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Will & Grace season 10 is just around the corner (Mark your calendars for October 4th). And while Will’s home got a refresh for the show’s season 9 reboot, we wanted to give it a proper Modsy makeover and take the design one step further…
We’d like to imagine a world where Will no longer lived in his iconic NYC apartment, and instead maybe Grace, Jack or Karen moved in. We wondered how the space might look if Grace had helped with the redesign efforts since, of course, Grace knows best.
Peek inside our 2018 take on the Will and Grace apartment, as styled for Jack, Karen, and Grace.
There’s no denying Jack has expensive taste. Turns out he already owned a handful of iconic pieces, like the Swan chair and Nelson pendants, which we wouldn’t think of replacing. In his 2018 apartment, we wanted his personality and style to shine, so we mixed some of those iconic pieces in with new colors, textures, and patterns.
Jack’s original apartment was quite bold and small. To preserve his penchant for bright colors, we painted the space in a coat of Steamed Spinach from Benjamin Moore and reupholstered his Swan chair in an aqua fabric. We kept the fun retro vibe from his original space but amped it up with velvet dining chairs, funky pillows, and a faux fur white pouf.
As we know, Jack loves to gossip, which he’ll be doing while lounging in the most expensive piece in the room: the MR Chaise from Design Within Reach. It’s a timeless piece that’s extremely comfortable. He also will enjoy sitting around the Saarinen Tulip dining table in the Avery velvet dining chairs, which paired together create the perfect balance of edgy minimalism.
Want this look in your own home? If you aren’t afraid of loud colors but don’t want the space to feel overwhelming, throwing in sleek and minimal pieces into the mix help balance everything out.
Grace has a loud personality and we think she would have brought that into her space through bold textures, prints, patterns and color. As an interior designer, she would have been extremely detail-oriented, especially when choosing wallpaper, lighting, and finishes. To give her take on the apartment a more 2018 vibe, we refreshed the palette and brought in more risky elements, like the eclectic art and printed fabrics.
We have to imagine Grace’s Modsy style would have been a Classic Collector. All about mixing classic formal with eclectic touches, can’t you see her obsessing over that Tibetan tiger rug?
Want to recreate this look? Opt for bold statement pieces and pair them with subtle printed fabrics. Don’t be afraid of art, and try to incorporate pieces from different genres to really highlight the eclectic vibes.
We mixed a lot of rich colors, animal prints, and velvets to create Karen’s take on the Will and Grace apartment. The space features a glam-forward style to highlight her fierce sense of fashion and luxurious lifestyle.
Karen’s love for the finer things in life really shines through with bold, trendy statement pieces. We painted the walls to Grapy, a deep purple-gray from Sherwin-Williams for a moody, dramatic touch to reflect Karen’s personality.
Want this look in your space? Keep it dramatic and bold – just like Karen would! Think statement chandelier, a velvet sofa, a sculptural coffee table… all pieces that really pop in any space.