How to Decorate Like Your Favorite Fictional Character

If you're an avid reader, you know just how much certain characters and books influence our lives—and the really good ones can even become design muses (among other things, of course). Indeed, one of the most magical things about books is their ability to conjure up scenes of bygone eras, capture distinct moods, and draw out visions of fabulous places. So, for editors who love design, like ourselves, imagining how classic characters would decorate their homes today is a serious delight.

If we could, we'd jump right into the universe of the book ourselves, but since that's not exactly feasible, we'll settle for this game of make-believe instead. Read on to see our décor interpretations of epic novels (from classics like Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway to Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays and contemporary best sellers like Crazy Rich Asians and Sharp Objects). Keep reading for our interpretation of some of literature's most beloved characters' interiors.