The Most Amazing Rooms on Television—And How to Get the Look
It's easy to get wrapped up in the fake lives of our favorite television characters and lust after the perfectly decorated homes in which their scripted drama unfolds.
If, like us, you’re the kind of person who notices the homes and décor on TV shows almost more than the character development, click through to see how to replicate some of the best on-screen rooms, from The Mindy Project to Downton Abbey!
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The very unlikely scene for many conniving plot twists, Emily’s beachside home epitomizes effortless Hamptons refinement with unfussy upholstery, linen, and wood as part of an overall neutral palette. Classic resources like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware are your best bet for mimicking the look.
Just like her personality on the show, Mindy Kaling’s apartment is bold, colorful, and unapologetic. Embrace the very Jonathan Adler-influenced style with strong color, prints, and mixed textures. If you can’t quite commit to a green leather couch, try the idea in a smaller dose with an accent chair or ottoman.
Though the sweeping Edwardian drawing room and impressive living room on Downton Abbey get most of the attention, the downstairs kitchen at the Grantham estate is a deserving source of design envy. What it lacks in grandeur it makes up for in rustic charm—the stuff of country kitchen dreams.
To replicate the look, display chic copper cookware and clean ceramic mixing bowls on exposed wood shelving and tables—and don’t forget a crisp linen apron.
Only fitting for a character as quirky as Jess, the lead character’s bedroom is an eclectic mix of granny chic and bohemian. Key characteristics for a room like Jess’ include lace curtains, floral elements, vintage prints, and cross stitches, with a touch of prep via a striped cloth storage bin.