Is she looking for a housemate?
Monica’s purple flat from Friends is quite possible the most iconic television home ever and fourteen years on, we’re still ready to move in the moment it’s available. However Modsy’s team of interior designers (and Friends obsessives) put their skills to use and imagined what the Friends’ apartment would look like fourteen years on. Safe to say, we’re in love.
The redesign was a fun little project they put together to celebrate the show’s 14th anniversary and they turned Monica’s flat into a 3D model to spruce up the place. Given that Monica and Chandler actually got hitched and moved to Westchester with their brood, they also redesigned the apartment as if Rachel or Joey took over the lease and we think they nailed the character’s personalities. We’re personally obsessed with Rachel’s, TBH.
Check the rooms out below…
Monica and Chandler
Monica’s crazy eclectic style, bold colours and choice of offbeat furniture made redesigning her cosy space a bit of a challenge, but Modsy were up for it. They supposed that the couple would have ‘kept the original style of the place, but given it an upgrade’ and we’re into casa del Bings 2018. The biggest change they made was toning down the Friends purple apartment, choosing to keep the hue just on the door as a little reminder of its wilder years.
They played to Monica’s needs as a chef with an updated modern kitchen, doing away with the bold blue cabinets in favour of open storage and muted navy cupboards. They also gave it a very 2018 update by opting for a backsplash made from subway tiles, mismatched dining chairs and boho accents like the mother of pearl chandelier.
If you look really closely, you’ll see that they’ve kept some of their old pieces as well. Obviously they’ve kept that famous yellow mirror frame over the peephole, but you can just about see Rachel’s Jouets print beside the door, a Laurel and Hardy poster tucked in the study area and – of course – the infamous pickle jar on one of the kitchen shelves.
Rachel’s flat is the epitome of Instagram chic and did you really expect anything else from the fashionable queen? Modsy imagined that Rachel had taken over her pal’s lease after she departed for Westchester and moved in with Emma – sans Ross. (Controversial take.)
Her light and airy house is basically a Pinterest dream: full of trailing plants, marble and millennial pink. It’s less dramatic than Monica and Chandler’s pad but no less full of character and Modsy said they figured it would be ‘a sophisticated place for the gang to gather, drink wine, and reminisce about the old days’.
She also had the dreamiest study set up, with a minimal white table and striking black chair. Though it seems like Rachel was less sentimental than the rest of the gang, as she painted over the purple walls and there was nary a throwback in sight. 10/10 would live here.
And then, there was Joey. Modsy imagined that Joey had eventually tired of LA life and chosen to take over his pal’s lease, transforming it into ‘a bachelor pad worthy of its own GQ profile’. They managed to toe the line between chic masculinity and Joey’s playful nature, bringing in little touches like his old foosball table and a dart board.
While Joey’s career may have skyrocketed towards the end of the season, he stayed true to his roots and framed his cover as Dr. Drake Ramoray in an understated collage (zoom in on the right above). And, of course, Pat the Dog. His style seems to be a blend of mid-century and modern, bringing together elements like the coffee table with mixed metals, leather and understated styling to make a big impression.
Joey would have grown out of his iconic lazy boy, but this chic black upgrade definitely seems to be true to the spirit of it. We genuinely laughed out loud when we saw Hugsy perched on the chair – a fun throwback and great conversation piece for when Joey inevitably brings company to the flat.
If you loved Modsy’s take, they’ve actually put together a little style quiz to see which of the Friends‘ aesthetics is your vibe. You can give it a go here.
We’re getting a major itch to either rewatch all of Friends or redesign our entire house right now.
Aw hell, why not do both?