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Friends Reunion Special: Reimagining the Interiors of the Hit 90s Show

WHOOOOPAH! We couldn’t be more thrilled about the upcoming Friends reunion special slated to start filming later this year. Thinking about the gang being together again has gotten everyone at Modsy super excited. Like most people, we’re to know what the gang’s been up to over the last (gasp) 16 years. With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to imagine what kinds of spaces they might be living in and share them with you.

We hope that these designs provide the daily perk you’re looking for! And, if you feel like you need a refill of Friends related cheer, feel free to check out how we reimagined the Friends apartment in 2018!

Monica and Chandelier’s  “Breezy” Upstate  Haven

We imagined that Monica and Chandler’s Westchester home would be bright and airy with rustic touches of shiplap and exposed beams. True to her 20s style, Monica would still be into more traditional furniture that’s put together, comfortable, and set up to host friends. A second sofa and pair of chairs allow her to entertain a larger group of friends perhaps one with partners and children in tow. Stylistically we chose a pair of roll arm sofas in a classic blue fabric that adds color without going overboard.

The color scheme is inspired by her vintage Jouets poster, which she has proudly on display on her bookshelves. The coffee table is a nod to her original weather wood table, but it includes storage to keep everything neat and tidy with a cookbook on display. Symmetry and an overall organized feel would be key to keeping her Type A personality happy. In the background, you’ll see her chef jacket hanging and tennis racquet as we think her competitive streak for ping pong would translate well to tennis matches in her Westchester community.

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Emma’s All-Grown-Up College Dorm

We imagined that Rachel and Ross’ daughter, Emma’s room would be a quintessential Gen Z space with a cool, collected vibe and pieces that remind her of her parents. Since it’s a dorm room, the base furniture would be pretty simple, but she would layer on her personality with accessories. A lover of fashion like her mom, she’d incorporate an influencer essential—a clothing rack—to display favorites from her vintage clothing collection. A pair of Joan and David boots would be key (thanks, Rachel!)

On her desk, she keeps a baby picture of her and her mom and a dinosaur stuffed animal that Ross gave her when she was little. She has a poster of a vintage Paris luggage tag, a nod to her favorite city outside of New York, a love she inherited from her mom. A lover of travel, Emma has a cork globe to track all of the places she’s been and dream of all the places she’ll visit.

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Friends ReunionJoey’s “How You Doing” Bachelor Sanctuary

Joey, the quintessential bachelor is still living in Greenwich Village—in Monica’s old apartment to be exact. Sentimental as he is, he couldn’t bear to leave behind the place that formed so many of his favorite memories—after all, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came. He updates the look and feel with some gray paint, to make it a bit more masculine and a place of his own. His style is minimal, yet comfortable. With a gallery wall of a few of his favorite pictures, including when he was on the cover of Soap Digest, Joey pays homage to his favorite friends.

While he’s gotten rid of his favorite recliner, he’s upgraded to a sofa with a chaise so he can recline all the time or cuddle up with a new girlfriend. Pat the dog obviously still has a place in his apartment. Huggsy, Joey’s bedtime penguin pal sits on his director’s chair as 2020 Joey isn’t embarrassed anymore. Instead of a dining table, Joey has a foosball table, so he’ll still hover over the counter to eat his Cap’N Crunch.

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Phoebe and Smelly Cat’s Country Retreat

Phoebe has finally made it out of the city where she can run freely in the countryside, arms flailing and all, without the judgment of Central Park joggers. Her home is a whimsical cottage and an eclectic collection of all of her favorite things. Before moving in she burned sage to ensure any negative energy was cleansed and any ghosts freed. Her bedroom is painted Basil by Sherman Williams, a calming and serene color. In the mornings she sips coffee from a big yellow mug in bed that reminds her of the days she used to spend in Central Perk with her friends.

While she has purchased a few new items, her bedroom has a vintage leather chair where she sits and writes new songs, and an antique dresser. On top of the dresser, she keeps a scented candle that she never lights for fear of setting off the fire alarm. Her bookshelves are filled with vintage books and ones from the literature course she took at the New School as well as a little stuffed cat that she calls Smelly.

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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!

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?


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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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Yada Yada Yada – Reimagining the Seinfeld Apartment for 2018

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Time flies when you’re doing nothing, or watching a show about nothing as the case may be. On July 5th, a whopping twenty nine years ago, Seinfeld aired it’s premiere episode on NBC. 

To celebrate the show’s anniversary, we turned our design team’s energy towards one of the show’s main hubs – Jerry Seinfeld’s NYC apartment.

Just as we did for Monica’s purple pad in Friends, and Carrie’s junior one bedroom from Sex and the City, we set out to re-imagine what the Seinfeld apartment might look like if the quirky cast of characters – Jerry, Elaine, George and of course, Kramer – lived there today.

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Jerry’s TakeSeinfeld apartment

As a neatfreak and ardent germaphobe, we knew 2018 Jerry would still want a clean, crisp and comfortable space to call home. We couldn’t see today’s Jerry embracing huge design changes, so our 2018 take feels familiar to the original space, but with a modern update.

Contemporary Minimalist with a masculine twist, Jerry’s style is clean and comfortable. His furniture sports straight lines and right angles, and keeps to a palette of greys, blues, and greens. We imagined his favorite pieces would be the no-frills sofa (note the pee-stain free seat cushion).

Jerry’s space is also peppered with surprises and mementos from some of our favorite episodes. In addition to the classic car artwork and sneakers by the door, we also snuck in his famous fur coat, fusilli Jerry pasta statue, and tacked a few Superman goodies on the fridge. We also paid homage to Jerry’s bright green bike, VHS tape collection and frequent newspaper/magazines on his table.

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SWIPE THROUGH JERRY’S TAKE ON THE SEINFELD APARTMENT

Elaine’s TakeSeinfeld apartment

Although we’re not quite sure how Jerry would feel about her taking over his lease (or anyone for that matter), we do know that Elaine would’ve had a very different approach to designing the Seinfeld apartment. While her original decor scheme was pretty quirky, we thought Elaine would have matured and brought a more refined touch to her 2018 apartment.

For her new space, we thought Elaine’s Modsy style would be Modern Rustic. Think classic and comfortable pieces with rustic accents. 2018 Elaine might have outgrown the frumpiness of her 90’s pad but her love of colorful and eclectic things would have endured. Elaine’s apartment would have come together slowly, through purchases she made over time, so her space lacks any sense of cohesive matchy-matchy-ness.

Some of our favorite Elaine easter eggs? Her goldfish still sitting in a plastic bag on the counter all these years later, the scandalous Christmas card on her desk, and Puddy’s Magic 8 ball jacket hanging on her coat rack are just a few.

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SWIPE THROUGH ELAINE’S TAKE ON THE SEINFELD APARTMENT

George’s TakeSeinfeld apartment

We’re not exactly sure how George got his apartment to look this good, but we’re pretty sure he didn’t do it on his own. Maybe it’s the result of a design-savvy girlfriend (or an interior designer he hired to impress a girlfriend). But from the looks of his 2018 apartment, George finally succeeded at becoming an architect (or impersonating one).

His style is what Modsy calls Inviting Industrial, and consists of comfortable pieces with minimal and masculine accents. George’s favorite piece? Aside from his self portrait, we think he would have loved the drafting table (to look at, not to use of course).

And what would George Costanza’s apartment be without a few fun memories? To pay homage to this iconic character, we had to include a festivus pole, a stray pastrami sandwich, and a bowl of cocktail shrimp among other goodies.

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SWIPE THROUGH GEORGE’S TAKE ON THE SEINFELD APARTMENT

Kramer’s TakeSeinfeld apartment

Just like the kooky character himself, our approach to Kramer’s apartment was weird and wild. His style is what Modsy calls Rustic Traveler – gone wild, and was largely inspired by the tropical patterns and colors of the Hawaiian shirts he often wore during the series.

Not one to frequent Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn, we imagined Kramer swinging into a thrift store for an orange papasan chair (his favorite place to recline after a long indoor hot tub soak) or picking up a vintage trunk coffee table on the side of the road.

Of course, we couldn’t design Kramer’s space without bringing his coffee table book to life, which sits on top of his real coffee table. Additionally, Kramer’s 2018 apartment features a box of his favorite cigars, Assman license plate, his priceless self portrait, and his screen door addition.

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SWIPE THROUGH KRAMER’S TAKE ON THE SEINFELD APARTMENT

 

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