Sitcom Style: Inside America's Favorite TV Homes

Front Cover
Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2005 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
5 Reviews
All the Style of Famous TV Homes, Now in Yours!

From Archie Bunker’s Barcalounger to the framed peephole on Friends, sitcom decor sets the tone of our favorite shows—and defines the lives of its characters. Now Sitcom Style brings you a behind-the-scenes peek inside more than two dozen of the most recognizable homes in American pop culture: the sets of our favorite TV shows from the past half-century.

The sets of situation comedies aren’t just a collection of random props that surround the actors; they’re statements of style. They’re designed to convey a particular mood, to both reflect and enhance the personalities of the people who live in them—just like anyone’s home. So Sitcom Style is more than a glimpse into a make-believe world; it’s also a fascinating exploration of how to bring personal style into your own living room. Set designers share their secrets and strategies for creating some of the most thought-out homes in America, and you can learn how to recreate these styles in your own home, complete with shopping resources!

What’s more, Sitcom Style is also a nostalgic stroll through the most beloved locations in the American consciousness. From the early days of I Love Lucy, The Addams Family, and I Dream of Jeannie through seventies’ favorites like Three’s Company and Happy Days to the eighties’ The Cosby Show and Roseanne and recent megahits like Friends, Sex and the City, and Will & Grace, Sitcom Style is an at-a-glance look at how America has lived for the past fifty years. And for true TV buffs, each chapter includes information on the set designers, years of production, favorite quotes, and trivia.

A completely unique combination of pop culture and interior design, Sitcom Style is a must whether you love the TV world or want to spice up your own decor at home.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Sitcom Style: Inside America's Favourite TV Homes

User Review  - Elizabeth Lund - Goodreads

Entertaining. Also includes lots of decorating tips, which often seemed like a stretch. Some shows unfortunately didn't have any interior shots. Read full review

Review: Sitcom Style: Inside America's Favourite TV Homes

User Review  - Kerri Jones - Goodreads

Entertaining book on the pop culture of TV homes. Enjoyed how the set designers created the rooms and the trivia of each show. Read full review

Contents

Single
15
m
63
Casual
91
Copyright

2 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

accents Addams Family African American antique apartment Archie Archie Bunker architectural Architectural Digest area rugs art director artwork attic Avenue baby grand piano Barcalounger Beverly Hillbillies Bill Cosby Brady Brady Bunch Brown's Town brownstone Calvin Klein carpeting Carrie Bradshaw chairs characters classic classic architectural Cleavers Coco Chanel color Cosby Cosby Show couch cozy create Dale Chihuly Design Within Reach Dharma Dharma & Greg Dharma and Greg Dick Solomon didn't dining don't door Dream of Jeannie eclectic eddie haskell Eero Saarinen Everybody Loves Raymond fabric favorite feel Felix Unger fireplace fireplace mantel flea markets Flintstones floor Fonzie frame Frasier Frasier Crane furniture garden gnome Garvin Eddy Gilligan's Island Greg Greg Montgomery Happy Days HARRY SOLOMON Huxtable Ikea interior It's Jack Tripper Jay Sandrich JCPenney Jeffersons Jerry Seinfeld Jetsons Jonathan Adler June Cleaver kids kitchen kitsch knickknacks Laverne & Shirley Laverne and Shirley Le Corbusier living room Lloyd Schwartz look Los Angeles Love Lucy Lucy mansion Married...with Children Mary Mary Richards Mary Tyler Moore Maxwell Sheffield Melrose Avenue ment mid-century modern modern Monica Monica Geller Monica's apartment Munsters Murphy Brown Nanny Norman Lear Odd Couple opposite Oriental rugs Oscar Madison paint picket fence pieces Pier 1 Imports pillows Pilot Episode Pottery Barn production designer Restoration Hardware Richarz romance novels Rose Bowl Roseanne Roy Christopher says Eddy sconces Seinfeld September 24 Series Run set decorator set designer Shabby Chic Sherwood Schwartz show's sitcom sofa space stairwell Steinway style television texture though Three's Company Thrift Store Tony Randall trom Truman tulip chairs upholstered upholstery Upper East Side Vzyga walls Western Avenue wicker window wood York

About the author (2005)

Diana Friedman is a freelance design writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, In Style Home, and other newspapers and magazines. Diana also styles interiors for print, film, and private residences. She lives in New York City.

Bibliographic information