Gilmore Girls | Then

I can’t believe it’s been 9 long years since the Gilmore Girls went off the air. But thankfully Netflix has come to our rescue with a revival! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m tingling with excitement to see all the familiar faces and places of Stars Hallow once again. Especially those Gilmore’s that we just can’t seem to get enough of! In anticipation of the four episode revival, here’s a little refresh of what the Gilmore house looked like way back when. Plus how you can achieve a similar look today for all those honorary Gilmore girls out there.

 

FLOOR PLANS

Growing up watching The Gilmore Girls, I loved the house and dreamed of having the house for myself one day. Especially with the giant wrap around deck drastically extending the living space of the home. Typical to television sets, many of the walls would be moved around in some of the secondary space to suit the needs of the episode, which means the floor plan isn’t completely accurate. For instance, there should be a small coat closet to the right of the bathroom outside of Rory’s bedroom, where Lorelai and Rory would stash their break-up boxes. The second floor of the Gilmore house is one big mystery to me! For one thing, I believe there is only one bedroom upstairs not two; otherwise Rory’s bedroom would also be upstairs. But if there’s only one bedroom and a full bathroom upstairs, the question remains – What is the rest of the upper floor?

These beautifully rendered floor plans are courtesy of Nikneuk.

LIVING ROOM

The heart of the Gilmore home is definitely their living room. The site of so many junk food binges, movie marathons, and homework cram sessons. The living room is the perfect eclectic mix for ultimate comfort with a combination of traditional vintage pieces, combined with lots of layered rugs to add the cozy factor. It’s so simple to duplicate the look for your own living room these classic staple pieces including the rolled arm sofa, and timeless wood writing desk and simple rocking chair. Mixing in lots of different patterns and colours adds that necessary Gilmore flare.

1. Comfort Roll Arm Slipcovered Sofa | 2. Monroe Tan Rectangle Coffee Table | 3. Savoy Cream Striped Hand Knotted Wool Rug | 4. Cozy Cable Knit Throw | 5. Chestnut Brown Single Drawer Writing Desk | 6. Stella Side Chair

RORY GILMORE'S BEDROOM

The perfect package of brains and beauty, how could you not love Rory Gilmore! So it’s only natural that her little bedroom off the kitchen match her. The room may be small, but it’s the perfect example of using space wisely to fit in all your needs. Rory’s little bedroom has plenty of storage for all of her books in the form of bookcases, wall hung shelves, and even a dresser for her vast book collection. It also provides her a desk space for all her studying with still some room to spare for all the usual bedroom essentials. And her room just wouldn’t be complete without her bulletin board to pin up all her university memorabilia.

1. Twin Jenny Lind Black Bed | 2. The Emily & Meritt Scallop Statement Pinboard | 3. Kellie Dresser | 4. Organic Nordic Stripe Jacquard Duvet Cover | 5. Fair Isle Colorblock Throw | 6. Heston Dresser | 7. Scalloped Mirror

LORELAI GILMORE'S BEDROOM

The eclectic mix of home décor definitely continues into Lorelai’s bedroom. That’s because when she first got her house, she didn’t have a very large budget to furnish her home the way that she wanted to. But she makes it work! A classic poster bed with moody hues and bold patterned bedding anchors the master bedroom. Throw in lots of feminine touches in the form of delicate floral wallpaper, a classic wood makeup vanity, and a girly full-length mirror and you’ve got the perfect look for yourself.