When you watch a TV show, a good TV show, you can identify with the characters. We laugh with them in the good times, cry during the bad, and it’s easy to feel like part of their family or circle of friends. They could seamlessly fit into your life, and you theirs. And you know their homes almost as well as your own.
Interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde has made a name for himself by envisioning that very thing. He came up with detailed home floor plans for some of your favourite shows, so now you have an even better idea just what it’s like to live with the characters you love so much.
The artist’s hand-drawn house plans, which you can purchase from his Etsy shop, are so precise, it’s like setting foot inside each of the homes. The details also include both the architectural design as well as the interior furnishings. They’re so recognizable, so iconic and so exact, that if you were to turn on your TV you might be shocked just by how bang-on his plans are.
Check out this artist’s super-cool floorplans of famous TV homes
FRIENDSFrom the turquoise kitchen cupboards to the unmistakable checked bathroom floor at Monica and Rachel's, it's like we're on the couch, waiting for Mon to make us a Moistmaker, which we would happily fight Ross for.Etsy
FRIENDSJoey and Chandler's foosball table is what every guy wants, not to mention their perfectly positioned barcaloungers (though, admittedly, Lizarralde's rendering is much neater than how the boys had them). Now all this drawing needs is a chick and a duck waddling around and it would be perfect.Etsy
THE GOLDEN GIRLSWhen looking at it from this vantage point, Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia had it going on in their Miami spread. The plans show off the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home to perfection, which included the lanai (something many of us hadn't heard of until these ladies), and their living room and kitchen, where most of their antics took place.Etsy
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHERIt was the typical dude-centric apartment, what with all the leather and browns and deep reds. That eventually changed when Ted gave the two-bedroom, one bath up and Marshall and Lily moved in (though they eventually moved out too). It seemed so roomy for what you'd expect them to pay in NYC, but it was mostly all sitting area, with the surrounding rooms taking up a lot less space.Etsy
WILL AND GRACEWill's apartment was the ideal space, whether he was in it by himself or had Grace or Jack bunking with him. But, anyone else wonder how exorbitant the rent was on the two-bedroom, two-bath apartment, complete with balcony and easily the best little nook to watch your favourite shows in?Etsy
WILL AND GRACEJack's apartment, on the other hand, was tiny and could easily fit into Will's place. But it's still the perfect home for Jack, thanks to the mix-and-match style Grace designed for him, which Lizarralde captures so precisely. It manages to be simple but at the same time, the colours emphasize Jack's flamboyant personality.Etsy
DEXTERFrom far away, Dexter's Miami beachside condo is a thing of beauty, but up close it's a bloody mess. This, thanks to the trophy slides hidden in his air conditioner (which Lizarralde thankfully did not include) and, you know, the fact that a serial killer lived there.Etsy
THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOWMary Richards took up the third floor of an old Queen Anne Victorian in Minneapolis, a space we all couldn't help but covet. While Lizarralde couldn't capture the vaulted beam ceilings or the signature Palladian windows with the iron balcony, we could see through his illustration that a lot of light was definitely shining into the vast space, which was essentially one huge room with a teeny kitchen, bathroom and closet off it.Etsy
SEINFELDThe comedian's apartment was by no means showy but it was home (and thankfully Lizarralde didn't include those awful view-obstructing kitchen cabinets; what a nightmare those were). Jerry's was where George and Elaine were most comfortable and the only place a big-haired, giant of a neighbour could poke his head through the door, any time of day or night, with no one blinking an eye.Etsy
SEX AND THE CITYCarrie Bradshaw's rent-controlled brownstone space in Greenwich Village was arguably the biggest character on the show (after Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte and its resident, of course). But is it bad that all we see here is Carrie's walk-in closet, which was bigger than most New York apartments?Etsy
FRASIERFrasier Crane's stunning corner unit in Elliott Bay Towers not only boasted three bedrooms, three and a half baths, its own laundry facilities, terrace and elevated space for the grand piano, but it also boasted his father's favourite fugly armchair, which we think gave the place a much more homey feel.Etsy
GILMORE GIRLSStars Hollow is as magical as it sounds and Lorelai and Rory, for the most part, led a pretty charmed life. Their home was cluttered and filled with lots of used, loved things and while you can't see them from Lizarralde's designs, the arched entry ways were to die for. It's where the mom and daughter had their epic conversations about life and love; it was home.Etsy
GILMORE GIRLSThough one thing sticks out. Why was Rory's room outside the kitchen (always an awkward thing to plan around) when there was a perfectly good bedroom upstairs?Etsy
TWO AND A HALF MENThis is the best way to envision yourself settling into Charlie Harper's Malibu Beach house — without having to get a tetanus shot beforehand. The roomy kitchen, the green lounge chairs and beautiful grand piano almost made us forget just how awful this show was — whether it was Charlie living there, or Walden Schmidt.Etsy
THREE'S COMPANYThere wasn't one room we didn't know intimately, from Jack's or the girls' bedrooms to the living room to the bathroom to the kitchen. Lizarralde's design of the couch is straight out of the '70s and we can almost smell the coq au vin coming from Jack's avocado-hued cooking space.Etsy
I LOVE LUCYWhile colour has brightened up the other plans, the lack of punch in Lucy and Ricky's home only emphasizes how classic the series was. The print of the loveseat and matching armchair are on point with the era and Lizarralde's design of the kitchen reminded us that the couple didn't have a kitchen table but, rather, sat on stools along the wall-mounted counter. We guess islands didn't exist back then? Because how useful would that have been?Etsy
THE SIMPSONSThis is as good as it's going to get. You know, until it changes again. At least that's according to Lizarralde who told Today Home that the Simpsons' house is "basically a mutant house with rooms changing positions and doors having completely different spaces on the other side of them."Etsy
THE SIMPSONSBut we still think Lizarralde captured the likeness and bright hues of every room, like the checkerboard kitchen floor, the brown, well-worn couch (easily the comfiest-looking sofa on television), and even the driveway and walkway outside.Etsy
THE BIG BANG THEORYPenny's apartment is a lot more compact compared to Sheldon and Leonard's vast two-bedroom space, both of which are uniquely designed, making us wonder what the exterior of the building looks like. While Lizarralde put a lot of feminine touches in Penny's place, the guys' features a lot of wood and leather. But as long as no one sits in Sheldon's space, we're sure he has no complaints.Etsy