TV Sets – Interior Design Inspo from Television Shows

A common conversation at Platemark starts like this, “I watched [hot new TV show] last night, and the interior of so-and-so’s home was amazing!”

Movies and TV shows are huge sources of inspiration for us, especially when whatever we’re watching is a period time capsule of interior design. Below are a few shows that still know a thing or two, design wise.

Thank you, set designers of the sixties, seventies and eighties for still captivating us.

The Living Room Bar for Easy Access

Every home needs a dedicated cocktail area — even if it’s a short stumble away from the kitchen.

Maude, 1972 – 1978

That enterprising and tranquilizing! Mix drinks where you lounge.


Charlie’s Angels, 1976 – 1981

Detectives who don’t settle for underemployment don’t settle for a living room bar without an awning.

Make Dramatic Entrances, No Matter What the Circumstances

Dynasty, 1981 – 1989

Being empowered and glamorous isn’t only for the young. And in a pickle, a handrail can double as fur storage.

Comfort and Elegance Meet in the Gentleman Cave (or Lady Lounge)

Batman,1966 – 1968

Neon beer signs, begone! Every caped crusader needs to retreat to the hunting lodge aesthetic — it’s transformative.


I Dream of Jeannie, 1965 – 1970

If you’re feeling trapped by the patriarchy, do it in style. And with lots of pillows.

Rooms Can Bring You Together — Or Not

What a difference a decade makes!

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1970 – 1977

Having a place to entertain friends is important. An independent woman with a sunken living room is like a big hug for hosting your peeps.


Dynasty, 1981 – 1989

However, tense family situations can be avoided when you have your own space. When in doubt, just add more leaves to that table!

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