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Monica’s Apartment from Friends

Friends-TV_Show-Monica_Apartment_Set-01clip_image0025_thumbSo to follow on from my first TV post where I showed you how to get the look of Marshall and Lily’s apartment in ‘How I Met Your Mother’, I thought I’d get a little nostalgic looking at Monica’s apartment in everyone’s favourite sitcom ‘Friends’. I actually remember the first time I watched an episode- I was eleven years old and my best friend had the pilot episode on VHS- which we watched repeatedly. Following that I used to run home from Guides every Friday night to watch it on channel 4 at 9pm.

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Items ready and waiting for you to purchase from our Great British Highstreet

InteriorLooksBUY141 Soft red chevron throw. £20 BHS

2 Bowtie dog lamp. $45 Next / Classic twist wall light. £29.99 Homelightingstoreuk / 7.5 inch shade. £2 Wilkinsons / Glue gold tassel edging to the top and bottom of the shades to replicate the chintzy look.

3 ‘Ravello’ rouched roman blind. From £19.99 Dunelm

4 Oak effect vinyl floor tiles. £6.72 B&Q

5 ‘Purple Haze’, ‘Ocean Jewel’ and ‘Spearmint’ paint from £8 at Wilkinsons

6 Greek Chariot illustration 30x23cm. £40.99 Allposters / ‘Stromby’ frame 21x30cm / £5 Ikea

7 ‘Toulon’ side table. £95 Asda

8 ‘Dorchester’ 7 drawer oak chest. £299.99 Dunelm

9 ‘Gosford’ pencil pleat curtains. £135 Laura Ashley

10 ‘Aspen’ console table. £229.51 Wayfair

11 French vintage poster 60×91.5cm. £6.49 eBay / ‘Ribba’ oak effect frame 70x100cm. £16 Ikea

12 Persian cushion in lime. £12 Wayfair

13 ‘Klingsbo’ side table. £25 Ikea

14 ‘Pisa’ slipper chair. £99.99 The Range

15 Pine coffee table. £199 Furniture Nation

16 ‘Maestro’ traditional rug 240x340cm. £129.99 Argos

17 ‘Ektorp’ armchair with beige cover. £330 Ikea

18 ‘Lotus; footstool. £99 Made

19 Jual walnut curve lamp table. £149.99 The Range

20 ‘Karlstad’ sofa with white cover. £300 Ikea

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A bit more work, but with a box of bits and tutorials a click away, you can create something by hand and at a fraction of the price of buying new

InteriorLooksDIY14The picture frame around the peephole in the apartment door is probably one of the most recognisable part of the entire set. There are so many tutorials and replicas available on the web, but this tutorial on Instructables was by far the best I found- and it looks like it’d be loads of fun to make too.

Create velvet patchwork cushions like the ones on the sofa following tutorials like this one on Make it and Mend it. You can buy bundles of velvet fabric from Amazon or your local fabric shop.

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The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Apartment

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Something a little different for Interior Looks- the first post using a room in a TV show.  And what could be better than Marshall and Lily’s apartment in How I Met Your Mother? If you watch the show, you’ll know that this is their first home together with Ted, following graduation when they all moved to New York- so it makes me think of how decoration is usually odds and ends picked up cheaply or free when furnishing your first house out of necessity rather than because of aesthetics.

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Items ready and waiting for you to purchase from our Great British Highstreet

InteriorLooksBUY131 ‘Edric’ 50x50cm cushion. £40 Habitat

2 ‘Bjusrsta’ table, £190 and  ‘Bojne’ chair £50 both from Ikea

3 ‘Vettre’ side table. £25 Ikea / Desk lamp. £13 Wilkinsons

4 ‘Catrin’ table lamp. £85 John Lewis

5 ‘Granat’ 50x50cm cushion. £3 Ikea

6 ‘Kvart’ desk lamp. £10 Ikea / Chevron throw. £20 BHS

7 ‘Coco’ leather sofa. £379.99 Argos

8 Retro fabric tub chair. £119 Tesco

9 ‘Maine’ bookcase with drawers. £59.99 Argos. Paint the drawer fronts in a mustard yellow paint such as this one from Homebase.

10 ‘Mehari Rust’ rug 80x150cm. £60.80 Tesco / Wood venetian blind. £10.99 Argos

11 Mossman Tuck Trunk. £59.99 Amazon / ‘Tolson’ coffee table. £150.99 Wayfair

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A bit more work, but with a box of bits and tutorials a click away, you can create something by hand and at a fraction of the price of buying new

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The yellow, white and brown/red grid cushion reminds me of crocheted cushions like these. You could make something that looks similar choosing a dark red/brown wool for the centre, yellow for the next three rows, and white for the outer edge.

How to crochet a granny square:

Make those granny squares into a cushion cover following this tutorial on Deer Little Fawn