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Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia: thank you for being our friends…and inspiration for our latest TV show interior refresh! We are huge fans of the show, and couldn’t wait to makeover the Golden Girls house in celebration of the series’ upcoming 33rd anniversary on September 14th.
The best part about re-imagining the Golden Girls house for 2018? Many elements of the original interior are actually back on trend today. So get ready to say hello (again) to lush palm prints, rattan, and wicker, just with slightly refined color palettes and cleaner lines.
Ready to see how Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia would have lived today? Grab your cheesecake and let’s see how the Golden Girls’ Miami home might have looked in 2018!
We wanted to create a modern rendition of the iconic Golden Girls living room while still staying true to the overall character of their original space. Like the original, the 2018 space is full of rattan furniture, vibrant florals, palm leaf patterns and of course, an abundance of plants! The ladies would have relished in the succulent trend that has exploded today.
We gave the house a fresh coat of paint in a dusty pink color (Benjamin Moore’s Pale Petal) to brighten up the room and give it a crisp feel. The living room is full of rattan furniture with a modern, streamlined shape – it’s definitely the Golden Girls’ house through a modern lens!
Notice anything familiar? We had to give a nod to the original series by adding a cigar box, Dorothy’s Wedding photo, and a gift wrapped present with their theme song.
Shop the Look:
- Emma-Printed Tillie Chair
- Lola Rattan Sofa with Cushion
- Vines Rug, Neutral
- Anguilla Rattan Coffee Table
- Milbrook Side Table
- Bamileke Outdoor Side Table – Fog
- Ocean Palm Floor Lamp
- Tropical Palm Tree 18×24
The Dining Room + Kitchen
The Golden Girls spent a lot of time gathered around their kitchen table, so we know we had to do this room justice.
If the four ladies moved into the space today, they probably wouldn’t renovate the kitchen, so we preserved the original cabinets and layout. The few foundational pieces all got a modern update, like the woven storage cabinet that is an ode to South Beach materials and textures.
The pastel Smeg fridge brings in even more greenery alongside their beloved plant collection. The Chinese Chippendale chairs are definitely back in style, so we opted to keep that look. For the bar stools we chose a more modern form with a rush seat. We also took a note from their infamous floral tablecloth and instead added wallpaper that feels bright and airy.
For super fans, you’ll remember that copper and chinoiserie was a big theme in the original space so we had to sprinkle that into the cookware, dinnerware, and wall decor. You can also find some cheesecake and pizza!
Shop the Look:
- Chinese Chippendale Chair
- Arana Wood Dining Table
- Caledonia Woven Bar Cabinet
- Raj Gold Hanging Planter
- Macramé Plant Holder
- Nahla White Leather Counter Stool 24″
Blanche’s bedroom is so strikingly iconic and one of our favorite cinematic interiors. We made sure to preserve her love for exotic prints and fabrics (note the iconic palm wallpaper print) but gave it a modern twist. The wallpaper features a smaller-scale pattern and is actually removable (so Blanche can easily peel it off when the palm trend ends).
There are many nods to the original iconic statement pieces that populated Blanche’s bedroom. For example, the wallpaper, armoire, and vanity set and even Sophia’s memorable handbag (which you too can use to steal place settings from your favorite restaurant) all get a 2018 update.
Shop the Look:
- Self-Adhesive Wallpaper, Tropical Jungle
- Marcelle nightstand
- Lenox Dining Bench
- Orb Upholstered Dining Chair – Pop Art Jacquard
- Marte Storage Cabinet
- Marte Lounge Chair Black
- Palm Fond Chandelier
- Audrey Mini Desk
- Hanna Pink Table Lamp
- Caterina Chair
- Carved Frond Bed
Ready to give your space a modern refresh?
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