Up to $1,000 off your first Family Leisure Purchase!

Fill out this form and we will email you a coupon worth up to $1,000 for your first purchase.

By submitting this form, you agree to receive communications from us.

From Screen
to Reality

A Shopping Guide for
Iconic Homes and Backyards

Iconic Homes
DIY Inspiration for Your Space

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and been struck by the beauty of a character's home or backyard? Perhaps you found yourself admiring a city apartment's sleek and modern design. Or maybe you were drawn to the charming, cozy backyard of a suburban house. Whatever the case, we've all been captivated by iconic homes and backyards on screen.

But you don't have to just dream about these stunning settings - you can turn them into a reality for your home and outdoor living space

In this guide, we will explore how Family Leisure can help you capture the essence of some of the most iconic homes and backyards - and bring them to life in your own home. From furniture and decor to outdoor features, we'll cover everything you need to know to transform your home into a cinematic masterpiece. So, let's get started!

What Makes Iconic Homes and Backyards So Appealing?

Before we dive into specific ways to create your own iconic home and backyard - let's first examine why these spaces are so appealing in the first place.

One of the main reasons is that these settings often represent a certain lifestyle or aesthetic that we aspire to have. For example, the beautiful pool and outdoor living space of the Kardashians' Calabasas home embody the opulence and glamour that many of us dream of.

These homes and outdoor spaces are also expertly curated to be visually stunning. From carefully chosen color schemes to perfectly placed decor, every detail is thoughtfully considered. This attention to design creates a sense of harmony and beauty that draws us in.

All of these elements combined - lifestyle, aesthetics, and design - make iconic backyards and homes so appealing to us. But the good news is, you don't have to be a celebrity or have a huge budget to create your own version of these stunning spaces.

Bringing Hollywood to Your Home

Now, let's explore some specific homes and outdoor spaces that have captured our hearts and
how you can recreate them in your own home.

The Luxurious Lifestyle of The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is known for its glitz, glamour, and extravagant parties - and no setting embodies that more than the grand mansion of Jay Gatsby himself. With its opulent decor and sprawling backyard complete with a sparkling pool, this iconic home is the epitome of luxury. And with a few key pieces from Family Leisure, you can bring that same sense of grandeur to your own home and outdoor space.
Recreate Gatsby's Opulence at Home with Family Leisure!
The Northport Bar
by Howard Miller

This elegant indoor bar looks straight out of the 1920s with its burnished black finish, granite countertop, and antique brass accents. But beyond its stunning appearance, the Northport Bar is also functional, with ample storage for your favorite spirits and bar accessories. It even has a built-in double-walled ice bucket and pull-out cutting board for easy entertaining. So, whether you're hosting a Gatsby-esque party or enjoying a quiet drink at home, the Northport Bar is sure to elevate your space.

Northport Bar Stool
by Howard Miller

Complete the look with these matching bar stools, also from Howard Miller. With their black faux leather seats and antique brass footrests, the Northport bar stools are the perfect addition to your home bar. Plus, they swivel, so you can easily join in on conversations with your guests.

Comfo-Back Chaise Lounge
by Berlin Gardens

In the movie, you'll notice that Gatsby's pool is surrounded by stylish chaise lounges where guests can relax and soak up the sun. With the Comfo-Back Chaise Lounge, you can recreate that luxurious poolside experience in your outdoor space.

Made from durable poly lumber, this chaise lounge is stylish, weather-resistant, and easy to maintain. Its curved design and adjustable back provide maximum comfort for lounging by the pool or on your patio. And with a variety of color options to choose from, you can customize the look to fit your personal style.

The Modern and Minimalist Aesthetic of Friends
The popular sitcom Friends may have ended 20 years ago, but its influence on interior design and home decor is still going strong. The show's iconic apartment, shared by the characters Monica and Rachel, has become synonymous with a modern and minimalist aesthetic that remains popular today.
Friends-inspired finds at Family Leisure!
Fairfield Wine Cabinet by
American Heritage

Everything in the friend's apartment seemed to be well organized and put together - I mean, it was Monica's apartment after all. The Fairfield Wine Cabinet by American Heritage is the perfect piece to achieve that level of organization and sophistication. With its sleek design and ample storage space for wine, glasses, and other bar essentials, this cabinet would fit right in with the Friends' apartment.

Augusta Sectional Deep Seating
by Woodard

Although the majority of the show was filmed indoors, that doesn’t mean you can't add a touch of Friends to your outdoor space. The Augusta Sectional Deep Seating offers the perfect spot for you and your friends to gather and enjoy a cup of coffee, just like the friends did at Central Perk. With its modern design and durable, weather-resistant materials, this outdoor sectional will be a staple in your backyard for years to come.

Ares Rectangle Dining
by Siesta Exclusive

In the later seasons of Friends, we often saw the friends gathered around a dining table for a meal. Bring that same spirit into your own backyard with the Ares Rectangle Dining Set. This sleek and minimalist table and chairs offer plenty of space for you and your friends to dine and catch up. Plus, with its timeless design, it's sure to never go out of style – like a lot of the show's set designs.

The Cozy Charm of The Gilmore Girls' Home
Nothing says homey and inviting like the charming abode of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore in the hit TV show, Gilmore Girls. With its cozy and eclectic interior design, their home is the epitome of comfort and warmth. And with a few key pieces from Family Leisure, you too can create a cozy and inviting space that would make even Lorelai jealous.
Cozy up like Lorelai! Home decor inspired by Gilmore Girls
Sierra Fire Pit Table
by Outdoor GreatRoom

This stunning faux stack stone fire pit table is the perfect addition to your yard. With a rustic and durable design, the Sierra Fire Pit Table will transport you to the comfort of the fictional town of Stars Hollow. Gather around the fire with your loved ones and enjoy some quality time together, just like Rory and Lorelai would. >

Belden Padded Dining
by Woodard

If you watch enough episodes of Gilmore Girls, you'll quickly realize that a big part of the show revolves around food and meals. And what better way to recreate the dining experience than with a comfortable and rustic Belden Padded Dining set. Its intricate design, and padded seats make it the perfect spot for a cozy family dinner or catching up with your friends.

Ashbee Sectional Cushion
Deep Seating
by Telescope Casual

In Gilmore Girls, Lorelai and Rory can often be seen lounging on their porch, having deep conversations, and spending quality time together. You, too can recreate this cozy atmosphere with the Ashbee Sectional Cushion Deep Seating by Telescope Casual. Plus, the striped cushions look similar to the ones used on the Gilmore's porch furniture.

Tony Soprano's Backyard Retreat
Another popular home entertainment space in pop culture is Tony Soprano's backyard and outdoor kitchen in the hit TV show "The Sopranos." While Tony may have been a mob boss, he also knew how to relax and entertain in style - you have to give him that.
Build your Tony's retreat at Family Leisure!
Angus Complete Cart
Natural Gas Grill

One thing Tony would never skimp on is the quality of his outdoor grill - and neither should you! The Angus Complete Cart Natural Gas Grill by Bull Grills is a top-of-the-line option for outdoor cooking. It features four burners, a single-piece dual-lined hood, and large surfaces on each side for food prep. With its sleek stainless-steel construction, it will also add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space.

72" Pro Basketball Goal
by American Eagle

Although Tony lived a rougher lifestyle, he was still incredibly family oriented. In many episodes of "The Sopranos," we see him doing outdoor activities with his kids and friends. What better way to bond with loved ones than playing a game of basketball? The 72" Pro Basketball Goal by American Eagle is the perfect addition to your backyard retreat. Its adjustable height and durable design make it suitable for players of all ages and skill levels

In-Ground or
Above-Ground Pool

If there's one thing Tony loved to do after a long day, it was relaxing in his pool. Don't have a pool in your backyard? No problem. Family Leisure offers a wide variety of both in-ground and above-ground pools. Whether you have a small space or a large yard, there's an option for you. Don't forget to add some fun pool accessories to make your pool even more enjoyable.

The Timeless Gardens of Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen's beloved novel has been made into numerous film adaptations, each featuring a stunning garden setting. The lush greenery and vibrant flowers serve as the backdrop for many romantic scenes between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
Upgrade Your Backyard - Timeless Styles at Family Leisure!
11 Ft. Cantilevered
Umbrella AKZ w/ Base by Treasure Garden

If you have been inspired to craft a classic English garden, then you'll need a shady spot to admire your handiwork. This large, cantilevered umbrella provides ample coverage and can easily be moved to different areas of the garden. Available in various colors, it's both functional and visually appealing.

Grand Terrace Chaise Lounge
by Gensun

Unwind like a true aristocrat on this elegant chaise lounge. The intricate design and high-quality materials make the Grand Terrace Chaise Lounge a standout piece in any garden setting. Add a few decorative throw pillows for an extra touch of comfort and style.

Sheffield Dining Set
by Woodard

Complete your garden retreat with a charming outdoor dining set. The Sheffield Dining Collection from Woodard features intricate details and a classic design that will transport you back in time. Made of durable wrought iron, this set is built to last and perfect for enjoying meals al fresco.

The Quaint Cottage from The Holiday
The Holiday is a romantic comedy that captures the hearts of its viewers with its charming storyline and picturesque settings. One of these enchanting locations is the quaint English cottage, which serves as the backdrop for many memorable scenes in the movie.
Now, you probably don't have a real English cottage to escape to, but you can bring a touch of that cozy and charming vibe to your own home.
Cottage vibes at home! Shop Family Leisure
Sherwood Hexagonal Enclosed
Fire Pit Table by Hanamint

A staple of cottage living is the warmth and comfort of a fireplace. And what better way to capture that feeling than with a fire pit table? The Sherwood Hexagonal Enclosed Fire Pit Table is not only functional but also adds a touch of elegance and old-world charm to any outdoor space.

Manchester Raised Panel
Retur Bar by ECI Furniture

The cottage in The Holiday has a quaint little bar area where the characters can be seen in a few scenes enjoying drinks and conversations. You can recreate this cozy atmosphere in your own home with the Manchester Raised Panel Return Bar Set. This bar, complete with a wine rack, shelves, and a foot rail, is perfect for hosting intimate gatherings with friends and family.

Miller Fireplace Project
by Leisure Select

Nothing says cottage living like an outdoor fireplace. The Miller Fireplace Project by Leisure Select is the perfect addition to your backyard patio, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for those chilly evenings. Plus, its rustic stone design adds a touch of charm and character to any outdoor space. You can even customize the size and finish of the fireplace to fit your specific preferences.

The Coastal Paradise of Big Little Lies
The hit TV show "Big Little Lies" takes place in the beautiful coastal town of Monterey, California. The stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and picturesque beaches serve as a backdrop for many scenes throughout the series.
You don't have to live in a California mansion to create your own coastal-inspired paradise.
Big Little Beach Vibes: Shop Family Leisure
Malibu Deep Seating
by NorthCape

If you want to recreate the luxurious outdoor furniture seen in many scenes of "Big Little Lies," look no further than the Malibu Deep Seating by NorthCape. This collection features wicker furniture with a classic beachy feel, perfect for lounging and entertaining in your own backyard.

Windhaven Grill Island Project
by Leisure Select

If you're a fan of the outdoor dinner parties seen in "Big Little Lies," you'll love the Windhaven Grill Island Project by Leisure Select. This all-in-one kitchen island features a grill, wood pergola, sink, and refrigerator - making it the perfect spot for hosting your own coastal-inspired gatherings.

Hot Tubs and Spas

Nothing says luxury like soaking in a hot tub. Hot tubs and spas can be a great addition to any outdoor space, providing relaxation and rejuvenation after a long day. Plus, with the right design and placement, they can add to the overall coastal aesthetic of your backyard.

5 Tips for Making Your Space Your Own
Although movies and TV shows are great sources of inspiration, it's up to you to make your home bar and outdoor space truly your own.
Adding a Splash of Color

One of the easiest ways to bring personality into your space is by adding pops of color. This can be done through accent pillows, rugs, curtains, or even a statement piece of furniture.

For example, an outdoor dining set might be a standard neutral color, but you can easily liven it up with bright and colorful seat cushions. Or, you can add a vibrant rug to your outdoor living room to create a focal point and tie all the decor together.

Don't be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns to create a fun and unique look. Just make sure to choose colors that complement each other and fit with the overall theme of your space.

Incorporating Personal Décor

Kitchen modules are another great option for those looking to create an outdoor kitchen. Unlike islands, which are typically one large piece of furniture, kitchen modules come in separate pieces that can be pieced together however you'd like. This makes it easy to customize the look and feel of your outdoor kitchen.

Modular pieces can come in any shape or size, so you're sure to find something that fits perfectly with your outdoor space. Keep in mind, however, that these kitchen counters usually have no built-in features. Instead, they're meant to serve as a blank canvas for you to add your own cooking tools, appliances, and accessories.

Creating a Cozy Atmosphere

No matter which type of space you are designing, it's important to make it feel cozy and inviting. This can be achieved through comfortable seating, soft lighting, and warm accents.

For an outdoor space, consider adding a fireplace or fire pit to create a cozy ambiance and extend its use into the cooler months. You can also add throw blankets and outdoor rugs for warmth and comfort.

If you have a home bar, incorporate comfortable bar stools and dim lighting to create a cozy and intimate setting for entertaining your guests.

Maximizing Small Spaces

Not everyone has a large, spacious home to work with. However, that doesn't mean you can't create a beautiful and functional space. In fact, with the right design choices, even small spaces can feel open and inviting. 

When working with a smaller space, consider using multi-functional furniture to maximize its use. For example, a storage ottoman can serve as both a seat and a place to store blankets or other items.

For backyards, you may consider using outdoor furniture that can be easily folded and stored when not in use. This allows for more flexibility and versatility in your space.

Making it Functional

While aesthetics are important, ensuring that your space is functional and serves its intended purpose is crucial. The sets you see in movies and TV shows may look beautiful, but they are not practical for everyday use.

When designing your space, think about how you will actually use it and choose furniture and decor that fit those needs. For example, if you plan on hosting outdoor dinner parties, make sure you have enough seating and a table large enough to accommodate all of your guests.

Additionally, consider incorporating storage solutions into your design to keep the space organized and clutter-free.

Ready To Create Your Dream Living Space?
At Family Leisure, we offer a wide variety of furniture and decor options to help you create your dream living space. From luxurious outdoor seating to cozy bar stools, we have everything you need to turn your vision into reality. Our knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service are here to guide you every step of the way.
Call us at 877-775-3478 or visit one of our showrooms to get started!