Thursday, September 10, 2015

DLAG: Ballrooms and Biscotti

Another trend Gilmore girls predicted before its time: she-sheds. Sookie's gingerbread house styled shed is pretty inside and out, and I especially love the window boxes.

DLAG: Lorelei Out of Water

Here, we get one of the few glimpses into Lorelei's bathroom. And what else would you expect but charming, vintage claw-foot tub. The pink pinstriped shower curtain also adds a romantic touch.

DLAG: One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes

In this post, we are going to focus on Rory's room. The photo above shows her Harvard bulletin board. This is pretty much self-explanatory: you get a basic bulletin board and cover it with the college paraphernalia of your choice. Some other features of Rory's room include maps, travel posters, and books. Together these make up the perfect room for a studious teenager. 

On a different note, this is just one of the many episodes where we get a glimpse of the town's fall decorations. Here, they use stacks of hay bales littered with pumpkins to create a fall harvest look. This could be great for a front porch or front yard.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DLAG: I Can't Get Started

Sookie was before her time in decorating when it came to this chalkboard. Now, chalkboard everything is all the rage. This could be an easy DIY project with some chalkboard paint, plywood, and a cheap metal frame.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

DLAG: The Bracebridge Dinner

This vintage wallpaper is so charming, especially for an inn. It would go well with antique furniture and hardwood floors.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DLAG: The Ins and Outs of Inns

I love that little metal card catalog-esque thing back there on the shelf. Not sure what you would call it but it is very rustic chic, super in right now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DLAG: Nick & Nora/ Sid & Nancy

In this episode, we get a better look into Luke's apartment. Though it is a bachelor pad, it still has that country, rustic feel from the days when it used to be his dad's office.
 For example, this card catalog, a bigger model of the one downstairs in the diner, would totally be back in style these days.
I also love Luke's ingenuity in using objects for other purposes than they were intended for. Here, he uses an old safe as a side table.

Monday, June 1, 2015

DLAG: The Break-Up, Part 2

Antique stove. Very "I Love Lucy"

In this episode we get a first glimpse of Sookie's house, which I am a big fan of. We'll see more of her excellent color choices in future episodes, but here I want to focus on these doors leading from the living room to the kitchen. Swinging doors with glass panes give it a restaurant kitchen feel.

DLAG: Christopher Returns

This antique hutch/cabinet is very pioneer era. The panes are metal with designs poked into them. This would be great for storing dishes or to use as a pantry. Another great piece!

DLAG: Double Date

I love multiple aspects of Luke's Diner. In this shot, you can see a lot of his antiques, including a card catalog (very popular right now, Luke was before his time) and some old milk jugs. Search your local antique shops for similar finds!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DLAG: Rory's Birthday Parties

 I love this dollhouse and the fact that it is never actually used as a plaything anymore, but for decoration. Here it is in a bedroom, where it works great with the decor, but later Lorelei puts it in her living room, where it works just as well. A great way to display a meaningful piece of childhood, although personally I would put it in a girl's bedroom.
This white wrought-iron shelf is perfect for storing plants on the porch and that is exactly how I would use it.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

DLAG: Kill Me Now

I love this pale sage green wicker patio set. And it goes perfectly in the corner of a wrap-around porch, as seen here. I also like that Lorelei uses a lantern on top of it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Decorate Like a Gilmore: Pilot

New segment for the blog is starting today: Decorate Like a Gilmore. I will be sharing the best home and business decor ideas inspired by the show. There won't be a post from every episode because the decor doesn't change every episode but there will still be plenty of ideas!

So let's get started.

This is one of my all-time favorite decor ideas from the show: the classic Luke's mug shelf. This could be an easy DIY. Just nail together a couple of two by fours, paint a cute color, and hang on the wall to display mugs or some other collection.

Another iconic piece is the Gilmore mailbox. Very rustic with that small town charm. For this DIY, I would take a regular mailbox, stencil on your last name, then distress it a bit.

This is one of the few elements that you can't DIY, but I love Lorelei's living room. From the built in shelves in the corner to the brick fireplace with that mantle. Very quaint!