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5 of the Most Iconic Living Spaces From Black TV Shows

We honestly still want Andre's closet from "Black-ish."

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May 24, 2024 at 1:51 AM PST
Updated on May 24, 2024 at 1:51 AM PST
Decorate Famous TV Living Spaces

5 of the Most Iconic Living Spaces From Black TV Shows

We honestly still want Andre's closet from "Black-ish."

By
May 24, 2024 at 1:51 AM PST
Updated on May 24, 2024 at 1:51 AM PST

When thinking of famous living spaces on TV, people often reference Monica’s apartment on “Friends,” Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment on “Sex and The City” and “And Just Like That,” and Jerry Seinfield’s apartment on “Seinfeld. However, there are plenty of iconic living spaces in Black television, too, and we can’t get enough of them. Think of the Banks’ kitchen on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” or Issa and Lawrence’s apartment on “Insecure.”

The living spaces on Black television shows are just as memorable as the actors themselves because they add a layer of relatability and representation that we don’t always get. Home is where major moments happen, whether it’s a breakup, confessions, or sometimes even births and these monumental moments are recreated on incredibly detailed sets.

We’ve picked some the most iconic living spaces in Black television, going back to the 90s with shows like “Sister, Sister,” and “Martin” to recent shows like “Insecure.” Take a look at these spaces, and use them as inspiration in your home.

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Tia and Tamera’s bedroom on “Sister, Sister”

Tia and Tamera’s distinct personalities were evident in the design of their shared bedroom — there was no need to have tape to separate their space. Tia’s studious personality was highlighted with the encyclopedia set above her bed. Tamera’s fun, carefree personality was shown with music posters and pictures with friends. Despite two teenagers living in the space, it was not cramped, with enough space for two desks and a full vanity.

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The Banks’ Kitchen on “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

Even though the Banks’ estate was a whole mansion with a pool house, the family spent most of their time in the kitchen. And who could blame them? It had a huge island, dining space, plenty of cabinets, and several windows that brought in natural light. They had easy access to their green space with a separate entrance. This kitchen is so iconic that Chance The Rapper replicated it for his Chi-Town Christmas special.

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Martin’s apartment on “Martin”

Martin’s bright apartment showed that men can embrace color in their homes. Martin had a green leather couch, brightly painted walls in colors like orange and teal, a mustard refrigerator, and purple cabinets with a green outline that matched his kitchen island. The “Do The Right Thing” poster tied it all together. This apartment is so famous that it was recreated for Big Sean’s “Play No Games” music video.

Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

Andre’s closet on “Black-ish”

Andre Johnson showed that street style was worthy of a luxury walk-in closet. It had a sneaker wall, a hat wall, and separate sections for sweaters, shirts, and pants. It was bright with items backlit with LED lights. The ottoman offered more storage and seating for conversation. No wonder so many talks with the family happened in this closet.

Photo credit: HBO

Issa and Lawrence’s apartment on “Insecure”

“Insecure” was a very relatable show, and not just because of their depictions of relationships and friendship. Issa and Lawrence’s apartment showed a realistic Los Angeles apartment for a young couple. The furniture was mix-matched and looked second-hand, but they made it their own with pillows featuring Frank Ocean and Nicki Minaj. The apartment complex they lived in, The Dunes, exists in real life and has become a photo opp for “Insecure” fans.



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