“Whoever said money doesn’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop.” -Blair Waldorf
The sets on the popular CW series Gossip Girl are pretty fabulous, so I thought we’d take a closer look at them today. The camera could simply follow these characters around from set to set and I’d still be glued to the TV every week.
Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle) is a single dad raising his son Dan and daughter Jenny in this Brooklyn loft:
I love the loft set with these double doors and all of the exposed brick walls. It’s a stretch to believe that these are the “poor kids from the wrong side of town” who live here. Oh, to be this underprivileged!
Rufus and daughter Jenny in the kitchen:
Behind Jenny, who is sitting at the kitchen counter, you can see the dining room, which is separated by a wall of shelves holding old record albums (Rufus used to be a musician who had a big hit or two):
Serena and Dan in Dan’s room. You can see the exposed-brick wall behind them and the built-in bookshelves:
There’s a garage door that divides Dan’s room from Jenny’s:
Jenny’s room has a kimono hanging over her bed. Jenny wants to be a fashion designer and sews most of her own clothes:
Nate, played by Chace Crawford, has a much more prestigious address on the Upper East Side.
The Palace Hotel:
The hotel is owned by Bart Bass, tycoon father of the entertainingly wicked Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick, who reminds me of a young J.R. Ewing in this role). The Bass men live here with Bart’s new wife Lily van der Woodsen and her children Serena and Eric (in Season One, anyway).
Blair (played by Leighton Meester) spends more time with her housekeeper Dorota than with her parents:
Blair’s mom, fashion designer Eleanor Waldorf (played by Margaret Colin), in the kitchen:
There’s an amazing 360-degree virtual tour of some of the sets on the InStyle website (where some of these set photos come from) if you want to see more. Do you have a favorite character–or house?
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