You know you love me. Gossip Girl.” We are sure you’ve heard that line before!
What about the theme song to Friends? Pretty much imbedded in your memory? … We thought so!
Television has infiltrated the hearts and homes of masses across the globe, and even for those who wouldn’t consider themselves fans, the popularity of TV series is too hard to ignore. According to a survey done by the UK’s Daily Mail, an estimated 4.6 million UK homeowners are so obsessed with interiors seen in sitcoms and dramas that they’ve spent thousands of pounds filling their own homes with identical furniture and interior design features.
If you are a Gossip Girl fan you will know that the interiors on that show are just AMAZING! Every set created for the show manages to express the character`s personalities – from Blair Waldorf’s Parisian boudoir to Chuck Bass’s contemporary ultra-cool bachelors pad. An eclectic mix of classic and contemporary help build the stories and encompass the luxurious and glamorous lifestyles of the Upper East Side. Some design features that totally stand out for us is the striking butterfly wall installation over Serina’s bed, as well as all the modern art in Chuck’s penthouse and The Van der Woodsen home. (Hello Prada sign!)
The interior designer that designed the Gossip Girl sets also did set design for another Manhatten-based fav of ours: “Sex and the City“. According to the Daily Mail survey, the TV home that’s held in the highest regard is Carrie Bradshaw’s aspirational apartment from Sex & The City. Carrie’s closet. Need we say more?! (Her shoe collection can stay too!)
Other living rooms from TV sitcoms that rank high up on replications are the apartments from Friends, Big Bang Theory, How I Met you Mother, Will and Grace, Frasier and even The Simpsons! And it doesn’t stop there. The TV series The Good Wife has even inspired a range of furniture and accessories aptly called The Good Wife Collection. The modern-luxe interiors gained such a following that the collection was launched. It includes sofas, chairs, desks, tables, as well as scatters and other accessories. These are available to buy here http://www.mgbwhome.com/the-good-wife-C121.aspx
If you not into buying the actual furniture or artworks from your favourite show, then you can buy the plan and have it forever framed on your wall! A Spanish interior designer has become famous for drawing up floor plans of all the popular TV shows, and sells them online. (http://nikneuk.deviantart.com/art/FRIENDS-Apartments-Floorplan-322450383) So even tho shows like Friends or Sienfeld are no longer, they can be immortalised, and in this way, they serve as a link to the past… a memory.
It’s not just living rooms that are inspirational! What about Harvey ‘s masculine, man-pad, contemporary office in Suits? The modern-classic furniture, contemporary styling and open plan office layout of Pearson Hardman makes for a very on-trend office space. The warm timbers and luxurious marble in the foyer are high up on our office style radar. The Spectator’s office interior from Gossip Girl is another office interior that is full of designer furniture, bold colours and contemporary styling.
Given how much time we spend watching TV shows it’s perhaps not surprising that those same spaces leave an undeniable impression on us!
We would love to hear about your favourite interior from a TV ! Have a super weekend! xoxo