Monday, December 17th, 2012 Say goodbye to the gang and their posh surroundings tonight

XOXO To Gossip Girl and Your Fabulous Sets


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Well I am way too old to be watching Gossip Girl, but that never stops me. The show is full of ridiculous scheming, fun fashion and fantastic sets and I’m going to miss the fashion (in particular, Chuck Bass’s sartorial picks) and the sets. They informed us so much about the characters, who they were, how they lived, and what part of town they lived in (mostly the Upper East side).

First we have Lily van der Woodsen’s posh penthouse, full of her amazing art collection and well-curated mix of antiques and contemporary pieces. Richard Phillip’s Spectrum played a major part in a recent ridiculous plot. Never auction off a piece with incriminating microfilm taped to the back of it, OK folks?

Upstairs is “It Girl” Serena van der Woodsen’s posh bedroom, complete with upholstered headboard and floral accent wall.

Next we have the foyer in Blair Waldorf’s family home. Surprise guests seem to make their way up the private elevator all the time, and Blair has made many a dramatic entrance from the grand curved staircase. She likes to keep her suitors waiting down here.

Grown-up Blair has a new grown-up office full of bold color.

Next we have Chuck Bass’s apartment at his Empire Hotel. The home has a cooler downtown vibe, complete with Wegner Shell Chairs, Tom Dixon Drum Pendant Lights, exposed brick and a pool table with blue felt. Lots of disgusting things have happened here; it’s the perfect smarmy bachelor pad.

Finally, we take a trip over to Brooklyn. It’s a trip all of Manhattan’s Elite complains about making and disparages every time they get. Lonely Boy and Lonely Dad spent many angst-filled hours here, pining over the van der Woodsen women. While it reminds me of any typical “funky loft” set (a lot like Monica’s apartment on Friends, actually), there’s something rather chamring about it. I always wondered why someone didn’t break in via the glass on those front doors on a daily basis.

For those of you who watched GG faithfully and are willing to admit it, what was your favorite set? Let me know in the comments section!

Images from all over, including Hooked On Houses, Apartment Therapy and Huff Post

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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  1. Barchbo says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 1:23 pm (#)

    Okay, I admit it: I am still watching, too.

    I love that wall in Sabrina’s bedroom with the birds flying across it. So clever, so different. And I’ve really been in love with Blair’s new workspace. Definitely my favorite spaces.

    PS: Glad I am not the only worried about that glass in the Brooklyn. I hope the buzzer at the front door is very secure.

  2. Elsewhere | Visualingual says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 4:02 am (#)

    […] XOXO To Gossip Girl and Your Fabulous Sets: I couldn’t handle Gossip Girl beyond the first couple of seasons, but the sets remained one of the show’s highlights over the years. […]

  3. Liondragoncustom says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 11:53 pm (#)

    Wow! I’m just glad you didn’t ask your readers to pick a favorite because I wouldn’t be able to come up with an answer.

  4. Kim L. says:

    January 15th, 2013 at 1:40 pm (#)

    I would love to live like Serena! Her bedroom is to die for, especially the floral accent wall. I think Peacock Alley’s duet bedding would look so chic in her bedroom.

  5. Ansley says:

    January 6th, 2016 at 9:35 pm (#)

    Not going to lie, I am absolutely in love with Chuck’s bedroom. It has a very modern, contemporary vibe to it and that’s something I’m absolutely in love with. I also love the glittery eye piece in Serena’s bedroom as well as the infamous “Prada Marfa” sign in the entrance to the Van der Woodsen living room.

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