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 & 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.
TOUR MONICA + CHANDLER’S 2018 TAKE ON THE FRIENDS APARTMENT
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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