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Displaying Picture Frames Around the House

Urban Beach House Exterior. Beach House Inspired Exterior. Single Urban Beach House Exterior. #UrbanBeachHouse #BeachHouse #BeachHouseExterior Graystone Custom Builders, Inc.
This urban cottage, located in California, is a good example of how we should display picture frames around the house. When redecorating your home, or simply wanting to make your house feel more like a home, nothing adds a more personal touch than picture frames. That’s why whenever I am helping a client to put any room together I always keep pictures and art in mind.

This Hamptons style custom home located on Lido Island in Newport Beach was beautifully designed and decorated with coastal accents and a very clean feel. Simple framed art was subtly displayed in many rooms of this house, sometimes to add some color and others times to bring personality to the space.

I hope you enjoy seeing this home and start taking pictures or collecting art from local artists from the cities you visit during this summer. Perhaps September will be the month where you can put together all of the special memories you’re collecting during this summer and start displaying them at home. After all, sweet summer memories deserve that kind of attention.


Displaying Picture Frames Around the House

White Kitchen Black Island. White Kitchen Cabinets with Ebony Black Island. #Kitchen #WhiteKitchen #BlackIsland #EbonyIsland Graystone Custom Builders, Inc.

The kitchen features white cabinets with an ebony island and vintage industrial pendants.

The countertop used on the island is Calacatta marble. The designer used one slab, which is not always easy to find at this size. The perimeter countertop is soapstone and it was not treated with mineral oil.

Notice the easy flow of this kitchen with the rest of the house. It shares space with a cozy nook and a large family room. This is a great layout to keep in mind if you like an open concept.

Dimensions: Kitchen 26′ x 14.5′
Island 10′ x 4.5′

Family Room

Tongue and Groove Living Room Fireplace Bookcase. Graystone Custom Builders, Inc.

This white family room was done right. Nothing is boring in this space, including the fabric selection.

I also love the stunning tongue and grove fireplace wall and the built-ins on both sides.

Fireplace: The fireplace surround was fabricated from a single slab of soapstone. The mantel and the legs are both made from reclaimed wood. The builder like to mix the woods and colors to achieve an organic and rich result.

Living Room Sofa Size & Layout

Living Room Layout. Sofa Layout for Small Living Rooms. Sofa Size for Small Living Room. One sofa is 90 inches and the second sofa size is 72 inches. #LivingRoomLayout #LivingRoom #SofaSize

Have you ever wondered the right sofa size to use in a fairly small living room? Usually you can use a large and a slightly smaller sofa. Here, the large sofa is 90″ and the smaller sofa measures 72″.

Paint Color

The paint Color used in this room is Dunn Edwards Droplets DEW381. Beach Living Room Furniture Ideas. Coastal Beach House Living Room. Coastal Living Room. Coastal Living Room Furniture. #LivingRoom ##LivingRoomFurniture #Beach#LivingRoom #CoastalLivingRoom

The paint color used in this room is Dunn Edwards Droplets DEW381.

Butler’s Panty

Butler's Pantry. Butler's Pantry with Bar. A barn door conceals the butler's pantry bar. #BultersPantry #BarnDoor #Bar #KitchenBar #ButlersPantryBar Graystone Custom Builders, Inc.

This butler’s pantry/bar is located in a hallway that connects the kitchen to the dining room. A custom-made barn door conceals the bar area and adds warmth to this space.

Dining Room Flooring

Oak Floors. White oak floors. White oak flooring. White Oak Wide Plank.. #WhiteOak #Flooring #WidePlank #WhiteOakWidePlank Graystone Custom Builders, Inc.

What a light and welcoming dining room! The floor used here and in the entire house is 10″ solid white oak, hand distressed and custom stained plank hardwood floors. Gorgeous!

  Dining Room Decor

Coastal Dining Room Shiplap Dining Room. Dining Room with coastal decor, slipcovered furniture and siplap walls. Tongue and Groove Dining Room - Coastal #DiningRoom #Coastal #TongueandGroove #Shiplap

I can’t tell you how much I love the look of slipcovered chairs in coastal dining rooms! The side chairs used here are the Bristol Chairs from Blackband Design.

The custom reclaimed wood dining table measures 108″ by 44.”

Bathroom Mirror

How to Hang Mirrors. Bathroom Mirror. How to hang a bathroom mirror. How to hang an antique mirror. #HangMirror #AntiqueMirror #BathroomMirror Graystone Custom Builders, Inc.

If you like finding “treasures” at garage sales and flea markets you know that they often don’t come in perfect condition. This vintage mirror in the bathroom had the right color and shape but the hanging hooks were missing on the back. The designer saved money just by adding new hanging wall hooks and by giving it a good cleaning. Keep this in mind when you see an old picture frame.

Guest Bedroom Paint Color

Winds Breath Benjamin Moore. Benjamin Moore Winds Breath. Benjamin Moore Winds Breath #BenjaminMooreWindsBreath #BenjaminMooreNeutralPaintColor #BenjaminMoorepaintColors

The paint color used here is Winds Breath by Benjamin Moore.

Bathroom Paint Color

Whisper Benjamin Moore. Benjamin Moore Whisper. Benjamin Moore Neutral Paint Color. Benjamin Moore Whisper. #BenjaminMooreWhisper #BenjaminMoorePaintColors

Paint color is Whisper by Benjamin Moore. It’s very neutral and works with many surfaces, which is perfect for a bathroom.

Countertop is Bluestone.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom. Paint Color: Dunn Edward's Milk Glass for walls and Dunn Edwards White 380 for baseboards and trim.  Master bedroom area rug  ceiling lighting  decorative pillows  foot of the bed  four-poster bed  houseplants  leaning mirror  oversized mirror  recessed lighting  sloped ceiling  striped rug  throw pillows  upholstered bench  vaulted ceiling  white bedding  white wood  wingback chair  wood flooring  wood molding #MasterBedroom Graystone Custom Builders, Inc.

I love the color scheme of this bedroom. It’s happy, coastal and summery.

This is a king bed and the rug measures 8.5′ x 10.5′. The four poster bed is wood with a light gray wash stain.

Paint Color: Dunn Edward’s Milk Glass for walls and Dunn Edwards White 380 for baseboards and trim.

Master Bedroom Art

Bedroom. area rug  baseboards  bed pillows  bedside table  ceiling lighting  foot of the bed  four-poster bed  nightstand  recessed lighting  sloped ceiling  striped rug  upholstered bench  vaulted ceiling  wood flooring. #Bedroom

Hanging art above a bed is always a nice touch. Three is usually the ideal number.

Master Bathroom Flooring

Bathroom. brown tile floor  brown tile shower floor  glass shower  glass shower door  globe chandelier  gray countertop  gray tile shower  orchid  shower cutout  shower inset  soaking tub  towel hook  wall sconce  white cabinets  white drawers  white panel wall  white vanity  white wall. #Bathroom Graystone Custom Builders, Inc.

The builder used a lagos blue limestone tile in this bath. Because it is a natural stone, the color will vary from lot to lot. They selected a lot that had some brown tones in it as well as the blue-gray that is typical of lagos blue.

The Carrara marble tiles on the shower walls are 6″ x 12″.

Bathroom Sconces

Beach Bathroom. Beach House Bathroom. Bathroom Tiling. Bathroom Tile Floor Ideas. Bathroom natural stone tiling. #Bathroom #BathroomTiling #BathroomNaturalStoneTiling

The sconces are from Pottery Barn.

The tub deck was fabricated using a Carrara marble slab to coordinate with the slab countertops and shower wall tiles.

Outdoor Area

Outdoor Living Area.

You should add personality even with a limited outdoor space. Make sure to make it comfortable for your family and friends. This one is simple, casual yet elegant.


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  Hello, everyone!

It’s wonderful to be back after taking a couple of days off. As I mentioned before I have a very close friend over and we’re having lots of fun together. 

I will share more of that later this week! :)

Have a wonderful week, full of happy moments and lots of laughter!

Thank you for being here and I will talk to you again tomorrow!

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