A Ranking of the Best “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Interiors
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — Amy Sherman-Palladino’s dramedy featuring the housewife-turned-divorced comic Midge Maisel that everyone knows and love — takes place in New York City in the 1950s and ’60s. In short, it’s a dream show for any fan of the mid-century aesthetic.
The set design (and the wardrobe! Don’t sleep on the wardrobe!) is gorgeously detailed and that, of course, makes selecting the very best interiors from the series a tall order. From fun color schemes to statement wallpaper and great furniture, here are the eight interiors from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” that really stand out.
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Midge & Joel’s kitchen
Welcome to mid-century, baby. Midge makes her famous brisket amongst a color palette that doesn’t sound like it should work on paper — the green-gray cabinets, the bright red accents, and pops of pastel pink everywhere — but it really does. Mostly, however, I’m here for the white exposed brick that gives it a little bit of edge.
Sophie Lennon’s sitting room
It’s no surprise that someone as theatrical as Sophie Lennon can put on a real show by way of interior decorating. Sitting in her ornate yellow velvet armchair flanked by her beloved dogs really sets up a fabulous tableau, doesn’t it? But the best part: the over-the-top flower arrangements spread around the room.
Midge & Joel’s living room
Sadly, the best look we get at Midge and Joel’s living room is after they’ve been kicked out. But still, those built-ins and the inlays within the hardwood floors shine even in an empty room (and maybe brighter because of it).
B. Altman department store
Working at a department store might not have been Midge’s dream job, but at least the store itself is a charmer. The dark wood everywhere makes it feel more homey and less like, well, a store. And if you’re going to get called out by your husband’s mistress, might as well let it happen while surrounded by gorgeous floral displays, right?
Abe & Rose’s living/dining room
Abe and Rose Weissman’s (former) living room is the perfect blend of traditional and mid-century aesthetics. The headline in this room is, of course, those deep red tufted sofas, but don’t forget the lovely fireplace or the french doors that lead into Abe’s office.
The salon in the Catskills
The Upper West Siders might flee to the Catskills for the summer, but they will never, ever take a vacation from looking their best. So, this vacation spot salon is the place to be for several reasons, including of course, how dreamy the place looks with the walls covered in floral wallpaper, pink curtains and light fixtures to act as perfect accents, and pretty little chandeliers to tie it all together.
Joel’s Chinatown nightclub
He did it, folks. He really did it. It took a lot of work to make that club look like…an actual place you’d want to spend an evening in, and Joel gets it done. You see a lot of dingy NYC nightclubs over Maisel’s run, but this is not one of them, from the built-ins to the gold details, this place really cleans up. But the standout piece is the original wood-carved divider between the bar and stage (on the right), which immediately gives Joel’s club a distinct look and feel.
Midge & Joel’s foyer
Honestly, I’d never leave this foyer. That statement pink-patterned wallpaper paired with baby blue trim is unexpected and inspired. Add in that gorgeous wall mirror and all the detailed molding seen throughout the apartment, and it’s the perfect welcome into their apartment.