The 2018 Emmy Awards are just around the corner, and while we've been binge-watching all the nominated shows, something besides the powerful acting, stunning costumes, and brilliant directing caught our eye: the interior design.
Gone are the days when impressive set designs were reserved for the big screen. Now, with an influx of big-budget television series on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, the masterminds behind the scenes are creating worlds more realistic and intricate than ever before. Take Netflix's dramatic series The Crown, for example. The show has managed to re-create Buckingham Palace in all its prestige with immaculate details and absolutely beautiful furnishings and décor. On the flip side, shows like Stranger Things may not portray the most aspirational interiors, but the '80s-era sci-fi phenomenon certainly made a lasting impression with its quirky set design (see Christmas lights hung across the living room).
Ahead, we're highlighting some of the most memorable TV show interiors spotted in just a few Emmy-nominated series. Take a look at their unique designs and be inspired to bring some of their looks into your own home.
As far as period pieces go, The Crown takes the cake for accurate, over-the-top décor. Each episode completely transports the viewer into the royal inner circle. When you watch, you fully believe you're right there inside of Buckingham Palace.
The Handmaid's Tale
Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale is a haunting imagining of Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name. In the dystopic society, the décor is full of anachronisms that confuse the time period (it's neither the past nor the future). For those with power, their homes are immaculate and classic, filled with luxe lighting and décor while other spaces are eerily barren.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
With one look at The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s set design, it’s clear that midcentury modern rules the 1950s-era world that the characters of the show inhabit. Any Manhattanite would be jealous of Midge’s Upper West Side prewar apartment, with its unique details that are quite authentic to the time.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Filmed inside of the Versace mansion—now an over-the-top hotel with rather maximalist interiors—The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is brimming with memorable interiors. From leopard-print couches to handpainted ceilings, the set is nothing short of spectacular.
The breakout hit Stranger Things is set in the 1980s, and its interior design could not be more spot-on. Spot floral wallpaper, wood panel wall details, and slouchy sofas that give Will's home a lived-in, authentic '80s feel. Plus, how could anyone forget the alphabet-painted wall with Christmas lights to boot?