It's Apartment Therapy reader month! Join us every Thursday afternoon for Homebody Happy Hour—it's your chance to unwind with fellow design fans and unload your thoughts on some fun conversation topics.
You can judge my very television-centric living room layout all you want, but I'm not ashamed to say that TV and movies play a huge role in my house. There's nothing I love more than sinking into the sofa on the weekends (and some weeknights) with a glass of wine and a great story ready to unfold in front of me on that 60-inch screen.
To me — and maybe to many of you, I'm hoping — watching TV is an escape. A chance to live, even just for an hour, inside another world. Or at least another house. As perfectly demonstrated by my love of Nancy Meyers' movies, the sets are almost as important to the plot for me. So I wanted to kick off our reader month Homebody Happy Hour chats with a question very near and dear to my heart.
This week's topic:
What Fictional Character's Home or Room Would You Like to Live In?
Here's how this whole Homebody Happy Hour thing works: I'm going to tee up a question, and start the conversation with a few responses provided by the Apartment Therapy Media staff, which you'll find below. Then, all of you take over! Hop into the comments and let us know what fictional homes you'd like to live in. Feel free to respond to other commenters' answers, too!
Here's what our staff had to say:
"Arnold, from Hey Arnold. Dude's whole ceiling was a skylight with a ladder built into the wall for roof access. Pretty wild for a fourth grade kid!" — Kevin Hoopes, Finance Assistant
"The converted firehouse from The Princess Diaries! The space was so San Francisco artsy, plus, firepole." — Tara Bellucci, News & Culture Editor
"I know this is weird, but I always loved the E.T. house. It's so '80s California suburbs, which is comforting somehow. Actually, the house we just bought kind of has the same vibe, which might explain why I love it so." — Elaine Harman, Web Engineer
"The houseboat from Sleepless in Seattle is basically why I want to live in a houseboat." — Henry Chen, Senior Web Designer
"Blair Waldorf's Upper East Side place. That grand entrance and classic staircase... yes please!" — Taylor Nulk, Audience Development Associate
"Bridget Jones' apartment because, one, it's adorable and, two, it's in London." — Jane Wood, Product Manager
"Cher Horowitz! That closet! Basically anything about Cher Horowitz is goals." — Louisa Fassett, HR Coordinator
"Lisa Bonet's apartment in High Fidelity. Which, to be honest, could have just seemed very cool because it was Lisa Bonet." — Nora Taylor, Editorial Coordinator
"Um... Regina George's bedroom considering she forced her parents to give her the master bedroom. So freaking fetch." — Ariel Pietrobono, Sales Marketing Coordinator
Your turn! What Fictional Character's Home or Room Would You Like to Live In?
Leave your answer in the comments below...