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Get the Look of Miley Cyrus’ LA Home (Designed by Her Mama, Tish Cyrus)

When we saw Miley Cyrus’ Los Angeles home tour in Architectural Digest, we immediately got thinking about how we could translate her style into a more approachable look. Her home, designed by her mother Tish, is boisterous, bold, and glamorous. It’s definitely a rock star’s home, with a look that really can’t be replicated.

However, there are some design principles and style elements in her home that you can definitely bring into your own home. It has a lot of modernist 80s design style throughout, with bright colors and bold geometric shapes. There’s definitely a maximalist approach at play in the styling. And it also has a good dose of Hollywood Glam style, which is a classic look in Los Angeles interior design. See? All elements you can apply in your own home if you feel so inclined.

So, we dreamed up how we could bring Miley’s style to life in a living room, bedroom, dining room, and sitting area. Ready to bring the look home? Read on for designer tips on how to get the look of Miley’s LA home.

Photograph of Miley Cyrus\' living room lounge with velvet blue sectional and dark charcoal walls and built-in shelves

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Rendering of Miley Cyrus reimagined living room with jewel toned furniture and dark charcoal walls

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Get the Look: Miley’s Living Room

Miley’s living room is about as funky as they come! Loud, bold, and poppy, it almost feels like an electrified space with all of the accents, shapes, and colors in the space. At a glance, the reproduction of her living room might read glam, but there’s a seriously eclectic mix of colors, patterns, and wall art that gives this space a ton of personality.

How to Get the Look

Go Glam: When picking out foundational furniture, like a sofa and accent chairs, lean into Hollywood Glam style. Velvet upholstery, channel tufting, bold jewel tones, and animal prints will give your living room a luxe foundation.

Try Out Minimalism: Much of Miley’s house is pretty maximalist. But with the bold foundational furniture in this living room, minimal accent furniture helps balance out the look to make it more approachable. So, opt for simple, clean lines in coffee tables, lamps, and side tables.

Have Some Fun: It’s obvious with her home’s design that Miley likes having fun. So, follow suit and let your funky side shine through in a Miley-inspired living room! Glamorous furniture can feel serious, so bring in some brevity through a playful collection of artwork, as well as funky patterns and bold furniture colors. You should even opt for a more casual layout so that even the arrangement of the room feels laid back and fun.

Photograph of Miley Cyrus\' bedroom with a metal four poster bed and and fur bedding

Image from Architectural DigestMiley Cyrus\' bedroom design with metal arched canopy bed, charcoal painted walls and starburst brass mirrors

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Get the Look: Miley’s Bedroom

Miley’s bedroom is a glam space that has high-contrast details and maximalist statements. Dark and moody, it gives off some major 80s revival vibes. The result is a dramatic and luxurious space that’s the perfect room to get away from the busyness of life.

Miley Cyrus\' bedroom design with metal arched canopy bed, charcoal painted walls and starburst brass mirrors

How to Get the Look

Bring in Those 80s Vibes: Moody 80s vibes is what this bedroom style is all about. Curved furniture and Art Deco-inspired mirrors set the tone, while gold finishes and faux fur, animal print pillows give off those classic rockstar vibes.

Make a Statement: The key to a Miley-inspired bedroom design? Making sure almost every decor piece feels like it could be the main statement piece. Arched canopy bed, boxy gold nightstands, a curvaceous sofa, textural table lamps—no one piece of furniture or decor claims the spotlight in this space. Individually, they’re all showstoppers; combined, become a maximalist haven. (The rug is really the only subdued piece of this room; its simple design lets the rest of the decor shine.)

Create Symmetry: To make a dramatic, maximalist space more serene (because you want a bedroom to be relaxing, after all) opt for a fairly symmetrical layout. Aiming for symmetry and balance in design makes a space feel more harmonious. In this design, though there’s a sofa on one side of the room and a bench on the other, the rest of the space is fairly symmetrical, with matching nightstands, lamps, and mirrors balancing out the statement bed and wall art.

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Photograph of Miley Cyrus\' dining room space with large concrete dining table and patterned dining chairs

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Neutral color scheme dining room with white marble table and patterned upholstered dining chairs

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Get the Look: Miley’s Dining Room

Getting Miley Cyrus’s dining room style is all about pattern play. We used inspiration from both her formal dining room and eat-in kitchen table to create this look—but we’d like to think she’d approve of the mash-up of design elements! Both spaces in her home featured highly patterned dining chairs and sculptural elements, giving off a modern maximalist vibe.

How to Get the Look

Mix Materials and Patterns: Go big on ornamental materials and patterns. Materials like marble and bone inlay give a space a luxe foundation, while more ornamental wood furniture—like the slatted wood bar cabinet featured here, or even a burl wood—add warmth while still feeling glam. Layering patterns into a space with ornamental materials ups the maximalist glam factor. Here, we layered a geometric-patterned rug under a set of textural patterned dining chairs to add some visual drama. (Designer tip: the blues in both of these busy patterns helps tie them together rather than having them compete for attention.)

Keep Furniture Forms Simple: To balance out all of the patterns, prints, and ornamental materials, keep furniture forms relatively simple and minimal.

Add In Decorative Details: Miley is a maximalist, through and through. So, it’s important to add decorative elements into your space to max out the style. Extras in a dining room could be a cocktail table, lots of tabletop decor, vases full of sculptural flowers, and plenty of other natural greenery.

Miley Cyrus\' living room with black walls and four blue velvet chairs.

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Rendering of Miley Cyrus\' living room lounge by Modsy with organic curved blue velvet chairs and a brass amoeba shaped coffee table

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Get the Look: Miley’s Sitting Area

With dark walls and a set of four matching accent chairs around a large coffee table, a sitting area like Miley’s is the type of space that might feel rather dramatic in the average home. But we gotta say—we kind of love it. A sitting area is a fun area to add to your home if you have the space; whether you have a long, narrow living room and need to break it into zones or you have a totally separate room to dedicate to it, we love how this type of space is designed for conversation and entertaining.

How to Get the Look

Incorporate Curved Furniture: This sitting area has curves! Curved furniture gives this space an 80s edge while also feeling quite organic. Since all four chairs are matching, the curves of these chairs become a focal point in the space. These same curves are echoed in the coffee table, and the round light fixture drives it home. The soft, organic curves offer a fun contrast to all of the metallic and manufactured materials in the space.

Create Contrast: A black wall can feel pretty moody and dramatic—but when paired with colors like powder blue and natural greenery, the space really pops. (Bonus: the contrast of light blue chairs against a black wall only further highlights their curved forms!)

Use Luxe Materials: To elevate a sitting area from a casual gathering space to something a bit more lounge-like, up the glam factor through materials. Here, you can see that in the velvet of the chairs; the gold finishes on the coffee table, chairs, and light fixture; and the marble tabletop. These materials give a simple design sitting area and air of luxury.

Miley Cyrus\' dining room buffet with eclectic gallery wall above and array of funky pottery on buffet surface

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Bonus Accent Area

Ok, we couldn’t help ourselves—we had to create just one more space that shows you how to bring that Miley vibe into your own home. This type of area could be along a wall in your living room, in a wide hallway or large entryway, or even in a dining room. Wherever it is in your home, the idea is to combine that glam 80s style with some funky playfulness.

Loud and funky, this little vignette showcases how contrasting pieces can really shine together. Two differently colored chairs flank a chunky, glamorous console featuring an eclectic assortment of art and objects. A maximalist’s dream, more is more with the surface styling of this piece. The funky shapes of the vases and sculptures collide with fun art pieces that range from photographs to humanist-inspired prints, resulting in a small gallery wall that feels a little modern, a little retro, and a whole lot eclectic.

Want more pop culture design inspo? Check out our take on Kendall Jenner’s LA home.

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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.

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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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Match the Nook to the Book: 5 Reading Nooks Inspired by Classic Novels

In the midst of 2020, we’ve all needed little escapes now and again. Some days that looks like binge-watching the newest show on Netflix, other days it’s self-care like an at-home facial with a glass (or two) of wine. Another favorite activity on our team here at Modsy? Curling up with a favorite book.

We’ve been turning back to some tried and true favorite novels this year as a way to get lost in another world or another time, but in a way that doesn’t take as much of a toll on our brains. (Re-reading a book is equivalent to the ease of getting together with your best friend vs. a brand new friend, don’t you think?)

As we hunker down for the winter, we’re trying to balance out TV shows and movies with some screen-free time—and that means adding to our stack of books! And the perfect thing to pair with a good book? Good armchairs and accent chairs! (That, and a steaming mug of tea or a tall glass of wine!) But really—what better way to inspire yourself to read more than to create a cozy reading nook somewhere in your home? (Or a window nook if you’re short on space!)

Today, just for fun, we created some reading nook design ideas, inspired by some of our team’s favorite novels! Read on for an inspirational escape. (And hey, you may just find the next book on your reading list from our list!)

 

Victorian inspired reading nook with wingback chairs

The Book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

If ever there were a literary home we’d want to move into, it might just be Orchard House, the home of the March sisters in Little Women. Taking place in the Victorian era, during the Civil War, their New England home was cozy and comfortable. Dark, heavy upholstery and the sisters’ personal objects (and personalities) gave their home an intimate and welcoming ambiance. A novel that explores and fights against gender stereotypes, this space is neither overly feminine nor masculine but instead creates a space that is welcoming for all—much like the March home!

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Classic forms meet antique-inspired decorative items in this cozy, traditional reading nook. With the rising popularity of the wingback chair trend, we felt that this was just the reading nook to include this traditional armchair. Ever-restless, Jo March loved sprawling herself out on the sofa or rug—so we made sure to layer a vintage-inspired oriental rug beneath the pair of wingback chairs. A bookcase offers the perfect space not only for a personal library but also for personalized collections of trinkets and knick-knacks. This is exactly the type of space a modern Jo March would inhabit, don’t you think?

 

eclectic reading nook with colorful accent chair

The Book: 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

A book filled with magical realism, 100 Years of Solitude, while at times grim, is a story filled with life and color. Based in the fictitious Columbian town of Macondo, the story follows several generations of the Buendía family as they establish and fight for their utopian existence. Playing with themes of alchemy and the circular nature of time, this otherworldly story uses colors and objects to convey deep symbolism.

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To create a reading nook inspired by 100 Years of Solitude, we used a lot of bright colors and gold accents, which capture the vibrancy of Latin American culture, the town of Macondo, the gypsies who would visit this isolated town. We brought in touches of the tropical with a large house plant—reminiscent of greenery you might find in a South American jungle. We opted for accent furniture in whitewashed woods and natural materials to support that tropical vibe and inserted symbolic uses of gold throughout the space. (Can you spot the goldfish and the homage to the gold chamber pot?) Make yourself a cup of coffee and get comfortable—because you could easily spend hours, days, or even a century here curled up with a good book!

Great Gatsby inspired reading nook

The Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jay Gatsby, the main character in The Great Gatsby, is known across Long Island and Manhattan for his opulent parties and extravagant wealth. Taking place in the Roaring 20s, this story highlights the reckless jubilance of this era, alongside the story of a man trying desperately to recapture the lost love of his youth.

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This space is outfitted with Art Deco-style furniture—most notably this pair of curved and pleated reading chairs. Stylistically, they’re a bit over-the-top (in all the right ways). And, paired with this plush jewel-tone rug gives this space an air of opulence. We also layered in rich materials, like mahogany wood, brass, and marble to support the glam, Deco vibe of this space. And, of course, this reading nook wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg!

 

rustic reading nook with leather lounge chair

The Book: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The first of many Middle Earth epics, The Hobbit is a fantasy full of peril, bravery, and adventure. But, like both this story and The Fellowship of the Ring, it begins in The Shire, which is inhabited by peace-loving Hobbits. This space is reflective of Bilbo Baggins’ eclectic home that’s inspired by his travels throughout Middle Earth.

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We started with a leather chair that has wood-carved arms and legs that have a slightly mystical and eclectic quality. We surrounded it with lots of cozy textures and materials, plus a couple of plants—because hobbits love their gardens and being out in nature! The archway is reminiscent of the architecture of a hobbit hole, built into a hillside. This reading nook—and the space surrounding it—is filled with saturated earth tones, mismatched woods, and natural textures, which give the reading nook a cozy, collected quality. Be sure to keep a tea kettle and snacks nearby for Elevenses!

 

teal reading nook with curved sofa

The Book: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Holly Golightly, the heroine of Truman Capote’s novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, has become something of a cultural icon thanks to Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of her in the film version of this story. Taking place in a brownstone apartment in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Holly has transformed herself from a country bumpkin to a New York socialite. (Or at least someone who rubs shoulders with socialites.) She’s dreadfully chic—so we made this reading nook a reflection of that glamorous idealized version of herself. But we took a minimalist touch to the space—giving it an almost unfinished vibe that’s reflective of Holly’s inability to truly put down roots and settle down in a place.

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A mere chair wasn’t enough for a reading nook inspired by the infamous Holly Golightly. Instead, we opted for a small sofa that’s perfect for decadent lounging. Gold accents throughout contribute to the glamorous vibe, while a sheepskin rug offers opulent comfort. Inspired by the color palette of Tiffany & Co., we used accents of white against the classic Tiffany blue. Pops of bright pink bring in elements of Holly’s girlishness and zany personality—breaking up the glam minimalism of this space.

Love these literary takes on cozy reading nooks? Check out our other pop culture designs to see the homes of some of your favorite TV show characters and real-life pop culture icons!

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5 Haunted House Ideas, Inspired by Your Favorite Halloween Movies

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.

Looking for ways to safely celebrate Helloween in 2020? We rounded up our designers’ best ideas for a safe and socially distant Halloween.

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. Or, put a 2020 spin on it, and simply tour these “virtual haunted houses” to get your fix of frights.

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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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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Get the Look: Kendall Jenner’s Los Angeles Home

By now, you’ve probably seen Kendall Jenner’s Los Angeles home tour in Architectural Digest, which was released this summer. While many people expected the supermodel to have a flashy, opulent home, her renovated space was actually quite subdued and serene. In fact, Jenner said her big goals for her home were to feel peaceful and calm in the space—in stark contrast to the busyness and hustle of the rest of her life.

Frankly, we were swooning over her Spanish bungalow home, with its farmhouse and eclectic antique vibes that really captured the essence of contemporary Los Angeles interior design, Designed by Kathleen and Tommy Clements and Waldo Fernandez, Jenner’s home underwent a year of renovations. Jenner wanted to celebrate the existing character of the home while bringing in elements that suited her lifestyle—like transforming two of the five bedrooms into a “glam room” and fitting room.

She added other doses of personality throughout her home, too—specifically through her use of antiques and pop art, which create some really fun contrast. Bright pop art, along with a James Turrell ovoid wall sculpture, which features shifting, computer-programmed LED lights, contrast with the vintage pieces and more formal style of her living room. And in her bedroom, a neon Tracey Emin sculpture sits opposite a pair of 18th-century Italian painted door panels that her mother, Kris Jenner, gave her. It’s an interesting mix of pieces that we wouldn’t have thought to combine (even her designers were skeptical) but it really works in her space!

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Luxuries aside, much of her LA home’s style is actually very approachable. In fact, it embodies a look that you could easily bring into your own home. (Who doesn’t need some extra doses of peace and calm in their homes right now?) If you want some ideas of how to get the Kendall Jenner home design style in your own space, read on. We’ve reimagined a few rooms in her home, full of products you can shop today.

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Get The Look: Kendall’s Living Room

Kendall Jenner’s living room shows off an interesting contrast of eclecticism and symmetry—resulting in a space of casual formality. Matching sofas sitting opposite each other establish this more formal vibe—but a mix of vintage patterned pillows, eclectic art and decor, and mismatched side tables and stools give the space a more casual air.

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How to Get the Look:

Think in layers. To get this look, work from the ground up. This look is all about layered textures, and rugs are a great place to start. Go for a large flatweave rug, and layer a plush, shag rug over it for some extra coziness underfoot. Mix this with plush slipcovered sofas, then add in stools, poufs, and pillows for that eclectic touch.

Balance symmetry with eclecticism. To really pull off this look, invest in a pair of matching sofas, then bring in some eclectic elements. Jenner has a lot of antiques and vintage textiles in her home, from furniture to her throw pillows, which bring in that eclectic air. But you can get that eclectic edge without scouring flea markets and antique shops, if that’s not your vibe. Simply look for a mix of textures and patterns in pillows and accent furniture, and bring in some personality through your artwork!

Add depth with earth tones and natural materials. While, overall, Kendall Jenner’s design style is pretty neutral, bring in pops of earth tones and rustic wood tones for added depth. Rich and bold patterns—in pillows, the rugs, and even artwork—will bring even more life to this look.

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Kendall Jenner home design styleGet The Look: Kendall’s Office

Kendall Jenner’s office features a very interesting mix of classic shapes and antique elements, with pops of color, a splash of glam, and organic forms. The result, once again, is a beautifully eclectic space that we sure wouldn’t mind working in!

Kendall Jenner home design style

How to Get the Look:

Mix organic forms with classic pieces. While the desk in this office is very classic in form and style, the flanking cabinets and the accent chair are quite organic in shape. Mixing these two styles iresults in a very approachable kind of eclecticism.

Go high-contrast. This office features a high-contrast black and white palette, with dark furniture against white walls. A bold vintage rugs with saturated earthy colors helps to bring warmth to this high-contrast space.

Add in some glam touches. Touches of glam will really elevate the space. You can bring in these moments of glam through pop art (which is a big part of Kendall Jenner’s look) and in your use of textures and materials like velvet and marble.

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Get The Look: Kendall’s Dining Room

We’re in love with the rustic, antique vibes of Kendal Jenner’s dining room. The table and chairs set-up feels like you’re dining in an old Italian villa—but the gallery wall perfectly modernizes the look while adding a delightful eclectic touch to the space.

Kendall Jenner home design style

How to Get the Look:

Go for an “old world chic” look. The foundation of this look is one of rustic warmth. Opt for a dining room table and chairs in rustic, natural wood to set the tone. But, to keep this look from skewing too classical, we opted for dining chairs made in a rustic material but with a more trendy and modern form.

Embrace a variety of textures and wood finishes. Mixing natural wood pieces in various tones adds a lot of depth to this look. The dining room table and chairs are both darker woods, but are actually slightly different finishes. Meanwhile, the console table and extra chairs at the back of the room are in a lighter finish, which adds nice contrast to the space. The console table also features a few decorative accessories that have an earthy vibe and are rich in texture, which adds more nuance and depth to the space.

Hang a gallery wall. To balance out the more rustic and formal elements in this dining room, hang an eclectic gallery wall. Use a mix of photography and paintings for a mixed media look—and even consider mixing old and new pieces. This will bring a good dose of personality and modernity to the space.

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Kendall Jenner home design styleGet The Look: Kendall’s Bedroom

Kendall Jenner’s bedroom is all about peace and simplicity. She wanted this space to be a true retreat from the hectic hustle of life. This space really embraces minimalism, but layered textiles and wood tones makes it feel warm and inviting.

Kendall Jenner home design style

How to Get the Look:

Keep it minimal. This bedroom is all about simplicity, so we went very minimal in the decor. There’s no artwork on the walls, and the nightstands really only have the lamps and some fresh flowers. (Though the form of the lamps adds a fun element!) White bedding—along with a white accent chair and storage bench—create a peaceful, zen vibe. A low, upholstered bed adds a soft and grounding touch to the space.

Go for a symmetrical layout. While much of Kendal Jenner’s home has an approachable eclectic style, opting for a more traditional, symmetrical layout in the bedroom adds to the zen feel of this space.

Add depth through earthy colors and natural materials. Since so much of this room is simple and light, the rich wood nightstand really pops, without overpowering the room. A washed-out vintage-inspired rug also adds some subtle color in earthy tones, as does the throw at the end of the bed.

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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!

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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

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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Keep an Eye Out For…

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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