Mar 19, 2011

Taking inspiration from TV and movies

Happy weekend, all! It's a three-day weekend for me...wooo! I took Monday off to tackle some home projects. I can't wait!

I keep seeing all the bloggers out there talking about spring and making me jealous with pictures of their flowers in bloom. Not so here in Maine. Although it topped 60 degrees here yesterday, today it is snowing. Sigh. It's like January all over again. Not cool, Mother Nature!

What better way to spend a snowy Saturday than sitting in your PJs and watching sitcom reruns and comfort movies -- especially ones that feature envy-inducing design? If I had to watch one TV show for the rest of my life, it would be Friends. I've seen every episode a zillion times, but I never get sick of it.

I've always loved Monica's apartment, with its purple walls, big windows and open cabinets. It feels eclectic and homey at the same time.

I want one of those vintage posters!

And I love the frame around the peephole.

And if I ever found an orange couch like this one in Central Perk, I would buy it. Seriously.

If I had to pick two TV shows to watch for the rest of my life, the second would be Sex and the City. And if I ever visited New York City, I'd want to stay at Carrie's apartment. Carrie was rocking gray walls long before it was in.

Love the bookshelves and the framed art on the entry table.

Here's Carrie's bedroom redesigned for the second movie. I am loving the blue walls and the frame gallery -- it's almost like a headboard. And that rug? To die for!

I've recently started catching reruns of the New Adventures of Old Christine, which is generally entertaining. What I really love are the pillows. If anyone knows where I can find these, let me know -- I want them!

The rest of the house is pretty cute too. It's got a mismatched, beachy vibe. I love the print above the fireplace.

Here's a better shot of it. Anyone know what it is?

And look at that lamp!

What are your favorite shows or movies for design inspiration?

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! I hope it's not snowing where you are...


Anonymous said...

So I just found your blog through a link up on Thrifty Decor Chick and was so excited to find a fellow Maine blogger. As I've been reading back in your archives, I've become way more excited as I've realized we might just be twins separated at birth... Not in a creepy way? But I happen to be a huge Friends fan and I've definitely seen every episode many times. Also, I wrote a post with the title "Target is my Kryptonite" - I almost fell on the floor when I saw that exact sentence in your Target post. Ok...I've probably rambled enough - the point is, I love your blog! Great job...I'll definitely keep reading!

Mindy @ Heart Maine Home said...

Ahhh, too funny!! So much in common! Anyone who loves Friends and Target is awesome in my book. :) I love connecting with fellow Maine bloggers -- leave a link to your blog so I can check it out! I'd love to see what you've found at Target.

Thanks for visiting and for your nice comments!

Dawn-Marie said...

Mainer in exile and I love your blog. Hoping you're going to find out the name of the painting above the fireplace. I've been trying to create a little rugged coastline in my Philadelphia home and that painting is perfect.