!

It may be a pretend beach house, but that won’t stop us from culling very real inspiration, oceanic color palettes, and finds from its interiors!

Grace and Frankie beach house kitchen with blue cabinets and barstools. Come check out 15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas! #graceandfrankie #bluecabinets
Grace and Frankie. Photo:  Netflix/Skydance Productions. Grace and Frankie Beach House Decor & Paint Ideas!

Navy Blue Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color Idea

A beautiful navy blue paint for coastl interiors. BEHR Premium Plus Ultra 8 oz. #S-H-580 Navy Blue Matte Interior/Exterior Paint and Primer in One Sample
BEHR Navy Blue, The Home Depot…certainly coastal style indeed.

Wall & Trim Paint Color Idea

Check out Behr Bit of Sugar - a beautiful paint color for interiors and trim.
BEHR Bit of Sugar, The Home Depot…certainly lovely indeed.

Get help for the best white paint color for your specific interior with expert advice RIGHT HERE!

Chambray Blue Paint Color for Walls

This chambray blue paint color is reminiscent of perfectly worn and faded denim and aptly named Faded Denim by Glidden. #chambrayblue #bluepaint #lightbluepaint #greyblue
GLIDDEN Faded Denim, Home Depot…certainly sophisticated and chambray-like indeed.

Blue-Grey Color on Painted Swedish Buffet/Cupboard Near Kitchen

While it could blow the whole decor budget to spring for a painted antique Swedish cupboard, console, or dresser (do you suppose the set decorator borrowed that idea from the Swedish antiques collecting Giannettis as well?), you could always paint inexpensive pieces with a paint color like this:

This blue grey chalk paint seems perfect for a Swedish Gustavian look. Kilz Platinum Ring chalk paint is a beautiful color to paint a cupboard, dresser, table, or furniture piece where you want a painted Swedish Gustavian Old World look!
KILZ Chalk Paint (Platinum Ring), Amazon…certainly a tasteful sophisticated grey indeed.

Even the Swedish style reproduction pieces can get pricey.

Aria 3-Drawer Dresser, Gray - a beautiful Swedish antique reproduction painted Gustavian dresser for your European inspired interiors! #swedishfurniture #Swedishdresser #Gustavian
Aria 3-Drawer Dresser (Gray), OKL…certainly lovely indeed.

2. Light Blue Sofa With Classic, Casual, Coastal Style Inspired by Grace and Frankie Beach House

The light blue sofa was probably sourced from Cisco Home and may be their Beverly sofa. Here are some alternatives, beginning with a low-cost option which may be appropriate for a beachy style getaway where the budget is tight.

Nordvalla Light Blue slipcover for Ikea Ektorp sofa is a wonderful way to update your Ikea sofa! #ikeahack #ektorp #slipcoversofa
Nordvalla Light Blue Slipcover for Ikea Ektorp Sofa, Amazon…certainly beachy indeed.
Handy Living Denver Light Blue Linen Storage Sofa - a low priced option for a couch in a casual living space.
Light Blue Sofa, Overstock…certainly inexpensive indeed.
This light blue Brooke Sofa (Light Blue Crypton) is a casual two cushion option for a cottage style beachy space! Come check out 15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas!
Brooke Sofa (Light Blue Crypton), OKL…certainly casual with barefoot elegance indeed.
Carly Sleeper Sofa
Blue Sleeper Sofa…certainly simple lines indeed.

3. Those Exact Bold Accent Chairs in Grace and Frankie’s Beach House

Clarke Armchair
Clarke Armchair…certainly bold and a little boho indeed.

So many possibilities for cute club chairs for a beachy, coastal style living room!

Armchair
Taupe Armchair…certainly subdued and neutral indeed.
Grace and Frankie living room in beach house living room with fireplace and blue sofa. Come check out 15 Grace and Frankie Beach House Decorating Ideas!
Grace and Frankie. Photo:Netflix/Skydance Productions.

4. Rustic Trunk Style Coffee Table for a Casual Beachy Interior

This rustic wood Fontenay Coffee Table has storage and wheels for a casual look in a farmhouse or coastal style interior.
Fontenay Coffee Table…certainly rustic indeed.

5. Driftwood Mirror in Grace and Frankie’s Beach House

The exact one is often out of stock, but I have another suggestion I like even better.

Sunburst Accent Mirror
Driftwood Sunburst Accent Mirror…certainly whimical indeed.
Perillo Burst Wood Accent Mirror is a whimsical driftwood sunburst style decor moment for your room.
Perillo Burst Wood Accent Mirror…certainly boho indeed.

Peek Inside Grace and Frankie’s Beach House Living Room

Grace and Frankie –  Netflix/Skydance Productions

6. Beachy White Sofa Ideas Inspired by Grace and Frankie Beach House

I gathered a round up here in a decor story: fabulous white sofas.

Fairchild Slipcovered Sofa
Fairchild Slipcovered Sofa…indeed this is the very same sofa Sarah Richardson used in her own home, and I just love it.
Coral Gables Reversible Sleeper Sectional
Coral Gables Reversible Sleeper Sofa…certainly coastal and casual in style indeed.

7. Coastal Style Table Lamps

This lamp looks like the sea urchin one at Grace and Frankie’s!

Hookton Bird of the Beach 36" Table Lamp
Hookton Bird of the Beach Lamp…certainly charming indeed.
Alder Nautical 18" Table Lamp
Alder Nautical Table Lamp…certainly nautical indeed.
Higgins 30.75" Table Lamp
Higgins Table Lamp…certainly rustic and casual indeed.
Aryana 25.5" Table Lamp
Glass Lamp…certainly minimal and coastal indeed.
Helsley Knotted Rope 24.5" Table Lamp
Helsley Knotted Rope Table Lamp…certainly nautical indeed.
Hunter 26.5" Table Lamp
Hunter Table Lamp Set…certainly elegant indeed.
Silsbee Glass Table Lamp
Silsbee Glass Table Lamp…certainly rustic lovely indeed.

8. Rustic Side Tables & Casual Coastal Tables

I love these next to end tables I am suggesting as they feel coastal as well as airy, rustic, and so versatile.

Wrightstown Side Table
Wrightstown Side Table…certainly minimal and coastal indeed.
Yager Narrow End Table
Yager Narrow End Table…certainly airy indeed.

This rugged coffee table reminds me of my own table from RH.

Splendora Coffee Table
Splendora Coffee Table…certainly rustic and casual indeed.

This is perfect for styling any number of tabletops or even the dining table.

9. Decor Inspired by Grace and Frankie Beach House Library or Reading Nook

French Club Chair
French Club Chair…certainly handsome indeed.
Model Ship in a Bottle…certainly nautical indeed.

10. Exact Beachy Adirondack Chairs from Grace & Frankie

Aren’t the blue Adirondack chairs in the sand whimsical?

Plantation Wood Adirondack Chair
Plantation Adirondack Chair…certainly charming indeed.

See the chairs in this beach scene and find out what prompts Jane Fonda to admit “I don’t even like to touch people when they’re alive!”

Grace and Frankie –  Netflix/Skydance Productions
Image result for grace and frankie adirondack chairs on beach

Grace and Frankie. Photo: Netflix/Skydance Productions.

11. Decor Accessories Inspired by Grace and Frankie Beach House

Galvanized Metal Tray
Galvanized Metal Tray…certainly useful indeed.
Wire Star Black/Gold Iron Sculpture
Wire Sculpture…certainly eclectic indeed.
Nautical Bookend
Nautical Bookend…certainly nautical indeed.

Glimpses of Their Stunning Beach House Here

Grace and Frankie –  Netflix/Skydance Productions
Driftwood sunburst mirror on the set of Grace and Frankie. #beachhouse #gracieandfrankie
Round pedestal wood dining table: FIND HERE. Wood Dining Chair: FIND HERE.  Photo: Netflix/Skydance Productions. Grace and Frankie Beach House Decor & Paint Ideas!

12. Dining Room Inspiration from the Beach House on Grace & Frankie

13. Rustic Chandelier Ideas

14. Boho Frankie-Approved Decor

As seen on the show…

What Prompted Me to Watch the Netflix Series

Grace and Frankie beach house pool house exterior with blue door

Photo: Netflix/Skydance Productions. Grace and Frankie Beach House exterior.

I follow Brooke Giannetti on IG, where she mentioned that watching the series felt eerie since her husband Steve designed the real beach house which served as inspiration for the one on the show! So for you fans of the Giannettis…now that you know the Grace and Frankie beach house and set interiors were inspired by the Giannetti Home designed Malilbu beach house, that is just one more reason to watch it for the interior design.

15. Kitchen Decor Inspired by the Beach House on Grace and Frankie

These bar stools are pricey and resemble those seen on the show!

Here is a friendlier priced option:

Spotted in the Kitchen on Grace & Frankie

This was spotted on Grace & Frankie too!

This retro toaster was spied in an episode or two!

Grace and Frankie beach house kitchen with blue cabinets

Grace and Frankie on Netflix. Grace and Frankie Beach House Decor & Paint Ideas!

Inspiring Kitchen Design Details From Grace & Frankie’s House

Navy blue Shaker-style kitchen cabinets

Pretty dishware (Lenox Aerin Emerald Mist)

Cast iron dutch oven: FIND it HERE.

Apron front farm sink

Butcherblock topped island with integrated cooktop

Grainsack linen upholstered stools

Coastal saucer style pendant lights – see these schoolhouse vintage inspired options: HERE.

Curious about Robert & Sol’s New Home: Design Ideas! Find the story HERE! And find even more show details and sources here: Traditional Home.

Grace and Frankie beach house kitchen island with butcher block top and blue cabinets. #graceandfrankie
Grace and Frankie. Photo: Netflix/Skydance Productions.

The REAL beach house by Giannetti Home inspiring the Hollywood set interiors is right here!

Grace and Frankie kitchen in beach house with blue cabinets
Photo: Netflix/Skydance Productions The bookshelf with arched detail is such a cute recessed detail at the end of the island!

Why is Grace & Frankie is a haven for design freaks? Some of us binge on Netflix to engage with a riveting story. It’s also a way to numb after a stressful day at the office. But design freaks? We appreciate a carefully crafted set design and how a character’s decor reflects their sensibilities. Did you catch yesterday’s tour of a beach house from Big Little Lies?

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. July 8, 2019 / 9:27 am

    What a great kitchen in this pretend beach house!!love that navy blue! Have a great day!!
    xo
    Holly

    • Michele
      Author
      July 8, 2019 / 2:50 pm

      They really did a good job making it humble enough and seemingly “real!” Peace to you as you tackle a new week, sunshine!

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