Will and Grace's classic digs on the West Side of Manhattan ain't cheap; the rent on such a pad would be about $5,940 according to Trulia. They're affluent urbanites with refined tastes, eschewing flashy for a look that's luxurious but practical, expensive but elegant and hip too. Want to look this fly? Start with a stately secretary to store delicate objects and books; a sexy-as-hell velvet couch and handsome side tables for holding your martinis.
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The title says it all: 2 Broke Girls Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) are broke, and their Brooklyn digs reflected that. Even though it was a cramped open space that was pretty much anything goes, it's charming, colorful and cute--proof that you don't need a lot of money to make a space cheerful, just taste. A bold couch and a patterned sitting chair make the space inviting; Chevron-patterned wall art gives it some flavor, and if you can swing it, that distressed leather chair is the ticket to pulling it all together.
The Brooklyn pad shared by Khadijah James (Queen Latifah) and her pals in Living Single had a living room that felt vibrant and welcoming. Purple is associated with royalty and wealth but also it also whispers spiritual, wise and sensual, and that comfy green couch accents it well. Earthy elements, like wicker coffee table and the geometric patterned rug, make this the kind of room people can instantly feel relaxed and at home in -- probably why nobody ever wanted to leave.
Arguably the most storied (and busy) bedroom in TV history, Blanche Devereaux's ( Rue McClanahan) bedroom in her Miami home on Golden Girls is all about pastels, florals and, let's be real, seduction. Floral drapes and a matching bedspread are a lot of look, especially when you have "guests" but the key to making it so smooth was the lighting, which Blanche got right with lots of lamps.
For a gal whose wardrobe was the definition of glam and luxe, Carrie's (Sarah Jessica Parker) apartment from Sex and the City was a humbler, though still stylish, affair. Her pad in the Greenwich Village reflected her eclectic tastes, with a shabby-chic chair as a bedside table, a funky rug and a vintage sideboard.
A TV living room that shall endure forever, Monica's (Courteney Cox) open-space living room from Friends was mostly mismatched finds and homey accents but good solid pieces placed smartly--along with her actual friends, of course--made it the place everybody wanted to be in the '90s. Central to its winning look was rugs placed to subtly divide spaces, an old dresser functioning as a TV stand and yes, a frame around the eyehole on the door.
Design and decor are characters in their own rite in Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Midge Maisel's (Rachel Brosnahan) mid-century style is a dream for retro lovers. Among the standout pieces are that yummy curved couch for entertaining guests, and that beautiful white chest sporting clean lines and brass pulls.
Now here's a girl who knew how to pull a look together. Every room in Mindy Kaling's space from The Mindy Project was thoughtfully and carefully appointed, each with its own vibe. She loves color and she loves prints, making her living room--home to a nailhead trim sofa and inviting candles--perfectly suited for the engaging and lively times she had there.
Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) living room on Scandalwas calming--fit for a woman with the craziest job ever and kind of ironic given all the drama those walls saw. Olivia had a mostly neutral palette throughout the series, which was pretty daring considering her penchant for guzzling wine on her off-white couches with pops of soothing colors strategically placed throughout, like in a teal accent chair.
Though entering it could be a life or death decision, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)'s boudoir on Game of Thronespractically begs you to enter it--a space that screams alluring, sexy and dangerous at the same time. Dramatic, luxurious curtains, an extravagant chaise and ornate candelabras make a statement about wealth and a love of the decadence.
Granted, she lived in the White House, so of course Claire Underwood (Robin Wright)'s bedroom is the picture of stately magnificence on House of Cards. But even those of us who don't reside at Pennsylvania Ave. can find some inspiration in her one-time domain, from the lavish chandelier to the perfect window treatments.
She might not have it all together in the love department, but Insecure's Molly (Yvonne Orji) wakes up in a bedroom that's polished, affirming and a little bit frisky. She's a lady who likes a big tufted headboard, and put-together accents such as matching side tables, where she can put lamps and vases for flowers. Self-care all day.