Could These TV Characters Really Afford Their Ridiculously Huge Homes?

Most Friends fans love Monica Geller’s ’90s-chic apartment, but hate the fact that Monica and Rachel Green were two struggling twentysomethings when the show started and only paid $200 in rent. For a two-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment in NYC’s Greenwich Village, $200 rent is laugh-’til-it-hurts funny these days, which is why we love real estate site Movato’s awesome study on which TV sitcom characters could actually afford their huge apartments and houses.

Using their rule of thumb that 30 percent of your monthly income is appropriate for a monthly rent or mortgage payment, the site determined what the character’s current income and rent or mortgage payment would be and whether or not they could afford their pad.

Based on the calculations, I think Full House fans will be pretty surprised that nine people (and one dog) sharing a gigantic Victorian home isn’t the smartest financial choice.

 

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'Friends'

Rachel and Monica's income is $9,300 and their rent is $5,000, so their percentage of income is 54 percent. Consensus says no way!

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7 Crazy-Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

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If you want your obsession for ombre manicures, mustache mugs and chevron pillows to carry into Easter, you're in luck. We've rounded up seven fun and trendy egg decorating ideas that are way more fun to make than the boxed kind (and will make your table look uber-stylish too). Ombre Easter Eggs Source: SugarAndCharm.com... read more

Taylor Swift is Taking Over Tribeca (In Her New Loft, That Is)

Country music’s little darling, Taylor Swift, has reportedly bought a spacious $20M Tribeca penthouse from Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson. If Miss Swift is moving from Nashville to the Big Apple, we just want to see if she’ll go a little bit country or all out glam with her décor. In that spirit, we couldn’t help but let this fashionista’s style inspire some room ideas for her new pad.

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Chambray Prep

Seen out and about in Los Angeles in a buttoned-up chambray shirt and grey skirt duo, this preppy, almost schoolgirl look, but a room of cool blues and muted greys would create a space that’s all adult in a very loft-appropriate manner.

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Get Lost in These Marriage Thrillers Until ‘Gone Girl’ Comes Out

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Kate Middleton’s New Zealand Lodge Is Fit for Royalty

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Photo: PA PHOTOS /LANDOV
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    Spring is the perfect time to give your home a refresh and whether you’re adding that designer chair you’ve been coveting or vintage pieces of tabletop décor, the team behind design destination, Viyet is making it that much easier. The interior website has become the newest way to consign and shop... read more

Coachella Decor Inspiration: 5 Weird Structures We Secretly Love

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Take a Swank Step Back in Time With These ‘Mad Men’-Inspired Pads

There’s something about Mad Men returning for its seventh season that makes us want to draw on cat eyes a` la Megan Draper and throw a party in a sunken living room — if we had one, that is. If watching Don and the gang last night gave you a serious case of the mid-century modern decor blues, start clicking for some of the most famous homes built and designed to 1960s and 1970s perfection.

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Charles and Ray Eames

The Eames House, located in LA and built in 1949, is a National Historic Landmark of classic mid-century modern architecture and decor.

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If you find yourself constantly envying Nolan Ross and Emily Thorne’s oceanfront Hamptons homes on Revenge, we don’t blame you. Although East End homes are known for being ridiculously pricey, here are six properties we love that aren’t quite as foreboding as Victoria Grayson’s estate:

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Sag Harbor

Designed by architect Roger Ferris, this rectangular home's floor-to-ceiling windows make for some pretty awesome ocean views. We could totally see Nolan Ross living here.

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How TheNest.com Editor Celebrated Her First Anniversary

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