Contrary to, uh, ABC's Brothers and Sisters, Pasadena does have a lot more to offer than a family of chatty Cathys invested in organic foods and wineries. But...I have to admit that this show is one of my guilty pleasures — but not for the story lines. What lures me to the television set Sunday nights is all those fantastic interiors! This season, I've been paying particular attention to Rebecca's new apartment: Unlike the other homes that look like they were decorated on large scale budgets, Rebecca's starter digs seem the most realistic for her age and career. Well, almost realistic--it is a show after all. Take a peek at some of photos of Rebecca's apartment while I dig up sources for similar items and inspirations from her place...
Rebecca's apartment seems fairly small: The front door opens directly to a narrow-ish living room that flows directly to the kitchen with just enough space to squeeze in a small dining table and chairs. Her patriotic motif of red, white, and blue feels very Pottery Barn / Ralph Lauren--classic Americana with just a few girly touches.
Her farmhouse-style front door has a simple Roman blind in red hanging behind the window panes. Similar curtain: Ikea's Melina Roman Blind, $19.99
A red bordered sisal runner rug separates the entryway from the living room area and creates a direct path to the kitchen. Similar rug: Pottery Barn's Color Bound Sisal Rug Runner (2.5' x 9'); $129. The catch-all basket by the sofa: Pottery Barn Magazine Basket $69. Red sectional (similar): Crate and Barrel's Miramar 2-Piece Sectional in Tomato $3,098. Paint (similar): Benjamin Moore's Sailor's Sea Blue with Swiss Coffee trim. Coffee Table (similar): Target's Brooklyn Coffee Table, $99
This may not be the most flattering photo of actress Emily VanCamp, but do you recognize that pillow she's holding? It's Porridge Home's Aqua Ethnic Stamp throw pillows! You may remember Porridge's creator Laura Stang-O'Dell and her husband Jason welcoming us into their home for a House Tour last year.
Dining Bar stools (similar, painted a light yellow green): Ingolf Bar Stool with Back Rest, $59.99. The Dining Set looks like a vintage 50s chrome table and chairs that pop up regularly on Craigslist and/or eBay.
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