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There are certain movies and TV shows we watch over and over just so we can imagine ourselves living in the gorgeous places that the characters are magically able to afford. If we could build our dream house this second? It would be a mashup of these six fictional spaces.

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Home Office: “Something's Gotta Give”

Playwright Erica Barry’s Hamptons house was designed by Beth Rubino (come do ours, please?) and was featured in Architectural Digest. Erica’s writing nook--with its wide desk and ocean view--is perfection for pounding out blockbusters while wearing turtlenecks.

Steal the look: Pair rustic, whitewashed floors with a graceful antique-style desk.


Kitchen: “It's Complicated”

This Meryl Streep comedy made us want to move to Santa Barbara, stat--especially if we could have her charming Spanish-style house and its lovely kitchen, once again the work of Beth Rubino.

Steal the look: Hang pendant lights with black shades in an all-white kitchen. Invest in a pot rack.

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Living Room: “Mad Men”

Don and Megan’s open living room makes us want to gather 'round the TV and sip Old Fashioneds.

Steal the look: Think horizontal and keep all of your furniture and tables low, clean-lined and sharp-edged.

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Formal Living Room: “Sex and the City”

Charlotte’s life wasn’t always perfect, but her feminine, serene sitting area was.

Steal the look: Hang subdued, leafy wallpapers, invest in tasteful silver frames and knickknacks, set out fresh white flowers everywhere.

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Bedroom: “Gossip Girl”

When Blair generously loaned Serena a bedroom in the Waldorf penthouse, it was done in soothing neutrals with pops of Kelly green.

Steal the look: Hang a dark, dramatic piece of wall décor like the swirl of black butterflies over the bed.

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Backyard: “Parenthood”

The Braverman family is eclectic, and so is the backyard at Zeek and Camille’s Berkeley house.

Steal the look: Use indoor (not outdoor) furniture in your yard or on your patio, and mix and match the chairs. String up classic vintage-style light strands.

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