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Home Decor Tips from the Set of The Holiday – Are You an Iris or an Amanda?

Writer, director, and producer Nancy Meyers is known and beloved not only for her romantic comedies with strong female leads—but for the beautiful homes in which her characters live. From the Banks family home in Father of the Bride, to Erica Barry’s home in Something’s Gotta Give, along with so many others, America has long been obsessed with Meyers’ impeccable style and ability to create movie homes that are basically as important as the cast. Her spaces always have that special something that instantly makes us want to move in!

But this time of year, we’re particularly obsessed with her movie, The Holiday, which also happens to be one of our all-time favorite Meyers films. The film has two amazing females leads—Cameron Diaz as Amanda and Kate Winslet as Iris. But the real showstoppers of this film are their homes—Iris’ cottage in England and Amanda’s mansion in LA.

Love the decor and style in The Holiday as much as we do? Bring some of it into your own home! Our stylists broke down the elements of each leading lady’s style so you can figure out if you’re an Iris or an Amanda, and bring some of their iconic style to life in your own!

The Holiday Amanda's houseAmanda’s LA Mansion

The Style

Cameron Diaz’s character, Amanda, works in the film industry in LA, and her Spanish-style mansion is quite the showstopper. Flooded with natural light, the interior has a minimal, contemporary style, and we’d describe her taste as a modern spin on classic design. The furniture features classic shapes and streamlined forms; no frills here! It’s an elevated version of California cool—and we are here for it.

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the holiday styleThe Key Elements

For a modern-but-classic home, you want to keep the color palette more neutral. But it’s not all bright whites here. We love the contrast in Amanda’s home, where dark wood tones against light upholstery add depth to the space. Don’t forget the pops of burgundy and green that she (or more likely her interior decorator) has scattered throughout the house.

The house is also full of decorative elements and plants, but they’re chosen and styled in a way that feels polished and curated, never cluttered. Ultimately, this home is minimal but with some of those personalized items, along with a mix of natural textures, it still feels cozy and comfortable.

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You like a contemporary style with classic underpinnings. Or if you want a space that looks as zen as you want to feel! This style embodies a sense of LA executive luxury, along with those serene southern California vibes.

The Holiday Iris' houseIris’ Rosehill Cottage

The Style

Kate Winslet’s character, Iris, is a journalist in London who lives in a little cottage in Surrey. From the outside, this quaint, rustic cottage is dreamy and it gets even better when you go inside. The small space is eclectic and cozy—pretty much the opposite of Amanda’s style and her expansive home. It’s the type of space that you want to curl up with a book and a steaming cup of tea. (Or pour some wine and belt out the lyrics to Mr. Brightside.)

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The Key Elements

Iris’ eclectic and cozy cottage style involves a lot of patterns and textures. Think: granny florals (the good kind), paisley, plaid, and even ruffles. Really, any cozy pattern with a sense of nostalgia will do. For furniture, opt for classic styles, like skirted or slipcovered sofas, rolled arms, and tufted ottomans—all with some sort of applied ornamentation.

To compliment the classic patterns and textures in this style, we love a color palette of yellows and blues, with pops of red. It creates a look that’s both cheery and cozy. When decorating in this style, you can take a “more is more” approach. Cover surfaces in decorative objects that tell a story, along with plenty of books. These could be decorative objects you’ve collected on your travels, found at antique stores, or even hand-me-downs from your grandmother!

the holiday interior designThis Look Is For You If…

You like cozy spaces that are full of personal touches. This is not a style for minimalists, because there’s a lot going on. But if you love getting cozy, surrounded by objects and books that you love, this look is for you!

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Happy National Gingerbread House Day: Here’s What a Gingerbread House Would Look Like in Real Life

gingerbread houseThe holiday spirit has taken over at Modsy and with National Gingerbread House Day (yes, that’s a real holiday) right around the corner on December 12th, we knew we had to do something special. How festive would it be to live inside one of those frosted, gum-drop and candy-cane constructed homes? (Assuming the roof doesn’t cave in like ours always seem to do in real life).

Leave it to us. We created the gingerbread house of our interior design dreams. While the walls might be cookie and crumbly, the furniture inside is built to last. Oh yeah, you can actually shop all of these pieces IRL, in case you want to live in a sugary wonderland all year round.

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For anyone looking to live in the Modsy gingerbread house, look for a style that is whimsical and fun. We chose pieces that use the classic colors of gingerbread candy and evoke the textures of the yummy space. The vibe is playful and bright, but not too cheesy—gingerbread people have a sense of style, after all. We knew that the space needed to feel fun, but also wanted it to be achievable and even hit a specific style profile. Many of the pieces are actually named after pieces of candy, which made them feel right at home in this space.

gingerbread house

We envision a cool and trendy gingerbread family living here. They definitely march to the beat of their own drum and aren’t interested in any of those “cookie cutter styles” seen on TV (pun very much intended). The person (gingerbread or otherwise) who lives here likely loves a good vintage or retro piece, especially anything Mid-Century Modern. They aren’t afraid of bold colors and really want to make their space pop. Each piece tells a story; they’re sculptural and vibrant.

gingerbread house

Our favorite pieces in the gingerbread house are The George Nelson Marshmallow sofa which anchors the design and really inspired the overall look and color palette for the space. A few other Nelson pieces such as the clock and light fixtures add to the sophisticated whimsy of the design.

The CB2 Jellybean coffee table has the perfect shape and texture (and name!), along with the Hive side tables and the frothy Miles Shag rug which makes us think of the white icing so common on gingerbread houses. The green and purple poufs are a nod to gumdrops—the classic gingerbread decorating candy.

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Here’s How 5 Disney Villains Would Decorate Their Homes in 2019

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Halloween is right around the corner, and we couldn’t think of a better way to get in the spirit than by decorating some evil and spooky spaces. And while last year we reimagined the sets of some of our favorite Halloween classics, this year we’re looking to some of our favorite villains for inspiration.

And not just any villains. This year we’re serving up an extra special Halloween treat—rooms inspired by our favorite Disney Villains! That’s right, in addition to our cast of princesses, we reimagined how 5 Disney Villains would decorate their homes in 2019. Keep scrolling to explore the designs and even get some inspiration for your Halloween (or year-round) decorations.

evil queen disney villains1. The Evil Queen from “Snow White”

It’s a tough job designing a room fit for the fairest of them all (no pressure but we heard her last decorator died after eating a poison apple). So nothing but a chic and moody Rococo style boudoir would do for the Evil Queen and vindictive stepmother of Snow White.

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snow white evil queen

snow white evil queen

We were majorly inspired by the Queen’s outfit from the classic Disney film. Her space is composed of shades of inky blue, royal purple, and gold highlights. The furniture has some not-so-subtle throne vibes, and luxurious materials like velvet and marble make for an extra regal atmosphere.

Of course the Evil Queen’s portrait is the only art in the space, but it’s accompanied by a gallery of mirrors and more mirrors on the wall. (Including her magic mirror, for a daily dose of compliments.)

Disney Villains Homes 20192. Cruella De Vil from “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”

She may be evil, but you can’t deny Cruella de Vil had style. And while we’re definitely opposed to turning puppies into coats, we couldn’t pass up the chance to design her home office lounge space. (No animals were harmed in the making of this design!)

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Cruella de Vil office

Cruella de Vil home 2019

We thought Cruella’s 2019 style would be a bold approach to Hollywood glam (which loves all kinds of animal print). We filled her space with sleek, statement-making pieces in her signature red, black, and white color palette. This is a style we at Modsy call “less is more chic” which juxtaposes over-the-top elements with minimal styling and no-frills furniture.

disney villains homes 20193. Captain Hook from “Peter Pan”

Captain Hook’s living room is a cozy retreat, inspired by the captain’s quarters on his ship. This Disney villain’s look features many elements of American Colonial design with a few nautical and worldly accents.

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Captain Hook home 2019

Captain Hook home 2019

We imagined he’d use this space to confer with other shipmates, like his boatswain Mr. Smee, and plot their next attack or track down Peter Pan.

We made sure his space was filled with lots of pirate-worthy treasures. This includes a map of Neverland, a telescope to keep a lookout for the lost boys, and a chest to keep gold safely tucked away.

Ursula disney villains4. Ursula from “The Little Mermaid”

Probably one of the most iconic Disney villains – how can you not love a half-octopus witch with two eel sidekicks? – Ursula’s bedroom is a chic, underwater lair-meets-oasis. Her home was in the deepest part of the ocean and had an electric palette of pinks, purples, and aquas.

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ursula's home 2019

ursula's home 2019

We were inspired by art deco design for her bedroom, which you can see in the shell-shaped bed frame, geometric patterns, and curved designs. We filled her room with oceanic touches, like the coral sculptures and shell art, that give her space an under-the-sea vibe.

Don’t miss the easter eggs from the movie! Can you spot King Triton’s stolen trident, her crown, and eel cronies outside the window?

Jafar disney villains homes 20195. Jafar from “Aladdin”

Jafar may have been the Sultan’s most trusted advisor, but to us he’s the evil sorcerer who tried to seize control over Agrabah. And while the Jafar preferred a decor scheme that was evil and dark, we updated his 2019 style to something more minimal and sleek.

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jafar's bedroom 2019

jafar's bedroom 2019

The geometric and austere space reflects his evil and cold personality. While the palette of blacks, grays, and red was inspired by his outfit from the original film. The king bed is probably the closest Jafar will ever get to being Sultan. An evil sorcerer can dream, right?

We also had to include some references to his cobra obsession in the space, including the rug and serpentine wall sconces. The bird sculpture pays homage to his parrot, Iago and the hourglass references the time he tried to trap Jasmine.

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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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These 7 Rooms Inspired by The Wizard of Oz Prove There’s No Place Like Home

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There’s no place like home, right? Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz said it best 80 years ago and we’re celebrating by putting our design chops to the test and creating spaces based off our favorite characters from the film.

That’s right! In the latest installment of our pop culture inspired rooms, we’re exploring rooms inspired by Dorothy, Glinda, Oz, and a few more of our favorite characters. Keep scrolling to explore these Wizard of Oz style rooms and shop the designs of your favorite characters!

dorothy's style wizard of ozDorothy’s Style

Dorothy was a young, gumptious gal. And while she lived a quiet life on her family’s farm in Kansas, at heart she was a dreamer who craved adventure and wanted to explore the world. So when it came to designing her room, we thought that Dorothy’s modern Wizard of Oz style would be a reflection of her roots with an adventurous twist.

What’s in Her Look

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” That’s right, Dorothy. We designed her bedroom with lots of traditional elements that would remind her of home in Kansas but also feel fresh and trendy.

A nod to Dorothy’s iconic blue gingham dress, we – of course – had to incorporate her signature pattern into her home. But Dorothy’s grown up now, so we imagined she’d trade in her dress for something a bit more subtle. We found her the perfect gingham bedspread that she can cozy up under at night and watch the Wizard of Oz in bed.

At the same time, we wanted to reflect Dorothy’s adventurous and feisty spirit (she did save the Munchkins from the Wicked Witch, after all). So we incorporated some modern and trendy moments in her room that pull the space out of the 1930s and into the present. Check out her wishbone desk chair, rattan accents, minimal color palette, and eclectic approach to styling, for starters.

dorothy's style wizard of oz

dorothy's style wizard of oz

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The Ruby Slippers. There’s no way Dorothy would give up a pair of shoes that fabulous. We like to imagine she’d wear them out on special occasions or even as her power heel for job interviews in the big city.

Toto Too. Before Paris Hilton carried her dog around in a purse, Dorothy had Toto in her basket, which we of course included in her room. And like any good dog owner, we knew Dorothy would have a portrait of her faithful pup hanging in her room. Bonus points if you can spot Toto’s doggie bed (you know Dorothy would want him to match her blue and white style).

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the scarecrow's style wizard of ozThe Scarecrow’s Style

Dorothy’s first and favorite companion, the Scarecrow always wanted a brain. As such, we knew he’d want to while away the hours in a space that made him feel (and look) smart. To design his room we started with a rustic foundation and pulled in elements reminiscent of an old-world library to give him extra scholarly chops.

the scarecrow's style wizard of oz

the scarecrow's style wizard of oz

What’s in His Look

Since Scarecrow, like Dorothy, was from the countryside, we wanted his bedroom to reflect his pastoral roots. We started with a rustic farmhouse base full of weathered woods, natural textures, and traditional silhouettes. Then, to round out the look, we gave Scarecrow a few more contemporary pieces of art (check out the woven tapestry and cow portraits), that elevate his Wizard of Oz style for 2019.

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the Tin Man's style wizard of ozThe Tin Man’s Style

It’s not until the end of the film that the Tin Man, who always wanted a heart, finds out he had one all along. We wanted to translate this character’s hard exterior (and equally soft interior) to his modern day bedroom, and imagined him living in bold industrial style. His 2019 Wizard of Oz style space is a converted garage that combines industrial design with bold pops of color and is where his heart truly shines.

What’s in His Look

The aluminum paneling and industrial elements set the industrial tone while modern, pop art pieces strike a fun and playful vibe. We imagined that our 2019 Tin Man wouldn’t be afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve or show off his inner designer through loud art and bold patterns.

the Tin Man's style wizard of ozKeep an Eye Out For…

The Oil Can. Because even the Tin Man needs to practice self care and keep his joints in working order.

His Ticking Heart Clock. A gift from the Wizard of Oz, we didn’t think the Tin Man would get rid of his prized possession any time soon.

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cowardly lion's style wizard of ozThe Cowardly Lion’s Style

The Cowardly Lion joined Dorothy’s journey to Oz in the hopes of gaining some nerve. Fast forward to now and we think his design tastes would be anything but cowardly. Bold, eclectic, and high-contrast, oh my! Those are all words we’d use to describe Lion’s new den, where he isn’t afraid to put his design tastes on full display.

cowardly lion's style wizard of oz

cowardly lion's style wizard of oz

What’s in His Look

We were inspired by the color palette of the sub-saharan African landscape (because Lions are definitely not native to Oz) and incorporated natural textures and materials galore. From his knit seagrass headboard, to the (faux) animal hide rug, and the woven raffia decorative bowls, Lion’s room is all about bringing the outdoors indoors in big, bold ways.

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Glinda the good witch's style wizard of ozGlinda The Good Witch’s Style

If our favorite bubble-traveling Good Witch came to Modsy for help designing her bedroom, we’re pretty sure the result would be all things dreamy, feminine, and ephemeral. For Glinda’s space, we were majorly inspired by her pink tulle gown and wanted to infuse her space with a royal vibe (note the throne-like chair). If we only had a wand, we’d be conjuring up Glinda’s Wizard of Oz style at home asap.

What’s in Her Look

Glinda’s modern day Wizard of Oz style bedroom has a slight bohemian vibe, featuring an eclectic mix of furniture, lots of layers, and a rule-breaking layout. The overall color palette is sophisticated and balanced, and you’ll find rich pinks, neutrals, and gold accents galore. We balanced the feminine decor with pops of marble and natural materials because Glinda wasn’t all glitz and glam.

Glinda the good witch's style wizard of ozKeep an Eye Out For…

Bubble-Inspired Decor. While some people might like cars, Glinda’s preferred mode of transportation was by bubble. We wanted to pay homage to that element of her character by incorporating globe-like light fixtures into her room.

Her Crown. Because even a good witch can have a bad hair day.

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Wizard of Oz styleThe Wizard of Oz’s Style

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain… But definitely do check out the lovely green velvet ones in this Oz-tastic bedroom. Instead of his own personal bedroom, we imagined the great and powerful Wizard of Oz would have designed his own brand of luxury hotels in the capital city, which inspired this room.

What’s in His Look

The design of the city of Oz screamed Art Deco, so we brought that same design aesthetic to life in the Wizard’s space. From the patterned wallpaper, geometric forms, and curvilinear furniture, the Wizard’s room is a modern take on the 1930’s Oz set design.

Of course, the Emerald City’s best hotel would have to pay homage to its colorful namesake. So we designed the Wizard’s room around an emerald green palette. There’s the curtains, the bed frame, and the accent chair… All of which add up to a room that’s dripping in luxury. It’s truly a horse of a different color!

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The Yellow Brick Road. Ok, it’s really terrazzo. But we thought that would be a design trend the great and powerful Oz would get behind. When subway tile finally felt overdone, we think he would have updated his hotel to feature the new trendy material.

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the Wicked Witch's style wizard of ozThe Wicked Witch of the West’s Style

You might say she’s evil, or you might say she’s just misunderstood (we’ve seen Wicked once or twice). Either way, it’s hard not to love a villain with style, and the Wicked Witch has plenty of it. Dark and mysterious, we wanted her room to be a place where she could retreat from the world. Sometimes we all need a little alone time.

What’s in Her Look

Her look was inspired by her signature color palette of black and green and embodies a traditional yet chic style. To bring it to life, we paired traditional foundation pieces with luxe materials, like green velvet and black lacquer.

We’re definitely melting – er, drooling – over her four-poster bed frame, and we imagined the apothecary-inspired work area would be her go-to spot for stalking Dorothy in her crystal ball.

the Wicked Witch's style wizard of ozKeep an Eye Out For…

The Flying Monkeys. Her evil cronies would never be far away. See if you can spot a few outside her window enjoying a midnight flight.

Her Striped Bedspread. A nod to her deceased sister, the Wicked Witch of the East, we incorporated the pattern of her signature tights into her space. We think it looks much better as a bedspread than crushed under a house.

The Ruby Slippers. Because we thought it was time to end this age-old feud and share the ruby slipper love. There are enough awesome shoes to go around, ok?

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What Harry Potter Style Are You? See How 6 Characters Would Design Their Homes Today

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There’s nothing us muggles love more than escaping into the fantastic magical world of the Harry Potter series. Whether you consider yourself a Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or even Slytherin, there’s no denying the characters from this iconic series had style.

So in honor of JK Rowling and Harry Potter’s shared birthday (July 31st, in case you didn’t know!) we worked our special brand of Modsy Magic to revisit the wizarding world one more time. As we’ve done for some of our favorite TV shows and movies before, we couldn’t help but imagine how the homes of our favorite characters might look today. So if you’ve ever wondered what Hermione, Ron, Luna Lovegood, Dumbledore, Voldemort, and (of course) Harry Potter’s style would be, board the Modsy Express to find out!

Harry Potter

Harry Potter Style

Growing up with his less-than-pleasant aunt, uncle, and cousin, Harry always considered Hogwarts to be his real home. So when we imagined what his adult space would look like, we knew he’d likely have taken inspiration from his favorite place – the Gryffindor common room!

Harry’s space is steeped in red and gold, the house colors of his alma mater, and draws on the same warm, rustic, and oh-so cozy vibes. With a large, sectional sofa, his living room prioritizes comfort and is equal parts homage to Harry’s time at Hogwarts and a celebration of the people and memories he loves.

On the other hand, Harry’s office is a quiet place for him to retreat from the chaos of a wizarding household, attend to his Auror’s duties, and maybe even prepare for a guest lecture at Hogwarts. A major upgrade from the cupboard under the stairs, this space is home to his beloved Firebolt among other memorabilia from his childhood and time at school.

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Hermione Granger

Hermione's Harry Potter StyleFor our beloved heroine’s design, we knew Hermione Granger’s home would be inspired by her favorite place – the library! So it’s no surprise her space is full of books, books, and – you guessed it – more books. We hope she has a house elf (with full benefits and PTO, of course) on staff to help her keep them organized.

And when it came to her sense of style, we imagined Hermione’s home to be practical with a touch of femininity. Her muggle upbringing inspired the traditional elements, but she’s also not afraid to have a little fun mixing patterns and styles together.

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Ron Weasley

Ron Harry Potter Style

Growing up in the Burrow, Ron’s home was always an eclectic mish-mosh of different hand-me-downs that the Weasley’s collected over the years. After moving out on his own, we imagined Ron would have taken pride in his humble upbringings and embraced a similar style in his adult home.

Full of different styles, patterns, colors, Ron’s space is, as such, an homage to the Burrow. But his design feels a bit more masculine and includes a few specific nods to our favorite Weasley. Starting in the dining space (which we’re pretty sure would be Ron’s favorite room), an eclectic mix of miss-matched chairs surround the long table, where we imagine Ron would enjoy hosting boisterous dinners with his friends and family.

We also designed him a special lounge room, which was inspired by his sports “career” as keeper on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. It has all the essentials for entertaining – including Wizard Chess, a beater bat, and his old broomstick.

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Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood Style

Luna’s space is a reflection of her personality – bold, quirky, and way over-the-top. We imagined Luna’s style would be as whimsical, dreamy, and playful as she is – she’s clearly not afraid of patterns, colors, or mixing materials!

The dark blue walls and sofa are a nod to Ravenclaw’s colors, while the bright yellows and pinks are inspired by Luna’s colorful outfits. Poufs and plenty of seating allow Luna to entertain her friends or lounge around reading the latest edition of the Quibbler.

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Albus Dumbledore

Dumbledore's style

Our favorite headmaster of Hogwarts, Dumbledore’s scholarly ways and drive for knowledge shine through in both of his spaces with an abundance of books, collectibles and curiosities. We envisioned him kicking up his slippered feet and taking off his half-moon spectacles to relax at the end of a hard day at Hogwarts. He’d be busy entertaining muggles and wizards alike in his comfortable and humble great room and getting lost in his thoughts (or memories in his Pensieve) in his study.

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Voldemort

Voldemort Harry Potter Style

Darkness, skulls, snakes, and a bone-chilling mood make up Voldemort’s home. Just like him, we imagined his home would feel dark, spooky and uninviting and his space reflects that vibe with its dark lighting, minimal seating, and hard lines.

Not a big entertainer, Voldemort would probably spend most of his days holed up his office studying the Dark Arts. As the embodiment of evil and death, look for Death Eater masks, snakes, and sculls galore in his lair.

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E! News Star Jac Vanek Transforms Her First Solo Apartment Into an Oceanside Oasis

When Jac Vanek, entrepreneur, co-host of the wildly popular Lady Gang podcast (and E! News show) and host of the true crime podcast, The First Degree, made the big move from living with roommates to having her own solo spot, she was ready to create her dream space but didn’t know where to begin.

Upon finding the perfect apartment with a view in Southern California, Jac decided she wanted to start fresh, with a completely new design that reflected this exciting new chapter in her life.

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After selling most of her old furniture, Jac had only few treasured pieces left to bring to her new place. She needed new furniture but didn’t want to invest until she was confident about how it would all look in the space.

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As Jac told Amanda Lauren at Forbes Magazine, “I’m not just trying to throw a bunch of old books on a shelf. I wanted an earthy-modern vibe with a clean aesthetic. I know I like this chair and that vase, but I don’t know how to arrange them in a room or put something on a bookshelf to make it aesthetically pleasing. That’s where I knew Modsy could help me.”

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Jac worked with our team to bring her unique style and vision to life. With Modsy’s help, she was able to visualize how her art, antiques from the flea market, and brand new furniture (suggested by Modsy) would look all together in her new place.

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The end result was this gorgeous, eclectically glam space perfect for relaxing, preferably with a glass of rosé.

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Here’s How To Style Your Space Like the Homes from Big Little Lies

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The Big Little Lies season two premiere is almost here (June 9th) and we are dying to know what’s happened to the five mothers of Monterey.

If you watched the first season then you’ll remember just how gorgeous the women’s seaside homes were. The juxtaposition between their sparkling immaculate interiors and the unkempt, secret-ridden relationships that lived within those walls drew us in week over week.

We couldn’t wait to reimagine some of our favorite homes from the show in a slightly more attainable way. And with Game of Thrones over and out, we can now focus all of our energy Sunday evenings to the dramatic lives of Celeste, Renatta, Madeline, Bonnie and Jane.

Keep scrolling to see how Celeste, Renatta, Madeline, Bonnie might decorate their homes today.

big little lies homes Celeste

Eclectic Minimalism with a Coastal vibe – the inspiration for this home pays homage to both Celeste’s character traits and her seaside abode. On the surface, this space appears warm and inviting, but elements of austerity and control lie underneath.

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To achieve this look, start with a coastal blue paint palette. Mix in organic materials such as light wood tones to warm up the “coolness” and keep things inviting. Be selective in your pieces and look for neutral-colored furniture with clean and simple lines.

 

big little lies homesMadeline

Family friendly and sophisticatedly coastal, Madeline lives right on the beach. We wanted to bring that to life through the design of her living room. Just like the set, her bedroom design is more dramatic with glam elements.

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big little lies homesFor those who identify with Madeline’s style, look for comfortable base furniture such as slip-covered sofas, club chairs, and upholstered beds. Then layer in the coastal elements such as printed blues, beach wall art, and collected vases for different textures and hues of blue.

For a dramatic bedroom layer velvet textures, mix in metals, and add a feminine twist to the space by using glass furniture pieces such as side tables and accent decor.

 

big little lies homesRenata

Extreme minimalism with a chic touch, Renatta’s home is a contemporary minimal structure, and we think her furniture choices would mirror that style. Each piece chosen for the space is a work of art. Her style is basically a carefully curated collection that exudes wealth and style (she has to keep up appearances!).

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big little lies homesLove this style? Stark white walls or cool hues make the perfect backdrop for some serious statement pieces! Look for pieces that have an overall minimal style with an artistic and interesting form and shape. Be very selective and only incorporate pieces that are beautiful statements of your style.

 

big little lies homesBonnie

Eclectic to the max, Bonnie’s spiritual side and connection to nature set the tone for her bohemian bungalow. We were inspired to create a space where Bonnie could retreat and recharge after stressful events. Our goal was to make sure the space felt open and airy, which is key for Bonnie who practices yoga and meditation on the regular.

Bring Bonnie’s Style into Your Home

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big little lies homesTo achieve this look at home, collect pieces that while you travel or check your local flea market. Layering rugs and mixing wood finishes creates a relaxed, curated feel.

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Here’s How the Rooms of Game of Thrones Characters Might Look Today

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Like most people, we at Modsy can’t get enough of Game of Thrones. With the series finale just a few weeks away (sob!), how could we resist creating interiors inspired by the series? Spoiler alert: we couldn’t!

Instead of mourning the loss of our Sunday evening excitement, we’ve channeled our emotions in a collection of designs inspired by our favorite Houses and the characters that graced our TV screens over the years. With so many colors, materials, and textures – we’ve got dragon skin, icy swords, floral landscapes, and dreary stone cities – we fell in love with the Seven Kingdoms all over again.

But unlike the fictional locations, we’ve created real (virtual) rooms for all your favorite Game of Thrones characters. These spaces are completely liveable, albeit a bit dramatic, and a sure-fire way to commemorate all the fun we’ve had watching the show.

Keep scrolling to see how The Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens, Tyrells and White Walkers might decorate their homes today.

game of thrones interiorsHouse Lannister

We wanted to bring in the signature Lannister golds and reds into this spacious King’s Landing-inspired interior. A desk, sitting area, and grand bed frame are all elements fit for a King (or King Slayer).

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We imagined the desk might serve as the perfect place for Cersei to write letters, repay debts, and plan how she will murder her enemies with Wildfire. The open sitting area would be ideal for hosting guests and drinking copious amounts of wine (you’re welcome, Tyrion).

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game of thrones interiorsHouse Targaryen

Although the Targaryen past is far from peaceful, we wanted this room to feel somewhat calming and romantic. After all,  Daenerys could probably use a drama-free place to unwind after a long day fighting to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

Her design is inspired both by her early days in Essos as well as her time spent with the Dothraki. The softer, more feminine color palette mixed with eclectic and industrial elements tells her story of rising to the top.

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And no room for the Mother of Dragons would be complete without some tasteful dragon-related decor to celebrate her House’s symbol and her three children.

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game of thrones interiorsHouse Stark

For snowy Winterfell, we wanted to create a bedroom retreat fit for a King (or Queen!) and their Direwolf, of course.

The color palette, inspired by House Stark’s colors of grey and white, creates a dark, moody, and almost brooding feel in the space (Jon Snow will feel right at home).

game of thrones interiorsThe roaring fire and layered textures ensure this bedroom retreat is still inviting, and we can imagine Sansa curling up by the fire and relaxing after along day. Winter may be coming, but we’ll be keeping warm in this cozy bedroom retreat.

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game of thrones interiorsHouse Tyrell

House Tyrell is known for their beautiful gardens and florals, so we really concentrated on bringing that theme to life in this Game of Thrones interior. We wanted the room to feel dramatic but still welcoming.

You’ll notice that there isn’t a shortage of beautiful fabrics, prints, and textiles. The Tyrells always dressed for the occasion, so we’ve woven in elements from their fashion sense into this space.

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And despite the fact that it is covered in florals, the space is bold and reflects the cunning power of the Tyrells, and their memorable female leadership. RIP Lady Olenna!

Infuse Your Home With Some Tyrell Elegance

game of thrones interiorsWhite Walkers

All white everything, plush fabrics, and steely blue accents. Our White Walker space takes a cue from the Night King, but is less creepy and a touch more cozy.

This Game of Thrones interior is austere and evokes the desolate landscape north of the Wall. The room is meant to feel a bit dramatic with the contrast of deep dark blues and blacks, mixed with pops of white. But the look is still completely accessible to both the living and the dead!

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5 Haunted House Ideas, Inspired by Your Favorite Halloween Movies

Haunted House Ideas – Stranger Things

With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, we couldn’t help but get excited by the idea of haunted house ideas (ghosts and witches need help with layouts too!). So if you’re looking to transform your home into the scariest spot on the block, look no further.

Better than your average spider web and jack o’lantern decor, we took five of our favorite Halloween films – Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rosemary’s Baby, Beetlejuice and Stranger Things – and turned them into easy and fun haunted house ideas that you can try in your home.

Using the sets of our favorite Halloween classics as inspiration, we whipped up these 5 haunted house ideas to help you get your spook on in style.

Hocus Pocus

Haunted House Ideas – Hocus Pocus

Truly a Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy, as the three Sanderson sisters – aka a coven of evil witches. The 1993 flick is of course set in Salem, Massachusetts and aside from being particularly spooky, offers a great jumping off point for a well-designed haunted house.

Says Alessandra Wood, our Director of Style and brains behind these haunted house ideas, “we really wanted to create a space that encapsulated the American Colonial aesthetic that characterized the interiors the movie. The pieces in the room are inspired by early-American furniture and the room styling marries the fantastical with the real world.”

The warm color palette, dark woods, and purple lighting pull from the moody elements of the Sanderson sisters’ cottage. Some additional subtle nods to the movie include the eye mirror (remember that creepy spell book?), broomstick, and cauldron.

How To Get The Look

You don’t have to be a witch to love the look of this American colonial interior. There are some simple ways to incorporate our take on Hocus Pocus into your own home. Start by finding a few Americana pieces that normally the modernist in you ignores. Then bring in texture and accessories! Baskets, wreaths, candles… Pile them on to really complete the layered look.

Next, get comfortable with an earthy color palette – rusts, dark greens, and golden yellows all around! Last but not least, don’t be afraid to mix and match. This look definitely has a collector feel, and you’re not going to have the same two side tables in a collected space!

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The Nightmare Before ChristmasHaunted House Ideas – The Nightmare Before Christmas

We couldn’t get away with a post about haunted house ideas without paying respects to Tim Burton’s creepy Halloween musical (which also doubles as a Christmas movie).

The interior of this haunted house – like the movie – features spooky, whimsical elements with an eclectic twist. We chose a darker palette with purple accent walls for a true The Nightmare Before Christmas feel. Then, we layered bold black and white patterns with copper and gold accents for a fresh take on those classic Halloween colors.

How To Get The Look

Our number one piece of advice for those who want to bring this look home: don’t be afraid to mix patterns, colors, and shapes! Pull the space together with a Starry Night canvas (Nightmare version, of course) along with light-up spider webs, and a scraggly Christmas tree.

Also, try layering black and whites with bright colored furniture. Or go big and bold with a dark purple accent wall for an extra moody effect. Finally, work in some strong geometric lines juxtaposed with curved furniture pieces for an unexpected, whimsical twist.

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Rosemary’s BabyHaunted House Ideas – Rosemary's Baby

Was there any scarier movie than Rosemary’s Baby? Setting aside the horrifying plot, we love this movie for the overall styling and aesthetic of its interiors. We were heavily inspired by the set and filming location, an authentic apartment building in NYC, of the movie. Rosemary’s home was extremely beautiful and created a great canvas for almost any style.

Rosemary decorated her apartment in what we might call a contemporary style for her day (what was the mid-twentieth-century) but made it her own with a distinct flair of eclectic details. To accomplish this look, the set designers paired shag rugs with comfortable sofas in deep colors such as olive and burnt ember.

How To Get The Look

Want to recreate this style yourself? Look for authentic mid-century decor pieces such as lamps, side tables, and chairs. Bring in cozy elements such as a shag rug or sheepskin throw and think about color from a naturalist perspective – earthy tones like olives, mustards, and terracottas for days!

Perhaps the most important element of this haunted house is the lighting. In the film the lighting was extremely moody and dim, which contributed majorly to the film’s super scary vibes. Crank up the spooky drama by emulating the spotlight effect in your haunted house!

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BeetlejuiceHaunted House Ideas – Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! For one of our favorite haunted house ideas, we obviously had to create a masterpiece in black and white. The movie Beetlejuice embodied the trends of ‘80s design with loud statement pieces. This space is truly designed for a contemporary enthusiast!

We took inspiration from Beetlejuice’s black and white suit, one of the most iconic images from the film. We added plenty of plants to bring some life to the room and pay homage to the birds of paradise in the movie, as well as the odd house plants throughout. The dining table and chairs are a modern interpretation of the movie’s concrete high-back chairs.

How To Get The Look

For those Beetlejuice fans out there, look for sleek pieces with contemporary finishes to get this look. Think silver and glass coffee tables, minimal and sleek low-profile sofas, abd graphic patterns on decor.

We love the black and white armchair – it’s such a fun statement piece even if you’re not going for a black/white theme for the whole room.

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Stranger Things

Haunted House Ideas – Stranger Things

How could we dare create spooky interiors without paying respect to the newest kid on the block – Stranger Things! We took design inspiration from the Byers’ house, a perfect 1980s home with an eclectic mix of the period’s staple pieces (slipcovers, anyone?). We also wanted to give the feeling as though the space had just been vacated by a group of demogorgon-hunting teenagers.

How To Get The Look

The iconic string lights are an easy element to bring into any home, especially if you’re trying to communicate with someone in the Upside Down. Really want to lean into the ‘80s vibes? Try adding an aggressively floral wallpaper, like the one we selected, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture and patterns – this look is all about power clashing. Shop around your local thrift store and garage sale for some one-of-a-kind gems to really tie the room together and make it feel effortless and collected.

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How To Get The Look of Amelie’s Eccentric Bedroom

We love incorporating details from cinematic interiors into our own homes, and with the Oscars encroaching we’ve been thinking about some of our all-time favorites. At the top of the list is the French film, Amélie.

Amélie Poulain, is a shy waitress at a cafe in Paris who delights in helping other people find happiness in unexpected ways. As shy as she is, Amélie’s apartment is just as bold. Daringly red and buzzing with eccentricities, we decided to recreate Amélie’s bedroom interior.

Read on to learn how you can get Amelie’s bedroom look and bring her je ne sais quoi into your home!

Amelie's bedroomHow to get Amelie’s Bedroom look

The Basics

Amélie’s traditional wrought iron bed frame adds a touch of whimsy to her space. Recreate the look with a similar silhouette, like the spindle iron head- and footboard on the Mason Bed Frame.

Seeing Red

Amélie’s bedroom was awash with a warm and rich red. Opt for a textured wallpaper like Farrow & Ball’s two tone damask Silvergate wallpaper. A more modern and clean option, we chose a solid coat of red-orange Caliente paint (Benjamin Moore).

Balance out these hot hues by incorporating splashes of green and blue. The indigo Washed Wood Nightstand adds a cool, rustic touch against the spicy red backdrop.

Animal Accents

Amélie loves her animal-themed decor. So naturally, a pair of Michael Sowa portraits are a must for capturing her look. Both prints, Dog with Cone and Fowl with Pearls, bring that signature touch of Amélie-inspired whimsy to any bedroom.

Stylist Tip: Push the look more eclectic with mismatched frames, like Amélie’s.

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The best part about Amelie’s bedroom? It reminds us of our own homes, and not the versions we post on Instagram. Amélie isn’t rich and her home authentically reflects that. We wholeheartedly relate to her method of “organized clutter” and find her quirks charming.

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Where Are They Now? Reimagining the Iconic Friends Apartment for 2018

Does anyone else feel like it was just yesterday that we were watching the series finale of Friends? It might seem crazy, but it’s been a whopping 14 years since the show’s finale aired, on May 6, 2004. Time flies when you’re watching Friends reruns! But who’s counting, anyway? To celebrate the show’s 14th anniversary, our Modsy design team re-imaged how the iconic Friends apartment might look today.

When we last saw them, all six of our friends were turning in the keys to that purple apartment and heading their separate ways. The greatest question left unanswered at the end of the show? Sorry Ross and Rachel, we’re most curious about what happened to that purple apartment?

What would the space look like today? To celebrate the show’s 14th anniversary (and to satisfy some of these burning questions) we signed the gang up for a Modsy design package and got to work designing the iconic Friends apartment in Modsy 3D.

See how we reimagined the Friends apartment for 2018.

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Monica & ChandlerFriends Apartment – Monica and Chandler

When we last saw them, Monica and Chandler were happily married and raising their adopted twins, Jack and Erica. But what if they hadn’t decided to move out of the city? Would their apartment still sport those purple walls and eclectic mix of furnishings? If we had to guess, Monica and Chandler would have kept the original style of the place, but given it an upgrade.

Their style in Modsy’s terms? Our money is on Rustic Warmth. A look blends contemporary furniture with rustic accents, we think this Modsy style would appeal to Monica’s eclectic taste and Chandler’s need for comfort.

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Friends Apartment – Monica and Chandler Friends Apartment – Monica and Chandler
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Friends Apartment – Monica and Chandler Friends Apartment – Monica and Chandler

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We updated the walls to a neutral color but kept a purple accent wall to pay homage to the space’s history. Monica still likes a more eclectic space, and the pair kept some of their favorite pieces from the “good old days.” (Can you spot the Laurel & Hardy poster, Rachel’s Jouets print, and the famous pickle jar?)

The apartment’s new look shows off Monica’s penchant for plants, comfy furniture, and eclectic accessories. But it has been 14 years so she and Chandler worked together to create a home that reflects them as a couple.

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But we all know what really happened in the series finale. Monica and Chandler moved with their adopted twins to a home in Westchester. And it’s not too much of a stretch to assume Rachel might have taken over their lease.

While we were all left uncertain about the future of her and Ross (will they or won’t they?), there’s nothing uncertain about the future of that rent-controlled apartment. We don’t know for sure what happened to the couple, but we imagined she moved in to the apartment solo, along with her daughter Emma.

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TOUR RACHEL’S 2018 TAKE ON THE FRIENDS APARTMENT

Rachel’s style is what we’d call Less is More Chic. It’s a look that pairs all things glamorous with simple and clean styling. It’s easy to imagine Rachel, with her background in fashion, gravitating towards trends like knockout millennial pink, plush velvet, and marble.

Her version of the apartment would have been a sophisticated place for the gang to gather, drink wine, and reminisce about the old days.

JoeyFriends Apartment Joey

Last but not least – Joey! After moving back from LA, we imagined Joey would have jumped at the chance to take over the friends apartment. Would he have turned it into a bachelor pad worthy of its own GQ profile? We thought so.

We paired Joey with our Modsy Atomic Industrial style. The look mixes mid-century pieces with industrial accents, for a place is full of wood, metals and leathers. Don’t forget the man cave touches from his old place with Chandler that Joey surely would have rescued from storage!

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TOUR JOEY’S 2018 TAKE ON THE FRIENDS APARTMENT

His foosball table, dart board, and Hugsy are all parts of the apartment’s new look. Always the sentimental one, Joey also kept Dr. Drake Ramoray’s magazine cover and, of course, Pat the dog!

Joey’s 2018 apartment would be the destination hang out for the boys to watch the game in their overpriced joggers. Or, knowing Joey, an impressive place to bring dates for a night cap.

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