Here’s How to Get the Look of Your Favorite Monterey Interiors from ‘Big Little Lies’

updated Jun 11, 2019
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When “Big Little Lies” premiered last year, we immediately got sucked into the intrigue, the LIES, the depictions of female friendship, and that insanely good soundtrack, but what’s stayed with us ever since are the gorgeous interiors of those drop-dead gorgeous Monterey homes that populated the HBO series.

Not all of us can afford a mansion by the sea like Madeline Martha Mackenzie, so the team at e-design company Modsy wanted to make the look of our Big Little Liars’ coastal homes a little more accessible by designing a few rooms inspired by the characters.

Take a look at their renderings below and see how you could bring a piece of upper-class California living home ahead of the season two premiere Sunday, June 9. You won’t even have to cover up a murder in order to do it.

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Celeste Wright

Modsy pegged Celeste’s interior design aesthetic as “Eclectic Minimalism with a Coastal vibe,” and dreamed up a Celeste-inspired room where every piece is expertly curated, while still being inviting. They achieved this by using a coastal blue paint palette and mixing in light woods to play with both cool and warm elements. Everything is meant to invoke the ocean, right down to the art hanging on the walls. Together, it all creates a very calming effect—a helpful side effect for when you’re dealing with so much drama.

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Bonnie Carlson

Bonnie’s definitely the boho-chic one of the group. If Celeste-inspired rooms are all about the ocean, Bonnie-inspired spaces are much more lush and earthy. Modsy mixed a lot of woods and greenery in order to get a natural, organic space that also felt airy and light. Bonnie’s aesthetic is an eclectic one, so if you’re feeling Bonnie’s look, according to Modsy you should keep your eyes peeled for interesting pieces at your local flea market (or, you know, Anthropologie). Layering rugs to build texture will help, too.

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Renata Klein

Oh, Renata Klein, you cutthroat queen. The woman lives in a giant glass home, so any room inspired by this character will certainly be looking to achieve a minimalist contemporary aesthetic. Renata is all about exuding wealth, and so are these rooms. Stark white walls allow the statement pieces to do their thing (hello, chandeliers for days), and that sprawling white sectional does feel very Renata. These two rooms are all about showing off high-end style.

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Madeline Martha Mackenzie

The two rooms inspired by Reese Witherspoon’s stand out character are full of glam (again, chandeliers, welcome). There’s still a coastal feel, especially in the living room, but if you’re looking to be a little more like everyone’s favorite community theater organizer, don’t shy away from vibrant colors. To get the dramatic, feminine look of the bedroom, Modsy suggests layering velvet, metals, and glass elements. It’s a bedroom that commands attention, just like our Madeline Martha Mackenzie.

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