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Eight Interiors Inspired by Television

November 8, 2013  |  9:35am
Eight Interiors Inspired by Television

We often spend years invested in the stories of characters we come to love—so much so that their living spaces become our own. While it might not seem that interior design intersects with an OnDemand queue, living spaces can mimic aesthetics of your must-watch shows and characters. Mix a few items with your current decor for a subtle but fun tribute. We’ve taken eight of our favorites and transformed them into different rooms around the house.

Community: Dining Room
The students of Greendale Community College might eat in the campus cafeteria, but you can show your school spirit in a grown-up dining room. A schoolhouse-style table and chairs are perfectly in line with modern design trends. A globe, chalk menu board and a Mark Twain poster straight from Greendale’s halls make you look smart while you eat smart.

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Chalkboard Grocery List – Sur La Table
Pennant Flags – Stumps Party Supplies
Greendale Posters – NBC
Greendale Mug – CafePress
School Table and Chairs – Gus Modern
Buffet – AllModern

New Girl: Living Room
The New Girl loft is a dream space—rustic and open in the heart of L.A. With four different quirky personalities sharing the common areas, the living room stays a somewhat neutral hangout. It’s cozy and fun—a place to kick back with a beer, goof off or cuddle up with a blanket in Nick Miller’s favorite flannel. Just be ready with a container in case anyone says something that deserves a dollar in “The Jar.”

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Sofa – Rove Concepts
Coffee Table – Arhaus
Beer Growler – Urban Outfitters
Basketball Hoop – Amazon
Flannel Throw – Lands End
Blue Mason Jars – Etsy

Parks and Recreation: Kitchen
Foods of all kinds are featured prominently in the Parks & Rec repertoire. Candy from Sweetums is always on the menu in Pawnee, displayed here in elegant apothecary jars. No Parks-inspired kitchen would be complete without tributes to meat for Ron Swanson and waffles for Leslie. Show your state pride on a handmade Indiana tea towel and prepare your meat on a cutting board from Nick Offerman’s own wood shop.

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Ron Swanson Print – Inprint
Meat Carving Boards – Offerman Wood Shop
Stainless Steel Waffle Iron – Casa
Embroidery Hoop Art – Etsy
Dish Towels – A Dodson
Bar Stools – Ikea
Apothecary Jars – Williams Sonoma

Elementary: Library
It’s elementary, my dear Watson, that every proper detective needs a proper library to conduct his studies. A room for someone of Sherlock’s intelligence requires a large, stunning bookcase. In true Holmes fashion, at least one book is hollow inside to conceal a safe for valuables. Don’t be afraid to incorporate a little Hound’s-tooth (of the Baskervilles) for a refined British vibe.

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Floor Lamp – Jayson Home
Arm Chair – Joss and Main
Sherlock Holmes Throw Pillow – Etsy
Magnifying Glass – Amazon
Leatherbound Classics – Barnes and Noble
Bookcase – 1stdibs
Hardback Book Safe – The Container Store

Homeland: Home Office
Work from home in style on your administrative tasks—or your covert spy operations—complete with bells and whistles that would make Carrie Mathison proud. Keep track of global happenings with a dry-erase wall map and world time zones desk clock and discreetly record conversations with a spy camera pen. A beautiful handmade desk features a secret pop-out drawer to keep your classified files under wraps.

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Lamps – Target
Clock – Y Living
Desk – Sarabi Studio
Vintage Brass Eagle Figurine – Etsy
Dry Erase Map – Casa
High Back Chair – Lamps Plus

The Mindy Project: Master Suite
Mindy is a successful New York doctor with an apartment to match. Spacious and light with a Hollywood glam vibe, Mindy loves abstract art and elegant furniture. Whether Skyping with pastor Casey or recovering from a breakup, Mindy’s gorgeous upholstered bed is a prominent feature on the show. You can achieve a similar look with a tufted headboard and bird-print bedding, along with a few eclectic accessories and beauty products.

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Perfume – Layla Grace
Stretched Canvas Art – Zinc Door
Tufted Wingback Bed – Lamps Plus
End Table – Kathy Kuo Home
Bird Table Lamp – House of Fraser
Pillow – Layla Grayce

Once Upon a Time: Girl’s Bedroom
This little girl’s room is the stuff of fairy tales. With twinkle lights and a woodland canopy bed, you’ll feel transported to a magical forest when you step inside this room. Add horses, castles and a “mirror, mirror on the wall” as a nod to the many different characters that visit the enchanted land of Storybrooke.

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Mirror – Modcloth
Apple and Pear – Z Gallerie
Firefly String Lights – Urban Outfitters
Art Print – Etsy
Ceramic Bookend Set – Wayfair

Dr. Who: Nursery
The endlessly creative and imaginative journeys of Dr. Who are perfect for a baby’s nursery. Bright colors, pint-sized robots, a TARDIS piggy bank and a bow-tied Dr. Whooooo stuffed owl are cheerful and fanciful. A moon-and-stars mobile let baby dream sweet dreams of time-traveling adventure.

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Wall Decal – Etsy
Baby Mobile – Etsy
Wall Art – Land of Nod
Owl Pillow – Etsy
Crib Bedding – Land of Nod
TARDIS Money Bank – Think Geek

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