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If you're watching HBO's "Girls," then you are intimately acquainted with manic college senior Shoshanna Shapiro's SoHo apartment, occasional home to her aimless boyfriend Ray and her bohemian British cousin Jessa. The $2100 a month rent is paid for by her parents, as presumably were her furnishings.
The set is perfection, a mash-up of every swoon-y blog trend of the past five years. Designed by Laura Ballinger Gardner, who also created the sets of the brilliant "Veep," Shosh's place is what I imagine every post-Aughts sorority sister's off-campus apartment to look like - pink, Paris and full of undying devotion to Apartment Therapy craftulence.
The initial design for Shoshanna's apartment.
Craftulence. And an Eiffel Tower.
Shosh's obsession with SATC cracks me up.
Also, X benches and a West Elm sofa.
There's that dumb Target lamp shade also seen on the "Mad Men" set.
And the obligatory Keep Calm poster. In pink.
Last season's stuffed animals have been replaced...
... with lots of pillows with words.
The headboard was recovered, most likely when Shosh got excited-sauce
about an AT DIY post.
An Eiffel Tower wall sticker on the fridge.
I bet Bubbe paid for the custom window treatment.
Chinoiserie, trellis patterns and a Moroccan wedding blanket.
Who else loved that Crate and Barrel's Ming chairs popped up when Hannah's temporary roommate and ex college parmour Elijah persuaded his rich, older boyfriend to fund some redecorating?
Are you a "Girls" girl (or guy)? Do you think the sets are right on for underpaid 20-somethings living in NYC?