I’ve been an interior design junkie since I was eight years old. When I was in second grade, my mom went back to school to study interior design. Every time she brought home a project, I created one of my own to mirror it – I hoarded fabric samples and created countless concept boards. I was hooked. But then life happened, and I forgot my love of all things related to the home. I studied English in college and went on to work in Public Relations in New York City. A few years into my PR career, I remembered my love of interiors and signed up for a nighttime Introduction to Interior Design class at Parsons, where I spent a blissful semester learning to draw floor plans, read electrical plans, and yes, creating more of my beloved concept boards.
But life happened again, and in my move out of New York City, my studies were forgotten. My love of houses has persisted, though. Despite blogging primarily about lifestyle and fashion, most of my Pinterest pins contain home #inspo. I only really buy home design magazines (I’m addicted to Domino), and I keep an ever-growing file of pages I’ve pulled out of these magazines to refer back to someday. So it’s probably no surprise that every time I watch a TV show, I become captivated by the details of the homes presented. So I thought it would be fun to start a series of posts sharing the television houses I’m crushing on, and how you can recreate them for yourself.
I’ve been watching the Netflix original series Grace & Frankie lately (which is hilarious, if you’re looking for a new show). The show centers on Grace and Frankie, played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, whose husbands Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston) have left them for each other. When they learn that their husbands have fallen in love with each other and want to get married, Grace and Frankie retreat to their shared beach house. After an initial conflict over each trying to get the other one to move out, Grace and Frankie find solace in each other and decide to live in the house together. The beach house is insanely gorgeous – while it’s never clearly explained where this beach house is located, I would guess it’s somewhere near La Jolla or San Diego. Given that I live at the beach in Florida, it’s fitting that I’d fall in love with the coastal chic charm of this property. Keep reading for some photos of the house, and my picks for achieving the clean, beachy feel of their waterfront sanctuary for yourself.
My favorite thing about the house is that it perfectly combines Grace’s classic, preppy and nautical style with Frankie’s more laid back and bohemian vibe. You see a lot of rattan and nautical-inspired pieces, but there are also giant hanging dream catchers and unique pottery that you can just tell were added by Frankie. Below are my picks for achieving that effortless coastal vibe in your own home – lots of natural jute rugs, woven rattan light fixtures, wicker furniture, and a few eclectic pieces to lend that Frankie-esque twist. Click on the plus signs (+) to shop.
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All images are stills via Netflix