While you will always picture Rory Gilmore living in that shabby-chic cottage in Stars Hollow, the Gilmore Girls’ actress Alexis Bledel’s NY home is a little more modern, a little nautical and a whole lot more enviable. Her duplex apartment features things like two-story ceilings, a private rooftop deck and other things fellow apartment dwellers only dream of. Even though there aren’t any quilts and floral couches, there are a lot of built-in bookshelves for Rory’s… er Alexis’ book collection, and the space feels contemporary and coastal, boasting a blue-and-white palette with natural touches like rattan and wood. Alexis just sold this duplex (presumably to make space for her brand new baby!), but after checking out the home on Street Easy, we couldn’t pass up the chance to get the look. With throw pillows, oversized wall art, accent tables and a few rustic touches, Alexis’ home feels like a breath of fresh air that is easy to recreate just in time for summer. Scroll down to see how to get the look for a fraction of the price.
Even though Alexis’ living room is all about that cool gray and white color palette, her space still feels inviting thanks to layers of throw blankets, soft textures and plenty of house plants. The space also boasts nautical accents like striped throw pillows and a rope mirror on the wall. If you want to get the same look in your living room, stick to a mostly monochromatic color palette but add tons of texture. Think: lucite side table, wooden serving tray and leather butterfly chairs. If you still want to pay homage to Stars Hollow, light up one of these Gilmore Girl’s candles and relax in the fresh scent of Rory’s books.
Minted Perinuclear No.2 by Stephanie Nowotarski ($20+), Urban Trends Round Wall Mirror ($110), CB2 1938 Tobacco Leather Butterfly Chair ($400), H&M Striped Cushion Cover ($6), LaMont Wyatt Tray ($59), Kartell Jolly End Table ($199), Lamps Plus Surya Knit Sesame Wool Round Pouf Ottoman ($180), IKEA LACK Coffee Table ($45), Lee’s Pottery Blue Solid Studio Glazed Planter ($32), Diva at Home Striped Cotton Fringe Throw Blanket ($75), West Elm Henry Sofa ($800+), H&M Clear Glass Box ($18)
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