What the Gossip Girl Interiors Would Look Like Today
Hey, Upper East Siders—Gossip Girl here. I recently started rewatching old Gossip Girl on Netflix and found myself mentally redecorating every space anew. Do you ever do this too? While I once swooned over Serena’s grasscloth-wallpapered bedroom and envied the van der Woodsens’ expansive gallery-style living room, they don’t quite do it for me anymore. So I took it upon myself to reimagine the interiors if Gossip Girl had aired in 2016. Remake, anyone? Keep scrolling for our favorite Gossip Girl interiors, version 2.0.
The Waldorf home was so grand and classic but a little over the top with its plaster Venetian columns and ornate balustrades. If we had to redecorate it today, it would still have a traditional feel but with more subdued tones and simpler lines.
The Humphrey residence was very bohemian-meets–rock ’n’ roll with its industrial vibe, vintage finds, and quirky art. We wouldn’t change much, except maybe tone down the colors a bit and throw in some midcentury Scandinavian accents in the mix.
Years ago, the van der Woodsen home felt so fresh and modern, but looking back, the red-on-beige accents feel a little dated. I would reimagine the space today in cooler tones and mixed metallics, à la Jean-Louis Deniot.
I don’t know a single guy who in their younger days would not have loved to live in a bad-boy bachelor pad like Chuck’s: the pool table, the well-appointed bar, the motorcycle in the hallway… This Ashe + Leandro–designed loft is actually home to Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland, but we think it would be just perfect for 2016 Chuck Bass.
The preppy Upper East Side princess lived in layers of silk taffeta, gilded furniture, and silver-leafed accent walls. We think that no matter how preppy, a girl as stylish as Blair Waldorf in 2016 would appreciate subtler nods to luxury: Tom Dixon pendants lights, for example, or a C. Jeré wall sculpture.
The offices of The Spectator were designed to be modern and tasteful, so we couldn’t think of a better modern-day alternative than Trunk Club’s Manhattan offices. They’re even located in a Madison Avenue mansion—how perfect!
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