Sunday, 25 May 2014

Get the look: Gossip Girl

Like Sex and the City before it, Gossip Girl had us hooked from the beginning. Sigh-inducing, claw-at-the-TV-screen fashion? Tick. An utterly fanciful plot? Tick. And the interiors? From Blair's dreamy powder blue boudoir to the Van der Woodsen's glamorous Upper East Side digs, it's tick, tick, tick. 

It's no coincidence that SATC and GG feature sets as stylish as their character's sartorial choices - both are the work of New York-based interior designer and set decorator Christina Tonkin (now wouldn't that be a dream job...). Her task? To ensure Blair and Serena's apartments perfectly befitted their wardrobes. 

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For this post, we've chosen to profile the home-away-from-home bedroom that Blair (or more likely, Dorota) fashions for Serena in Season Three. With its sunny yellow and moss colour scheme, punctuated by rich pink and flashes of gold, it's fresh yet sophisticated, and bursting with ideas to transfer to your own Manhattan-inspired interior. 

We found it! Serena's a-mazing butterfly wall art, in a range of colours right here. Sold in packs of 50 or 80 individual paper butterflies, you can recreate the formation a la Gossip Girl, or dream up your own design.

If all-out butterflies is a tad too much, this eye-catching clock offers a more subtle take on Serena's all-or-nothing style.

An upholstered bedhead with stud detail adds a beautiful note of luxury to a bedroom, and this neutral design from Zanui works with any colour scheme you desire.
Australian brand Aura can be relied upon for dreamy cushions, throws and bedlinen in a kaleidoscopic array of patterns and colours, like this diamond-print pink throw (perfect draped casually over the bed) and mossy velvet cushion below.

Until next time... xoxo (we couldn't resist).

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