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How the Characters From Gossip Girl Would Decorate Their Homes Today

This just in: Gossip Girl is coming back this summer—with loads of new drama and betrayal, straight from the lives of the wealthy and elite of the Upper West Side. And this got us thinking—where would the stars from the original show be today?

Don’t worry, Blair and Chuck, as well as Serena and Dan, are still married. And Little J? She’s killing it in the fashion world. Want to peek into their lives, almost 10 years later? We’ve got the inside scoop—and we know you’ll love it.

Read on to get an exclusive look inside the gorgeous homes and workspaces of all your favorite Gossip Girl characters. Xoxo…Gossip Girl glamorous bedroom with lavender walls and a canopy bed

Blair and Chuck’s Upper East Side Townhouse

Blair and Chuck both always had strong personalities and viewpoints—and those both show up in their Upper East Side Townhouse. However, over the years they’ve learned more about compromise and helping the other person shine. As a result, their home beautifully reflects both of their styles.

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Gossip Girl glamorous bedroom with lavender walls and a canopy bed

The Fundamentals of Blair and Chuck’s Style

Their bedroom combines Blair’s feminine and classic style with Chuck’s more masculine and bold taste, creating a blended and balanced space. Blair brings in some Parisian inspiration  through flirty and classic design elements, mixed with vintage industrial touches. There is definitely some cool-French-girl styling happening in this space, which celebrates the gorgeous classic architecture but also brings in contrast with modern design elements.

Chuck’s masculine vibes and penchant for luxury show up in the dark wood nightstands (with their brass inlay), the modern canopy bed, and the metal accents of the bed, side table, and mirrors.

The blending of these two styles gives this space some dramatic flair—which is not surprising considering the high drama of their relationship. The pair would certainly have worked with a high-end interior designer to help them combine their styles and invest in unique pieces that also show their social status.

Gossip Girl glamorous bedroom with lavender walls and a canopy bed

Don’t Miss These Details:

  • Still besties, there’s a framed photo of Blair and Serena on Blair’s nightstand.
  • A chic crib in the corner tells us that Blair and Chuck are continuing to grow their family.
  • A luxe, modern dog bed sits on Chuck’s side of the bed, giving his pup a very cool place to sleep.
  • A photograph of Paris on the bookcase speaks to Blair’s never-ending love of all things French.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s is still Blair’s favorite film, as the art print on the wall next to the bookcase proves.

Gossip Girl glamorous bedroom with lavender walls and a canopy bed

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Love this combination of Chuck and Blair’s style? Get the look in your own space, setting the stage with a light yet saturated wall color. Bring to life that masculine/feminine dichotomy by combining soft, rounded silhouettes with edgy, metal pieces. Specifically, use black metals and pops of brass, but pair those with rich, dark wood to bring in that classical vibe. Use upholstery and rugs to create heightened contrast and bring some lightness into the space.
Gossip Girl green living room with large sectional and bold geometric rug

Serena and Dan’s Luxe West Village Home

Serena and Dan have become a bit more subdued and domestic over their years, and their interior design style shows that off. Straying away from the Upper East Side, they found a home in a hip West Village neighborhood, where they live a quieter life. Their home is much more down-to-earth and comfortable and Chuck and Blair’s, but it’s definitely still trendy.

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Gossip Girl green living room with large sectional and bold geometric rug

The Fundamentals of Serena and Dan’s Style

Their style reflects popular trends, embodying a relaxed California Casual vibe with a modern twist. Comfort is at the heart of their space, with conversational seating and furniture you can really curl up on and sink into. Serena’s free-spirited personality comes through in the decorative accents, which are modern, textural, and global-inspired. This space is full of bold and eclectic pops and saturated-yet-serene colors.

Gossip Girl green dining room with modern art and a sleek dining table

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Don’t Miss These Details:

  • While Serena probably took the lead on decorating their home, the corner of the living room is all Dan. Ever the writer, he’s carved out a reading nook, with nearby shelves to house his favorite books—plus a copy of the New Yorker (where his first article was published) on his chair.
  • We like to think of the art print in Dan’s reading nook, with the obstructed image of a woman, as an homage to Gossip Girl.
  • Serena may not have her mother’s iconic Prada Marfa sign. Instead, she’s leveled up and has an original print of a photograph of Prada Marfa, which is hung in her dining area.

Gossip Girl green living room with large sectional and bold geometric rug

Gossip Girl green living room with large sectional and bold geometric rug

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Love that California Modern style that Serena and Dan have in their home? Start with a large, comfortable sofa in a light color. (You want it to be one you could sit on for hours at a time to binge your favorite show—like Gossip Girl—or read a favorite book.) This will set the tone for a comfortable setting and sense of calm—as will an earthy green wall color. Pair the comfy sofa with a bold, boho rug and tons of throw pillows to give the space an eclectic twist. Incorporate a trendy leather sling chair and non-objective art to drive home the modern vibe, but layer in plenty of natural wood tones to keep the look grounded.

Gossip Girl studio apartment with glam velvet sofa and charcoal walls

Dorota and Vanya’s Lavish Guest Quarters at Blair and Chuck’s

Blair’s housekeeper and closest confidant, Dorota, is definitely still in her life. In fact, Dorota visits so often that she has guest quarters right in Blair and Chuck’s townhouse!

The Fundamentals of Dorota’s Style

While Dorota didn’t get much of an opportunity to showcase her style on the show, we know she has a bold, colorful, eclectic side—while still appreciating luxury based on her upbringing and her exposure to the finer things in the Waldorf household. Remember when she designed Blair’s office? We think this design was a representation of Dorota’s personal style and she used that as inspiration for her own space—which she definitely designed on her own.

While her guest quarters might be small, the space definitely doesn’t lack style. Her studio in Chuck and Blair’s home would be a bright eclectic space with a contemporary flair. With blue as the foundational color in the space, Dorota would introduce pops of earthy, warm oranges for contrast. The space also features lots of gorgeous, luxe materials like velvet, burl wood, and bone inlay—proving that she has exquisite taste and that there’s much more beneath the surface that we didn’t get to see during Gossip Girl’s run.

Gossip girls redesigned living room

Don’t Miss These Details:

  • Dorota was always a huge fan of Cindy Lauper—so, naturally, she has a framed photo of her on her nightstand.
  • A famous Polish modern art piece hangs above the sofa is a nod to her motherland, showcasing her exceptional taste and love for art.

Gossip Girl character bedroom details with fancy nightstand styling and polka dot wallpaper

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Love Dorota’s bold and eclectic style? You can bring this look home by going bold with your wall color. Opt for something vibrant such as a blue or green. To add some sophistication, match your sofa to the wall color and create a monochromatic look. Then, add complementary pops in earth colors for subtle drama, and layer in a rug that plays on both of the main colors of the space.

For accent pieces, pick gorgeous materials such as burl wood and pieces with bone inlay to create a layered, expensive look. And don’t be afraid to add pops of fun patterns throughout (through furniture, wallpaper, and decor) to play up the eclectic vibe!

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Jenny’s Eclectic Design Studio

Jenny always had a rebellious streak and punk rock style. While she’s grown up over the past 10 years, that edgy, dramatic style remains.

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Gossip Girl home fashion studio design

The Fundamentals of Jenny’s Style

Jenny’s home office is full of bold style, while still being a super chic space—showing off the fact that she’s a total tastemaker with her finger on the pulse of all the latest trends. The glamorous space is in a loft in Brooklyn (which is a much cooler place to live now than when she was in high school), with huge rays of sun shining through the industrial windows. It’s the perfect setting for her to get creative and design stunning outfits for her growing fashion business.

The color palette of her studio is inspired by her edgy, punk rock days—with a dark wall that’s both moody and edgy, like all teenage goths. While Jenny was often in the background as Dan’s spunky younger sister, her loft shows that today she has made her way out of the wings and is a powerhouse woman, making waves in the design world.

Gossip Girl home fashion studio design

Don’t Miss These Details:

  • Jenny definitely still works in the fashion industry. So, of course, her studio would include a fashion mannequin to act as a canvas that brings her ideas to life.
  • Notice the “J for Waldorf” bag? It’s a nod to Blair and Jenny’s ongoing professional relationship.

Gossip Girl home fashion studio design

Gossip Girl home fashion studio design

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Jenny’s studio is dramatic, glamorous, edgy, and modern. To bring this vibe into your own space, start with a dark and moody wall color to give the room some dramatic flair. Then, layer in bold, sculptural light colors and high-contrast black and white art. Fill the room with other sculptural pieces as well, choosing unexpected shapes such as bold curves and cut-outs. For a touch of luxury, use pops of brass in finishes throughout the space. Other luxurious materials you could add? Sheepskin, boucle fabric, and burl wood.

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How to work from your favorite pop culture interiors

The first things on your mind before you start a video conference are probably “Do I look ok?” and “Is my house messy?” As working from home is becoming the new norm for so many of us, you might be getting tired of seeing the same video conferencing background hour after hour. If you’re finding yourself with a little wanderlust, looking for a change of scenery, or just don’t feel like tidying up before a video meeting, download one of our favorite reimagined spaces to set as your background for video conferences.

Want to work from the Friends apartment or from Frasier Crane’s iconic Seattle pad? Maybe you’d like to imagine yourself in Stars Hollow burning the midnight oil like Rory (or eating Pizza and takeout like Lorelai) from the iconic Gilmore Girls’ living room. Or, cut yourself a piece of cheesecake while you work from the Golden Girls living room. We’ve put together a collection of our favorite reimagined spaces.

Here’s How it Works:

Scroll down and find your new favorite WFH set-up. Click on your favorite image (or two or all of them) and save it to your desktop.

To use this feature in Zoom it requires specific settings, or you’ll look like a ghost! Check their site to see if your settings match. Then, make sure your Zoom account administrator has the Virtual Background setting enabled. When you’re on a Zoom call you’ll be able to change your background by clicking the little arrow next to the “start video/stop video” button. Then select “choose a virtual background.”  Click the plus (+) button on the right and add your favorite reimagined image.

Friends

So no one told you 2020 was gonna be this way. That’s why we put together these awesome Friends-themed backgrounds. They’ll be there for you and are the next best thing to hiring a New York interior designer!

Friends themed video meeting backgroundChandler and Monica

Friends themed video meeting backgroundRachel Green

Friends themed video meeting backgroundJoey Tribbiani

Seinfeld

Looks like Festivus came early this year and we’re gifting you some cool Seinfeld themed backgrounds. You can have SERENITY NOW!

Friends themed video meeting backgroundJerry

Friends themed video meeting backgroundGeorge

Friends themed video meeting backgroundElaine

Sex and the City

You may not be able to grab a cosmo with the girls right now. But you can have a virtual drink in Carrie’s apartment.

SATC themed video meeting backgroundCarrie

SATC themed video meeting backgroundMiranda

Gilmore Girls

These Gilmore girls themed backgrounds are the next best thing to a weekend in Stars Hollow.

Gilmore Girls themed video meeting backgroundLuke

Gilmore Girls themed video meeting backgroundParis

Gilmore Girls themed video meeting backgroundRory

Golden Girls

The only thing your co-workers will like more than these delightful Golden girls backgrounds is a slice of cheesecake.

Golden Girls themed video meeting backgroundBlanche’s bedroom

Gilmore Girls themed video meeting backgroundThe Kitchen

Gilmore Girls themed video meeting backgroundThe Living Room

Frasier

Frasier has left the building, so why don’t you sneak into his fab Seattle pad for your next meeting?


Fraser themed video meeting background
Frasier’s apartment

Will and Grace

For this Will and Grace themed background we decided to go with “Just Jack.”

Will & Grace themed video meeting backgroundJack’s rendition of Will and Grace’s apartment

House of Cards

We could all use a little bit of Claire Underwood’s steely reserve from time to time. Using this House of  Cards themed background will help you power through like she does.

House of Cards themed video meeting background

Claire’s Oval Office

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Here’s How the ‘Gilmore Girls’ House Would Look in 2019

Where you lead, I will follow… This month marks the 19th year since Gilmore Girls premiered and put Stars Hollow on the map. To celebrate the almost two decades since we met the fast-talking, coffee-loving Rory and Lorelai, we had to revisit the iconic Gilmore Girls home and give it a 2019 makeover.

Although it got an upgrade for Netflix’s 2016 reboot, we wanted to go one step further for our this much-loved space. In classic Modsy fashion, we couldn’t resist imagining what it would have looked like if a few more of our favorite characters were in charge.

Ready to find out what the Gilmore Girls house would look like in 2019? Keep scrolling to see how Lorelai, Rory, Emily, Luke, Sookie, and even Paris would design Lorelai’s house today!

Gilmore Girls House 2019Lorelai Gilmore’s Style

Lorelai always had a quirky, playful personality (and wardrobe) that really shows in her home! In her original space, she wasn’t afraid to mix traditional furniture with unconventional decor for a look that felt eccentric and a bit funky – a style only Lorelai can pull off!

For her 2019 update, we wanted to make Lorelai’s space feel loud and energetic without the compromise of comfort. The velvet sofa with a deep seat, and rolled arms, makes for the perfect spot to kick back and binge watch old movies and binge takeout from Luke’s diner or Al’s Pancake World. Quirky trinkets are scattered throughout the space, a result of her impulsive habits that lead her to buy whatever she loves in an instant.

Keep an eye out for some Easter eggs stashed throughout the space, including Doose’s Market shopping bag and portrait of Paul Anka!

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Gilmore Girls house 2019Rory Gilmore’s Style

Rory’s space is serene and welcoming. She’s the epitome of east coast charm and her space is meant to reflect that. Her style is the perfect mix of coastal and classic, combined in a relaxed and almost effortless way. The space radiates sophistication and order – basically the design equivalent of a perfectly balanced pro-con list.

Rory’s design is packed with books and includes a cozy reading nook where she can curl up with a book. And don’t forget the framed photo of her leaping off a ledge with Logan and other members of the Life and Death Brigade. In Omnia Paratus!

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Gilmore Girls House 2019Emily Gilmore’s Style

If Emily Gilmore ever got the opportunity to redesign Lorelai’s house, it would look nothing like the comfortable, cozy home from the original series. Always at odds with her daughter, Emily has a very different style that epitomizes East Coast elegance at its finest.

Emily’s style is formal and classic, but we added a slightly modern twist in the serpentine wallpaper, which we thought her eccentric daughter would appreciate. Call it an interior design olive branch between the two.

We knew Emily would insist on a more formal layout for Lorelai’s house, and so instead of a set-up geared towards movie nights, we thought Emily would opt for two sofas facing one another. This immediately creates a space that is fit for conversation, small gatherings, and sipping martinis before (and after) dinner.

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Gilmore Girls House 2019Luke Danes’ Style

Luke’s space, just like him, is all about simplicity and comfort. His look was inspired by the interior of his apartment above the diner (aka his dad’s office), which was full of wood, plaid, and plenty of fishing-themed decor.

As such, his take on Lorelai’s home is masculine and full of industrial materials. Luke didn’t care too much about how his home looked, but definitely appreciated a well-made piece of furniture. As such, his design is full of hand crafted pieces that are built to last. Look for weathered wood, leather, metal, and – of course – plenty of plaid.

All in all, his design is a cozy living space where he and Lorelai can pass the time re-enacting their first date (can you spot the playing cards on the coffee table?) and not talk on their cell phones.

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Gilmore Girls House 2019Sookie St. James’ Style

Sookie, the head chef at the Dragonfly Inn and Lorelai’s best friend, was a fun and wildly creative character. If she were in charge of the decor, it would be all things bold, colorful, and quirky – just like her.

Her design mixes floral and geometric patterns, which speak to the controlled chaos she creates in the kitchen. We thought a palette raspberry, lemon, kiwi and aqua hues would satisfy her wild side and create a space as warm and inviting as her personality.

Of course, we knew if Sookie was designing Lorelai’s place, Jackson couldn’t help but weigh in. We thought Sookie might add a few “manly” touches, like the antler chandelier, to help him feel included.

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Gilmore Girls House 2019Paris Geller’s Style

There’s no one like Paris Geller… And say Rory’s best friend (sometime enemy) from her school days got another degree in interior design. We’re pretty sure Lorelai would be one of the first client she’d gift her services to. So for Paris’ take on the home, we wanted to bring her intense personality through in the design.

The color and whimsy of Lorelai’s decor are replaced by sleek lines and contemporary forms. The space captures the intensity of Paris and her personality, which is intense, different and cold. We translated that into the space with minimalist decor and streamlined furniture in a monochrome color scheme.

Catch her Yale and Harvard diplomas hanging above her desk, some “light reading” in the corner, and – of course – her copy of The Iliad.

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