Get the look: TV decor to covet and copy!
Taking decorating cues from spaces in TV’s hottest shows
Does your decor style lean more towards traditional or modern? A little more Anne farmhouse vintage than Schitt's Creek shabby chic? Are you obsessed with the calming neutrals of Olivia Pope's apartment, or would you rather embrace the eclectic and curated style of Dev Shah's NYC bachelor pad?
TV is a great escape, sure, but also a great source for home decor inspiration! So we've rounded up some covetable on-screen spaces and the pieces you need to get the same look in your room. No matter what your personal style, these TV homes will have you binging online shopping sales.
Farmhouse vintage inspired by Anne
A staple from any Canadian childhood, this new adaptation of Anne of Green Gables lends its viewers some seriously covetable kitchen inspo. Full of farmhouse vibes, at once neat and conservative without being too stuffy, Anne's kitchen and dining room are TV spaces to admire. This rustic and vintage style can be incorporated into more modern decor by opting for a wooden table and a more traditional dining chair. To get this farmhouse charm at home, look for off-whites and neutrals for your main palette – extending to dishes and linens. Incorporate some texture and tone with wooden tables (don't be afraid of reclaimed wood or antique pieces) and accessorize with vintage-inspired tableware and brass accents. If you've got the space, try adding a hutch or open shelving to really show off some of your favourite pieces.
GET THE LOOK:Dining chairs, $55 at Structube; Hutch with glass doors, $395 at Ikea; Dining table, $1699 at Pottery Barn; Candlesticks, $28 at MagnoliaMarket.com; Dinner plates, $17.95 at Crate & Barrel; Teacup and saucer, $12 at Anthropologie; Teapot, $98 at Anthropologie.
Retro, shabby chic rooms inspired by Schitt's Creek
Sure, this may be the story of a very wealthy, very glamorous family that loses everything only to have to move into a motel room together, but we are kind of into the Roses' shabby-chic new digs. If you're looking to channel their stuck in time, motel look, embrace vintage pieces with hues reminiscent of the sixties – we're talking lots of yellows and greens. Mid-century everything is hot right now, and therefore, easy to find — hunt for gems at your local antique stores. The Roses may not be super-thrilled with their new living situation, but we certainly love those accent chairs. In fact, take cues from everything in these rooms… except maybe the wigs on the wall...
GET THE LOOK: Dining chairs, $55 at Structube; Peach blanket, $104 at Urban Outfitters; Lamp, $149 at West Elm; Floral curtains, $68 at Anthropologie; Writing desk, $197 at Walmart.ca; Armchair, $249 at Structube; Yellow swivel armchair, $499 at Structube.
Masculine and eclectic vibes inspired by Master of None
When we weren't drooling over all of the pasta in season 2 of Master of None, we turned our envy to Dev's apartment. It's a stunning bachelor pad, carefully curated — naturally, given its stylish main character. It's sophisticated but homey, eclectic and cozy, and oh-so-covetable. To get this look at home, go for mid-century loosely but don't focus on sticking to a theme. Think about choosing pieces that speak to you and add as you find them, instead of one-stop shopping at a big box store. Open shelving in the kitchen is a great way to show off any favourite tableware and kitchen accessories, and layered lighting makes it warm and cozy. A mid-century brown leather sofa is very Master of None, as are rich, deep toned various rugs and textiles, and lots of plants. An Eames chair may be hard to come by, but a mid-century inspired accent chair will go a long way. Incorporate shelving, and a few console tables so that you can display your collections – books, artwork, records all make for an eclectic home with visual interest.
GET THE LOOK:Leather sofa, $2599 at EQ3; Armchair, $469 at Structube; Open shelving, $24.99 at Ikea; Indigo cushions, $45.50 at Pottery Barn; Leather armchair, $999 at West Elm; Bamboo side table, $29.99 at Ikea; Lamp, $179 at West Elm; Mid-century console, $799 at West Elm.
Colourful, chic accents inspired by The Mindy Project
Forget Carrie Bradshaw, Mindy may have the most desirable NYC apartment we've ever laid eyes on. It's every bit as stylish as Dr. Lahiri herself. Chic and fun, this brownstone pad is full of bold patterns and colour. For a similar look, take cues from the way colour is incorporated throughout with little worry about sticking to one particular colour scheme. Add tone and texture with metallics, fun textiles like velvet and of course, playful patterns – just like Mindy Kaling character's on-screen wardrobe. Side note: We love the mutual adoration between Mindy Kaling and Toronto-based artists Maria Qamar a.k.a. Hatecopy, and Babneet Lakhesar a.k.a. Babbu the Painter. Kaling featured their artwork in Lahiri's apartment this past season.
GET THE LOOK: Sofa, $699 at Structube; Turquoise chandelier, $139.99 at Amazon.com; Blue velvet bench, $319 at West Elm; Orange curtains, $58 at Anthropologie; Jonathan Adler accents pillows, $98 and $129.99 at JonathanAdler.com.
Traditional, relaxing retreat inspired by Scandal
This Shondaland staple will return for its 7th and final season in the fall and we've been in love with the traditional yet relaxing vibes of Olivia Pope's apartment since the beginning. Aim for classic accents and muted tones to get this comfy and sophisticated look. To draw inspiration from Olivia's stylish apartment, opt for a neutral colour scheme, with lots of calming beiges, pops of turquoise and metallic hints of silver. The sofa is certainly a focal point of Olivia's living room – search for traditional and clean lines in a light neutral tone. Cozy up the couch with comfy, yet coordinating accent pillows in neutrals. And last but not least, don't forget a wine glass with a deliciously large bowl.
GET THE LOOK: Sofa, $449 at Structube; Turquoise table lamp, $248 at Anthropologie; Neutral accent pillows, $39 at West Elm; Glass end table, $349 at Crate & Barrel; Red wine glasses, $16.95 at Crate & Barrel.