Classic Beach Home Details

This is a follow up to the previous post to answer some of your 
questions and provide a few more photographs of Donna's lovely home.
Starting with the kitchen, the surrounding counter tops are Lauretian green granite (actually a very dark black with a hint of green).  Donna cannot remember the type of stone on the island...
just that she saw the slab and and loved it.
She designed this so that you can see the front of the house from the prep sink.
 This appliance garage contains the coffee maker.  Great use of space.
In the living and dining rooms, the wall color is Benjamin Moore Elephant Tusk
 in egg shell and the trim is painted
Dunn Edwards Whisper White in Semi Gloss.
The coffee table is made from an antique French iron window gate.
Donna removed the armoire doors here for display and easier
access (she is storing the doors in case she wants to put them back).
Also, the bedrooms in the previous post are painted
First girl's bedroom:  Dunn Edwards Trinket 
Second girl's bedroom:  Dunn Edwards Elm
Boy's bedroom: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

The color of the front door is Sherwin Williams Iron Ore
and the planters were purchased at Rogers Gardens in Newport Beach.
Thanks again, Donna, for the tour!


  1. Thanks for sharing, Mary Ann! Such a beautiful home. Love hte coffee table idea!

  2. Lovely details, I rally like that kitchen worktop, so elegant. xo

  3. I have to go back to read the 1st post. Donna's home is lovely!!


  4. So pretty and happy and welcoming..love that armoire! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Mary Ann and Donna,

    How nice of you to provide details (that are always asked of designers) for others to assist in their hunting and gathering processes for their homes.

    Usually around this time of year it's like a fever to get ready for holiday guests and enhance our homes a bit.



  6. Thank you so much Mary Ann! That is sooo funny because my husband had just suggested we look @ Rogers Gardens for planters because it's about the only place we haven't checked out. Guess we will be taking a trip up the coast in the near future.

    Thanks also for posting the additional photos. Her home is gorgeous...just like yours!


  7. I loved the post below. It was very inspiring to see that I have a very similar couch and the exact same chairs in the kitchen. It gaves me some ideas!

  8. I just checked out the previous post! Donna did a great job decorating her home. It's relaxed, casual and beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing her home with us!


  9. Never mind the sources, do you think she'd mind if I just moved in?

  10. Just came across your blog! So glad I did...For sure becoming a new follower and scrolling back for more great posts!

  11. Lovely - what a light, spacious and organized kitchen - a wonderful place to work and entertain!!

  12. It is just a lovely house and beautifully appointed. Love all the info! xo Diana

  13. beautiful! I love the stone on the island - really really nice. And I adore the front door / porch area!

  14. I just love love love this house. Donna has great taste and style.

  15. Thank you so much Mary Ann, and please tell Donna thank you, too. Lovely!


  16. Very nice of Donna to share her lovely home and talents. Thank you for posting the info "inquiring minds" wanted to know, including mine! :)

  17. I just told a client to paint her shutters and front door, along with the stair railing [in her house] Iron Ore!!! Need to show her this picture! Donna has such a gorgeous home....

  18. Even more stunning the second time around! Thanks for sharing Donna's home with us.
    I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog and catch up on my latest posts.
    Have a lovely day, Mary Ann!
    ~ Wendi ~

  19. Tres chic! Never took French classes, but hope the spelling is appropriate! Love the window grate, turned coffee table and the armoir with the doors off! The baskets inside have that "frenchy" look as well. Ooo la la! Love it!

  20. Lovely house. I love the front door.

  21. Donna's home is beautiful! I am a sucker for all white rooms with wood details. Her coffee table is to die for. I could move in to this home. Tell Donna, she did a fabulous job!

  22. What a beautiful home! It's so warm and inviting, just the way I like it. Such a great idea to remove the doors from the armoire.

  23. OMG it's gorgeous! I want to stay and see more but I have to pick up the kids, I'll be back :)

  24. Love seeing more details of this gorgeous home, what a kitchen!!! And the front door is sooo handsome! Thank you for sharing this with us :)
    Nancy xo

  25. What a great idea to take off the armoire doors and make it a display.

  26. So pretty and happy and welcoming..love that armoire! Thanks for sharing.


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